2017 ARCA Racing Series champion Austin Theriault will be back behind the wheel of his No. 57 super late model for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Aroostook Savings and Loan Firecracker 200 at Spud Speedway in Caribou, Maine on Tuesday, July 3. The race marks Theriault’s first time back to his home track since 2012.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve raced at Spud Speedway. I believe the track’s owner, Troy Haney, has planned the biggest event the track has seen in decades, and I’m proud to play a small part in it. I have many Maine and Canadian fans, and I’m looking forward to seeing them at the track,” said Theriault of his return to Spud Speedway where he began his racing career in 2007.
Theriault’s car will feature Maine-based sponsors Cross Insurance, Daigle Oil Company, Pelletier Ford and Voisine Technology Services.
The Firecracker 200 is part of the “Roads to Oxford and Richmond” series. The race winner will receive $5,000 and choose a guaranteed starting spot in the 45th Annual Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway (Oxford, Maine) on August 26 or the inaugural PASS Commonwealth Classic at Richmond Raceway (Richmond, Virginia) on October 20.
Through a partnership of Spud Speedway, Aroostook Savings and Loan and WAGM TV, the race will raise money for Feed the County, a part of the Catholic Charities of Maine, to help support 24 food pantries throughout the county.
“Not only will the Firecracker 200 bring top super late model drivers from around New England and Canada, but the fact that we’ll be raising money to help those in need in Aroostook County is something very special to me. The people of the county have been my fans since day one, and I’m looking forward to giving back to those who need it the most by helping put on a great race at Spud Speedway,” said Theriault of the event’s philanthropic goals.