(Photo: Brent Marks celebrating a victory at Eldora Speedway – Paul Arch)
Brent Marks reflects on successful season with Greatest Show On Dirt; WoO-bound again in 2019
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
MYERSTOWN, Pa. (November 10, 2018) – The ‘Myerstown Missile’ Brent Marks certainly padded his racing resume during his 2018 campaign, not only completing another grueling, 10-month stretch on the road with the Greatest Show On Dirt, but also accomplishing the ultimate feat of beating the best in the world – three times.
Marks, driver of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/Buckwalter Trucking/No. 19 sprint car, ended his 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule with World Finals competition at the Dirt Track at Charlotte, ultimately qualifying for each of the contested main events and highlighting the weekend with a 20th place performance during the Friday night A-main (contested on Saturday afternoon due to weather conflicts on Friday).
Despite a middle-of-the-road finish to his season, still bettering over half of the 50+ entrants signed in at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Marks’ 2018 campaign was an overall success story, accumulating three victories with the World of Outlaws, one of which at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track, Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, during the coveted 4-Crown Nationals weekend. It was Mark’s first-ever win at the prestigious half-mile and he did so in dramatic fashion; taking command with just seven laps remaining.
Including his trio of triumphs, Marks earned a total of 29 top-ten finishes with the traveling Outlaws, seven of which inside the top-five.
Impressive enough, Marks was able to attain much of success with just one crew member, Jesse Lentz. Dallas Schott joined Brent Marks Racing just after Marks earned his first win of the season during action in Wilmot, Wis., followed by the addition of crew chief, Jim Shuttlesworth, who stepped-in just before the Knoxville Nationals.
“I can’t say enough about my team and the effort put forth. Jessie and I were on our own for the first half of the season, but we were fortunate enough to add some people later in the year and it proved to be very beneficial. I can’t thank everyone enough for their hard work,” Brent Marks explained, who earned an Outlaws victory at Weedsport Speedway in addition to his wins at Wilmot and Eldora. “I wouldn’t be in this position without my family and all of my dedicated partners. It takes a lot of parts to make a race team go up and down the highway, not to mention be capable of winning. I’m privileged to be in this position.”
Brent Marks and Brent Marks Racing will return to the road full-time in 2019. Updates, including the potential for new and returning marketing partners, will be released in the near-future.
“We are hard at work getting ready for next season. If you think about it, the off-season isn’t much of an off-season. We’ll be on our way to Florida soon enough,” Marks continued. “The next few months will be busy, but we are more motivated than ever.”
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.
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 encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks, https://twitter.com/brentmarks19?lang=en and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing. 2018 Brent Marks Racing apparel is now available and will be available for purchase at each and every World of Outlaws event.
|2018 Brent Marks Racing WoO Statistics: (thru November 3, 2018)|
|WoO Top-5s: 7|
|WoO Top-10s: 29|
|WoO Wins: 3 (Wilmot [Wis.] Raceway – 6/2) (Weedsport [N.Y.] Speedway – 7/29) (Eldora [Ohio] Speedway – 9/21)|
|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. Charged from 16th to eighth during Knoxville Nationals B-main on Saturday, August 11. Finished tenth during Knoxville Nationals “Hard Knox” night on Friday, August 10. Finished eighth at River Cities (N.D.) Speedway on August 17 after starting 21st. Finished ninth during visits to Black Hills (S.D.) Speedway and Big Sky (Mont.) Speedway on Friday and Saturday, August 24 & 25. Finished sixth during action at Skagit (Wash.) Speedway on Saturday, September 1. Finished eighth at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway on Friday, September 14. Victorious at Eldora Speedway during 4-Crown Nationals weekend. Rallied from 23rd to 12th during National Open preliminary at Williams Grove Speedway. Rallied from 12th to sixth during #LastCallForThemAll A-Main at Eldora Speedway on Sunday, October 14. Finished 10th at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., followed by a seventh place finish at Dodge City Raceway Park (Oct. 19 & 20).
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