E.J. Prescott Inc. of Gardiner, a 61-year-old company that distributes products for the water, wastewater and stormwater industries, will team with Ken Schrader Racing as a sponsor of Fort Kent native Austin Theriault’s race car for Friday night’s Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 ARCA race at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana.
Theriault currently leads the ARCA points standings by 160 points over Dalton Sargeant of Boca Raton, Florida, and also tops the series with three wins, eight top-five finishes and 10 top-10s in 10 races.
Sargeant and Theriault finished one-two in the Fans With Benefits 150 at Iowa Speedway on July 8.
The 23-year-old Theriault has a win and two seconds in his last three races.
E.J. Prescott Inc. has been involved in racing for more 20 years and Team EJP Racing has been involved in the careers of such drivers as Monster Energy Cup drivers Ricky Craven, Kevin LePage, Steve Park and Denny Hamlin along with former Xfinity Series racer Andy Santerre.
Team EJP has been involved mostly in motocross recently with rider Patrick Prescott.
E.J. Prescott Inc. has 28 locations in nine states across the northeast and midwest including serving the Indiana market and two in nearby Ohio.
“We have watched Austin for several years and watched his career develop over these years,” said EJP president Steve Prescott in a news release. “We worked with Austin when he put together his Maine tourism car which he ran at Kentucky Speedway. He has been our guest at a few trade shows, but we have not worked directly sponsoring a car until now.
“We are excited to be working with Austin and KSR for the race in Indianapolis. This is a good opportunity for our employees and customers to see what a fine young man Austin is and to help grow his fan base as well as KSR’s in that market,” Prescott added.
Theriault is pleased to have E.J. Prescott Inc. on board.
“EJP is a well-respected company in Maine,” said Theriault in the release. “I’ve seen the huge impact the company and the Prescott family has had in the communities where they work. The family has been involved in racing for a long time and I am thankful to have their support in Indianapolis where they have a company presence.
“We’ve been successful at the short tracks all year and I hope to keep that trend going,” said Theriault.
The track is a 0.686-mile oval and the race will be televised by FS1 at 9 p.m. Friday.