GREENFIELD — Two of the more accomplished local short track drivers in recent memory have combined for what they hope is one winning partnership.
Greenfield’s CJ Leary has joined fellow Greenfield native Brad Armstrong and Team 6-R Racing for the remainder of the USAC Silver Crown Series, beginning next week in the J.D. Byrider 100 at Lucas Oil Raceway.
Tenth this season in the USAC Sprint Car points standings in a family-funded operation, Leary will make his career Silver Crown debut in practice on Monday for 6-R, of which Armstrong is a co-owner. The J.D. Byrider 100, the most prestigious event on the Silver Crown docket, is Thursday.
“I’m not that nervous,” Leary, 18, said of his transition from dirt tracks. “I’m sure it will be different, but I have quite a bit of pavement experience. I ran CRA Late Models for a season so I think that will help me out for a lot in this deal.
“The test (Monday) will be my first time in the car, but I see no reason we shouldn’t run in the top five.”
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