Joey Doiron: PASS North Series
Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Race Preview


Joey Doiron aims to collect his first career PASS North Series win when the series opens the 2011 season with the PASS 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine, on Saturday, April 30. Doiron won the 2010 Rookie of the Year award in the series, a march he started with a career-best finish of fourth in this very race. Doiron started his racing career at Beech Ridge and considers it his home track. Doiron is coming off a DNF at “The Race” at North Wilkesboro Motor Speedway earlier this month after a blown tire ended his day prematurely.


WHO: Joey Doiron, Berwick, Maine
TEAM: No. 73 JBJ Machine/Dale Shaw Race Cars Chevrolet
CREW CHIEF: John Doiron, Berwick, Maine


WHAT: PASS North Series PASS 150
WHERE: Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, Maine (.333-mile oval)
WHEN: 3 p.m., Saturday, April 30

PASS North Series
NEXT RACE: May 14, PASS 150, Star Speedway, Epping, N.H. (.25-mile oval)
FINAL 2010 POINTS POSITION: 9th (Rookie of the Year)


Joey Doiron started on the outside pole for the most prestigious race of the PASS North Series season, the PASS 300 at Beech Ridge, last September.
As a rookie in the Sport Series division at Beech Ridge, Joey Doiron won a feature event and finished fourth in the final point standings.
Last season, almost every track on the PASS North Series schedule was a first-time visit for Joey Doiron.


JOEY DOIRON, Driver of the No. 73 JBJ Machine/Dale Shaw Race Cars Chevrolet, On his chances at Beech Ridge this weekend: “It’s Beech Ridge, so I’m always gald to go there. Every time we’ve been there with PASS, we feel like we’ve been a winning car through practice and even for most of the race. Something always seems to happen to us.

“Hopefully, the luck has to turn around after (The Race at North Wilkesboro). To turn it around with a win would be awesome, or even a Top-5 finish. I’d be more than happy to start the season the way I did last year.”

On the racing at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway: “You just can’t abuse your stuff too early. I really think the key the last couple of years has been whoever can ride around and stay out of trouble and then be able to paint the (inside) line in the last 50 laps of the race. It doesn’t matter if you’re a half-second faster than everybody else, if you can’t pass on the bottom at the end when everybody starts sliding up to the top of the track, you’re not going to be very good.

“The track is its own animal. A lot of people consider it like Oxford, but I always think we have a chance to win at Beech Ridge, and at Oxford, usually I can’t get out of my own way. So I don’t know what it is there.”

On his goals for his sophomore season: “I definitely think we can win a race this year. We just need some luck. We put ourselves in position to do it a couple of times last year it seemed, but we just couldn’t seem to catch a break when we needed it.

“If we can get a win, we can build on that. Hopefully, then we’ll pick up another one after that. I think if we can run competitively at the tracks where we think we can, the points will take care of themselves.”


The PASS North Series heads to the second race of the season on the smallest track, the PASS 150 at the quarter-mile Star Speedway in Epping, N.H., on Saturday, May 14… Joey Doiron has never competed in a Super Late Model at Star Speedway, but he post a Top-10 finish with a 9th-place run at the high-banked quarter-mile of White Mountain Motorsports Park last season.