For Immediate Release
SEXTON/GATLIN RACING HEADED TO POWRi CALIFORNIA LIGHTNING SPRINT CAR RACE AT VENTURA!
(Lakeside, CA, May 31, 2019) Fresh off a third-place finish two weeks ago at Barona, two-time series champion Brent Sexton will lead his sons Dalton and Grant into round #7 of the 2019 POWRi California Lightning Sprint Car Series this Saturday night, June 1st, at the Ventura Raceway. Spectator gates will open at 3:00 P.M. and the first race will be at 5:30.
After a humbling start to the 2019 campaign, family patriarch Brent has seen his year turn around the last two races. When the CLS was last at Ventura on May 8th, he notched a season-best eighth-place finish. He then topped that with the third at Barona. The two finishes rocketed the Tennessee native from the mid-20s in the championship standings all the way up to 15th.
Grant, the youngest of the two Sexton siblings and the 2018 CLS Rookie of the Year, has shaken off the disappointment of his almost win two weeks ago and, like his father, will be back at the scene of his best CLS finish of the year. At the first race of 2019 at the ocean side oval on March 13th, the 14-year-old placed seventh in the 25-lap main event. He enters Saturday’s race, 12th, which is three spots ahead of his father in the standings.
Dalton racked up his best two finishes of the current campaign with a fifth at Bakersfield on April 20th and a sixth at Ventura on May 4th. He is and has been all season long, the highest ranking of the family trio in the championship standings. He currently sits in the ninth spot heading into Saturday’s race.
The Lakeside, California based racing clan hopes to keep an unusual streak intact on Saturday. All three family members have qualified in the top 10 over the last three races.
The month of June will be busy for Sexton/Gatlin Racing. In addition to Saturday’s race at Ventura, the team will contest the POWRi California Lightning Sprint Car race at the Bakersfield Speedway on June 15th and an Open Competition race at Barona on June 29th.
Fans who would like to watch the Sextons in action this Saturday 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 – Brent 8th – Dalton 6th – Grant – 17th
May 18 Barona Speedway – Brent 3rd – David 11th – Dalton 12th – Grant 14th
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]