Poirier Family Battle Goes Steve’s Way

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BROCKVILLE, Ontario – It was a family affair in the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Saturday night, as Steve Poirier fended off nephew Jordan Poirier for the win at Brockville Ontario Speedway.

The 25-lap feature event saw Steve and Jordan Poirier start on the front row and put on a show for the fans, driving away from the field in the early laps over Jason Barney, Matt Tanner and Tyler Cartier.

With drivers running the very bottom of the track, Steve Poirier relied on his experience to hold off his determined nephew as the duo quickly closed in on lapped traffic at lap 12.

In traffic is where it got exciting for the fans, as Steve Poirier drifted wide, allowing Jordan Poirier to briefly take the top spot on lap 13 as Barney made his way into the mix also.

Steve Poirier eventually retook the lead one lap later as the top three all cleared traffic.

On lap 15, Roger Levesque flipped his car in turn three, bringing out the red flag. Levesque was able to climb out unhurt in the accident.

On the ensuing restart, Steve Poirier used the bottom to grab the lead, but Matt Tanner showed his muscle as he took over second and tried his best to run down the leader.

Over the final laps, Steve Poirier finally put it all together and charged to his fourth Empire Super Sprint victory at Brockville, as well as his first Empire Super Sprint win of the year.

Matt Tanner grabbed his seventh runner-up finish of the year ahead of Jordan Poirier, Barney and Denny Peebles.

The finish:

Steve Poirier, Matt Tanner, Jordan Poirier, Jason Barney, Denny Peebles, Brett Wright, Chris Jones, Paulie Colagiovanni, Tyler Cartier, Shawn Donath, Jeff Cook, Chad Miller, Kyle Frasier, Rick Wilson, Paul Pekkonen, Pete Richardson, Steve Lyons, Mikey Kruchka, Roger Levesque, Dan Naticoke.