(Photo: Caleb Armstrong during action at Mansfield Motor Speedway – Jason Brown Motorsports Photography Credit)
Caleb Armstrong will enter Central PA All Star swing as Great Lakes Dirt Nationals champion
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
NEW CASTLE, IN (August 14, 2017) – Securing the largest payday of his young career, New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong entered the inaugural Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway on Saturday and left a winner, out-dueling 62 other entries for a $15,000 top prize. Armstrong’s triumph, leading the majority of the 20-lap program, also clinched an A-main starting position for the upcoming Mansfield Motor Speedway World Championships in April. The recently announced blockbuster will award $100,000.
The pilot of the Baker Crop Insurance/Neal Metal Recycling/All-Star Performance/Armstrong Farms/No. 7C started second on the Great Lakes Dirt Nationals grid, solidifying his front row starting position by transferring through the first of six FAST Series/Ohio Sprint Car Series heat races. The victory, Armstrong’s first of the 2017 season, adds depth to building list of recent accomplishments which includes a runner-up finish with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in West Lebanon, New York, as well as a top-five performance during the annual Freedom 40 at Atomic (OH) Speedway.
“This has been a long time coming. We’ve been close on several attempts, so I’m glad to finally get it done,” Caleb Armstrong said about his victory. “This is definitely the biggest win of my career. Hopefully we can use this momentum to our advantage when we head to Central Pennsylvania this weekend. It’s a whole different world out there, but we’re excited to get going.”
After a two week break, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions schedule will resume with a four-pack of programs in Central Pennsylvania, joining the infamous Pennsylvania Posse for four consecutive, $5,000-to-win events from Thursday, August 17, to Sunday, August 20. Armstrong, who is currently third in the Series championship standings, will join “America’s Series” at Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and Susquehanna Speedway, respectively. The upcoming weekend swing will be the last Pennsylvania appearance for Armstrong and the Arctic Cat All Stars until Friday, September 8.
Fans are invited to keep up with Caleb Armstrong online at www.calebarmstrong.com, as well as on all of his available social media networks including Twitter: @Armstrong7C
Recent Highlights: Finished seventh during Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon (OH) Speedway on July 8. Finished 10th during Arctic Cat All Star main event at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Monday, July 24. Charged from 25th to 15th at Eriez Speedway during I-79 Summer Shootout action. Finished second during Arctic Cat All Star main event at Lebanon Valley (NY) Speedway, as well as seventh during Arctic Cat All Star main event action at Outlaw (NY) Speedway. Finished fourth during Freedom 40 at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, August 5. Scored $15,000 FAST/OSCS victory during Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield Motor Speedway.
2017 Wins: 1 (Mansfield Motor Speedway – Great Lakes Dirt Nationals)
Armstrong was quick to thank his current partners: Baker Crop Insurance, Neal Metal Recycling, All-Star Performance, Armstrong Farms, Specialty Fuels & Logistics, Beast Enterprise, Simpson Racing Products, Wilwood Brakes, Wings Unlimited, PAC Racing Springs, Penske Shocks, and Schoenfeld Headers. Armstrong appreciatively echoed that he would not be able to stay on the All Star tour without these great partners.
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