BIOGRAPHY

  •  BORN: December 16, 1983
  •  NATIONALITY: Canadian
  •  HOMETOWN: Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada
  • RESIDES: Mooresville, North Carolina

 

A native of Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada, and son of an entrepreneur and dirt racer, Steve Arpin started winning races in go-karts at the age of 10. Steve’s high school days were different than most; while his friends were going to class and doing homework, the young Canadian was out winning regional and national snowmobile championships. By the time Steve turned 18, he was a seven-time world snowmobile champion.

When not racing on snow, Steve became a force on four wheels, securing the Wissota Auto Racing Series and Emo Speedway Modified Track Championship at 15. He was able to defend his title, winning every heat and feature event held at the Canadian speedway for the next three years.

Steve soon broke into the American spotlight by becoming the youngest driver on record to capture the prestigious Wissota 100. In the beginning of 2007, he had near-perfect record, winning the UMP Dirt Car Winter Nationals championship and the North Florida National Championship. Steve conquered North Dakota during the IMCA Dakota Classic Modified Tour, winning every heat and every feature for five straight nights. He racked up an impressive 18 feature wins and 42 top-five finishes, under six sanctioning bodies, while racing at 38 different tracks in 22 different states and Canada throughout the ’07 season.

In 2008, Steve got the opportunity to pilot Carl Edwards’ USAC Silver Crown Car, capturing Rookie of the Year honors.

The following year, he competed in the ARCA Racing Series, taking home seventh-place in the championship point standings. Steve also earned the 2009 Most Popular Driver award. In 2010, he captured three ARCA victories at Salem Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway and DuQuoin State Fairgrounds with Venturini Motorsports. Steve ended the year with seven top-five and ten top-10 finishes as the fans voted him the Most Popular Driver for the second consecutive year.

That same year, Steve made his NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) debut at Talladega Superspeedway, where he qualified fourth and finished 26th. He made six more NNS starts, with his best finish of 10th coming at Daytona International Speedway. In 2011, he made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut with Turner Motorsports behind the wheel of the No. 32 Mike’s Hard Lemonade Chevrolet Silverado.

In 2014, Steve began racing in rallycross and currently drives the #100 Eneos Motor Oil Ford Focus RS RX for Loenbro Motorsports with Hoonigan Racing.