(Photo: Caleb Armstrong at the Port Royal “Speed Palace” – Jason Brown Motorsports Photography Credit)
Caleb Armstrong earns Tuscarora 50 A-main start; Jim Nace Memorial next on All Star schedule
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
NEW CASTLE, IN (September 12, 2017) – While battling some of the nation’s elite, New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong represented the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions proudly during his recent trip to the Port Royal (PA) Speedway “Speed Palace,” qualifying for the largest event in the history of the facility – the 50th Annual Tuscarora 50.
Armstrong, who is currently third in the Arctic Cat All Star championship chase, was scored 24th during the 50-lap, $50,000-to-win, Tuscarora weekend finale, earning a spot in the Central Pennsylvania blockbuster by finishing fourth during the evening’s B-main. The second year, All Star traveler was one position shy of qualifying for the Tuscarora 50 main event through his respective heat race.
“We were really proud to make the show on Saturday night, especially after failing to make it out of the C-main on Friday,” Armstrong stated, pilot of the Baker Crop Insurance/Armstrong Farms/Neal Metal Recycling/No. 7. “That’s a whole different world out there. Not only were we up against the Pennsylvania Posse, but we also had to race against a bunch of fast teams from the Midwest. It was definitely a fun atmosphere. We still have a lot to learn about Central Pennsylvania and the big half-miles. We have two more this weekend, so we’ll put our notes from Port Royal to the test.”
With one last chance to conquer Central Pennsylvania soil, Caleb Armstrong will return to the Keystone State with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during the upcoming weekend, set to visit Selinsgrove Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, September 16-17, respectively. Highlighting his trip back to Pennsylvania Posse Country will be the 35th Annual Jim Nace Memorial/National Open at Selinsgrove Speedway awarding an $8,000 top prize; the track’s final event of the 2017 season.
Unlike Selinsgrove Speedway, which has yet to host an Arctic Cat All Star event in 2017, Armstrong has one start at the Bedford half-mile this season and was scored 23rd; the result of contact with another racer after starting from the outside-pole position.
“Bedford wasn’t too kind to us last time we were there, but we’ve long put that behind us,” Armstrong said. “Our goal is to pick up right where we left off and get up front. I know we have the speed to make that happen. We’ll see what we can do.”
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. Charged from 12th to sixth during Wayne County Speedway’s Pete Jacobs Memorial on Sunday, September 3. Qualified for Tuscarora 50 main event at Port Royal (PA) 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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