1000-DSC_8443Vallee-Jonction, Quebec – Joey Doiron and the #73 Wild Willy’s Burthers race team traveled north of the international border this past weekend to one of Doiron’s favorite tracks, the tight ¼ mile bullring Autodrome Chaudiere for the Pro All Stars Series North “Frameco 150.” After overcoming many adversities, Doiron finished the night with the runner up trophy.

The eventful day started in practice, when the oil pump went sour in the 73 machine, forcing the team to retire their backup car. Doiron stepped into the backup car for DJ Shaw just in time for the final practice session to get a few laps in the car. Getting a feel for the newly numbered 68 car in the heat race, Doiron missed the transfer spot by one position, forcing him to the consolation race.

Doiron was able to lead every lap in the consi, and take the win, putting him in the 19th starting position for the 150 lap feature event. Making his way through the field, Doiron cracked the top ten in the caution filled event by the races halfway point. While making a move for the seventh spot, Doiron was involved in a wreck with the 91 of eventual race winner Patrick Laperle and the 7a of Karl Allard, leaving a lot of damage to the front end of the 68 machine. Doiron soldiered on though, and with the races final restart with 25 laps to go, found himself in the fourth spot. Doiron made his way to second with ten laps to go, and got to Laperle at the finish but didn’t have enough time to make the pass and settled for second place, a strong finish to an eventful day.

“I can’t thank my team and DJ (Shaw)’s team enough for getting me in this race with their backup car,” Doiron said jubilantly after the finish, “we fought hard running that crate motor all race, you need horsepower here and we had a lot of cautions that kept hurting us, we needed the long runs. It was a great day though for us, to come from the rear of the field like we did, especially with all the incidents this race had and we made it through to finish second, I’m thrilled and we continue to show just how strong we are as a team.”

With his third straight runner up result, Doiron was able to stretch his points lead going into the season’s fourth race next weekend at White Mountain Motorsports Park. Doiron finished fourth in his last outing at WMMP and will look to improve on his string of runner ups with a win on Saturday night. Racing will kick off at 4pm on Saturday afternoon. For more information on Joey Doiron, find him on Facebook at Joey Doiron Racing, on Twitter @joeydoiron73 and online at joeydoiron.com.