Joey Doiron Racing: PASS North Series
Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Race Preview
Joey Doiron of Berwick, Maine, returns to the site of his first career PASS North Series victory for the SouthernMaineMotors.com 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine, on Saturday, July 7. Doiron dominated the season-opening 150-lap event at Beech Ridge back in May, and the driver of the No. 73 JBJ Machine/Scarborough Downs Chevrolet is eager to get back to the .333-mile oval. Doiron is third in the series standings through six races – one of only three drivers to post five Top-10 finishes this season – and would like to contend for the victory Saturday to help close the 34-point gap to the current point leader. On a similarly-sized race track at Canaan Fair Speedway last weekend, Doiron was disappointed to finish 10th and is hoping to rebound from that at Beech Ridge.
WHO: Joey Doiron, Berwick, Maine
TEAM: Joey Doiron Racing No. 73 JBJ Machine/Scarborough Downs Chevrolet
CREW CHIEF: John Doiron, Berwick, Maine
BEST CAREER BEECH RIDGE MOTOR SPEEDWAY FINISH: 1st (May 2012)
LAST RACE AT BEECH RIDGE MOTOR SPEEDWAY: 1st (May 2012)
WHAT: PASS North Series SouthernMaineMotors.com 150
WHERE: Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, Maine (.333-mile oval)
WHEN: 6 p.m., Saturday, July 7
PASS North Series
LAST RACE: June 30, Firecracker 150, Canaan Fair Speedway, Canaan, N.H. (10th)
NEXT RACE: July 12, California Paints 75, Thompson Int’l Speedway, Thompson, Conn. (.625-mile banked oval)
CURRENT POINTS POSITION: 3rd
DID YOU KNOW?
Joey Doiron led a 63 laps when the PASS North Series visited Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in May en route to his first career PASS victory
Each of the two career Super Late Model victories for Joey Doiron have come at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, including a win in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series in August 2011.
Joey Doiron finished eighth in the Miller Lite 50 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on Tuesday, July 3, after starting at the rear of the field.
Joey Doiron is one of several drivers selected to participate in the “Maine Young Guns” competition this season with the winner getting the opportunity to compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in September.
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING
JOEY DOIRON, Driver of the No. 73 JBJ Machine/Scarborough Downs Chevrolet, On returning to Beech Ridge this weekend: “The first race this year, we were absolutely on rails I think if we have half the car we had there in May, we’ll be the car to beat. Nobody was in the same zip code as us. We’ll go back with the same thing.”
On whether he feels like he needs to ‘rebound’ after last weekend at Canaan Fair Speedway: “It was probably our worst run of the year… but we’ll sum it up by saying it was all my fault. We’ll pack it up and we’ll go to Beech Ridge, and I definitely know my way around there. We won’t be having any rookie mistakes there, hopefully.”
On if he can repeat his performance from May at Beech Ridge this time around: “It’s going to be a little bit different with the hot temperatures compared to what he had (in May), but it’s still Beech Ridge. Everybody else seems to think it changes every week, but for us the same setup seems to work pretty good. So, we’ll keep going back with the same stuff.”
On if he’s surprised to be in the thick of the championship battle as the season reaches its halfway point at Beech Ridge: “It’s been a phenomenal year so far. We can’t really complain. We said all along our goal was to win a race, so everything else from here on out is a bonus. I think if we get back to Beech Ridge after a night like (Canaan), it won’t only be good for my confidence – I’m really beating myself up over giving the team a finish that bad for how good the car was – but it will get everybody pumped up again, too.”