DALTON SARGEANT RACING RELEASE
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Charlotte, N.C. (January 21, 2015) - Dalton Sargeant will begin his 2015 season with the Pete Orr Memorial 100 at New Smyrna Speedway, one of the premier facilities in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. Sargeant, who will be climbing aboard the No. 5s Five Star Race Car Bodies Wauters Motorsports machine on Saturday, January 24 and will make his first start since he finished in the second position in the 47th running of the Snowball Derby last December.
In preparation for a full NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule with HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, Sargeant will be making his first career start at New Smyrna Speedway, which will host the first round of the prestigious NASCAR HomeTracks series on February 15. Sargeant also calls New Smyrna Speedway his hometown track, although he has never competed on the fast, 1/2 mile high banked facility located a mere three hours from his hometown in Boca Raton, Florida. Although there will be many firsts for Sargeant in this weekend’s event, he will have a few familiar faces at New Smyrna Speedway. The No. 5s will have veteran NASCAR crew chief and owner Richie Wauters calling the shots, just as he did in 2014 with Sargeant’s previous seven career super late model starts. This will also be the second ever start for the No. 5s, as the only other previous start for the Van Doorn Racing Development chassis was in the Snowball Derby last December. Sargeant will also have leadership from legendary driver Bobby Gill, who has two wins at New Smyrna Speedway in Pro Cup competition.
Dalton Sargeant: “I really can’t wait to get back into a racecar, especially the same car prepared by Richie Wauters and Bobby Gill that we finished second in the Snowball Derby with. It’s definitely my favorite car out of the potent Wauters Motorsports stable and it’s been calling my name ever since we parked it in December. It’s funny that I’ve lived almost my whole life only three hours away from New Smyrna Speedway and never seen a race at the facility, I hear it’s one of the nicest, and crown jewels of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series so I’m really looking forward to competing for the first time at my hometrack. The weather is next to perfect here in South Florida and there’s no better time to go racing while the rest of the US is cold and possibly shoveling snow the same time we’re racing. This will be our only chance to get some laps around New Smyrna in preparation for the first race in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East division, so it will be extremely important to get up to speed quickly and be competitive during the Pete Orr Memorial 100. I couldn’t have better teachers in Richie Wauters and Bobby Gill, so even though I have no experience, atleast my team has thousands of laps around this facility and hopefully we can be competitive as soon as we unload. We had a huge amount of momentum at the end of 2014 and going into the offseason, so we are very hopeful that momentum carries into 2015.”
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