Sherwin Armstrong Dies

Sherwin Armstrong has died Feb. 10 after an extended illness. He was 55.

Armstrong was the son of Indy car, sprint car and midget car owner Sherman Armstrong. Sherwin raced midgets from 1981 to 1984. His best career finish was third in the inaugural 4-Crown Nationals USAC Midget Feature at Eldora Speedway in 1981.

He was 19th in the 1981 USAC National Midget Points. Armstrong suffered a crushed vertebra, broken collarbone, nose and finger during a heat race accident in the USAC/Badger co-sanctioned event on June 1, 1984 at Hales Corners Speedway (Franklin, Wis.), ending his driving career. Armstrong was hospitalized for several days in a Milwaukee Hospital following back surgery.

His brother Sherman “J.R.” Armstrong also competed in USAC and various series during the 1980s.


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