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Marks Excited to Return to Next Year’s Knoxville Nationals After Solid Debut
Inside Line Promotions – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 12, 2013) – Brent Marks was so impressed with the 53rd annual FVP Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway that he’s already making plans to return next season.
“We’re going to do more traveling next year, maybe come out here a couple of times next year so we can be prepared for the Nationals,” he said. “It was a very good experience. We’re satisfied with what we did this week. I thought we were one of the best PA cars to come out here for not even seeing this place before this week.”
After placing 18th in the B Main during his preliminary night last Wednesday, Marks returned to the famed half-mile track on Friday. He noted that the car struggled early in the night, but the team picked up a few variables to adjust the more laps the car spent on the track.
Marks qualified 36th quickest and finished seventh in his heat race. That started him on the inside of the fifth row for the B Main, which he finished eighth.
“We were struggling all night with the car being too loose,” he said. “We were chasing it all night long and we made some big strides. I was pretty decent in the B Main. After that we went back to the drawing board and made a couple of changes for Saturday.”
Marks started Saturday’s finale 19th in the C Main, which transferred only the top four to the back of the B Main. Marks maneuvered up to seventh at one point before losing a trio of spots in the closing laps racing for a position.
“For us it’s all about seat time,” he said after placing 10th. “We needed to be here early in the year or race here more to find these things out. Every time we were on the race track we got better and better and better. So now we have a good baseline for next year.”
Marks is slated to return to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Friday and Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Sunday.
QUICK RESULTS –
Aug. 9 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – Qualifying: 36; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 8 (9).
Aug. 10 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – C Main: 10 (19).
SEASON STATS –
55 races, 5 wins, 18 top fives, 40 top 10s, 44 top 15s, 47 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.
MEDIA LINKS –
Here is a link to a highlights package by PaPosseRacing.com of Marks’ first victory of the season at Williams Grove Speedway on June 21: http://youtu.be/OayAFmI9z2Q
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 – Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel
Located in a historic Fredericksburg, Pa., property dating back to the early 1800s, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel is a restaurant/bar known for a great atmosphere and top-notch wings. For more information, visit http://www.FredericksburgEagleHotel.com.
“After working on the cars a lot of times we will head down to Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel for some wings,” Marks said. “They have the best wings around and it’s a great place to hang out.”
Marks would also like to thank BAPS Auto Paint and Supply, Creekside Auto Sales, 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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