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, Ontario, Canada
A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT
1. 28 Jordan Poirier ; 2. 9 Liam Martin ; 3. 5D Jacob Dykstra ; 4. 110 Jake Brown ; 5. 21 Kyle Phillips ; 6. 91 Ryan Turner ; 7. 13 Cory Turner ; 8. 0 Glenn Styres ; 9. 11J Chris Jones ; 10. 20 Brayden Cooley ; 11. 11 Jamie Turner ; 12. 15N Dan Nanticoke ; 13. 15 Mike Ferrell ; 14. 71S Shawn Sliter ; 15. 98 Paul Pekkonen ; 16. 77T Tyeller Powless ; 17. (DNF) 84 Tyler Rand ; 18. (DNF) 25 Warren Mahoney 
Heat Race 1: #13 Cory Turner // Heat Race 2: #5D Jacob Dykstra // Dash for Cash: #0 Glenn Styres
By Tommy Goudge with files from Hannah McCrory