For Immediate Release
SEXTON/GATLIN RACING BACK AT THE VENTURA RACEWAY THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!
(Lakeside, CA, May 2, 2019) Sexton/Gatlin Racing will be back in action for round #5 of the POWRi California Lightning Sprint Car Series this Saturday night, May 4th, at the Ventura Raceway. Spectator gates at the beach side oval will open at 3:00 P.M. and racing will begin at 5:30.
Saturday will be the second of eight CLS races on its home track in 2019. At the first appearance at the track which is a few hundred feet from the breaking waves of the Pacific Ocean, 14-year-old Grant Sexton, the 2018 CLS Rookie of the Year, recorded the best finish for the racing family on the night when he came home seventh. Older brother Dalton finished 11th. Family patriarch Brent had mechanical issues and was forced to sit out the main.
Two weeks ago at the Bakersfield Speedway, all three family members qualified in the top 10 and made the main event. Dalton, who currently ranks highest of the trio in the championship standings, scored his season-best fifth-place finish. Brent, who was charging towards the front before a late race tangle knocked him out of the race, ended up 16th. Grant suffered some front-end damage due to contact with an infield tire and ended up 18th. Grant sits 15th in the standings but he is only 23 points out of 11th. Brent is 25th in points but has only contested one main event thus far in the season.
After Saturday’s 195-mile drive to race in Ventura, Sexton/Gatlin Racing will have a short trip for the next race when the CLS returns to the Barona Speedway for the second time in 2019 on May 18th.
In addition to the CLS, Saturday’s program will include the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, VRA Senior Sprints and the Focus/WMR Midgets. Fans who would like to attend can find the track on the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 10 W. Harbor Boulevard (93001). For more information, visit the track website at http://venturaraceway.com/ or call the office at (805) 648-RACE.
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 – Brent 16th – Dalton – 5th – 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]