(WAGM) - Austin Theriault has had an incredible season so far in the ARCA series and it just keeps getting better for the Fort Kent native. Yesterday Theriault raced in the Road America 100 in Wisconsin.
On the last lap of the race, leader Austin Cindric got spun out by another car on turn one and then on turn five Dalton Sargeant who is chasing Theriault for the points lead spun out which opened the way for Theriault to win his fourth race of the season. The win also clinched the Bill France 4 Crown championship, which is a combination of results a race at a superspeedway, short track, dirt oval, and a road course. Theriault takes us through what happened on that wild last lap.
"Road course racing can be really exciting, not only for the people watching. When you're running behind the lead pack sort of just stalking them running fifth, which is where we were on the last restart with one lap to go in the race. You knew the people driving behind the leader were going to try to drive in as hard as they could in order to take the lead. They just got in there a little too hot on the brakes, locked up the tires and slid around the corner and took out the leader. We were right behind that when it happened and sneaked around the corner and we're running third. A couple corners after that two cars in front of me did the same thing. They hit each other and tried to get into the corner too hard racing for the win. We were just running third and hit all of our braking marks and not trying to be too aggressive and we were in position to take the win after that point," he said.