(Photo: Brent Marks during action at River Cities (ND) Speedway – Speedway Shots Photo Credit)
Marks Bounces Back in North Dakota; More New Tracks in South Dakota, Montana Lie Ahead
By Fully Injected Motorsports Contact: Anthony Corini
RAPID CITY, SD (August 23, 2017) – After a frustrating first two nights in North Dakota, Brent Marks piloted his No. 19 to a tenth-place finish at Nodak Speedway in Minot, ND Sunday evening. The result was Marks’ 15th top-ten finish in his rookie season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.
“This year has been full of ups and downs for our team. It’s tough to get too discouraged because we know we are new at this gig. We just have to stay motivated and keep plugging away,” Marks explained, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/ Eagle Hotel/No. 19.
Friday night, Marks and his three-man team made a return visit to the River Cities Speedway, where Marks came forward from 21st to eighth earlier this year, but were greeted with lingering mechanical issues ending their night prematurely. The following night, Marks and his team made their inaugural visit to the Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo. Marks finished second in the Last Chance Showdown, lining him up 20th in the Feature. Marks worked his way forward before a competitor in front of him clipped the wall, flipped and left Brent with nowhere to go. Brent was uninjured in the accident, but it ended his night early once again.
The beauty of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule is the opportunity to rebound and that is what Marks did the following night at Nodak. Marks transferred through his heat race, started 15th in the Feature and came forward for a strong top-ten finish.
After a few days off, Marks will return to action with this weekend at yet another pair of new racetracks. Friday night Marks and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will be in Rapid City, South Dakota, at the Black Hills Speedway before making the trek to Billings, Montana, to compete at the BMP Speedway Saturday evening. It will be the first time Marks, currently sitting 12th in the point standings in his rookie campaign with the World of Outlaws, has competed at either facility.
Quick Results: 8/19 – River Cities Speedway – DNQ 8/20 – Red River Valley Speedway – 23rd 8/21 – Nodak Speedway – 10th
Upcoming: 8/25 – Black Hills Speedway 8/26 – BMP Speedway
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.
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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. Qualified for the 2017 Knoxville Nationals B-main. Scored 15th top-ten finish of the season Sunday, August 20, at the Nodak (ND) Speedway.
2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park) 2017: Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway, non-sanctioned) WoO Wins: N/A WoO Top-10s: 15 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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