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JORDAN POIRIER CLAIMS VICTORY IN SOS RETURN TO BRIGHTON

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BRIGHTON, Ont. (May 21, 2022) - Jordan Poirier was the winner on Saturday night at Brighton Speedway as the Southern Ontario Sprints tour returned to the Northumberland County oval for the first time since August 31, 2019.

Jacob Dykstra and Jake Brown made up the front row for the first SOS feature at Brighton in more than two years. Brown led the first seven laps, but row four starter Jordan Poirier moved forward quickly and took the the lead from Brown on lap eight. Paul Pekkonen brought out the yellow flag one lap later with a spin in turn two.

Poirier continued to lead when the race restarted, while Liam Martin took the second spot from Brown on lap 14. Glenn Styres and Jake Brown raced for the third position until Dykstra secured that spot on lap 19. Poirier stretched his lead to more than six seconds by the end of the race and claimed the first SOS win of his career, and first at Brighton as well.

Martin took the runner-up position, followed by Dykstra, Brown, and Kyle Phillips. Heat race wins went to Cory Turner and Jacob Dykstra, while Glenn Styres won the Rafla Towing Dash for Cash.

The Southern Ontario Sprints tour will next be in action on Monday, May 23 at Merrittville Speedway. Visit www.southernontariosprints.com for more information.

Southern Ontario Sprints Race Report
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Brighton Speedway
Brighton, Ontario, Canada

Roster
0 Glenn Styres - Ohsweken, Ontario
5D Jacob Dykstra - Port Colborne, Ontario
9 Liam Martin - Binbrook, Ontario
11 Jamie Turner - Caistor Centre, Ontario
11J Chris Jones - Picton, Ontario
13 Cory Turner - Tillsonburg, Ontario
15 Mike Ferrell - London, Ontario
15N Dan Nanticoke - Ohsweken, Ontario
20 Brayden Cooley - Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
21 Kyle Phillips - Grand Island, New York, USA
25 Warren Mahoney - Lefroy, Ontario
28 Jordan Poirier - Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec
71S Shawn Sliter - Port Colborne, Ontario
77T Tyeller Powless - Ohsweken, Ontario
84 Tyler Rand - Picton, Ontario
91 Ryan Turner - Dunnville, Ontario
98 Paul Pekkonen - Brockville, Ontario
110 Jake Brown - Brantford, Ontario

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps - 2:00.132
1. 13 Cory Turner [2]; 2. 9 Liam Martin [4]; 3. 0 Glenn Styres [7]; 4. 28 Jordan Poirier [8]; 5. 21 Kyle Phillips [9]; 6. 71S Shawn Sliter [5]; 7. 15 Mike Ferrell [1]; 8. (DNF) 84 Tyler Rand [6]; 9. (DNF) 20 Brayden Cooley [3]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps - 1:58.487
1. 5D Jacob Dykstra [4]; 2. 11 Jamie Turner [2]; 3. 110 Jake Brown [3]; 4. Ryan Turner [6]; 5. 11J Chris Jones [9]; 6. 15N Dan Nanticoke [1]; 7. 98 Paul Pekkonen [5]; 8. 77T Tyeller Powless [8]; 9. (DNF) 25 Warren Mahoney [7]

Rafla Towing Dash for Cash [Started] 4 laps - 1:00.690
1. 0 Glenn Styres [1]; 2. 91 Ryan Turner [4]; 3. 110 Jake Brown [2]; 4. 28 Jordan Poirier [3]

A-Main [Started] 25 laps - NT
1. 28 Jordan Poirier [7]; 2. 9 Liam Martin [4]; 3. 5D Jacob Dykstra [1]; 4. 110 Jake Brown [2]; 5. 21 Kyle Phillips [9]; 6. 91 Ryan Turner [8]; 7. 13 Cory Turner [6]; 8. 0 Glenn Styres [3]; 9. 11J Chris Jones [10]; 10. 20 Brayden Cooley [16]; 11. 11 Jamie Turner [5]; 12. 15N Dan Nanticoke [12]; 13. 15 Mike Ferrell [13]; 14. 71S Shawn Sliter [11]; 15. 98 Paul Pekkonen [14]; 16. 77T Tyeller Powless [18]; 17. (DNF) 84 Tyler Rand [15]; 18. (DNF) 25 Warren Mahoney [17]
A-Main Lap Leaders - Jake Brown 1-7; Jordan Poirier 8-25
Margin of Victory - 6.683 seconds
Hard Charger - Jordan Poirier +6

Up Next:
Monday, May 23 - Merrittville Speedway - Thorold, Ontario

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About the Southern Ontario Sprints tour: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints tour is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. The SOS is celebrating 25 seasons of racing in 2022, and each points-paying event on the schedule will pay a minimum of $1,200-to-win and $240-to-start. Visit www.southernontariosprints.com for more information.