(SALEM, Ind. – Sept. 14, 2013) – Justin Boston won his second
Menards Pole Award presented by Ansell today and will start on the pole for
tonight’s Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA Fall Classic presented by Federated Car
Care at The Salem Speedway Fueled by The Hoosier Lottery.
Boston, in the No. 25 ZLOOP Computer & Recycling Toyota,
also won the pole at Salem Speedway for the ARCA race in April. The Venturini
Motorsports driver hails from Baltimore, Maryland, and is third in the ARCA
Racing Series Presented by Menards championship point standings with three
races remaining. He has 14 top 10 finishes on the season.
The 200-lap, 100-mile race is scheduled to start at 7:15
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
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
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.