Top 10 Finish For Hathaway At Delaware Speedway
June 12, 2011-Delaware, Ontario- Jason Hathaway, in this #3 Snap on Tools/Vortex Brakes Pads/Rockstar Energy Drink Dodge had a great race and another opportunity to podium, but had it slip from his hands in a late race altercation Saturday night.
Returning to his home track, Hathaway and his team were excited about returning to Delaware Speedway. Practice went well for the team posting a 6th
place on the speed charts. Hathaway went on to record a great qualifying effort landing a 5th place starting spot in a field of 20 competitors.
“Our car is in really great shape and comfortable. It has been the most comfortable I have been in while here and we are really looking forward to running tonight.” Hathaway said during the fan popular trackside autograph session.
The name of the game in the 200 lap Keystone Light 200 was to run constant lap times and to save his car for the end of the race to pull the trigger on a podium finish. The car ran great and Crew Chief Craig Masters brought the car in for fuel just after the half way point and again for right side tries on lap 153. That set Hathaway up for a great run to the end of the race from the 4th spot. Hathaway kept the pressure on the 3rd place car lap after lap and exchanged the spot with him a few times before settling into 3rd. With only 6 laps to go an aggressive push from the car behind him sent Hathaway high up and out of the racing groove in corner 3 and 4. Hathaway did a great job saving the car from hitting the wall hard, but had to relinquish his top 3 running position trying to get his car straight. Hathaway and his racing machine fell back to 8th, where he would finish the race.
A disappointed Hathaway reflected after the race. “Our car was great all night and we were looking to race to a place on the podium this weekend. The guy behind hit me hard and we almost wrote the car off trying to keep it off the corner 4 wall. It’s a shame because we were so close and we really wanted to bring home a win for our sponsors, our team and the Hakonson family.”
The next event for the team will be in 2 weeks time, June 26, for the Vortex Brake Pads 200 at the road course at Mosport International Raceway. This weekend’s race, the Keystone Light 200 from Delaware Speedway will air on TSN on June 26 at 1 pm.
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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