9/10 Salem Speedway - ARCA

Charlotte, N.C. (September 10, 2016) - Dalton Sargeant and the No. 55 Venturini Motorsports Toyota Camry powered by Windows 10 finished in the 12th position after fighting inside the top 3 for most of the 200-lap, 100th running of an ARCA Racing Series event at Salem Speedway.  Sargeant set the 4th fastest time in practice around the historic, high banked half-mile race track, but with rain canceling qualifying, the No. 55 started from the 4th position.  Sargeant would go on to battle for the lead but was caught on the wrong side of pit strategy and was trapped 4 laps down as a caution came out during a green-flag pitstop.  The untimely caution proved costly as Sargeant dropped outside the top-10 and was unable to recover so late in the race. 

“It was an unfortunate set of circumstances, we had a really strong Toyota Racing Development – Windows 10 Camry tonight but made the decision to be the first to come in for tires during that long green flag run. Unfortunately the strategy didn’t work out as the caution came out soon after we exited and we found ourselves three-laps down. If the caution doesn’t come out there, who knows, we might be talking about winning the race instead.  We’ve had a great season and run up front every week. I have no doubt this trend will continue. Billy (Venturini) and everyone on this team works hard and provides me with great race cars each and every week. I’m looking forward to our schedule, with three intermediate tracks coming up I’m really liking our chances and hope to find victory lane once again.” 

-Dalton Sargeant