SCARBOROUGH, Maine – Joey Doiron of Berwick, Maine, posted his second consecutive Top-10 PASS North Series finish with a ninth-place effort in the PASS 300 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine, on Sunday, September 18. Contact with another competitor sent Doiron spinning on the backstretch with less than 70 laps remaining, but Doiron rallied to get back on the lead lap and earn his best career finish in the PASS 300.
TEAM: No. 73 JBJ Machine/Dale Shaw Race Cars Chevrolet
CREW CHIEF: John Doiron, Berwick, Maine
WHAT: PASS North Series PASS 300
WHERE: Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough, Maine (.333-mile oval)
PASS North Series
LAST RACE: September 11, White Mountain Motorsports Park, N. Woodstock, N.H. (8th)
NEXT RACE: September 24, PASS 150, White Mountain Motorsports Park, N. Woodstock, N.H. (.25-mile oval)
JOEY, TALK ABOUT YOUR WEEKEND.
“Once again, just like last year, we were one of the fastest cars all weekend. I was just biding my time and not trying to push it. Riding, riding, riding – then we came in and took rights. We kind of got messed up on pit road and we weren't able to get lefts.
“Then the car just got evil loose... I was able to get a quick caution and get back on the lead lap. We came in and took lefts, and the thing was a rocket again. It felt just like it did in the heat race.”
WHAT HAPPENED ON THE SPIN?
“I started last because I got the lucky dog, and I got all the way up to fifth. I was under the 40 car, and I don't know. He just used some race track, I guess. I should have known better, it was still 60 laps to go.
“I'm kind of mad at myself, but at the same time I wish there would have been a little more give and take. I really felt like I had a third- or second-place car today.”
ANY SOLACE OUT OF GETTING A TOP-10 ON A TOUGH DAY?
“It's good. It's good because we haven't really had great finishes. We're run really good in PASS lately – last week, we kind of had the same deal where we didn't finish where we deserved to. Chalk this up to being another one of them.
“Last year, we finished 24th or 25th in this race. This year, we ran all the laps and finished in the Top-10. That's an improvement, so I can't really be mad about that.”
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