(Photo: Brent Marks during a start earlier this season – High Groove Dizzle Photo Credit)
Marks Solid in Calistoga Debut; Ready for Eldora and Lernerville
By Fully Injected Motorsports Contact: Anthony Corini
ROSSBURG, OH (September 20, 2017) – World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year contender, Brent Marks, had a strong showing at Calistoga (CA) Speedway, which marked the end of a grueling tour in the West.
On Friday night, Marks was forced to run the Last Chance Showdown, lining him up 23rd on the starting grid for the 25-lap Feature. From there, Marks did what he does best – pass cars. In his debut at the big half-mile, Marks charged to an eye-opening eighth; 15 spots forward from his original starting position.
On Saturday night, Marks transferred through his heat race and started 18th for the 30-lap Feature. Marks once again came forward and was as high as eighth before a tough restart with two to go left Marks scored 12th on the official rundown.
“The car was better than I was this weekend. We had some decent finishes to show for it, but we are really glad about the car speed we had this weekend,” Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/ Eagle Hotel/No. 19, said.
After a long trip East, Marks and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will race at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, this Friday before heading to Lernerville Speedway in Western Pennsylvania the following night.
After six weeks of race tracks, all new to Marks and his two-man team, they will now return to familiar confines. Back in July at The Kings Royal, Marks impressed all of those in attendance by scoring KSE Hard Charger honors on consecutive nights at Eldora Speedway. Marks will work to improve on his starting positions beginning Friday.
Upcoming: 9/22 – Eldora Speedway 9/23 – Lernerville Speedway
Quick Results: 9/15 – Calistoga Speedway 8th (23) 9/16 – Calistoga Speedway 12th (18)
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 are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks, https://twitter.com/brentmarks19?lang=en and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing
New Brent Marks Racing merchandise is now available and can be found online via www.brentmarksracing.com. Apparel is also available on the road and can be found in the David Gravel/Muddy merchandise 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. Moved forward from 23rd to finish 8th at Calistoga (CA) Speedway on Friday, September 15.
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: 18 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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