Joey Doiron Racing: PASS North Series
Seekonk Speedway Race Preview
Joey Doiron of Berwick, Maine, looks for his second PASS North Series win of the season in the PASS 150 at Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, Mass., on Saturday, August 4. Doiron has always considered Seekonk Speedway one of his favorite stops on the PASS circuit, likening it to Star Speedway – another of his favorite tracks where he has encountered success over the last couple of seasons. The No. 73 JBJ Machine/Scarborough Downs Chevrolet is looking to rebound from a recent run of bad luck to get back into the championship picture.
WHO: Joey Doiron, Berwick, Maine
TEAM: Joey Doiron Racing No. 73 JBJ Machine/Scarborough Downs Chevrolet
CREW CHIEF: John Doiron, Berwick, Maine
BEST CAREER SEEKONK SPEEDWAY FINISH: 8th (August 2010)
LAST RACE AT SEEKONK SPEEDWAY: 24th (August 2011)
WHAT: PASS North Series 150
WHERE: Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, Mass. (.333-mile oval)
WHEN: 6 p.m., Saturday, August 4
PASS North Series
LAST RACE: July 21, Dunkin Donuts 150, Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, Maine (14th)
NEXT RACE: August 12, PASS 150, White Mountain Motorsports Park, N. Woodstock, N.H. (.25-mile banked oval)
CURRENT POINTS POSITION: 6th
DID YOU KNOW?
Joey Doiron is one of three finalists for the “2012 Maine Young Guns,” with the winner getting the opportunity to drive for Go Green Racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway next month.
Joey Doiron will cap his weekend with an appearance at Scarborough Downs harness racing track on Sunday, July 5. Doiron will have his race car on display and be available to sign autographs from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
In 2010, Joey Doiron was a victim of a heat race accident at Seekonk Speedway before starting last in the main event and driving all the way to an eighth-place finish.
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING
JOEY DOIRON, Driver of the No. 73 JBJ Machine/Scarborough Downs Chevrolet, On heading to Seekonk Speedway this weekend: “This is definitely one of my favorites. It’s a unique track. It’s probably one of those tracks where a driver can make up a little without a perfect car.
“It has a lot of character. It’s rough, round, and there’s not a lot of banking. It puts on a good race, and it’s definitely a fun place to drive.”
On the style of racing at Seekonk: “It’s a place where you can pass, and that’s what I like about it.
It’s a track where you have to take care of your car and not get torn up, obviously, because then it will be a really long night. But you can get up on the wheel and gain a couple spots by wanting it more than the guys in front of you.”
On how he’s approaching the final five races of the season: “After last week (at Oxford) and having that bad luck, it threw a lot of our championship hopes away. If we could have finished where we had a car to run, we’d still be in the thick of it. Realistically, we’re hunting for third now – it will be hard to catch (Cassius Clark and Travis Benjamin) unless they falter.
“Now that we’ve put last week behind us, I think now I just want to win another race this year. If we can go out and win this weekend or at White Mountain (Motorsports Park) or someplace – and if those guys have some bad luck – that would put us back in it.”
The PASS North Series heads to the PASS 150 at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, N.H., on Sunday, August 12 – the second of three races at White Mountain this season… Joey Doiron finished eighth at White Mountain back in May.