1000-DSC_8255Scarborough, ME – Joey Doiron and the #73 Wild Willy’s Burgers team had a disappointing run in the Southern Maine Motors 300 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway.  After struggling to find the handle with their car all weekend, they were collected in two incidents, but fought hard until the end of the Pro All Stars Series North marathon with a 15th place finish.

Thanks to a new partnership with ARBodies, the 73 machine went from its usual black Impala body to a new white ARBodies Dodge Challenger, turning many heads with the new look.  He started and finished third in the heat race, giving him a 12th place starting position for the 300 lap event.

Early on, Doiron fought a tight handling issue with the 73 car, and had fallen to near the rear of the field.  The day only got worse on lap 37, as Doiron was collected in a wreck in turn two.  He was able to drive away, but Dorion had to pit many times throughout the race for the crew to fix the front end of the car, falling a lap down.  The day continued to get worse as Doiron was collected in another wreck not of his doing lap 97, leaving him to ride out the remaining 200 laps with duct tape holding his front end together.  Running the rest of the race two laps down, the crew continued to adjust on the 73 car throughout the races early yellows, giving Doiron a better car towards the end of the race so they could salvage their eventual 15th place finish.

After point’s competitor Cassius Clark finished in the 4th position, Doiron now trails Clark by just three points going into the final event in the Pro All Stars Series North season.  In two weeks on September 28th, the championship will be decided at Oxford Plains Speedway.  Come to the track to support Joey Doiron in his push for the PASS North championship.  Racing will start at 1:00PM and tickets are only $20, with kids 12 and under $5.

For more information on Joey Doiron, find him on Facebook at Joey Doiron Racing, on Twitter @joeydoiron73 and online at joeydoiron.com.

Story by Evan Beaulieu
Photos by Norm Marx