Boston Takes Wild ARCA Victory At Madison
OREGON, Wis. – Justin Boston seized the day Sunday at Madison Int’l Speedway, winning the ARCA Racing Series Herr’s Live Life with Flavor 200 for his second win of the season.
“We’re here to win races and that’s what we did today,” Boston said in victory lane. “I’ll gladly take that trophy.”
Boston ran in the top-five for most of the race, but grabbed the lead after previous leaders Grant Enfinger and Mason Mitchell both ran into troubles in the last quarter of the race. He came out of the pits following a late pit stop in first place then zoomed out to a big lead in the No. 25 ZLOOP Toyota.
“Our race was so good today, long runs and short runs,” he said. “It was good right off the hauler. We didn’t really change anything. I think our car was as good as Grant or Mason, but we just couldn’t get up to them. Track position meant so much.
“I think if they wouldn’t have had trouble, I think we might have had something. It would have been a great show for the fans.”
Defending race winner Kyle Benjamin finished second, Brandon Jones third and veteran Frank Kimmel fourth. Tom Hessert finished fifth despite starting 25th.
Mitchell ended up 14th and Enfinger 15th. Both had to be pushed to the garage area. Enfinger led the most laps and Mitchell finished one spot ahead of his closest challenger in the ARCA Racing Series driver point standings, meaning 25 points still separate the two.
Kimmel was the biggest point beneficiary, closing to within 140 points, the closest he has been in several weeks.
“I knew it was just a matter of time that we close in a little bit,” Kimmel said. “We have had a lot of fourth- and fifth-place finishes. We’ll keep digging and getting there.”