Joey Doiron of Berwick, Maine, looks to keep momentum rolling when the PASS North Series heads to the PASS 150 at Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, Mass., on Saturday, August 6. Doiron collected his first career Super Late Model victory in a 40-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series event at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway last weekend, and he's posted one Top-5 and two Top-10 finishes in his last three PASS North Series starts.
WHO: Joey Doiron, Berwick, Maine
TEAM: No. 73 JBJ Machine/Dale Shaw Race Cars Chevrolet
CREW CHIEF: John Doiron, Berwick, Maine
BEST CAREER SEEKONK SPEEDWAY FINISH: 8th
LAST RACE AT SEEKONK SPEEDWAY: 8th
WHAT: PASS North Series PASS 150
WHERE: Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, Mass. (.333-mile oval)
WHEN: 6 p.m., Saturday, August 6
PASS North Series
LAST RACE: July 23, Brackett Mechanical 150, Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, Maine (10th)
NEXT RACE: August 28, PASS 150, White Mountain Motorsports Park, N. Woodstock, N.H. (.25-mile oval)
POINTS POSITION: 12th
DID YOU KNOW?
- Joey Doiron finished eighth the last time the series visited Seekonk Speedway, in 2010.
- The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series victory at Beech Ridge last weekend was Joey Doiron's first victory of any kind since 2007 – when he won in the Sport Series at Beech Ridge.
- Joey Doiron has one Top-5 and four Top-10 finishes in seven PASS North Series races this season.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
JOEY DOIRON, Driver of the No. 73 JBJ Machine/Dale Shaw Race Cars Chevrolet, On what winning a Super Late Model race at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway means: “It was a pretty big confidence boost for me, and it was for everyone on the team, too. It's been a while. I don't think we necessarily had the best car, but we put ourselves in position to win and that's what you have to do in these races.
“It was nice to do it at Beech Ridge, too. There are a lot of good teams there every week, and if you can go there and compete with those guys, you know you can run up front in PASS races there, too.”
On whether the momentum from last weekend carries over into this week: “I think it can. It's always good to keep momentum going, and we haven't seemed like we've been able to do that a whole lot.
“Other than a couple times, we've had Top-5 cars just about every week but something seems to happen. At Oxford, we got a little greedy. We were really good in practice, but we tried to get a little more out of the car. If we can go to Seekonk and have a good run, that would be big for us.”
On racing at Seekonk Speedway: “It's different. I went there two of three times as a kid, and I didn't remember much about it before we went there. I remembered that there's a lot of concrete everywhere. It was a great place to watch a race – and when you're in the car, it's rough, a little bumpy, but it puts on great racing. I wasn't sure we would be good there on that kind of track, but it was good for us.
“I didn't necessarily think we got the finish we deserved last year. With more track time, I think it's a place we can get better at. It's always good having some track time at a place, and now I look at it like it's a place we know we can go to and have a strong run.”
The PASS North Series takes two weeks off before returning to White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, N.H., for the PASS 150 on Sunday, August 28... Joey Doiron, who has scaled back to a part-time schedule, posted a Top-10 finish at White Mountain last season. The race was originally scheduled for May but was rained out.
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