Arpin to make return to Emo Speedway

Welcome back, Steve Arpin.
That’s how drivers and fans alike will be greeting the 21-year-old racing sensation, who will be making his return to the Emo Speedway tomorrow night (Saturday).
It has been an anxious return for Arpin, who actually had come last Saturday but rain burst that bubble.
“I’m really excited to be coming back,” he said. “Emo has always been one of my favourite tracks.
“We were there last week and saw the way it was prepared, and we were anxious to get on it, and then the rain came,” Arpin added from Minneapolis where he was getting a motor put into his car, which he will be racing tonight in New Richmond, Wis. at the highly-touted Cedar Lake Speedway.
But things look good for this Saturday. The forecast is calling for sunny skies and a high of 27 C, with the chance of showers as likely as Saddam Hussein being given a full pardon.
Like everything else in the area, the Emo Speedway has suffered from the rainy spring, racing just once out of the previous five Saturdays—one of the worst starts in WISSOTA history.
But if there was one weekend where organizers at the Emo Speedway would want the weather to co-operate, it would be this one.
Not only will Arpin be making a return, but a Truckers’ Special also will be held tomorrow night, with races getting underway at 7 p.m. (gates open at 6 p.m.)
“That’s going to be neat. I’ve seen them in Winnipeg when I used to race there lots,” noted Arpin. “Those are something to see, and are very worthwhile in coming to see.
“It’s going to be one of the better weekends to come this year. It’s going to be awesome,” he enthused.
So how has Arpin fared so far this racing season south of the border?
Quite nicely, actually, as he’s had eight wins, 12 top-five finishes, six top-10 finishes, and only five DNF’s in 33 starts. He has turned it on this past month after being involved in a crash that rendered his car useless.
“It’s been our best season yet,” he remarked. “We’ve had a couple of mishaps where we destroyed our race car last month, but we’ve had wins every weekend since then.”
Arpin usually races out of the Cedar Lake Speedway and is only eight points behind Joey Jensen (356 points), who is leading the 50-car Modified class.
But no matter where Arpin races, be it Cedar Lake or the Emo Speedway, he always jumps in the car looking to grab the checkered flag.
“It doesn’t matter what race track I’m on, wherever I go, I go to win,” he said.