April 20, 2016 (Concord, NC) – Dalton Sargeant will make his highly anticipated ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards debut at Salem Speedway on Sunday, April 24 during the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200.
Sargeant, an 18-year old, high school senior, will make his first of 15-series starts with Venturini Motorsports (VMS) driving the No.55 Toyota Racing Development – Windows 10 Toyota.
“This upcoming weekend at Salem is something I’ve been looking forward to for a long time,” said Sargeant. “A lot of firsts coming up – my ARCA debut, my first race with crew chief Billy Venturini and Venturini Motorsports, and the first race for me at Salem Speedway.”
Sargeant will join VMS teammates Tom Hessert (No.25 Renton Coil Spring Toyota) and Christopher Bell (No.66 JBL Toyota) as part of the team’s three-car effort at Salem Speedway.
“I’m really looking forward to having teammates like Christopher Bell and Tom Hessert at the track. During the Salem test a few weeks ago we all meshed really well together and I think it helped everyone’s performance. We all pushed each other to go faster, and I’m excited to see how that will translate into overall team speed on race weekend,” added Sargeant.
As part of a tune up, Sargeant competed last weekend in a CARS Super Late Model Tour event at Orange County Speedway where he finished third taking home his first podium finish of the season. Christopher Bell, also competing in the same event, took the checkered flag.
In 2015, Sargeant made four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts with two top-10 finishes, he also competed in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and several Super Late Model and Late Model starts all around the country. Sargeant had one win, two pole position starts and nine top-three finishes in 18 starts in his NASCAR K&N Pro Series rookie season.
Sargeant, a native of Boca Raton, Florida will also drive his No.55 Toyota at Talladega Superspeedway, Toledo Speedway, New Jersey Motorsports Park, both Pocono Raceway dates, Michigan Int’l Speedway, Winchester Speedway, Iowa Raceway, Lucas Oil Raceway, Berlin Raceway, Salem Speedway (Fall race), Chicagoland Speedway, Kentucky Speedway and the ARCA Series finale at Kansas Speedway.
VMS Integrates Microsoft Surface Technology
Dalton Sargeant and the Venturini Motorsports crew will also debut Windows 10 technology at Salem Speedway to quickly and seamlessly share real time information and DartFish technology across each of the three teams, speeding the communication process throughout the team.
“It’s also the first time we’ll be integrating our Surface with Windows 10 into an ARCA race weekend, it helped tremendously in the test and it’ll be cool to see it improve our entire process throughout the weekend,” added Sargeant.
The Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 will spread out over two days, Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24. Practice for the race will include two sessions Saturday afternoon from 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM and final practice from 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM, with Menards Pole qualifying presented by Ansell at 3:30 PM. The Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 will begin at 2:15 PM. All time listed are Eastern Standard Time.
All on-track activities Saturday and Sunday will be featured in live audio, live timing and scoring, and live chat at arcaracing.com. The race will be aired, (tape-delayed) on the American Sports Network.
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, Justin Allgaier, Brian Scott, Alex Bowman, Ryan Blaney, Brennan Poole, John Wes Townley, and Brandon Jones. 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.