Caleb Armstrong will hunt for Chili Bowl Nationals title beginning Thursday on John Christner Trucking Night
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
TULSA, OK (January 10, 2018) – New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong will attempt to capture Chili Bowl Nationals gold in 2018, launching his campaign atop one of dirt’s biggest stages on Thursday afternoon, January 11, during John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night. Over 350 midget sprint car entries will make the call over four nights of preliminary action, all seeking an opportunity to start in the coveted, 55-lap A-main on Saturday night.
Armstrong, a former preliminary night winner during Chili Bowl Nationals competition, had an opportunity to test and tune his BM Motorsports/FK Rod Ends/King Brothers Concrete/Integra Shocks/No. 49ER machine on Monday during Chili Bowl Nationals practice. Despite an early tumble, resulting in no permanent damage nor issues, practice session results were motivating for the Indiana native.
“The car was fine. I just forgot it didn’t have a wing on it,” Armstrong chuckled regarding his practice roll over. “I tried to get a little too much out of the car right away. No big deal. The car is fine and we were fast during our last practice session. I can’t thank this entire team enough for the opportunity to do this. It all comes down to our performance on Thursday.”
For the fourth year, the Chili Bowl Nationals will be shown online via http://www.racinboys.com. All four nights of qualifying action (Jan 9-12) will be available for pay-per-view purchase. Saturday night’s finale (Jan 13) will be shown Live on the MAVTV Motorsports Network. For a complete listing of channels, and to request MAVTV, log onto http://www.mavtv.com.
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
2017 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 – $15,000)
2017 Stats: 18 Arctic Cat All Star top-ten finishes in 46 feature starts; six top-five finishes. Ended year third in Arctic Cat All Star driver standings.
Armstrong is quick to thank his current marketing 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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