(Photo: Brent Marks during action earlier this season – Speedway Shots Photo Credit)
Brent Marks Hard Charges at Black Hills; Trio of New Tracks in the Northwest Ahead
By Fully Injected Motorsports Contact: Anthony Corini
ALGER, WA (August 30, 2017) – The ups and downs, especially with a young team, that come with the grueling World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule are inevitable and Brent Marks and his two-man crew are no stranger to such.
Last weekend in North Dakota, Marks opened the weekend on a rough note but bounced back on the final night in Minot. This week the roles were reversed.
Friday night, Brent Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/ Eagle Hotel/No. 19, made his first trip to the Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, South Dakota. Marks was strong all evening on the big half-mile scoring KSE Hard Charger honors; coming forward to eighth in the Feature, his 16th top-ten finish of the year.
A strong start to the weekend was nulled when Marks lost power to his No. 19 during the Feature at BMP Speedway in Billings, Montana the following night. “That’s definitely not the way we wanted to start our trip West,” an understandably disappointed Marks said following the blown motor.
“We’ve had a busy week making sure we are fully ready for the West Coast swing, but we are looking forward to the challenges of racing out West,” Marks said.
Marks will see a trio of racetracks for the first time during a busy Labor Day weekend for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars starting Friday and Saturday evening at the Skagit Speedway in Alger, Washington. From there, Marks will venture south to the Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Washington, before concluding the four races in six days schedule Wednesday evening at the Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Oregon.
Once the racing action gets underway, Marks has proved to be a force all season. Marks has five KSE Hard Charger awards in his rookie campaign with the Outlaws and is always coming on late in the race. “We just need to put ourselves in position for the end of the night. The car speed is there,” Marks said in anticipation of getting back behind the wheel.
Quick Results: 8/25 – Black Hills Speedway – 8th 8/26 – BMP Speedway – 21st
Upcoming: 9/1 – Skagit Speedway 9/2 – Skagit Speedway 9/4 – Grays Harbor Raceway 9/6 – Willamette 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, now available on the road in the David Gravel/Muddy 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. KSE Hard Charger at the Black Hills Speedway (SD) on August 25.
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: 16 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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