(Photo: Brent Marks during the Williams Grove Speedway National Open – Rick Rarer/SprintCarNews.com Photo Credit)
Brent Marks battles through National Open; Fulton visit ahead
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
MYERSTOWN, PA (October 4, 2017) – Brent Marks’ maiden voyage with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is nearing completion. Less than a dozen dates remain on the 2017 schedule, and with the next few events within commuting distance of his Central Pennsylvania race shop, Marks will get an opportunity to catch up on some much needed rest and relaxation.
Fulton Speedway in Fulton, New York, is next on the Outlaw trail. The Super Dirt Week special event will host the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Saturday, October 7; the first and only visit to Fulton Speedway in 2017. Marks is certainly no stranger to the Empire State venue during World of Outlaws competition, capturing a top-ten finish during his visit in 2016. The “Myerstown Missile” will enter the weekend 11th in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series standings, earning 19 top-ten finishes to date.
“It’s easy to be excited about going back to a track where you’ve been successful,” Marks said. “We had a great run at Fulton Speedway last year, so naturally, we’ll head back there with a positive attitude. We are always working to improve, so I don’t think a top-five is out of the question.”
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year contender is coming off of a four-race stretch at the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Complete with four main events in three days, the Champion Racing Oil National Open was the main attraction, highlighted with the $50,000-to-win, National Open finale on Saturday, September 30. When the dust settled on Saturday night, Marks had earned four main event starts, finishing as high as 11th, but no worse than 18th; a feat accomplished amongst a field of the nation’s finest.
“The National Open is one of the toughest events in the country. With something that special close to home, I was thankful just to be a part of it,” Marks explained. “We had the opportunity to race in front of all of our families and supporters. We were just shy of a top-ten finish on a few nights, but racing with that level of talent, just making the show can be a big challenge. I’m proud of what we were able to accomplish.”
Marks’ 11th place finish occurred during the National Open preliminary main event on Thursday, September 28; he finished 12th during the $50,000-to-win finale.
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2016 Highlights: Earned back-to-back victories at Port Royal Speedway and Path Valley Speedway Park on Saturday/Sunday, August 27-28. Earned Hard Charger award with Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on October 22.
2017 Highlights: Qualified for first World of Outlaws main event as a full-time traveler during DIRTcar Nationals on Friday, February 17. Finished eighth during World of Outlaws A-main at Volusia Speedway Park (FL) on Sunday afternoon, February 19. Finished ninth with WoO in Stockton, California, on Saturday, March 25. Earned pair of World of Outlaws top-ten finishes at Devil’s Bowl (TX) Speedway on Friday/Saturday, April 14-15. Earned unsanctioned Port Royal win on Saturday, April 22. Finished sixth against WoO at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana. Finished tenth at 81 Speedway near Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, May 6. KSE Hard Charger Award winner at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, May 13, by charging 20th to 12th. Finished 10th at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 19, during Morgan Cup preliminary main event. Tenth during New Egypt (NJ) Speedway appearance on Wednesday, May 24. Finished 11th at Knoxville (IA) Raceway on Friday, June 9. Finished eighth at River Cities (ND) Speedway on Friday, June 16. Drove from 15th to eighth at West Liberty Raceway in Iowa on Friday, June 23; KSE Hard Charger Award. Finished 10th at Dakota State Fair (SD) Speedway on Saturday, July 1. Finished sixth during Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park on July 11. Earned pair of KSE Hard Charger awards at Eldora Speedway during Kings Royal weekend (July 13,14). Finished 23rd during $50,000-to-win Kings Royal A-Main on July 15. Finished fourth after starting 15th at Hartford (MI) Speedway on Friday, July 28. Finished tenth at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday, July 29. Qualified for the 2017 Knoxville Nationals B-main. Scored 15th top-ten finish of the season Sunday, August 20, at the Nodak (ND) Speedway. KSE Hard Charger at the Black Hills Speedway (SD) on August 25. Moved forward from 23rd to finish eighth at Calistoga (CA) Speedway on Friday, September 15. Charged from 22nd to finish eighth at Eldora Speedway during Four Crown Nationals weekend (September 22).
2015 Wins: 3
2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park)
2017: Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway, non-sanctioned)
WoO Wins: N/A
WoO Top-10s: 19
WoO Top-5s: 1
Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including – Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply. Secondary Sponsors: Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, Wolfrun Landscapes, KC Automotive, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC. Product Sponsors: Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, Diversified Machine Inc, Smith Precision Products, TQ Fiberglass, Highlands Powersports, Wings Unlimited, PAC Springs, Roadrunner Racing Fuels – VP, KSE Racing Products, ERK Steering, TiLube, and Classic Ink USA.
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