December 12, 2013- There is no question that the 2013 season did not pan out as expected for Joel Doiron and his race team. Without a doubt, Doiron will be back as strong as ever when the season starts in May of 2014, as the work has already begun in their Alexandria, Ontario race shop as they rebuild for a new season.
Doiron started the season strong, posting a third place finish on opening night at Mohawk Raceway, and followed that up with a sixth place effort on his next visit. At Cornwall Speedway, the season started late due to consecutive rainouts, and rain plagued the track much of the season. Once the season did get underway, Doiron started with back to back seventh place results, before bad luck hit the team during the Canada Day doubleheader weekend.
Doiron didn’t qualify for the race on Monday due to a lineup error for the last chance consolation race, which took the team out of championship contention for the remainder of the season.
“It really was a frustrating season for all of us”, says Doiron. “The first several weeks of the season was rained out at Cornwall, and when we finally did get to race, the track was not in great shape with all the rain they had”, commented Doiron.
Despite the frustrations, Doiron did post Top 10 results in 12 of the 18 races that they competed in. The season was highlighted by a pair of third place finishes, and a total of five top five results.
“We plan to come back strong in 2014. We haven’t decided on a schedule at this point, as we are waiting to see what we have for sponsors and what the track schedules look like”.
Our racing efforts for the 2013 season would not be possible without the assistance of our great partners. Mike Sauvé Construction, Au Vieux Duluth, Doiron Auto Inc., Mister Sew and Sew Custom Embroidery, W.H. MacSweyn Inc., Garage Le Specialiste Dicaire, Glengarry Windows & Doors, NAPA Cornwall, Champion Racing Lubricants/RNB Restorations, SB Transport, Group Express, Richard Ranger Carpet, Alexandria OK Tire, Alexandria Home Hardware, Coffrage/Pompage 20-20, Richard’s Sweeping, Boutique Lafleur, Garry McDougall Electric, Marc Rouette Maintenance, SM Painting, Finish Line Web Design and Bicknell Racing Products have all been an integral part of the success of our team.
For more information on Joel Doiron and the team, please check out our website, www.joeldoiron.com. You will find information about Joel and his team, and links to our sponsor’s websites. You can also follow Joel on Twitter @JDcar40.
From: Craig Revelle/ Finish Line Web Design