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April 26, 2019 at 10:13:44 PM
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Sexton/Gatlin Racing

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For Immediate Release


(Lakeside, CA, April 26, 2019) Sixteen-year-old Dalton Sexton of Lakeside, California had his best finish of 2019 when he placed fifth in the POWRi California Lightning Sprint Car Series main event last Saturday night at the Bakersfield Speedway.  In addition to his main event prowess, his father, Brent, garnered the first fast qualifying time of the year for Sexton/Gatlin Racing.

Twenty-seven cars were in the pits for the fourth CLS race of the year.  When qualifying ended on the banked 1/3-mile clay oval, all three Sexton/Gatlin Racing drivers ended up in the top-10.  Brent was at the top of the list with the fastest time of the 27 cars at 12.876.  Grant, 14, was fourth quick at 13.024 and Dalton was ninth when he stopped the clock at 13.120.

For the second race in a row, all three Sexton/Gatlin cars made it straight into the main event out of the heat races.  For the record, they all moved forward from their original starting spots.  The first heat matched Brent and Grant.  They started side by side in the third row with Grant in the fifth-place spot and Brent in the sixth.  By the time the checkered ended the eight-lapper, Grant had advanced up to the second -place position for his transfer to the main and Brent did the same by finishing fifth.  In the third heat, Dalton started in the fourth-place spot and finished third. 

For the 25-lap main, Dalton had the best starting spot for the family trio as he was starting on the outside of the front row.  Grant was starting seventh (inside the fourth row) and Brent was forced to start 10th (outside row five) due to the draw for the main event invert. 

Dalton stayed around the top five all race long and came across the line fifth.  Brent had worked his way from 10th to battle with the top five, but a late race tangle resulted in a 16th place finish.  Grant was running a strong race but contact with an infield tire on the 14th lap ended his night in 18th place.

Dalton came out of the race 10th in the 2019 CLS championship standings.  Grant, who was Rookie of the Year last year, sits 15th and Brent is 25th. 

The CLS is off this weekend, but all three Sexton/Gatlin Racing drivers will be back in action when the series heads to the Ventura Raceway on May 4th. 

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 – Dalton 18th – Grant 20th – Sheldon 3rd – Brent DNR


April 20            Bakersfield Speedway – Brent 16th – Dalton – 10th – Grant 18th


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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