Scott Poirier was benched by his doctors in 2018 from racing, ending his run in the Blue Knight Vintage Modified #73, owned by Judy his wife of over 44 years.

Then in 2021 we were given the opportunity to become the proud owners of a Vintage Race Car Coupe built by the late Bobby Turner, one of Scott’s best friends who passed in 2021. In an ongoing effort of preserving automobile racing and Bobby’s memory, we have been displaying our Turner race car in the northeast while Scott continues to enjoy his participation in vintage racing clubs.

Scott started building his racing career in the #66 with Jay Stuart in 1977; later owning his own team in 1980. Scott is very grateful to all the owners that gave him rides throughout the years and helped him in his racing career.

During the early 80s, Scott was a Waterford Speedbowl Tech Inspector for a couple of years in the Late Model division - increasing the number of winners from single digits to double digits during that time.

Scott also raced in each of the past five decades winning a championship at Stafford Speedway in 1986, Rookie of the Year in the Late Model and SK Modified divisions at Waterford Speedbowl along with numerous wins at local Connecticut tracks. In the NASCAR Modified Tour division he competed as far north as New Hampshire Speedway, Loudon, NH and as far south as Nazareth Speedway, Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.

In vintage racing he won the 2013 New England Antique Racers (NEAR) and 2014, 2015, 2016 Senior Tour Auto Racing (STAR) Championships. Scott feels very fortunate that vingtage racing has given him a chance to meet his racing heroes in person; after following their careers as a kid.

In 1990 Scott appeared on the cover, and was profiled, in the February edition of Stock Car Racing Magazine. He took pride in maintaining his cars, as a student of Art Barry, which was recognized when he won “Outstanding Engineering and Fabrication” over 27 divisions at the Big E in Springfield, Massachusetts during Racearama. He remembers riding his bike for miles to visit the Spearpoint Auto Shop just to get to sweep the #21 garage floor of the Barry built Spearpoint Modified race car.

In the pits Scott was known as “Parts Store Poirier” always being prepared and willing to help his fellow racers, who also helped him in return.

Scott says, “My biggest career trophy was when I went to Martinsville [Virginia] and found my wife in ‘79”.

Scott agreed to be a National Street Rod Association (NSRA) Inspector for the Northeast in 2024 and continues to enjoy Hot Rodding in his '34 Chevy Coupe and '55 Chevy traveling as far west as Michigan and from Canada to Coco Beach, Florida on the east coast; visit photo gallery to view shows attended. During these journeys he adds "side trips" to include his wife's love of family history research.

By the Grace of God and 600 Horsepower!

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