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Sargeant Scores Second Top-10 in GALT Wauters Motorsports Toyota Tundra at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

DS-LOUDON-9202Loudon, NH (September 27, 2015) – Dalton Sargeant, in only his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start posted a ninth-place finish in the UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 26, 2015. This is the second top-10 finish for Sargeant in his two career starts piloting the No. 5 GALT Wauters Motorsports Toyota Tundra.  Sargeant posted a 10th place finish in his NCWTS debut at Bristol Motor Speedway in August.

Sargeant competed in all three rounds of knockout qualifying on the 1.058-mile speedway to place the GALT Toyota Tundra in the fifth-place position for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ 500th race.

Caution was thrown on lap one of 175 for a spin in the back of the pack, with the green flag flying on lap three where Sargeant restarted in the seventh position.  The 17-year-old Boca Raton, Fl driver was able to get by the No. 13 truck to advance to sixth place position but settled into ninth as the green flag run went on, looking to gain experience from the trucks in front of him.

DS-LOUDON-9169On lap 37, a caution was called for oil on the racetrack. Sargeant brought the No. 5 GALT Tundra down pit road for four Goodyear tires, an air pressure adjustment and Sunoco fuel. The driver told the Wauters Motorsports team that the truck was “great on long runs, but needed more stability on short runs”.  After the first round of pit stops, the Wauters Motorsports team was able to get back out in the eighth position.

Soon after the race restarted Sargeant dropped back to ninth, as the Tundra was loose on the entry and middle of the corners on the new set of tires.  As the laps began to tick down, the GALT Toyota Tundra actually picked up speed as the tires began to wear, catching and passing the No. 13 truck for the ninth-place position on lap 105.

rw dsAs green flag pit stops were approaching, Sargeant reported a vibration.  Veteran, NASCAR crew chief, Richie Wauters brought the rookie driver down pit road for his career first green-flag stop on lap 112.  The team took on four tires, fuel and no adjustments on the GALT Toyota Tundra placing Sargeant in the 15th position when he returned to the track as the pit stops continued to cycle through.

Caution returned to the NHMS on lap 137, as the No. 5 GALT Toyota Tundra was caught a lap down by the trucks who hadn’t yet pitted.  Fortunately, Sargeant was the lucky dog recipient and the team came to pit road for four more tires and fuel on the last pit stop of the day.  With only 28 laps remaining Sargeant restarted in the 12th position.  The GALT Toyota Tundra had struggled on the short runs but with only 19 laps remaining Sargeant was able to get around the No. 19 truck for the 11th position as he was beginning to catch a large group of top-10 trucks directly in front.  The caution flag flew once again on lap 162, interrupting a long run where the No. 5 GALT Toyota Tundra was the strongest, the driver complained of a loose condition but was really getting good right before the caution came out.

After the last restart on lap 167 with eight laps remaining, Sargeant once again battled the No. 13 truck for a spot in the top-10 when with two laps remaining, the ninth and tenth-place trucks got into each other and with swift thinking, Sargeant advanced the No. 5 GALT Wauters Motorsports Toyota Tundra team to a ninth-place finish in the UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Dalton Sargeant:

DS-LOUDON-9004“Overall I think we had a good day at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the No. 5 Galt Toyota Tundra for Richie Wauters Motorsports.  Really, really, tough competition out there and overall I learned a lot, gained experience and was able to complete all the 175 laps today.  Really challenging racing that level of competition, the racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is so close that any kind of mistake will really cost you so again, it was a building day and we all learned a ton.  Overall we made huge strides from where we were a month ago and even throughout the day and were able to race solidly in the top-10 for most of the day and learned as much as we could.  We definitely need to get better, but this race narrowed down our areas to improve on as a team, but it’s really cool to see this team evolve in a short amount of time into a contender in this series. I’m really excited to see where we go from here and we’ll just keep applying what we learn and improve.

