(Photo: Brent Marks in action earlier this year – High Groove Dizzle Photo Credit)
Brent Marks will begin Knoxville Nationals run Thursday
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
KNOXVILLE, IA (August 7, 2017) – In attempt to qualify for the nation’s premier sprint car event, the “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks will tackle the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Thursday, August 10; his qualifying night for the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals.
With a total purse nearing $1,000,000, the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals will headline action at the Sprint Car Capital of the World from Wednesday, August 9, until Saturday, August 12. Like many of the world’s finest sprint car aces, Marks will work to etch his name in sprint car racing history by snagging the $150,000 top prize up for grabs on Saturday evening.
The Myerstown, Pennsylvania, native is a recent Knoxville Nationals A-main qualifier, finishing 17th during the 50-lapper in 2015.
“We’ve been in this position before,” Marks said, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19. “I’ve been fortunate enough to qualify for the Knoxville Nationals A-main, so our goal is to do it again. It’s an experience of a lifetime.”
Brent Marks will enter the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals in the midst of his first ever season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The Rookie of the Year contender is currently 11th in the championship standings, earning 14 top-ten finishes thus far in 2017, one of which inside the top-five; charging from 15th to fourth on Friday, July 28, at Hartford (MI) Speedway.
“We’ve been having a solid season. Things haven’t been easy, but I’m proud of what we have been accomplishing,” Marks said. “I have a hard working team and I appreciate what they do for me. I wouldn’t be here without them. The plan is to make the most of this weekend and get ourselves in that A-main on Saturday night.”
During his most recent World of Outlaws start, Brent Marks finished 11th after starting 17th during the Ironman 55 preliminary at the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Friday, August 4.
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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