By Craig Revelle – Finish Line Web Design
Entering the night at Cornwall Motor Speedway, Joel Doiron was tied for first place in the battle for the track championship in the 358 Modified division. He was hoping for a strong run to put him on top of the standings with three races remaining in the 2012 season at Cornwall.
The night started out well for Doiron, winning his qualifying heat race in dramatic fashion crossing the finish line just inches ahead of the second place car. In the 30 lap main event though, Doiron’s night took a drastic turn, which caused a significant impact on his bid for the title. He started the race from the 10th position, and was making some progress early in the race, but on lap nine, Doiron was caught up in a wreck that developed in front of him, leaving him with front end damage. He did return to the track, but would have to settle for a very disappointing 18th place finish.
“We are not going to give up, that is for sure, but this definitely hurt our chances for the championship”, says Doiron after the race. “We will be back next week, and hopefully we can fight our way back into this thing over the final three weeks”.
Doiron will be back in action this Sunday night at Cornwall as they host a 100 lap Canadian Nationals Series race. This is race number two in the series, which was originally scheduled for August 5th before track officials had to postpone due to rain. He will return to Cornwall again the following week for the final regular night at the track before closing out the season on September second with the Canadian Nationals final on Sunday, September 2nd.
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, SB Transport, Boutique Lafleur, Garry McDougall Electric, Marc Rouette Maintenance, SM Painting, Finish Line Web Design, Gouttieres SD Eavesthroughs 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. The website will be undergoing a major facelift over the next few days, so please check back often as we continue to work on the site.