By Merrittville Speedway PR
THOROLD, ONTARIO (July 26, 2020) … Jordan Poirier from Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec took home the checkered flag in the 360 Sprint Car feature as part of Operation Green Flag at the Merrittville Speedway on Sunday night. The event was streamed LIVE on GForceTV.net and will be broadcasted nationally on REVTV Canada on a tape delay.
Ryan Turner and Cory Turner led the field of 360 Sprint Cars to the green flag with Ryan Turner in the lead over his older brother Cory. The red flag came out for Mack DeMan and Shawn Sliter as they got collected into the turn one wall. Both drivers climbed out of their racecars under their own power. Jim Huppunen challenged Cory Turner for second as Jordan Poirier started to reel in the battle for the runner-up position. Huppenen would take second away on lap 12 while working lap traffic. Jordan Poirier would take over third and would quickly reel in the battle for the lead. Huppunen would take the lead away on lap 15, as Poirier would take over second from Ryan Turner. The caution would come out on lap 21 as Aaron Turkey came to a stop in turn three. On the restart, Huppunen would take off as Poirier would give chase. The duo would exchange slide jobs with Poirier taking the lead. Ryan Turner spun in turn four to bring out the caution on lap 22. Poirier would take off on the restart and would go on to score his first career win at Merrittville. Jim Huppunen, Cory Turner, Jake Brown and Jamie Turner would complete the top five.
Marketing and support of Operation Green Flag: Mission Merrittville is provided by Bobcat of Hamilton, Corr/Pak Merchandising, Bicknell Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Canada, Peter’s Construction Group, S&W Service Centre, Nitro 54, and Pinty’s Delicious Foods.
7-26-20 Operation Green Flag: Mission Merrittville RACE RESULTS
360 Sprint Cars: JORDAN POIRIER, Jim Huppunen, Cory Turner, Jake Brown, Jamie Turner, Mitch Brown, Josh Hansen, Steve Poirier, Shone Evans, Ryan Turner, Chris Steele, Liam Martin, Glenn Styres, Travis Cunningham, Steve Lyons, Cole Macdonald, Tom Huppunen, Holly Porter, Kevin Pauls, Allen Gilleta, Aaron Turkey, Jake Dykstra, Mack DeMan, Shawn Sliter
Failed to Qualify: Curtis Gartly, Jeremy Hughes, Dave McKnight
Qualifying Heats: Jim Huppenen, Glenn Styres, Cory Turner
B-Main: Liam Martin