Tire Wall Ends Hathaway's Run at Vortex Brake Pads 200

Bowmanville, Ontario- June 26, 2011– Jason Hathaway and this Ed Hakonson Racing prepared #3 Snap-on Tools/Vortex Brake Pads/Rockstar Energy Drink Dodge had another top 5 run going until Hathaway found himself in the corner 2 tire wall, ending his day.

Hathaway and his team took their road course race car to the first of two back to back road course races in three weeks, this weekend at the Vortex Brake Pads 200 at Mosport International Raceway.  The Saturday afternoon qualifying session was cancelled due to rain so the starting grid was set by
owner’s point standing, positioning Hathaway in the 6th starting spot.

Hathaway got right to work with the drop of the green flag making a pass for position entering the first turn of the 12 turn road course. The crew brought the car into the pits to top up the fuel on lap 14 and again on lap 15 for 4 brand new tires.  With new rubber and a tank of fuel Hathaway made his way up from 20th in the running order after his pit stop back up the 8th running position by lap 23. Hathaway continued to record fabulous lap times and made some great on track passes positioning himself inside the top 5 by lap 35.

Caution came out on lap 38 of the 51 lap event. On the restart, Hathaway held his own going into corner 1 and on the entrance to corner 2 his brake
pedal when to the floor as he tried to slow down for the turn. With no brakes, Hathaway was on a wild ride straight for the tire barrier.  The impact ended his day and relegated him to the 21st place finishing spot.

“We had a great car today, it handled really well and we had a front running car.  I hit the brakes going into
the corner and there wasn’t anything there to slow me down. We found a broken brake line when we got the car to the trailer after the race; disappointing for this team.  They work so hard and we were in line to reward them with a great finish this afternoon.” Said a shaken Hathaway after the race.

Hathaway and his team will be looking forward to the next event on the schedule July 8th & 9th on the streets of Toronto at the Honda Indy.  The Vortex Brake Pads 200 will air on TSN Saturday July 2nd at 1:30 pm EST.

Ed Hakonson Racing is proud to be partnered with Snap-on Tools, Rockstar Energy Drinks, Vortex Brake Pads, Napoleon Grills, Castrol, Fast Eddie Racewear, Choko Motorsports, Praxair and Cathcart Trucking.

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Jamie Hakonson
Ed Hakonson Racing/Team 3 red