(Photo: Brent Marks during a recent WoO start at Lernerville Speedway – Jason Brown Photo Credit)
Brent Marks scores top-five at Hartford; Ironman weekend ahead
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
PEVELY, MO (August 1, 2017) – Arguably his best weekend of the season, World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year contender, Brent Marks, scored two top-ten finishes during his most recent pair of starts with the Greatest Show On Dirt, one of which inside the top-five; his first top-five performance of the season.
The pilot of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19 scored his first top-five finish of the season at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan, on Friday, July 28; charging from 15th to finish fourth during main event competition. Marks followed up his Hartford charge with a tenth place finish at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 29.
“I can’t say enough about my team and how hard they work,” said Brent Marks, who is currently 11th in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series standings. “We’ve been through a lot of ups and downs, but the recent weekend was definitely an ‘up.’ Things are finally starting to fall into to place. It’s definitely a relief to see that our hard work is paying off. We’ll head into the weekend with a lot of positive momentum on our side; definitely a great time of the season to have positive momentum.”
Brent Marks will continue his first ever season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Friday and Saturday, August 4-5, with a pair of starts at the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri. The annual Ironman 55 will highlight competition at the high banked, 1/3-mile oval; an event Marks is much familiar with.
“The Ironman 55 is definitely a unique event,” Marks explained. “We’ve made the trip to Pevely on a few different occasions. Last year we qualified for the Saturday finale and finished 20th. I think we have the potential to outdo that.”
The “Myerstown Missile” will also make a start at the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Sunday, August 6, for the annual Capitani Classic; a perfect test session for the upcoming 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals.
To view the entire World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule, visit the Greatest Show On Dirt live on the Web at www.woosprint.com.
Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com. Fans are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing
New Brent Marks Racing merchandise is now available and can be found online via www.brentmarksracing.com, soon to be available on the road in the Shark Racing apparel trailer.
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.
2015 Wins: 3
2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park)
2017 WoO Stats:
Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway – Unsanctioned)
WoO Wins: N/A
WoO Top-10s: 14
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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