Joey Doiron: PASS North Series
White Mountain Motorsports Park Race Preview
Joey Doiron of Berwick, Maine, heads back to one of his best PASS North Series tracks when the series competes in the PASS 150 at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, N.H., on Saturday, May 21. Doiron collected one of his five career Top-10 finishes in this race a year ago, and he’s looking for a second straight Top-10 finish after finishing 10th with a destroyed race car last weekend at Star Speedway. He had a sure Top-5 finish erased in a last-lap accident at Star that sidelined his primary car for this weekend.
WHO: Joey Doiron, Berwick, Maine
TEAM: No. 73 JBJ Machine/Dale Shaw Race Cars Chevrolet
CREW CHIEF: John Doiron, Berwick, Maine
BEST CAREER WHITE MOUNTAIN MOTORSPORTS PARK FINISH: 9th (May 2010)
LAST RACE AT WHITE MOUNTAIN MOTORSPORTS PARK: 16th (September 2010)
WHAT: PASS North Series PASS 150
WHERE: White Mountain Motorsports Park, North Woodstock, N.H. (.25-mile oval)
WHEN: 4 p.m., Saturday, May 21
PASS North Series
LAST RACE: May 7, Star 150, Star Speedway, Epping, N.H. (10th)
NEXT RACE: June 11, PASS 200, Speedway 660, Geary, N.B. (.333-mile oval)
CURRENT POINTS POSITION: 11th
DID YOU KNOW?
Joey Doiron jumped from 16th to 11th in the PASS North Series standings last weekend at Star Speedway – despite having his night cut short just a few yards shy of the checkered flag.
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 at White Mountain Motorsports Park.
This weekend, Joey Doiron will run the same car he finished the 2010 season with and took to The Race 300 at North Wilkesboro Speedway in April.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
JOEY DOIRON, Driver of the No. 73 JBJ Machine/Dale Shaw Race Cars Chevrolet, On heading to a second straight event on a quarter-mile track: “(White Mountain)’s not one of my favorite places, but we always seem to run good there. I guess it probably should be one of my favorites.
“I don’t think (White Mountain and Star) drive anything alike. White Mountain is a lot more forgiving with its banking. It catches the car a lot better. You can drive a lot harder the whole time, and it won’t abuse your stuff as much. I think it’s probably one of the easiest tracks we run on for the crate motor, which is what we’re taking – as long as you don’t get a late-race restart. That’s what killed me last week.”
On putting last week in the rearview mirror: “We don’t have to go back to that track again, so that helps, believe it or not. As much as I’d like to go back and do it over again, you’ve just got to move on. We’ve got to get back to doing what we were doing. All you can do is chalk it up as bad luck again, but it seems like that’s happened a lot.
“It wasn’t necessarily the race we had the best car in, but it was the race we put ourselves in the best position to win. It would have been nice if we could have would have kept it going.”
On how unique a race track White Mountain is: “It’s different because we don’t go to many tracks like this. You really want to keep the car right on the white line the whole time. You want to keep a pretty steady pace, because stuff happens so quick there.
“When I ran the other car with the big motor there (in September of 2010), I hadn’t raced with that much horsepower before. It took the tires right off of it. You can really spin the tires off the corner. With a crate, you can go for it right from the drop of the green flag.”
The PASS North Series heads north of the border for the PASS 200 at Speedway 660 in Geary, N.B., on Saturday, June 11… Joey Doiron will be looking for redemption at Speedway 660 after he finished 25th in that race after being wrecked on Lap 8 of the 200 scheduled laps.
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