(Photo: Brent Marks during start at Knoxville Raceway – Chuck Stowe Images Credit)
Brent Marks earns pair of top-ten finishes during Ironman weekend; Knoxville Nationals on deck
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
MYERSTOWN, Pa. (August 6, 2018) – Brent Marks’ trip to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on August 3 & 4 resulted in back-to-back top-ten finishes, one of which impressive enough to clinch KSE Hard Charger Award honors with the Greatest Show On Dirt. For Marks, the momentum boost was important considering his Knoxville Nationals campaign kicks-off on Wednesday.
Marks, driver of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19 sprint car, finished seventh and ninth, respectively, during his two-day visit to Pevely, Mo., for Ironman 55 weekend, qualifying for Friday night’s 55-lap, $20,000-to-win main event by finishing fifth during his respective heat race.
Although ending in an impressive manner, Marks’ top-ten performance on Saturday during the second of two 55-lap, $20,000-to-win main events in Pevely was a product of the Last Chance Showdown, forced to participate in the consolation race after not qualifying for the main event through his respective heat race. A fourth place finish during the evening’s Last Chance Showdown allowed Marks to start 22nd on the feature grid, ultimately charging through the field to finish ninth. For his efforts, the “Myerstown Missile” earned the evening’s KSE Hard Charger Award.
Brent Marks will continue his 2018 campaign with the 58th Annual Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa, on August 8-11. The pinnacle of sprint car racing, Marks’ Knoxville Nationals campaign will begin on Wednesday evening with preliminary competition. If enough points are earned over the course of the program, Marks will automatically qualify for Saturday night’s $150,000-to-win main event. Marks qualified for the Knoxville Nationals B-main in 2017 and was scored 20th.
“It feels good to have a little bit of a momentum boost on our side heading into the Nationals,” Brent Marks explained, who owns two World of Outlaws victories thus far in 2018. “This is the peak of our schedule. Although, we have a lot of racing ahead of us and a lot of big events circled on our calendar, everyone has their aim on Knoxville. It’s an event everyone wants to be at. We’ve been in the big show before. I think we are more than capable of being in the mix this year.”
Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including – Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC., Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, Memtec Services. Associate Sponsors: Wolfrun Landscapes, Buckwalter Trucking, Cajun Kennels, Road Runner Race Fuels. Product Sponsors: FK Shocks, HP Engines, Kistler Engines, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Maxim Chassis, Wings Unlimited, DMI, Walker Performance Filtration, High Performance Lubricants, Driven Racing Oil, K1 Race Gear, Bell Helmets, CR Graphics, RRi, Fully Injected Motorsports, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wilwood Brakes, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.
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|2018 Brent Marks Racing WoO Statistics: (thru August 6, 2018)|
|WoO Top-5s: 6|
|WoO Top-10s: 20|
|WoO Wins: 2 (Wilmot [Wis.] Raceway – 6/2) (Weedsport [N.Y.] Speedway – 7/29)|
|Non-Sanctioned Wins: 0|
2018 Highlights: Earned one top-ten finish with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, as well as one top-ten finish with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, each during DIRTcar Nationals action at Volusia (Fla.) Speedway Park. Charged from 25th to finish ninth at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas with the World of Outlaws on February 28 – KSE Hard Charger Award. Finished tenth with the World of Outlaws at Arizona (Ariz.) Speedway on April 7. Finished tenth with World of Outlaws at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Saturday, April 21. I-55 finish earned Marks KSE Hard Charger Award (+12 positions). Advanced from 13th to finish ninth during Texas Outlaw Nationals finale at Devil’s Bowl Speedway (Texas). Finished seventh at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., on Saturday, May 5. Earned KSE Hard Charger Award at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday, May 25 – charged from 20th to finish 12th. Earned pair of top-ten finishes (eighth and ninth, respectively) during Weikert Memorial programs at Port Royal Speedway. Earns back-to-back World of Outlaws top-five finishes during action at I-96 (Mich.) Speedway and Wilmot (Wis.) Raceway on June 1-2; won at Wilmot Raceway for first-ever WoO victory. Earned third consecutive WoO top-ten during action at Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion Speedway on Tuesday, June 5. Earned back-to-back eighth place finishes during action at River Cities Speedway and Nodak Speedway in North Dakota on June 15 & 17. Rallied from 17th to ninth during WoO action at Beaver Dam Raceway (Wis.). Charged from 24th to finish ninth at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway on Saturday, June 30. Finished third at Cedar Lake (Wis.) Speedway on Friday, July 6. Hard Charged from 20th to finish fifth at Eldora Speedway during Jokers Wild on Thursday, July 12. Earned back-to-back KSE Hard Charger Awards during World of Outlaws action at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway on Thursday and Friday, July 19 & 20. Earned his second World of Outlaws victory of the season during action at Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway on Sunday, July 29. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes during Ironman 55 action in Pevely, Missouri, one also resulting in hard charger honors.
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