On your first Green Flag Pit Stop and Catching Cautions:

We had some bad luck all day with caution flags, I think we literally didn’t want to see any of those cautions come out all day. It was definitely challenging to figure out how to make my first ever green-flag pit stop and how hard to push it coming in and the strategy that went along with it, and on top of that we got caught by a caution when we were off sequence and went a lap down.  It was a lot of fun during that period with all those stresses and trying to figure out pit strategy and whom you were racing all at the same time.  Everything went really smoothly just the cautions didn’t really fall our way, we had a top-3 truck after about 20-25 laps on our tires as my crew chief and spotter were reading off lap times to me, but from lap 1-25 we really struggled to find grip.  Everyone at Richie Wauters Motorsports worked really hard to get our GALT Toyota Tundra back on the lead lap and back into the top 10 and ended up coming home with another solid finish for my second Camping World Truck Series start.


Sargeant Scores Ninth at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Dalton Sargeant posted a 10th place finish in the UNOH 175 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race piloting the No. 5 GALT Wauters Motorsports Toyota Tundra.

The 17-year-old driver started in the fifth place position for the 175 lap race on the Loudon, New Hampshire flat track.

Race report to follow.

Dalton Sargeant to Make Second NCWTS Start with Wauters Motorsports at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Charlotte, NC – (September 18, 2015) Dalton Sargeant will make his second start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Saturday, September 26 in the UNOH 175.

DS-LOUDON-8936Sargeant, the 17-year-old NASCAR Next driver and full-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series East participant will be piloting the Wauters Motorsports No. 5 GALT Toyota Tundra.

Sargeant impressed with his debut in the NCWTS just last month when he finished 10th at Bristol Motor Speedway after qualifying in the 18th position.

Although it will mark only his second start in a top-tier NASCAR touring series, Sargeant already has two previous starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, a PASS Super Late Model start in the Wauters Motorsports No. 5 GALT Toyota Camry in July and also a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East start just a few weeks later.  Both runs were spoiled by mid-race contact but Sargeant was able to finish in the sixth position in the PASS Super Late Model event and 12th in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East event.  The Boca Raton, FL high school senior will look to build on those past experiences and apply it for the NCWTS UNOH 175.

DS_LOUDON-8906Dalton Sargeant:  “I’m really looking forward to taking on the challenge of making my second start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.  We learned a lot a month ago in our debut at Bristol Motor Speedway and were pleased with the end result.  Thankfully, we’ve got really great people behind us and our partners at GALT were excited about the Bristol result and ultimately gave us another shot.  I really can’t thank everyone at GALT and Wauters Motorsports enough for another great opportunity, it’s really cool to see this group of guys come together, work really hard and outperform some of the powerhouse teams in the Truck Series.  We’re hoping to build on and just continue to do exactly what we did at Bristol, earn the respect of our fellow competitors, learn as much as we can throughout the weekend and run all 175 laps.  I at least have some laps around New Hampshire Motor Speedway this season and I think that limited experience will definitely help me for the UNOH 175, although the racing disciplines are completely different there are small nuances of the race track that you can apply across the board.  The goal is the same for New Hampshire Motor Speedway as it was for Bristol, put ourselves in good positions all night, run all the laps and challenge for a top-10 finish at the end of the 175 laps.  I feel like if we minimal mistakes in the pits and on the race track we can challenge for a really good finish, do we want to win? Yes definitely, but I don’t think we’re quite there yet, we need to continue learning as a group to get better and this race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is the next step in getting there.”

Richie Wauters, crew chief for the Wauters Motorsports Toyota Tundra has enjoyed success at the ‘Magic Mile’ with one win (Kyle Busch, 2009), two top-five and six top-10 finishes in just eight starts on the Loudon, New Hampshire track.

ojhMQzmNqiZea3hCuQ40UheWQgnfWNKaT2LHXFoIifoRichie Wauters:  “It is quite an honor to be back running in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Dalton (Sargeant) at New Hampshire.  We are thankful that GALT was impressed by our debut at Bristol last month and they were willing to jump back onboard with us next weekend.  Dalton has some experience at Loudon and we hope to have that correlate to a good weekend in the No. 5 GALT Toyota Tundra.  New Hampshire Motor Speedway is bar none one of my favorite flat tracks and we expect good things from the race and hopefully back up the top-10 finish we had in Bristol.”

Practice for the UNOH 175 from New Hampshire Motor Speedway will be televised live on Fox Sports 1 at 1:30pm Friday, September 25th and final practice at 3:00pm.  Qualifying will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 at 10:00 am Saturday, September 26th with prerace coverage beginning at 12:30pm.  MRN & Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Channel 90 will begin live coverage Saturday at 12:30pm.

Be sure to follow Wauters Motorsports and Dalton Sargeant on Facebook and twitter: @WautersMotors5, @DaltonSargeant.



Second for Daniel Hemric and Sixth for Dalton Sargeant at Winchester Speedway with Wauters Motorsports

11249707_1166152993398652_7652976537242143780_nWinchester, IN (September 8, 2015)-Daniel Hemric posted a second place finish with Wauters Motorsports teammate Dalton Sargeant finishing sixth in the CRA Super Series Winchester 100 Monday afternoon.

Hemric qualified third with Sargeant qualifying 14th before the redraw putting Hemric in fifth and Sargeant 15th in the World Stock Car Festival.  Hemric was able to drive to the second place position with Sargeant advancing all the way to the sixth place in the 100 lap race on the challenging high-banked asphalt ½ mile oval in Winchester, Indiana.

11998898_1166153000065318_7041872679548672823_nBoth drivers will be back behind the wheel of the Toyota Camry’s at Winchester Speedway for the famed Winchester 400 October 11, 2015.

Be sure to follow Wauters Motorsports, Daniel Hemric and Dalton Sargeant on Facebook and twitter: @WautersMotors5, @DanielHemric, @DaltonSargeant.

Daniel Hemric & Dalton Sargeant Team Up with Wauters at Winchester Speedway in ARCA CRA Super Series Race Monday

IMG_2315Winchester, IN (September 3, 2015)-Daniel Hemric and Dalton Sargeant will pilot Wauters Motorsports ARCA CRA Super Series cars at Winchester Speedway this weekend as part of the final test and tune before the famed Winchester 400 in October.

Kern County photoThe Wauters’ team hopes to bring Hemric or Sargeant to victory lane in the CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS Winchester 100 Monday, September 7, 2015 on the famed high-banked asphalt ½ mile oval in Winchester, Indiana.  Hemric posted a fifth place finish in the Winchester 400 in 2013 and the team and drivers hope to use this weekend as practice for the main event October 11, 2015.

ojhMQzmNqiZea3hCuQ40UheWQgnfWNKaT2LHXFoIifo“We are pretty excited to have both Daniel (Hemric) and Dalton (Sargeant) back in the CRA Super Series cars for this weekend,” team owner, Richie Wauters said.  “Both drivers are spectacular racers but will face some stiff competition for the Winchester 400 in October.  The track itself is intimidating with the high banks and the speed these cars carry.  We felt it would be a great idea to give them seat-time on the world’s fastest ½-mile speedway this weekend.  The guys at the shop have been working hard on both the cars and we really hope to pull off a 1-2 finish Monday.”

IMG_2451On-track action for the ARCA/CRA Super Series kicks off on Sunday, September 6 at 10:20 a.m. ET with the first of two practice sessions for the Super Late Models.  The Super Series will qualify later that afternoon at 3 p.m. ET.  Feature racing is scheduled to begin on Monday at 1 p.m. ET.  The ARCA/CRA Super Series 100-lap event will be the second feature of the day

Be sure to follow Wauters Motorsports, Daniel Hemric and Dalton Sargeant on Facebook and twitter: @WautersMotors5, @DanielHemric, @DaltonSargeant.