Arpin pure gold in Silver 1000

Steve Arpin had all cylinders firing—and the result was a spot in the winner’s circle.
The Fort Frances racer took the checkered flag in the modified division at the 30th-annual Silver 1000 competition in Proctor, Mn. last Thursday.
“It was a big win in a pretty important race,” said Al Smith, pit steward at the Emo Speedway. “Steve started 11th in the feature race and found his way to the front.
“At one point, he passed [national overall points leader] Craig Thatcher while going after the lead,” Smith added.
Arpin also came through in fine form the following night, grabbing fifth place at a race in Rice Lake.
No regular racing was scheduled at the Emo Speedway on Saturday night as regular racers scattered throughout the region over the Labour Day weekend to compete or take time off.
But the pits will be jammed there once again this Saturday for the second-last night of races for the season.
The final races will be held Sept. 21.
“We’ve never run that late in the year before,” said Smith. “Hopefully, the time frame will mean some guys who wouldn’t normally be able to make it to our last races of the year can get here this time.”
As always, hot laps are at 7 p.m., with the green flag dropping at 7:30.