(Photo: Brent Marks on the gas at Eldora Speedway – Dan / Sprint Fun Photo Credit)
Brent Marks hard charges at Eldora Speedway; Lernerville’s Silver Cup on deck
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
ROSSBURG, OH (July 17, 2017) – An Ohio swing consisting of four separate programs over a five-day span ended well for World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year contender Brent Marks. Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19, earned a top-ten finish, as well as two KSE Hard Charger Awards during his travels throughout The Buckeye State, highlighting the entire weekend by qualifying for the $50,000-to-win, Kings Royal A-main on Saturday evening at Eldora Speedway.
Marks finished sixth during Brad Doty Classic competition at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 11, to open his most recent Ohio visit, followed up with 12th, 13th and 23rd place finishes during three consecutive Kings Royal starts at Eldora Speedway on July 13-15. The 12th and 13th place performances resulted in KSE Hard Charger Awards, starting 24th and 25th, respectively.
“It was a great weekend for us. We obviously have the ability to pass cars. What we have to do now is capitalize on our qualifying efforts and put ourselves in better positions for the heat races,” Brent Marks explained. “It was a great effort by everyone involved this weekend at Attica and Eldora. We get to spend a few extra days at home this week while we race at Lernerville and Williams Grove. I’m excited to spend a few nights in my own bed.”
Brent Marks will continue his 2017 campaign with the Greatest Show On Dirt with a four-race swing throughout areas of Pennsylvania and New York, this time visiting three tracks in two states over a six-day time span for four separate events. The “Myerstown Missile” will begin his travels east with the $25,000-to-win, 26th Annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway on Tuesday, July 18.
Continuing further east, as well as closer to home, the Myerstown native will follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series back to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg for the two-day Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals on Friday and Saturday, July 21-22. Marks finished 13th during the 2016 edition of the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals, climbing forward from 23rd on the main event grid. The 30-lap, Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals finale will award $20,000.
The upcoming week will conclude on Sunday evening, July 23, with a trip to the Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, New York; the first and only appearance by the Greatest Show On Dirt in 2017.
Brent Marks will enter World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition on Tuesday night 11th in the World of Outlaws driver championship standings. Including his recent sixth place finish at Attica Raceway Park, Marks has 12 top-ten finishes on the season and is a mere-24 points outside of the top-ten in the championship standings.
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.
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: 12
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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