With the Big Block Modifieds in action at Cornwall on Sunday, Joel Doiron was hoping for a strong run, using the experience at his home track to his advantage against the more powerful Big Blocks.
Doiron got off to a slow start at Cornwall, failing to make the field through the qualifying heats, and having to come from the consolation race to make the 100-lap main event. Starting from 21st, Joel had a long way to go, but as the laps counted down, Doiron was getting faster. At lap 40 he was inside the top ten, and continued to advance his position over the next several laps. With 60 laps complete, he was up to eighth, and maintained that spot through the remaining laps.
“It was tough out there tonight,” says Doiron after the race. “These Big Block Modified guys are fun to race with. We did well after starting so far back in the field. It would have been nice to have a better starting spot, but we worked hard, and got the best finish that we could.”
This coming week, Doiron will be back at Cornwall as regular racing resumes. He currently is second in track points at Cornwall– only 18 points out of the top spot.
“We really want to get that championship this year,” says Doiron. “We know its going to be challenging, and it will come right down to the final week, but that is our goal from this season right from the beginning, and I know we have the equipment and the team to do it.”
Our racing efforts for the 2012 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, Gauvreau Transport, Walker Climate Care/Go Geo, NAPA Cornwall, Glengarry Windows & Doors, Group Express, Richard Ranger Carpet, Alexandria OK Tire, Alexandria Home Hardware, Boutique Lafleur, Quechem, Garry McDougall Electric, Gouttieres SD Eavesthroughs, 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.
From Craig Revelle – Finish Line Web Design