Concord, North Carolina (July 19, 2016) – Still searching for his first ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory, Dalton Sargeant will look to break the ice this weekend in Friday night’s 12th running of the Sioux Chief PowerPEX® 200 presented by Jive at Lucas Oil Raceway (LOR).
Sargeant, driver of Venturini Motorsports’ No.55 Toyota Racing Development – Windows 10 Camry, has pressed the field in 2016 earing six top-5 finishes, including two runner-up efforts during his first eight career ARCA Series starts.
Of his eight series starts this season, four have come on short tracks – Salem Speedway, Toledo Speedway, Winchester Speedway and Iowa Speedway. In those attempts Sargeant has posted a solid 2.75 average finish.
“Nothing would be sweeter than earning my first career series win at Lucas Oil Raceway,” said Sargeant. “Indianapolis is a great racing town with tremendous amount of history at this track – it would be really special to add my name to the list of winners at Lucas Oil.”
Earlier this month Sargeant, along with his Venturini Motorsports teammates, completed a successful test at LOR’s .686-mile paved oval surface in preparation for this weekend’s event.
“We had a great test two weeks ago. We were able to make some good laps and do our best to simulate race conditions during the day and under the lights. We know it’s going to be a hot weekend and the track is going to change a lot between practice and the race. I’ve got great team backing and our 55-group is well-prepared. I’m excited to go back.”
Lucas Oil Raceway Weekend Schedule
Featuring a one day event, Friday will consist of two practice sessions for the Sioux Chief PowerPEX® 200 starting at 1:35PM – 2:20PM, followed by final practice from 3:00PM – 3:45PM. Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell is at 5:30PM. Pre-race ceremonies and driver introductions begin at 8:30PM with the green flag waving at 9:00PM. All times Eastern.
The Sioux Chief PowerPEX® 200 is live on FOX SPORTS 1 (FS1). ARCAracing.com will feature live timing and scoring and live chat of all ARCA Racing Series on-track activities.
ABOUT VENTURINI MOTORSPORTS:
Venturini Motorsports (VMS), fielding cars for over 30-years in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, is one of the premier NASCAR driver development programs in the country. Multiple team championships and consistent on-track success, VMS has evolved into one of the most recognizable names in motorsports. Since 2007, VMS has assisted in the career development of notable NASCAR drivers such as Joey Logano, Erik Jones, William Byron, Justin Allgaier, Alex Bowman, Brian Scott, Ryan Blaney, Brennan Poole, Daniel Suarez, Brandon Jones and John Wes Townley. Over the years the Venturini name has become synonymous with modern-day racing in America. In 2012, the Venturini family was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame and now find themselves enshrined with such sports icons as Joe DiMaggio, Mario Andretti, Vince Lombardi, Tommy Lasorda and Rocky Marciano.