For Immediate Release
GRANT SEXTON STAYS HOT WITH A THIRD PLACE FINISH AT VENTURA
(Lakeside, CA, November 4, 2019) Teenage racer Grant Sexton continued his late-season surge when he raced to a third-place finish in the 25-lap California Lightning Sprint Car Series main event on October 26th at the Ventura Raceway. The impressive performance was the fourth consecutive time that the high schooler has recorded a top three main event finish.
With 19-cars on hand at the ocean side oval, Grant was the fastest of the two Sexton/Gatlin Racing entries in qualifying. The 15-year-old timed in seventh quick with a lap of 13.212. His father, Brent Sexton, qualified one spot behind his youngest offspring with a time of 13.274.
Heat race action saw the family duo split up in two separate races. Grant was in the first heat and brought it home in third. A few moments later in the second heat, Brent brought his pretty #44 car across the line in fourth.
For the main, Grant started on the outside of row four just in front of his father. Once the green flag sent the field on its way, Grant shifted into forward motion. He had pushed his #3 up to fifth by the end of the third circuit and three laps later he was up to fourth.
In a race plagued by crazy lapped traffic, the teen maintained his poise and kept moving towards the front. At the end of the 15th lap, he used the inside line to secure third. Along with the other leaders, Grant weaved his way in and out of the traffic and ended up closing on the second-place car. However, time ran out before he could make another move and he had to settle for third in the 25-lap race that went green to checkered with no yellow or red flags.
Brent locked up another top ten finish when he came home in the ninth spot.
This Friday and Saturday, Sexton/Gatlin Racing heads to the “Cal Cup” at Central California’s Lemoore Raceway. Full details for the team’s plans for that event will be forthcoming within 48 hours.
To keep up with all the exploits of the Sexton/Gatlin Racing Team, be sure to visit it’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Sexton-Gatlin-Racing-1173560279445564/
Sexton/Gatlin Racing would like to thank the following companies for making the 2018 season possible. Scotty and Jimmy Keys, Sexton Fire Protection, BK Wings, Troy Dirt, Victory Graphix, Swift Powdercoat, Maxima Oil and Infiniti Shocks. If you or your company would like to be a part of the Sexton/Gatlin team for the 2019 campaign, please call (619) 454-6945 or E-mail [email protected]
2019 Sexton/Gatlin Racing Schedule
March 16 Bakersfield Speedway – Brent 12th B – Dalton 10th A – Grant 19thA
March 23 Ventura Raceway – Brent DNS – Dalton 11th A – Grant 7th A
April 6 Barona Speedway – Dalton 18th – Grant 20th – Sheldon 3rd – Brent DNR
April 20 Bakersfield Speedway – Brent 16th – Dalton 5th – Grant 18th
May 4 Ventura Raceway – Brent 8th – Dalton 6th – Grant – 17th
May 18 Barona Speedway – Brent 3rd – David 11th – Dalton 12th – Grant 14th
June 1 Ventura Raceway – Brent 4th – Dalton 6th – Grant 16th
June 29 Barona (Open Comp) – Bezio 1st – Brent 2nd – Dalton 6th – Grant 8th
July 13 Barona (Open Comp) – Bezio DNS – Brent 4th – Dalton 3rd – Grant DNS
July 18 Deming Speedway (Clay Cup) – Rained out
July 19 Deming Speedway (Clay Cup) – Brent 14th – Dalton 9th in B Main – Grant 16th
July 20 Deming Speedway (Clay Cup) – Brent 11th – Dalton 14th – Grant 7th
July 27th Santa Maria Raceway – Brent 8th – Dalton DNR – Grant 2nd
August 10 Barona Speedway – Brent 2nd – Dalton – 7th – Grant 16th
August 24 Ventura Raceway – Brent – DNR – Dalton 18th – Grant 7th
September 21 Barona (Open Comp) – Brent 5th – Dalton – 11th – David 8th – Grant 1st
October 4 Lake of the Ozarks Speedway (POWRi Nationals) – Brent 4th– Grant 1st
October 5 Lake of the Ozarks Speedway (POWRi Nationals) – Brent DNS – Grant 2nd
October 26 Ventura Raceway – Brent 9th – Grant 3rd
November 16 Barona Speedway(Thunder Out West)
November 17 Barona Speedway(Thunder Out West)
November 23 Bakersfield Speedway
Photo courtesy of Pit Princess Photography
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