MARNE, Mich. (August 6, 2016) – As difficult as it was for several, Dalton Sargeant kept himself out of trouble for 200 laps and out in front when it counted the most to win the action-packed, spark-filled Berlin ARCA 200 Saturday night at Berlin Raceway.
Sargeant, in the No. 55 Toyota Racing Development-Windows 10 Toyota, drove away from Chase Briscoe over the final 10 laps, denying Briscoe what would have been his fifth consecutive win, but ensuring himself of his career-first ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory in his 11th series start.
“This is amazing,” Sargeant said. “I can’t thank my guys enough at Venturini Motorsports…they killed it tonight.”
Sargeant, who led twice for 28 laps, got a little help on lap 181 of the 200-lap race when leaders Josh Williams and Briscoe spun off the backstretch after making contact with one another. Briscoe was able to restart despite the frontend damage to his No. 77 Big Tine Ford while Williams found his No. 6 Musselman’s Apple Sauce Chevrolet stuck between styrofoam blocks off turn three.