Tough Weekend For Hathaway In Snap-on Tools Dodge

August 5, 2012- Trois-Rivieres, Quebec – Jason Hathaway in his #3 Snap-on Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink/Vortex Brake Pads Dodge once again showed that hard work and a great team are essential to be successful in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.  Hathaway was on track for a great finish until a part failure ended his day in the JuliaWine.com 100 at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres this past weekend.

Practice went well for the team, posting a 6th on the speed charts and Hathaway was happy with his race machine on Saturday afternoon.  Hathaway qualified 11th in a deep field of 32 competitors. With a stable car underneath him Hathaway wasn’t concerned about his starting spot.

“Qualifying was a little off where we wanted to be, but that’s okay. It is a long race and we are pretty confident with the setup we have. Hopefully the weather holds off tomorrow.” Said Hathaway on Saturday afternoon.

Looming storms and rain moved in a Sunday afternoon and caused problem for teams. Thunder and lightning along with torrential rain stopped the race just after the wave of the green flag and Teams and drivers took shelter and waited out the 2 hour rain delay.

Once racing got underway, Hathaway slipped back in the field after being spun out. He gathered it back up and started his trek towards the front. After a long green flag run, Hathaway had worked his way up to the 11th spot by lap 22. With some great driving and steady rhythm Hathaway earned numerous positions and was running 5th with 8 laps to go.

Unfortunately, Hathaway’s luck ran out with only 4 laps to go, while passing for 4th spot, when a part failure caused Hathaway to drop back in the field and finish 15th.

Hathaway summed up the team’s day. “We have had some bad luck the last 2 events. We are strong though as a team and we will battle back. Our car was pretty good today and super-fast. We are showing that we can contend for wins lately and that means a lot in this series with the tough competition each and every week.”

The Juliawine.com 100 will be broadcast on TSN2 on August 11, 2012 at 9:30 pm.

Jason Hathaway and the #3 Snap-on Tools/Rockstar Energy Drink/Vortex Brake Pads Dodge will be back in action August 17th & 18th as part of the NASCAR Nationwide weekend at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec.

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Photo Credit- Joe Hamilton

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 and King Brewery.

About Snap-on Tools: Snap-on Tools is a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, diagnostics and equipment solutions for professional users. Product lines include hand and power tools, tool storage, diagnostics software, information and management systems, shop equipment and other solutions used by technicians and professionals at vehicle dealerships and repair centers in the marine, power sports and aviation industries. Visit www.snapon.com

About Rockstar Energy Drink: “ROCKSTAR is the world’s most powerful energy drink. Enhanced with the potent herbal blend of Guarana, Ginkgo, Ginseng and Milk Thistle, ROCKSTAR is formulated to provide an incredible energy boost for those who lead active and exhausting lifestyles – from athletes to rock stars!

About Vortex Brake Pads: Vortex Brake Pads is a proud Canadian company, manufacturing the highest quality aftermarket brake pads for all automotive segments. Vortex products are well researched, proven in on track and off track testing and are produced in a high quality manufacturing environment. For more information visit www.vortexbrakepads.com

For additional information please contact: Jamie Hakonson @905-642-1010 or jamie@team3red.com