Dalton Sargeant and GMS Racing have announced that they have parted ways immediately as Sargeant will not drive the No. 25 Chevrolet for the team this weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park or future races. No word was given way the two sides parted ways other than a statement from Mike Beam that they’re was a disagreement in terms of equipment and that he hopes the two sides can work this out and come back together in the future.
In the interim, Spencer Gallagher will drive the truck for the rest of the season or if Sargeant comes back.
Sargeant, 20, made all 16 starts in the truck this season with a best finish of third at Pocono. The Florida native had four top 10 finishes in those 16 races and narrowly missed out on a playoff berth. His two teammates Johnny Sauter and Justin Haley were victorious during the regular season and will contest for the 2018 championship.
Sargeant, finished second in the ARCA Series championship last season after scoring three wins in the Cunningham Motorsports No. 77 Ford. He had 18 top 10 finishes in 20 races last season. In 2016, he made 15 ARCA Racing Series starts with Venturini Motorsports and scored 12 top 10 finishes including a win as a rookie.
Overall, he’s made 35 ARCA starts and won four times. He also had 20 top five finishes and 30 top 10’s. That’s why he was a shoo-in for a Truck Series ride as he was doing a great job of learning the NASCAR program. In turn, that’s also why this departure is stunning because GMS Racing has had a lot of success in the Truck Series and an organization with a lot of room to move up through the ranks with.