Arpin races to yet another top-five finish


Another ARCA RE/MAX race, another top-five finish for Steve Arpin.
Arpin finished fifth in his return to dirt track racing at the Allen Crowe 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds yesterday.
Series rookie Parker Kligerman padded his points lead with a historic victory in the 47th running of the annual event.
Kligerman, 19, became the youngest-ever driver to capture the Allen Crowe 100—surpassing Justin Allgaier, who was 20 when he won.
Eight cautions for a variety of spins and bang-ups slowed the race for 42 laps, including a late caution that lengthened it to 103 laps to accommodate a green flag finish.
Although it came down to a two-lap dash to the checkered flag with 18 cars still on the lead lap, no driver had anything for Kligerman in the end.
Kligerman led 18 laps overall, including the final 15.
Arpin had qualified ninth for the race with a lap time of 33.128 seconds.
He sits fifth overall in the point standings with 2,880, just 10 shy of Joey Coulter (2,890) for fourth.
Kligerman leads the pack with 3,425 points through 14 events, followed by Justin Lofton (3,390) and Frank Kimmel (3,095).
The next ARCA race goes this Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the Ansell Cut Protection 150 at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill.