Concord, NC (May 17, 2016) – Rookie driver Dalton Sargeant will make his third-career start this weekend in the 75th annual Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Toledo Speedway.
Although new to the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, Sargeant is already known throughout racing and is a talented up and coming driver determined to make his mark driving the No.55 Toyota Racing Development – Windows 10 Camry with Venturini Motorsports.
Sargeant, off to an impressive start in his young ARCA career, has already earned a third and sixth place finish in his first two series starts at Salem Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway respectively.
Racing a 15-event schedule in 2016, Sargeant focuses his attention to the ultra-quick Toledo Speedway for his first ever attempted on the half-mile paved Ohio oval.
“We’ve started the season-off in good shape and have been competitive each time out,” says Sargeant. “Working with Billy (Venturini) and all the guys at Venturini Motorsports has been a real good experience. I’ve been able to adapt really well and gain some great experience early on. My confidence is running high and I have great team support. I’m looking at Toledo as a chance to improve and hopefully compete for a win.”
Taking advantage of the time off between events, Sargeant headed to Virginia last week for a one-day test session at Motor Mile Speedway in preparation for Sunday’s 200-lap event at Toledo.
“We had a great test and I feel well prepared for Toledo. Even with it being my first time at the track I’m confident in the team and my ability to adapt quickly. Honestly, I’m really comfortable in the car and not intimated at all going to a new track – my focus is mainly set on racing door-to-door against a solid field of competitors which the series attracts each week, not to mention battling my teammates (Tom Hessert and Cole Williams).”
Follow Dalton Sargeant on Social Media
Be sure to follow Dalton on all social media platforms. You can find him on twitter at @DaltonSargeant and Instagram @DaltonSargeant. He can also be found on Facebook at Facebook.com/DaltonSargeantRacing.
ARCA Racing Series on-track activities begin Saturday, May 21 with two practice sessions from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell follows at 3:30 p.m. Raceday Sunday gets underway with an on-track driver autograph session from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Pre-race ceremonies and driver introductions follow. The Menards 200 is scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m. All times Eastern.
ARCA TV Broadcast Schedule
The Menards 200 presented by Federated Auto Care will air LIVE on AMERICAN SPORTS NETWORK at 2:00 p.m. Check your local listings for channel.
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.