Arpin second in Illinois


Steve Arpin was runner-up at the ARCA circuit’s Ansell Protective Gloves 150 at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. on Friday night.
The Fort Frances native finished just 1.669 seconds behind winner Patrick Sheltra, allowing him to earn his fifth top-five finish and eighth top-10 showing in 12 starts.
Arpin was in sixth place on the starting grid, but was able to stay in the top three for much of the race, according to ARCA’s website.
Despite the strong showing, Arpin actually dropped a position in the overall standings (to 14th place with 2,560 points) after missing out on a 250-point bonus awarded to drivers who compete in each race over a five-race stretch (in this case, races 11-15 on the season).
Arpin missed the 11th race because of commitments to the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Craig Goess leads the pack with 3,670 points.
ARCA’s next race, the Southern Illinois 100, is slated for Labour Day (Sept. 6) at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in DuQuoin, Ill.
It is the 16th of 20 races in the season.