Motorsports athlete Austin Theriault to participate in Fort Kent senior college course
FORT KENT, Maine — Professional motorsports athlete Austin Theriault will participate in an upcoming St. John Valley Senior College class.
“The NASCAR Experience with Austin Theriault,” will be held using Zoom, on Tuesday, April 6.
Theriault, 27, a Fort Kent native, is a professional race car driver who competed in two NASCAR Cup races, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and won the ARCA Racing Series championship in 2017.
The local hero, who currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, still has strong ties to the Valley. His parents are Steve and Terry Theriault of Fort Kent, owners of TNT Road Co.
When administrators of St. John Valley College reached out to Austin Theriault and requested he help with a class, Theriault agreed without hesitation.
“I was asked by a few members who are friends of the family to speak to the senior college class about my experience in professional motorsports,” Theriault said. “I’ve worked hard and been fortunate to be surrounded by experience and the right mentors over the past decade. I look forward to talking about my journey past and present.”
St. John Valley Senior College is offering all spring/summer 2021 classes virtually and free of charge due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The classes will be presented on Zoom and will also be recorded and aired on WFKTV Channel 4, Madawaska’s student-supported local access television station WOWL Channel 16 and YouTube.
To participate in any of the St. John Valley Senior College classes via Zoom video conference, registration is required seven days prior to the individual classes to allow administrators to provide participants with a Zoom link.
For information or to register, call St. John Valley Senior College at 207-834-3536.