Pensacola, FL (December 7, 2015)-Dalton Sargeant piloting the No. 5S GALT Toyota Camry posted a fourth place finish in the 48th Annual Snowball Derby Sunday afternoon. His Wauters Motorsports teammate for the weekend, Daniel Hemric in the No. 5H First Community Bank of Santa Rosa, California, scored a 10th place finish after breaking a left shock during the 300 lap race at 5 Flags Speedway.
Sargeant qualified in the fourth place position, with Hemric starting 11th in the famed Snowball Derby. Both were able to advance and not have to participate in the last chance race on the half-mile paved Pensacola, Florida track.
Team Owner/ Crew Chief Richie Wauters: “We had a great race with Dalton (Sargeant) but we were just too tight at the end of the race. I should have freed him up a little more on that last pit stop. We didn’t come in for tires on the first caution – thinking the race would never go 60 plus laps of green flag racing. That hurt us but Dalton was able to do what he always does behind the wheel and get back up to the front. He is a very talented driver and two top-five finishes – in just two Derby runs is pretty impressive. We all worked hard, we’ll take fourth and see what we can put together to get a win in 2016.
I was really hoping for a better finish for Daniel (Hemric). Bobby (Gill) who was the crew chief for Daniel said a left front shock broke during the race so they weren’t able to get him his first Derby win. I have to thank Daniel for racing with us these last few late model races and wish him all the best as he goes to Brad Kesolowski Racing for the 2016 NCWTS season.”
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