Fort Kent driver wins second straight ARCA race
Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault made it two wins in a row and series-leading fifth this season on Monday when he captured the ARCA General Tire Grabber 100 at the DuQuoin State Fair’s Magic Mile in Illinois.
Theriault had won the Road America 100 eight days ago at the Road America road course in Plymouth, Wisconsin.
Monday’s race took two overtime restarts to settle it due to spinouts that brought out caution flags.
Theriault, who drives for Ken Schrader Racing, had moved his Toyota past Sheldon Creed into second after the first restart and was on the outside of leader Shane Lee for the second restart. Creed lined up behind Lee and bumped him on the restart. They got tangled up and Theriault sped away on the outside of lap 107.
“They were pushing each other around. They didn’t get a good restart and I did. I got a good launch so I was able to take the position,” said Theriault who took the checkered flag 1.3 seconds ahead of Creed. Lee wound up fifth.
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