Arpin places fifth at WISSOTA Nationals

Steve Arpin couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Canada Day than by heading over to Alexandria, Mn. and invade its race track by entering in the WISSOTA Nationals.
It was there where Arpin finished in fifth place in the 25-car feature on Sunday in what is dubbed as WISSOTA’s biggest Modified race of the year.
“The car was actually really good. We were running third in the 40-lap feature, which is about double what it normally is,” Arpin noted.
“On the long run, the car was good, but towards the end of the race, the handling just went away and the car became really tight and we ended up dropping down to fifth,” he added of the event that attracted almost 90 cars.
Arpin, 21, had finished second in his heat, which put him in the “dash” race that would sort out the order for the feature (both the heats and dash were raced on Saturday).
Names were drawn to choose the order in the dash, with Arpin getting picked near the end and starting the race in the second last row. But that didn’t matter, as he would finish fourth to earn a second row start for the feature.
And Arpin couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Independence Day by then heading over to the Cedar Lake Speedway and competing there Monday night.
There, he finished second in his heat before making the podium in the feature by garnering a third-place finish, which brought Arpin closer to taking over the overall Modified leaderboard at Cedar Lake with 427 points (just nine behind leader Dave Cain).
In the WISSOTA National Modified points leaderboard, meanwhile, Arpin found himself in 12th position as of June 23. He also is starting to find lady luck after having some serious crashes over the past couple of months.
“We didn’t break a thing this weekend, so we were really pumped for that,” Arpin said.