Dalton Sargeant to Attempt Doubleheader at Virginia International Raceway and Hickory Motor Speedwayby Press Release August 13, 2014
Winston-Salem, N.C. (August 13, 2014) – Dalton Sargeant and the No. 45 Bassett Racing team will have a very busy raceday on August 16, and will try and accomplish something not many have ever attempted. Not only will Sargeant compete in two different events in two different states in one day, but he will do so utilizing two very different driving techniques. Sargeant and the No. 45 will compete in the Southeast Limited Late Model event as a support race to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and the Biscuitville 125 at the 2.25-mile road course of Virginia International Raceway. After the event has concluded he will then make the 154-mile drive to Hickory Motor Speedway and compete in the 64th birthday celebration of the historic 0.363-mile track.
Dalton Sargeant has competed on road courses all around the world for most of his career. 16 year old Sargeant began his racing career in 2007 at the age of nine years old competing in karting championships in the Florida area. Sargeant has competed at some of the most prestigious racing venues in the world and visited victory lane in numerous different racing disciplines. From professional karting championships, to European Formula open-wheel cars, to NASCAR Whelen All-American Stock Cars, Sargeant has a long list of accomplishments in a short amount of time.
Sargeant is a true oval-track rookie, competing in his first year of late model racing and his first season of oval-track competition. Sargeant currently has 21 starts during the 2014 NWAAS racing season, with two top-5 finishes and 10 top-10 finishes. He is currently ranked 90th by NASCAR HomeTracks out of a possible 500 competitors nationwide.
“I’m really looking forward to returning to my road racing roots this weekend at such a beautiful and prestigious venue as Virginia International Raceway (VIR). I was able to test at the facility last week and it was actually a lot of fun taking the late model around the course, I think a fast, technical course such as VIR suits these cars extremely well. It definitely took me a little to adjust from karts and formula cars to a stock car around a road course, but my years of experience helped me to lessen that steep learning curve, and at the end of the day it was like second nature for me. It will definitely be an interesting transition from testing at VIR on Friday and competing there Saturday afternoon and then without any practice jump right back in at such a tough place like Hickory Motor Speedway. I’m really excited and I know it’s going to be a lot of fun to have both events in one day. That’s really all you could ever ask for in one day is to have two opportunities to win at two very different and historical tracks.”
Source: Bassett Racing PR