Dalton Sargeant Making NCWTS Debut at Bristolby Kyle Pokrefky August 12, 2015 0 comments
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One day after it was announced his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East teammate J.J. Haley will make his Camping World Truck Series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway next week, Dalton Sargeant has announced that he too will make his series debut in next Wednesday’s UNOH 200.
The 17-year-old out of Boca Raton, Fla. will make his maiden start in a national series start in a No. 5 GALT Toyota fielded by his super late model team, Wauters Motorsports.
As it currently stands, the deal with Wauters at the Camping World Truck Series level is a one-race deal.
“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,” Sargeant said. 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.”
The goal for the current fourth-place driver in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East ranks next week is to gain experience and help find comfort in his new ride.
“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,” Sargeant continued. “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.”
Wauters, who returns to the Camping World Truck Series after fielding trucks for John Wes Townley in 2014, is excited to see what his late model driver can do behind the wheel of a truck.
“We are extremely excited about Dalton making his first Camping World Truck Series start,” Wauters stated. “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.”
Through 13 starts across the K&N Pro Series East and West divisions this year, Sargeant has one win (Bakersfield, KN West), eight top-fives and 10 top-10 finishes.
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