(Photo: Caleb Armstrong during a recent start – Jason Brown Motorsports Photography Credit)
Armstrong hard charges at Eldora for 4-Crown Nationals top-ten
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
NEW CASTLE, IN (September 25, 2017) – Not deterred by a rough start, New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong put on a passing clinic during the 36th running of the 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, charging from the outside of row eleven to finish ninth during the 25-lap, $5,000-to-win, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event. The top-ten performance was Armstrong’s 18th of the 2017 season during Arctic Cat All Star competition, also earning the MSD Performance Hard Charger Award.
The pilot of the Baker Crop Insurance/Neal Metal Recycling/Armstrong Farms/No. 7C had to do things the hard way during his visit to the World’s Greatest Dirt Track. After missing a transfer spot during the third of four heat races, Armstrong was forced to compete in the consolation B-main where he finished second. The top-four finishers qualified for the evening’s 4-Crown Nationals main event.
“I guess that wasn’t how we wanted to start the night, but it worked out in the end,” Armstrong stated. “I was able to maneuver really well and get by some cars. Anytime you can advance that far through a field says a lot about your program and your potential. We’ll be back to Eldora in a few weeks, so hopefully we can start a little closer toward the front.”
Caleb Armstrong will not continue his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign until Saturday, October 7, when the Series visits Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, for the fifth and final time this season. Armstrong will enter the event third in the Arctic Cat All Star driver championship.
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. Finished eighth during Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway visit on Sunday, September 17. Charged from 22nd to ninth during Four Crown Nationals main event at Eldora Speedway on September 23.
2017 Wins: 1 (Mansfield Motor Speedway – Great Lakes Dirt Nationals)
Armstrong is 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.
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