Local Racing Star Dakoda Armstrong Dominates Midget Classic

Local driving talent, Dakoda Armstrong dominated the field and brought home the trophy for winning the Midget feature at the 2007 Mopar Sprint and Midget Classic presented by DHL at Orlando Speedworld Saturday Night. Armstrong used his outside pole position to take the lead on the second lap and never looked back as he had nearly a straightaway lead on the second place finisher at the checkered flag. Competing in both a Sprint and Midget car in this annual event, Armstrong finished in 8th place in the 40 lap Sprint car race which preceded the 40 Lap Midget feature.

Armstrong was strong in all practice sessions and was fifth fast qualifier for the Midget and 9th fastest for the Sprint feature. The 6 car inversion for the Midget feature gave him prime real estate to out gun the field. 24 cars took the green flag for the feature which was slowed several times for caution and stopped for a red flag when one car hit the fencing in turn three initiating repairs to the safety fence. The driver was not seriously injured.

The 2007 Mopar Sprint and Midget Classic is an annual event held in conjunction with the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The PRI Trade Show is the largest Racing Industry trade show in the country attracting thousands of manufacturers, racers and promoters from all over the world. The races at Orlando Speedworld were taped for broadcast on the Outdoor Channel at a later date.

Dakota Armstrong, a 16 year old Middletown native, made his mark at Anderson Speedway in 2007 by being the youngest driver to ever lead the prestigious Pay Less Little 500. He is the 2004 USAC Kenyon Midget Series Champion and is considered one of the fastest rising stars in racing.

More information on Dakoda can be found on his recently launched website at www.dakodaarmstrong.com.