For Immediate Release
TWO TOP 10’S FOR SEXTON GATLIN RACING AT THE VENTURA RACEWAY!
(Lakeside, CA, May 10, 2019) Sexton/Gatlin Racing drivers Dalton Sexton and his father Brent posted top 10 finishes in the POWRi California Lightning Sprint Car Series main event last Saturday night at the Ventura Raceway. For 16-year-old Dalton, it was his second top 10 finish in a row and for Brent, it was his first time inside the top 10 in 2019.
For the second straight race, all three team drivers qualified in the top 10. Brent, who turned 47-years-young on May 9th, was the fastest of the three when he timed in fourth in the 22-car field with a lap of 13.132. Dalton, 16, was fourth fastest with a lap of 13.181 and Grant, 14, was 10th when he stopped the clocks at 13.477.
The first heat race included Grant and Brent. Grant, last year’s CLS Rookie of the Year, finished fifth in the eight-lapper and that was one spot ahead of two-time series champion Brent. Dalton was the last of the trio to contest a heat and he posted a family best for the night taking third.
For the 25-lap main event on one of the most beautiful tracks in the USA, Dalton had the best starting spot coming from the outside of the third row in sixth. Brent was on the inside of the seventh row in 13th for the start and Grant was directly behind him in 15th.
Dalton was never worse than sixth in the 25-lapper and broke into the top five at points in the race before finishing sixth. Brent moved forward throughout the race and ended up eighth. Unfortunately, Grant lost his power steering and came home in 17th.
Going into the next race at the Barona Speedway on May 18th, Dalton is 10th in the CLS standings and is only 13-points out of seventh. Grant sits 14th, eight points out of 12th. Patriarch Brent is 23rd.
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 – Brent 8th – Dalton 6th – Grant – 17th
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]