Fort Kent's Austin Theriault is returning to home turf to race next week here in Maine. Last year's ARCA Series champion will race next Tuesday at Spud Speedway in Caribou in the Firecracker 200 Pro All Star Series race.

It will be his first race since winning the ARCA title back in October for Ken Schrader Racing Team.

Theriault cut his teeth in racing at Spud Speedway back in 2007.

“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.” . -  Austin Theriault Racing

Theriault is still working on getting sponsorship help to continue his racing career. He is spending a lot of time coaching and doing testing and spotting ARCA racer Chase Purdy.

Last year, Theriault dominated the ARCA Series, winning seven races and finishing in the top-10 in 19 of the 20 ARCA events.

Theriault told his Facebook Live audience that he hopes to race again in the NASCAR Truck or Xfinity Series, or perhaps even some ARCA events.

He is getting lots of support from people in the racing business like former NASCAR racer Mark Martin who tweeted over the weekend...