Zemken Rules The Empire

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WEEDSPORT, N.Y. — Jessica Zemken scored her third-straight Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints triumph Sunday at Cayuga County Fair Speedway thanks to Steve Poirier’s bad luck.

Poirier, a two-time series champion, led the first 20 laps and had the field covered before suddenly exiting the speedway with engine troubles. Zemken led the final five laps to score her fifth victory this year.

“Steve (Poirier) had the race won. We were fast, but I wasn’t going to catch him,” Zemken said.

Jason Barney was second ahead of two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart, who owns Zemken’s car, Justin Barger and Bryan Howland.

The finish:
Jessica Zemken, Jason Barney, Tony Stewart, Justin Barger, Bryan Howland, Davie Franek, Bobby Breen, Dylan Swiernik, Lance Yonge, Dan Kaszubinski, Blake Breen, Chuck Hebing, Shawn Donath, Jeff Cook, Tommy Wickham, Kevin Ward, Jr., Zach Weigand, Mike Stelter, Mike Mahaney, James Hanson, Tyler Rice, Steve Poirier, Jared Fink, Chris Muhleisen.