LOUDON, N.H. – Austin Theriault of Fort Kent, Maine, finished 11th in the ACT Late Model Tour's 3rd annual ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 24. Theriault started 24th after a brief, rain-shortened practice session in the morning, and made steady progress toward the front in the quick, 50-lap sprint race. Despite the slightly missing on the adjustments for the changing track conditions on the AT Racing No. 57 Varney Insurance Ford, Theriault was able to pick his way through the traffic to take the car to the 11th position. Austin Theriault will race next at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, Vt., in the 49th Annual People's United Milk Bowl next weekend.
TEAM: AT Racing No. 57ME Varney Insurance Ford
CREW CHIEF: Mickey Green, West Paris, Maine
WHAT: ACT Late Model Tour ACT Late Model Invitational
WHERE: New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H. (.25-mile oval)
ACT Late Model Tour
LAST RACE: September 11, Can-Am 200, Circuit Riverside, Ste-Croix, Que. (4th)
NEXT RACE: October 1-2, 49th People's United Bank Milk Bowl, Thunder Road International Speedbowl, Barre, Vt. (.25-mile oval)
AUSTIN, TALK ABOUT YOUR DAY.
“We unloaded really fast off the truck. I thought we had a Top-5 car, maybe even a Top-3 car. The race didn't really work out in our favor. We made a couple adjustments before the race figuring the track would tighten up more than it did and it burnt us.
“The guys worked hard. We did pretty well here in August but it just wasn't the same car. We had fun, and I think it was a good race if you were up in the grandstands. There was a lot of side by side racing. We'll just take it, load the car in the trailer and go home.”
DO YOU THINK YOU ARE FINALLY GETTING A HANDLE ON THE TRACK?
“I'm definitely coming around. No doubt, I don't have as much experience as Eddie (MacDonald), Brian (Hoar), and all of them. Sooner or later it will come. Hopefully, we'll have our time here, too.”
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