SALEM, Ind. (Sept. 10, 2016) - With qualifying cancelled as a result of rain, the field for the 100th running of the Eddie Gilstrap Motors ARCA Fall Classic 200 has been set from combined practice speeds.
That puts current ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship leader Chase Briscoe on the pole for the start of tonight's race, still scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m. ET. Briscoe is running a No. 77 Throwback paint scheme honoring his Cunningham Motorsports car owner Briggs Cunningham, from Cunningham's sports car days.
Venturini Motorsports took the next four positions leading off with rookie Christopher Bell, the winner here in April, who will start second alongside Briscoe in the No. 15 JBL Toyota.
Newcomer Zane Smith (No. 66 Icon Vehicle Dynamics Toyota) was third with Dalton Sargeant fourth (No. 55 Toyota Racing Development-Windows 10 Toyota). Tom Hessert, the winner at DuQuoin last Sunday, will start fifth in the No. 25 Nortown Automotive Toyota. Hessert is another running a throwback design made to look like Bill Venturini's 1987 championship car.
Briscoe's Cunningham Motorsports teammate Frank Kimmel, who hasn't raced in ARCA since Daytona, starts sixth in the No. 22 Cunningham Motorsports Ford.
Sarah Cornett-Ching, AJ Fike, Matt Kurzejewski and John Wes Townley complete the top-10.