‘We’ve been doing a lot with less:’ Fort Kent driver wins sixth ARCA race

Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault made it three wins in a row in the ARCA series on Saturday night. He passed Zane Smith with four laps to go to capture the 102nd running of the Eddie Gilstrap Motors Fall Classic at Salem Speedway in Indiana.

It was his series-leading sixth win of the season and it all but clinched the points championship as he has extended his lead to more than 300 points over second-place Dalton Sargeant with only three races remaining.

Theriault led the first 136 laps before Tom Hessert beat Theriault off pit road to wrest the lead away from him.

Smith maneuvered past Hessert to take over the lead on lap 142 but Theriault eventually cleared Hessert to move into second and he went underneath Smith on lap 196 to take the lead for good on the .555-mile paved oval track.

“There was a little bit of banging, door to door. It was hard, side-by-side racing and I was able to clear him,” said Theriault.

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