For Immediate Release
SEXTON/GATLIN RACING ADDS DRIVER FOR SATURDAY’S CLS RACE AT BARONA!
(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 https://baronaspeedway.com/ 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 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 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]