Joey Doiron: PASS North Series
Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Race Preview
Joey Doiron of Berwick, Maine, returns to PASS North Series competition this weekend when the series heads to the Southern Maine Motors 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine, on Saturday, July 9. Doiron, the 2010 PASS Rookie of the Year, has scaled back to a part-time effort in the series after some bad luck early in the going. He heads to his home track at Beech Ridge this weekend, where he also has competed several times this season in the track’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Pro Series division.
WHO: Joey Doiron, Berwick, Maine
TEAM: No. 73 JBJ Machine/Dale Shaw Race Cars Chevrolet
CREW CHIEF: John Doiron, Berwick, Maine
BEST CAREER BEECH RIDGE MOTOR SPEEDWAY FINISH: 6th (April 2010)
LAST RACE AT BEECH RIDGE MOTOR SPEEDWAY: 21st (April 2011)
WHAT: PASS North Series Southern Maine Motors 150
WHERE: Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, Maine (.333-mile oval)
WHEN: 6:30 p.m., Saturday, July 9
PASS North Series
LAST RACE: July 2, Firecracker 150, Canaan Fair Speedway, Canaan, N.H. (—)
NEXT RACE: July 12, Bastille 200, Lee USA Speedway, Lee, N.H. (.333-mile oval)
CURRENT POINTS POSITION: 13th
DID YOU KNOW?
Joey Doiron is second in the standings among all drivers who have competed in a partial PASS North Series schedule this season.
As a rookie in the Sport Series division at Beech Ridge in 2008, Joey Doiron won a feature event and finished fourth in the final point standings.
Joey Doiron has two Top-10 finishes in four starts.
Joey Doiron will attempt to compete in two PASS North Series races in four days – running the Southern Maine Motors 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on Saturday night and then heading to the Bastille 200 at Lee USA Speedway for a rare Tuesday night show.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
JOEY DOIRON, Driver of the No. 73 JBJ Machine/Dale Shaw Race Cars Chevrolet, On heading back to Beech Ridge Motor Speedway this weekend: “It’s my home track. I always like going there – it’s where I grew up watching racing.
“It’s more of a finesse track than anything. You’ve just got to be able to save your stuff and be there at the end. It’s not necessarily about being the fastest car always, it’s about being there for the last 50 laps. The place is worn out, so there’s not much grip there.”
On why scaling back to a partial schedule will be beneficial to the team: “I think it will be good. We’ll actually be going to the race track and going there to have fun and go with a better attitude. Being (Beech Ridge) is one of my favorite tracks will be nice, too. From here on out, we can just focus on tracks that we know we can have strong runs at and try and get the best finishes we can.”
On how competing in some weekly events at Beech Ridge helped: “We’re now going back to what we ran last year. It’s just about getting back to the basics setup-wise. We tried some things at Beech Ridge – but we can throw all that stuff out the window that we tried. It didn’t really work for us.
“We kind of figured out that we’ve really got to get back to what we were running last year. Every time we’ve gone on the track, it seems like it’s been something different than what we expected. If we can get back to what was working for us early last year, we’ll be a lot better.”
The PASS North Series makes a quick turnaround with the Bastille 200 at Lee USA Speedway on Tuesday night, July 12… Joey Doiron finished 11th in the Bastille 200 in 2010, a race that includes a live pit stop for a tire change.
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