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.

Sargeant Impresses with a 10th Place Finish in his NCWTS Debut at Bristol Motor Speedway in the No. 5 GALT Wauters Motorsports Tundra

11872310_683746398391738_2467269646846072087_oBristol, VA (August 20, 2015)-Dalton Sargeant in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) debut posted an impressive 10th place finish in the No. 5 GALT Wauters Motorsports Toyota Tundra at Bristol Motor Speedway in the rain delayed UNOH 200 Presented by ZLOOP Wednesday night.

The 17-year-old NASCAR Next and fulltime NASCAR K&N Series driver started in the 18th position on the grid after setting the fifth-fastest lap in round one of qualifying but became too tight in the second round of NCWTS qualifying on the .533 high banked Bristol, VA track.  The starting spot didn’t deter the Boca Raton, Fl high school senior, as the goal for Sargeant was to get comfortable and go to the front by the end of the 200-lap event.

ojhMQzmNqiZea3hCuQ40UheWQgnfWNKaT2LHXFoIifoUnder the first caution on lap 33 Sargeant reported to the crew that the No. 5 GALT Toyota Tundra was loose on the entry and middle of the corner.  Veteran crew chief and team owner, Richie Wauters brought the driver down pit road for four fresh Goodyear tires, Sunoco fuel and a track bar adjustment to try to tighten up the No. 5 truck.  The caution flag was shown again on lap 81 and Sargeant noted the truck was still loose.  The Wauters Motorsports team brought him back down pit road for more adjustments and restarted in the 17th place.

When the caution flag flew again on lap 113 Sargeant said the truck was unstable on the high side of the race track but the team decided not to pit to obtain track position and restarted in the 12th position on lap 120. Sargeant lost a few positions from the teams that opted to stop for fresh tires, positioning him in the 16th position on lap 140.

On lap 160 the No. 23 truck collided with the leader, which made slight contact with the No. 5 GALT Toyota Tundra.  To be cautious of any tire issues, the Wauters Motorsports team came back down pit road for four tires without any adjustments on the chassis.

9YYTh2PcJLtFWt5Uc0_X6ihRlmcf0yh9US-JEO053BQDuring the caution laps rain drenched the speedway and the event was red flagged for 45-minutes until track drying was complete.  The UNOH 200 Presented by ZLOOP restarted with just a 25 lap shootout.  Sargeant restarted in the 15th position and advanced to 12th when the final caution flag of the night was flown on lap 197 sending the race into overtime.

From the time the flag was shown for the green-white-checkered restart there was three-wide racing from the front to the back of the pack.  Sargeant was able to avoid the melee, advance forward and bring the No. 5 GALT Wauters Motorsports Toyota Tundra home to a 10th place finish in his top-tier NASCAR Touring Series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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“Overall I can’t be more than thankful for everybody at Richie Wauters Motorsports for our No. 5 GALT Toyota Tundra dialed in this evening. Just overall it was a huge learning process going out there and running the entire race,” Dalton Sargeant said. “(We) Finished all the laps, stayed on the lead lap the entire race and ended up bringing it home in the top-10. Just can’t be happier with that finish for my first Camping World Truck Series start, especially coming to a place like Bristol where it’s absolutely crazy and really difficult to find the same speed as the veterans of the series.

At the end of the race there it got pretty hectic, three-wide at a few points, but at the end of the day just really happy and learning a lot throughout the entire race. That was one of the important things to me coming in was just to learn as much as I can racing around some of these guys and all these veterans. Guys like Kyle Busch and Ryan Blaney. It’s just been a really cool experience, and I can’t be more thankful for the opportunity.

The rain always had us a little bit nervous there but at the end of the day we were able to get the whole race in. If anything the rain really helped our performance tonight, it gave me an opportunity to come back to the hauler and talk to my crew chief Richie Wauters, my spotter Frank Bolter and digest the things I was doing correctly and discuss the things I was doing incorrectly.  After the red flag the GALT Toyota Tundra was on a mission to gain positions on the track and I applied what I learned in the first 175 laps there at the end.  All in all a really good day, we always said if we could get out of Bristol with a top-10 finish in my debut and Wauters Motorsports’ return then it would feel like a win for all of us so it certainly feels great.”

 

 

Dalton Sargeant Set to Make his NCWTS Debut with Wauters Motorsports at Bristol Motor Speedway

Charlotte, NC – (August  12, 2015) 17-year-old NASCAR Next driver, Dalton Sargeant will make his first top-tier NASCAR touring series debut with Wauters Motorsports at Bristol Motor Speedway, Wednesday, August 19, 2015 in the UNOH 200 Presented by ZLOOP.  Sargeant, who currently sits in the fourth position in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship standings, will pilot the No. 5 GALT NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Toyota Tundra.

daltonThe Boca Raton, Fl high school senior already has a vast amount of racing experience all around the world.  In 2015, Sargeant has been competing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series with several Super Late Model and Late Model starts all around the country.  Sargeant has one win, two pole position starts and an astonishing eight top-three finishes in his NASCAR K&N Pro Series rookie season.

2015 being only his second full season in stock car and oval competition, Sargeant has also picked up several wins in Super Late Model and Late Model competition all across the United States including a second-place finish in the 2014 Snowball Derby.

