Runner-up finish in borrowed car keeps Joey Doiron atop Series standings
Vallee-Jonction, QC – Patrick Laperle of St. Denis, Quebec rebounded from an early-race spin to earn his first trip to victory lane in Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model competition in six years on Saturday night in the Frameco 150 at Autodrome Chaudiere in Vallee-Jonction, Quebec.
Charging from the back of the pack after starting from 16th position in the 28-car Super Late Model field, Laperle wheeled his LaSalle Ford/Vision Harley-Davidson-sponsored machine through traffic almost flawlessly, setting up a late-race battle versus hometown competitor Martin LaTulippe, in the closing laps.
Occasionally swapping paint, Latulippe, fought a gallant battle throughout the event, but couldn’t hold back the talented Laperle, a proven champion in Late Model competition. Laperle, whose last PASS North triumph came in a $12,000-to-win 250-lapper at Maine’s Unity Raceway in 2007, was chased under the checkered flag by Joey Doiron of Berwick, Maine.