PASS NorthJoey Doiron Racing: PASS North Series
Oxford Plains Speedway Race Preview

Joey Doiron of Berwick, Maine, looks to put an exclamation point on the season with the PASS North Series holds its final race of 2012 with the PASS 150 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, Maine, on Sunday, September 30. Doiron has one win and a career-high five Top-5 finishes in 2012, and last season the No. 73 JBJ Machine/Scarborough Downs Chevrolet posted a pair of Top-10 finishes in two races at Oxford Plains. Doiron is coming off mechanical troubles at White Mountain Motorsports Park last week, and is looking to get things turned in the right direction as the season comes to a close.

WHO: Joey Doiron, Berwick, Maine
TEAM: No. 73 JBJ Machine/Scarborough Downs Chevrolet
CREW CHIEF: John Doiron, Berwick, Maine
WHAT: PASS North Series 150
WHERE: Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, Maine (.375-mile flat oval)
WHEN: Saturday, September 29 – Practice, 11:45 a.m.; Sunday, September 30 – Practice, 10:30 a.m.; Qualifying, 1:30 p.m.; Race, 6 p.m.

PASS North Series
LAST RACE: September 22, PASS 150, White Mountain Motorsports Park, N. Woodstock, N.H. (19th)

Joey Doiron has a career-high five Top-5 and nine Top-10 finishes in PASS North Series competition this season.
Joey Doiron finished 10th in each of the two PASS North Series races at Oxford Plains Speedway in 2011.
Joey Doiron posted finishes of first and second in three races at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway this season.
Joey Doiron has competed at Oxford Plains Speedway in both a Late Model and a Super Late Model in his career.

JOEY DOIRON, Driver of the No. 73 JBJ Machine/Scarborough Downs Chevrolet, On why he’s always been competitive at Oxford Plains Speedway: “I’m not sure, because it’s not necessarily one of my favorite places. It’s really wide. My preference is a little narrower track, but we’ve got a pretty good package on the flat tracks and we’ve been decent there.

“I haven’t had the best finishes there, but speed-wise and handling-wise I feel like I’ve always had a car that could win on the flat tracks. It suits my driving style. Growing up on Beech Ridge where it’s momentum based and has flat corners – Oxford’s more of what I learned to drive on than the quarter-miles and bullrings that we go to. I run good on those, but it’s not necessarily the type of track I grew up on.”

On looking forward to getting back to Oxford Plains this weekend: “The last two times we’ve gone to Oxford, we’ve probably been one of the top three cars there. In July, I felt I had the best car – but it always seems something happens. We had an electrical failure last October, we got taken out in the heat race for no reason in July. It was a long night.

“After the 300 (at Beech Ridge two weeks ago), with everything we overcame, there’s no reason we can’t go and win this weekend.”

On rebounding from bad luck the last two weeks: “To be honest, the last few weeks the finishes haven’t reflected the car I’ve been given. I just want to get everybody a finish we deserve.

“Still, I keep looking back at the start of year, and I said that our goal for this year was to win a race, and we did that in the season opener. No matter where we finish this weekend or where we finish in points – with everything we’ve done, we’ve met our goals. Next year, we’ll just need to set our goals a little higher.”