Marks Adds Two More Top 10s as He Prepares for a Busy Summer
Inside Line Promotions – ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. (June 4, 2013) – As the summer is heating up, Brent Marks said his team is ready for the intense action.
Marks is gearing up for five consecutive races this week, including a trio with USAC for the first time in two years, before the famed PA Speedweek kicks off at the end of this month.
“The only place I’m not exactly where I want to be is Williams Grove (Speedway),” he said. “With all their cancelations this year we haven’t gotten to race much this year. I want to get better there. I think we have a really good program everywhere else.”
Marks had mixed results last weekend during the usual doubleheader at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Friday and Lincoln Speedway on Saturday.
It began when he qualified fourth quickest at Williams Grove Speedway and finished fourth in his heat race. The feature inversion started Marks inside the second row of the main event, which didn’t go as planned.
“We just missed the setup,” he said. “I fell back and finished eighth. It was a rough night on Friday. I was just too loose. The way that the track was throughout the night I figured there was going to be a curb to lean on for the feature. The curb just got too high and eventually wore away. The last couple of laps it rubbered up on the bottom.”
His eighth-place finish seemed to set the tone for the weekend as Lincoln Speedway started out rough. Marks’ sprint car developed a bad vibration during his heat race, which he placed fourth in. The team decided to change the entire drive line and the rear end prior to the 25-lap feature, which Marks started on the inside of the sixth row.
“We barely made it out for the feature,” he said. “We got lucky and got out there. We threw a setup at it and were able to go from 11th to second. I felt like I had a good enough car to win.”
Marks picked off several cars before climbing into fourth place in the final 10 laps. With the top four cars dodging traffic, leader Danny Dietrich was able to maneuver into a sizeable lead before Marks took over the runner-up position in the closing laps.
“By the time I got to second with three laps to go Danny had a straightaway lead,” he said. “We either needed a 30-lap race or a yellow.”
Marks finished second to record his 10th top five of the season.
This busy week of racing begins Wednesday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., with USAC. On Thursday, Marks will race with USAC at Path Valley Speedway in Spring Run, Pa., before returning to his winged sprint car for Friday at Williams Grove Speedway and Saturday at Lincoln Speedway. The weekend concludes on Sunday at Susquehanna Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa., with USAC.
QUICK RESULTS –
May 31 – Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. – Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 8 (3).
June 1 – Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. – Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 2 (11).
SEASON STATS –
26 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 21 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 24 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Wednesday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., with USAC; Thursday at Path Valley Speedway in Spring Run, Pa., with USAC; Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.; and Sunday at Susquehanna Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa., with USAC
MEDIA LINKS –
Here are highlights of Marks’ first career win at Selinsgrove Speedway on May 26 courtesy of WHPTV: http://www.whptv.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=4077437
Check out Dirt Station highlights of Marks’ victory at Lincoln Speedway on May 11: http://youtu.be/WWQnrUF5ArI
Here is a link to a highlights package by PaPosseRacing.com of Marks’ win at Lincoln Speedway on May 11: http://youtu.be/9lltxaHih4k
Here is a link to a highlights package by PaPosseRacing.com of Marks’ win at Lincoln Speedway on March 30: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHZvZdKZCk4
Here is a link to a highlights package by PaPosseRacing.com of Marks’ win at Lincoln Speedway on March 9: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zlz27Ec4jA
Marks has a variety of apparel, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, long-sleeve shirts, hats and stickers. The apparel is located in front of the truck at Williams Grove Speedway and at T-shirt Alley at Lincoln Speedway each weekend.
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Creekside Auto Sales
Creekside Auto Sales is a used car dealership located in Dover, Pa.
“Creekside Auto Sales jumped on board with the team this year and we’re very excited to have them partner with us,” Marks said.
Marks would also like to thank BAPS Auto Paint and Supply, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builder, TJ’s Body Shop, KC Automotive, Wolf Run Landscaping, Glenna Straley Hair Design, Sprint Aces, Robison Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, Penske Racing Shocks, Triple X Race Co., MEMTEC Services and special thanks to Tim Spangler and Jake’s Carts for their continued support.
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