Joey Doiron: PASS North Series
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Joey Doiron looks to rebound from a disappointing start to the 2011 season when the PASS North Series competes in the Star 150 at Star Speedway in Epping, N.H., on Saturday, May 14. The 2010 PASS Rookie of the Year won his one and only career start at the newly-resurrected Star Speedway, having taken the checkered flag in an open competition Late Model race at the track in 2008. This marks his first start in a Super Late Model on the flat quarter-mile track.


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 Star 150
WHERE: Star Speedway, Epping, N.H. (.25-mile oval)
WHEN: 4 p.m., Saturday, May 14

PASS North Series
LAST RACE: April 30, PASS 150, Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, Maine (21st)
NEXT RACE: May 21, PASS 150, White Mountain Motorsports Park, N.Woodstock, N.H. (.25-mile oval)


Joey Doiron collected his most recent victory in a full-bodied stock car at Star Speedway back in 2008.
In his spare time, Joey Doiron competes in go-kart races both indoors (during the winter) and outdoors.
Joey Doiron was one of just 13 cars to finish on the lead lap the last time the PASS North Series competed on a quarter-mile track, last September at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, N.H.


JOEY DOIRON, Driver of the No. 73 JBJ Machine/Dale Shaw Race Cars Chevrolet, On rebounding from a disappointing day at Beech Ridge two weeks ago: “I’m pretty sure that setup-wise we were way better than we performed. It came down to getting a bad set of tires. We kind of shot ourselves in the foot with the tires all day – we just had to play the hand we were dealt in the race. I don’t think we were as bad as what the finish was.

“I just want a good finish (at Star Speedway) – I don’t care if we have a terrible race and luck into a good finish. At this point, I’d almost rather have that than run up front all day and have bad luck at the end take us out like has happened the last couple of races for us.

“I just want to get the kind of result our performance says we should have had.”

On racing at Star Speedway: “I like the track. It’s a track where you can get up on the wheel. A driver can make up for it more so than at Beech Ridge or some place like that, where the car has you along for the ride if you don’t hit the setup.”

On how Star compares to other quarter-mile tracks in the series: “I thought it drove like Canaan (Fair Speeday), but it’s smaller and tighter than that.

“It’s flatter, and the corners are a lot tighter than White Mountain. It’s way rougher, too. We just have to go there and try and keep the fenders on it, and we should be pretty good.”


The PASS North Series visits its second straight quarter-mile in the Granite State with a stop at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, N.H., for the PASS 150… Joey Doiron posted finishes of ninth and 13th in the two races at White Mountain in 2010. His ninth-place finish in the first race there in May gave him back-to-back Top-10s to open the season.

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