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April 04, 2019 at 04:54:24 PM
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Sexton/Gatlin Racing

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(619) 454-6945

For Immediate Release


(Lakeside, CA, April 4, 2019) Sexton/Gatlin Racing is adding a driver as it swings back into action when the California Lightning Sprint Car Series hits the Barona Speedway this Saturday night, April 6th. In addition to Brent Sexton and his teenage sons, Dalton and Grant, the Lakeside, California based team will be entering NASCAR Truck Series regular Sheldon Creed in a fourth car on the San Diego County dirt oval.

Being from nearby El Cajon, Creed, 21 and last year’s ARCA Stock Car Series champion, will be racing at the track closest to his home when he joins forces with Sexton/Gatlin Racing.  Thus far in the five races in the NASCAR Truck Series this year, he has a season-best finish of sixth at Las Vegas on March 1st.  Last Friday he placed 22nd at the Texas Motor Speedway.   

In addition to his prowess in the ARCA series in 2018, Creed is an X-Games Gold Medalist in Stadium Trucks, a two-time Stadium Speed Energy Super Trucks Champion and has won five off-road championships.  In addition, he is one of only three drivers to ever win two Lucas Oil Off-Road championships simultaneously.

Going into Saturday’s affair at Barona, Dalton Sexton, 16, sits highest of the family in the CLS championship standings.  The second-year driver is 11th.  2018 Rookie of the Year Grant is three spots back in 14th.  Father Brent, a two-time series champion, has been plagued by mechanical issues the first two races of the year and is currently 27th.

In three 2018 appearances at Barona with the CLS, Brent had a stellar record with two fourth place finishes and one fifth.  Dalton placed seventh, eighth and 12th in the three races and Grant came home sixth, 11th and 18th. 

Fans interested in attending Saturday’s race to watch the Sextons and Creed battle with the other CLS stars can find the Barona Speedway at 1754 Wildcat Road in Lakeside (92040).  The track website is and the office phone number is (619) 749-8115.  Gates will open at noon with racing at 5:00.

After Saturday’s race, the team will get one week off before heading to the Bakersfield Speedway for the second time this year on April 20th.

To keep up with all the exploits of the Sexton/Gatlin Racing Team, be sure to visit it’s Facebook page at

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 POWRi California Lightning Sprint Car Series


March 16         Bakersfield Speedway – Brent 12th B – Dalton 10th A – Grant 19th A


March 23         Ventura Raceway – Brent DNS – Dalton 11th A – Grant 7th A


April 6              Barona Speedway


April 20            Bakersfield Speedway


May 4              Ventura Raceway


May 18            Barona Speedway


June 1             Ventura Raceway


June 15           Bakersfield Speedway


June 29           Barona (Open Comp)


July 6               Ventura Raceway


July 13             Barona (Open Comp)


July 27             Santa Maria Raceway


July 27             Barona (Open Comp)


August 10        Barona Speedway


August 24        Ventura Raceway


September 7   Ventura Raceway


September 21 Bakersfield Speedway


September 21 Barona (Open Comp)


October 5        Ventura Raceway


October 26      Ventura Raceway


November 17  Bakersfield Speedway


Photo courtesy of Pit Princess Photography


This release produced by Scott Daloisio.  Contact (909) 226-7768 mailto:[email protected]

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