MARNE, Mich. – Dalton Sargeant won at Berlin Raceway on Saturday night for his first ARCA Racing Series victory, taking advantage of late contact between leader Josh Williams and Chase Briscoe.
The 18-year-old Sargeant, from Boca Raton, Florida, easily held off Briscoe — his car damaged on the left front after the run-in with Williams — to end the Indiana driver's winning streak at four races.
Driving the No. 55 Toyota Racing Development Toyota for Venturini Motorsports, Sargeant pulled away on the final restart in the 200-lap race on the 0.48-mile paved oval.
The 21-year-old Briscoe was coming consecutive victories at Winchester, Iowa, Clermont and Pocono. The points leader was racing Williams for the lead when they made contact going through the first two turns and ended up in the outside grass on the backstretch, with Williams car tangled up in foam and tire barriers.
Matt Kurzejewski was third, followed by Bret Holmes, A.J. Fike, Clair Zimmerman, Tom Hessert, Thomas Praytor and Ed Pompa. Williams was 10th, 10 laps down.