Born and raised in South Florida, Sargeant began his racing career in 2007 at the age of nine years old. Sargeant’s career has already taken him around the world and has competed and visited victory lane in numerous different racing disciplines. From professional karting championships, to European Formula open-wheel cars, Sargeant has a long list of accomplishments in a short amount of time.  He has represented the United States in International Rotax Karting Championships and competed at internationally historic courses such as Brands Hatch, The Mugello Circuit, and Sebring International Raceway.

“To say I’m excited to make the next step in my racing career is a big understatement, especially when you have veteran leadership behind you with Richie Wauters and great equipment from Toyota Racing Development.  This is something our great partners at GALT and Wauters Motorsports have been working on for a long time so it’s great to see it come to fruition, and hopefully we’ll have more events to announce in the future,” Dalton Sargeant explained.  “Richie Wauters is one of the most successful crew chiefs in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history so it’s an honor to join the long list of his previous drivers.  I’m really looking forward to being under the tutelage of Richie Wauters and legendary driver Bobby Gill who will be our Truck Chief at Bristol Motor Speedway, a track that both Wauters and Gill have enjoyed a lot of success before and been to victory lane multiple times.  It will definitely be a big learning curve; it’s not only my first truck series start but only my second time to Bristol Motor Speedway, arguably one of the toughest short tracks in the country.  My primary goal is to gain experience, run as many laps as possible, get comfortable and try to compete with some of the best up and coming and veteran talent in NASCAR.”

Dalton_Sargeant-Wauters-Truck-Richie Wauters will be making his return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series garage but is no stranger to victory lane.  Wauters began his career as a crew chief and has amassed 16 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series wins with Kyle Busch, Aric Almirola and Shane Hmiel.  He’s also amassed 24 NASCAR Southeastern Elite Division wins, one NASCAR Southeastern Elite Division Championship in 2006, and won the Snowball Derby win in 2004.  Wauters has worked with a long list of NASCAR stars including Davey Allison, Alan Kulwicki, Bill Elliott, Dick Trickle, Mark Martin, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Aric Almirola, Paul Menard, David Ragan, Elliott Sadler, Scott Hansen, Kenny Wallace and Steven Wallace.

“We are extremely excited about Dalton (Sargeant) making his first Camping World Truck Series start,” Team owner, Richie Wauters said. “We’ve had the privilege to work with Dalton over the last year in the super late model car and seen his natural talent.  We tested a few weeks ago and he picked up driving the truck like he had done it before.  Dalton is a very talented young man, we look forward to be bringing him to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in the GALT Tundra and watching how his NASCAR future evolves.”

The UNOH 200 Presented by ZLOOP NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race is slated for Wednesday, August 19th.  Fox Sports 1, MRN Radio and Sirius XM NASCAR Channel 90 will have live coverage beginning at 8:00pm. Additionally, Fox Sports 1 will have live televised coverage of NCWTS practice Wednesday, August 19th at 11:00am and Fox Sports 2 will have live coverage of Keystone Light qualifying at 4:45pm.

For more information on Dalton Sargeant visit DaltonSargeant.com.  Be sure to follow Wauters Motorsports and Dalton Sargeant on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @WautersMotors5, @DaltonSargeant.

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Sargeant Comes Home Third and Sixth in Southern Super Series Doubleheader with Wauters Motorsports

11707408_674773565955688_6963259775851111018_nMobile, AL (July 27, 2015)-Dalton Sargeant posted a third place finish in the Super Late Model Blizzard at 5 Flags Speedway Friday night and sixth in Saturday’s Miller Lite 100 at Mobile Speedway during the Southern Super Series Gulf Coast swing.

“(We) Fought the weather all weekend at 5 Flags Speedway and Mobile International Speedway, but the guys at Southern Super Series did a great job getting everything in. Hats off to those guys!” Dalton Sargeant said. “Finished 6th at Mobile International Speedway, it’s a place where we’ve always struggled for one reason or another, but really proud of my Wauters Motorsports guys for their effort, that’s the best we’ve ever been there.”

Sargeant and Wauters Motorsports have yet to have posted a win this season, but Sargeant’s determination in the No. 5 Galt Toyota Camry has continued to be a driving force for the duo. They will head back to Mobile Speedway for the next Southern Super Series race August 22, 2015.

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

Dalton Sargeant & Wauters Motorsports Gear Up for Gulf Coast Swing in Southern Super Series Events

Driver and Team Search for First Super Late Model Win of the Season

Pensacola, FL (July 24, 2015)- Dalton Sargeant is set to run at 5 Flags Speedway Friday, July 24, 2015 and at Mobile Speedway on Saturday, July 25th in the Southern Super Series Gulf Coast doubleheader.

rw daltonSargeant will pilot the No. 5 Galt Wauters Motorsports entry in both the Super Late Model Blizzard in Pensacola, Fl and in the Miller Lite 100 in Mobile, AL this weekend.

The team and driver have close to victory this season and have high hopes that this weekend will deliver a trophy to the duo.

“We’re really excited for a return to Pensacola and Mobile this weekend in our No. 5s GALT Wauters Motorsports Toyota Camry,” Dalton Sargeant said.  “We had a terrible outing last time at Pensacola with a parts failure that was out of our control, so we’re definitely looking for redemption this weekend. With the addition of Daniel Hemric to Wauters Motorsports it’s really stepped up our program, we’ve learned a lot from him and we’ll be applying some of those nuances at Pensacola. It’s getting closer and closer to the Snowball Derby so we’re treating this race and a test, putting a lot of effort into a package we’d like to come back with in December.”

Speed51.com will have live coverage of both events.

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