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Oxford, Maine – Joey Doiron of Berwick outgunned Joey Polewarczyk of Hudson, New Hampshire Sunday afternoon in the 150-lap Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model race, topping the card at Oxford Plains Speedway.
Doiron, who also won a Super Late Model race the previous evening at his current home track, swapped the race lead with Polewarczyk on five occasions during the event. Polewarczyk had looked dominant through most of the distance, leading all but 11 of the first 140 laps.
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Barre, Vermont – Joey Doiron of Berwick, Maine held off a hard-charging Jeremy Davis to score an historic 150-lap AIM PASS North Super Late Model victory at the famed ¼-mile Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, Vermont on Sunday afternoon (May 24).
For Doiron it was a homecoming of sorts, as he made his first appearance at the track in some six years, moving on to the Super Late Model ranks after winning the ACT Late Model Rookie of the Year award in his only full season of Late Model; competition.
While Doiron started the 150-lap headline event at Thunder Road’s annual Mekklesen RV Memorial Day Classic he had plenty of competition, as he chased fellow former ACT stars Glen Luce and Wayne Helliwell, Jr. through most of the first one-third of the event.
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Barre, VT—Two-time defending Thunder Road “King of the Road” Derrick O’Donnell began his quest for a threepeat in dominating fashion with a win in the Mekkelsen Memorial Day Classic 100 on Sunday, May 24.
N. Haverhill, NH’s O’Donnell quickly got to the front from his third starting position, moving around polesitter Nick Sweet on the outside to take the lead on lap eight. The 2013 Memorial Day Classic winner drew out to a big lead, but run into two-by-two lapped traffic at the halfway point of the caution-free race, allowing Milton, VT’s Scott Dragon to catch him.
Dragon managed to nose in front of O’Donnell for two circuits just past the halfway point. However, O’Donnell pulled back away once the two got clear of traffic and took his second Memorial Day Classic win.
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Story by Evan Beaulieu
Vallee-Junction, Quebec – Joey Doiron had an impressive return to the Autodrome Chaudiere this past weekend, as he led 80 laps en-route to a runner up finish in the “Frameco 150” Pro All Stars Series North event. It was another strong performance for Doiron at one of his favorite race tracks, and he always enjoys going to race in Canada.
“Everyone up here treats us really well when we race here, and I really enjoy this track and be able to run our big motor, this place is a blast,” Joey said after the race, “I’m happy we ran so well but I really want a win here too, we will get it soon enough though if we keep running top three here.” (more…)
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Oxford, ME – After a few strong runs down south driving for Woodman Racing, Joey Doiron was back behind the wheel of his family owned Super Late Model this past weekend for the Pro All Stars Series North season opener at Oxford Plains Speedway. After fighting the handling all morning on his #73 JBJ Machine Chevrolet, Doiron was able to win the consolation race, and after starting 25th of the 38 starters, Doiron ended the season opener in the eighth position.
“We found a few things with our car that helped during the consi race and I felt like we had a great car going into the feature,” Doiron said of his day, “We needed track position bad and we didn’t get as many yellows to catch back up after starting so deep in the field, but I’m still proud of all the hard work my team put in this weekend and we will get ready to make a run at a win at Beech Ridge in a few weeks.” (more…)