By Craig Revelle – Finish Line Web Design
When you think of the DIRTcar Pro Stock Division, you cant help but think of Joey Ladouceur and his career accomplishments. He added to that in 2012, posting his 100th career DIRTcar Pro Stock feature win, added his second consecutive Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock championship, his sixth career Cornwall Speedway track championship, his eighth career Mohawk Racing Parts Pro Stock title, and his second consecutive Bailey Motor Company Pro Stock crown.
Ladouceur started the year with four feature wins in the first five events of the 2012 season. In that span, he won at three different race tracks, taking his first ever win at Can Am Motorsports Park, and opening the season at Mohawk Raceway with a victory, as well as winning at Cornwall Speedway during the second week of the year to close out the month of May. Joey added a pair of victories in June, and two more in July, one of which was a Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock event at Cornwall. In August, he celebrated his 100th career win at Mohawk Raceway with a victory on August 17th and closed out the year at Mohawk with yet another win in September.
In October, Ladouceur found himself in a tight championship battle once again, and a second place finish at Syracuse gave him a commanding lead going into Brockville Speedway’s season finale. Another second place finish at Brockville clinched the championship once again for Ladouceur, giving him his second consecutive title and third overall.
“I really have to thank my wife Josée and my family for all their support”, says Ladouceur. “I also want to thank my crew chief Frank Lavigne and his wife Anik, Sebastien and his wife Jacinthe and Tristan. We wouldn’t have the success that we have had without them and our great sponsors”.
Ladouceur will move up to the Sportsman division in 2013, leaving the Pro Stock division with multiple records that may never get broken.
“We have accomplished all that we can in the Pro Stock class, so its time to move on”, says Ladouceur. “We are looking forward to competing in the Sportsman class next season”.
In addition to competing in the Sportsman division, Ladouceur will also dabble with some pavement racing in 2013, driving a Pro Cam Super Truck owned by longtime sponsor Mario Morissette from Coffrage 20-20 in 8 to 10 events in Quebec.
Joey Ladouceur would like to thank all of the sponsors that were on board for the 2012 racing season. Coffrage 20-20/Pompage 20-20, Fence Depot, Minimax Express, Glengarry Truck Centre, Gauvreau Terre de Surface, Stinger X Chassis and Finish Line Web Design are all an integral part of the Ladouceur team and they look forward to sharing their success with all of you in the future.
For more information on Joey Ladouceur, please check out our website, www.joey92.com. You will find up to date news and results, and information on Joey and the race team, including sponsor info, and links to our sponsor’s websites.