CONCORD, N.C. – Joey Doiron of Berwick, Maine, finished 25th in the PASS National Series Mason-Dixon Meltdown 200 at Concord Motorsports Park in Concord, N.C., on Saturday, November 26. Doiron, who won the last-chance qualifying race and went from 21th to sixth under the green flag in the Mason-Dixon Meltdown 200, retired early from the event with a broken clutch. Following a pit stop early in the race, Doiron lost several laps when his car stalled at the exit of pit road.
TEAM: No. 73 JBJ Machine/Dale Shaw Race Cars Chevrolet
CREW CHIEF: John Doiron, Berwick, Maine
WHAT: PASS Mason-Dixon Meltdown 200
WHERE: Concord Motorsports Park, Concord, N.C. (.500-mile tri-oval)
JOEY, WHAT TOOK YOU OUT OF THE RACE?
“No clutch. There was a huge wreck that caused a red flag, and I lost the clutch right then. I couldn't get going under the yellow flag. I could get it started, but then I couldn't take off. When I finally got to the pits, I had one lap to change tires.
“We got the tires changed and got to end of pit road, but they closed the exit to the pits as I was getting to the line. It stalled, and I couldn't take off. So I decided to park it. It was just pretty frustrating.”
HOW WAS YOUR DAY GOING BEFORE THAT?
“I was excited, because it was the first time that car ever has run really good for us. We were definitely a way better car than we finished. We were probably the best northern car by far – but once again, bad luck resulted in a pretty bad finish.
“We were definitely going. Right before that huge wreck, most of the southern guys were starting to back up. I didn't think I was as fast as the rest of those guys, but after 30 or 40 laps, they were falling right back to us. I definitely thought we would have had a good finish.”
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