Dalton Sargeant came up short yesterday in the ModSpace 150 at Pocono Raceway where he secured a fifth place finish. He made up ground on points leader Austin Theriault but was wanting more out of his No. 77 Big Tine Ford Fusion than a fifth-place finish.
“Just a little bit disappointed overall with the finish but overall a good No. 77 Big Tine Ford all day,” Sargeant told OnPitRoad.com after the race on Saturday. “Happy with another solid top-five, means a handful of points in the championship but definitely would have finished a good little bit better than what we did.”
In the short 60-lap race at Pocono, Sargeant started 10th and worked his way up through the field as the race progressed. A consistent day nets the No. 77 team some additional points and allows him to take a chunk out of championship rival Theriault’s lead as he only finished in eighth.
The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards heads to Winchester, Indiana next for the Winchester ARCA 200. Two of the three victories Sargeant has earned this season has came at short tracks, which should give Sargeant some added confidence going into the race.
“Can’t be too disappointed with going to a short track next weekend at Winchester. We’ve been pretty strong on all the short tracks this year so we’re looking forward to that and we’ll see if we can go get another win.”