Steve Arpin, with whom ENEOS has partnered during his skillful journey to the top of the pack in Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC), has announced he will be teaming with Ken Block and his Hoonigan Racing Division to compete in select events of the new Americas Rallycross Championship (ARX).
ENEOS is proud to announce we will continue be one of Steve Arpin’s partners as he transitions to this new opportunity.
A native of Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada, Arpin attended his first race at just two months old. A son of accomplished dirt modified driver, Chuck, Arpin was born with a love for anything with an engine. He began his motorsports career racing go-karts and snowmobiles. At age 18, he became the youngest driver to win the pretigious Wissota 100 at the Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, S.D. He also won seven world championships in snowmobile racing.
In 2008, Arpin’s journey into NASCAR began when he was discovered by Carl Edwards. Arpin was chosen to drive Edwards’ USAC Silver crown car for four races, earning Rookie of the Year honors. The following year, Arpin advanced to the ARCA Racing Series, where he received multiple victories, including Most Popular Driver (2009), two victories, seven top-5 finishes and Most Popular Driver (2010), qualifying for the first of seven NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
In 2011 and 2012, Arpin continued to challenge himself and climb the ranks in NASCAR, competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the Xfinity Series. He earned his first NASCAR Series pole position in 2011 and two top-10 finishes in XFINITY competition.
This versatile driver found his home in GRC starting in 2013. Arpin had a best finish of second in 10 starts of 2014 with a seventh-place finish in the point standings. In 2015, he had 12 starts, 5 heat wins, 1 podium, and 6th overall. 2016 saw his performance increase in another leap, with 11 starts, 8 top 5s, four podiums, one win, and 4th overall in points for the season. In 2017, Arpin made the transition from Chip Ganassi Loenbro Racing to a private team partnership with Loenbro Motorsports. He won two races and made the podium a total of 7 of 12 races, putting him in a solid 3rd place for final season point standings.
In 2018, Arpin and Loenbro join Ken Block and Hoonigan to compete in the new Americas Rallycross Championship (ARX), organized by IMG, who is behind the World and European Rallycross championships and is a global leader in sports events and marketing. He races for Loenbro Motorsports with the Hoonigan Racing team.
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