For Immediate Release
BRENT SEXTON RETURNS TO JOIN HIS SONS AT BAKERSFIELD LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR RACE!
(Lakeside, CA, April 18, 2019) After missing the last race, two-time series champion Brent Sexton will return to action when the POWRi California Lightning Sprint Car Series returns to the Bakersfield Speedway this Saturday night, April 20th. As usual, Sexton will be in action along with his two teenage sons Grant and Dalton.
Saturday’s race will be the second of five at the Kern County clay oval for the CLS in 2019. Last month at the season opener, 16-year-old Dalton placed 10th in the main and 14-year-old Grant came home 19th. Brent had fuel pump problems on the night and did not get out of the B-main.
At the CLS last race two weeks ago at the Barona Speedway, the teenage siblings were off to a good start in the main before disaster struck. Grant was running fourth on lap six when he hit a rut in turn four and broke a radius rod knocking him out of the race. Dalton ran in the top five all race before getting pushed into the wall and out of action in the late going.
Earlier in the show, both boys qualified in the top 10 in the tough 28-car field. Grant was sixth fastest qualifier and Dalton was ninth. They followed up those impressive times with third-place finishes in their respective heat races.
Family patriarch Brent sat out the Barona race, but NASCAR Truck Series regular Sheldon Creed drove one of the Lakeside, California based Sexton/Gatlin cars to a third-place finish.
Heading into this weekend’s race at the “Okie Bowl,” Dalton is 10th in the championship standings, Grant is 17th and Brent is 28th.
In addition to the POWRi California Lightning Sprint Cars, the Western Pro Stocks, Sport Mods and Dwarf Cars will also be in action on Saturday. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first race will take the green flag at 7:00.
Fans who would like to watch the Sextons race in person on Saturday can find the Bakersfield Speedway at 5001 N. Chester Ext., in Bakersfield (93308). The track website is http://www.bakersfieldspeedway.com/ and the office phone number is (661) 393-3373.
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 – Dalton 18th – Grant 20th – Sheldon 3rd – Brent DNR
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
This release produced by Scott Daloisio. Contact (909) 226-7768 mailto:[email protected]