The 200-lap, 100-mile race is scheduled to start at 7:15 p.m.
17-year-old Austin Wayne Self, driving for Cunningham Motorsports, will start second. Frank Kimmel, a nine-time winner at Salem, Kyle Benjamin and Kyle Weatherman round out the list of top five qualifiers.
Tom Hessert, a Cunningham teammate of Self’s, has won the past two ARCA races at Salem. He will start ninth.
Mason Mingus, in the No. 32 Call Before You Dig Toyota, will start at the rear after changing a motor. Mingus was one of the fastest cars during the early practice session, but the team found a problem with the motor during the second practice session, prompting them to change it. The car did not qualify.
Mingus is tied with Boston entering tonight’s race for the SCOTT Rookie Challenge point lead. The title chase counts the best 15 races of the season for a rookie driver.
Spencer Gallagher, in the No. 23 Allegiant Chevrolet, will also start at the rear. During the early practice session, Gallagher scrapped the wall and the team did not make the repairs in time to make the technical inspection line, although it did take a qualifying lap.
Boston’s time of 17.314, or 115.398 mph, was slower than his April qualifying lap, but still fastest in the 30-car field.
Boston enters the race on the heels of veteran Frank Kimmel for ARCA’s Bill France 4 Crown Championship. The Bill France Four Crown provides a link to the series’ roots, featuring a diverse combination of tracks in any given season. Four Crown points are allocated without qualifying or in-race bonuses, and distributed in the same method as in the official series standings.
This year’s 4-Crown race schedule includes Michigan Int’l Speedway (superspeedway), New Jersey Motorsports Park (road course), Springfield (mile dirt oval), and Salem (short track).
Kimmel has 555 points through the first three stops on the 4 Crown title chase with Boston right behind him at 540.