(Photo: Caleb Armstrong during action earlier this season – Jason Brown Motorsports Photography Credit)
Caleb Armstrong will hunt $18,000 during Great Lakes Dirt Nationals
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
NEW CASTLE, IN (August 7, 2017) – In hopes of collecting a grand total of $18,000 in two days, the largest payday of his young career, Caleb Armstrong will continue his 2017 campaign with a visit to the Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio. The inaugural Great Lakes Dirt Nationals will headline competition at the state-of-the-art venue, awarding a $3,000 top prize on Friday, August 11, followed by a $15,000 finale on Saturday, August 12.
Armstrong, a full-time traveler on the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions trail, will enter the weekend on a stretch of impressive finishes during 410 cubic inch competition, recently finishing fourth with the Ohio Sprint Car Series during the 19th Annual Freedom 40 at Atomic (OH) Speedway on Saturday, August 5. It was Armstrong’s lone start of the weekend, taking advantage of the break in the Arctic Cat All Star schedule.
“We’ve been excited to get back to Mansfield Motor Speedway ever since the All Stars were there earlier this season. We didn’t get to race the A-main because of the weather, but we still learned a ton about the place,” Armstrong said, pilot of the Baker Crop Insurance/Neal Metal Recycling/All-Star Performance/Armstrong Farms/No. 7C. “Things have been going pretty well for the us the last few weeks. Despite the big payday, this is more of a pressure free weekend for us; no Series points on the line, and a great way to test before we come back in October with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. I’m excited to get there.”
Caleb Armstrong will enter the Great Lakes Dirt Nationals as a prime contender, earning not only a top-five during a recent start at Atomic Speedway, but also logging a pair of top-ten finishes during his recent Arctic Cat All Star trek through the Empire State. The New Castle, Indiana, native has earned a total of 15 top-ten finishes thus far in 2017 during Arctic Cat All Star competition, six inside the top-five.
The Arctic Cat All Star schedule will not resume until Thursday, August 17, when “America’s Series” visits Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania; the first of four consecutive events in Central Pennsylvania.
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.
2017 Wins: N/A
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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