SEEKONK, Mass. – Joey Doiron of Berwick, Maine, finished 25th in the PASS North Series PASS 150 at Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, Mass., on Saturday, August 6. Something broke in the rear end of the No. 73 JBJ Machine Chevrolet without warning, and Doiron retired from the event after just 50 laps.
WHO: Joey Doiron, Berwick, Maine
TEAM: No. 73 JBJ Machine/Dale Shaw Race Cars Chevrolet
CREW CHIEF: John Doiron, Berwick, Maine
WHAT: PASS North Series PASS 150
WHERE: Seekonk Speedway, Seekonk, Mass. (.333-mile oval)
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 banked oval)
JOEY, WHAT PUT YOU OUT?
“We think that something broke in the rear end. I hit the gas, and it just spun. I think (Derek Ramstrom) was on the outside of me, and I thought something was going to happen. I thought (the car) was going to come back up the track and take us both out – but luckily it didn't.”
WAS THERE ANY PRIOR INDICATION YOU MIGHT HAVE A PROBLEM?
“No. It felt fine. I came off the corner and going down the middle of the straightaway, it just revved right up like it popped out of gear or something. It wasn't like it was in neutral – it was still trying to drive. It was only driving on the left rear.
“Nothing else I could have done. Nothing anyone could have done.”
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