(Photo: Brent Marks looks ahead at Knoxville Raceway – Paul Arch Photo Credit)
Trio of North Dakota starts ahead for Brent Marks
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
GRAND FORKS, ND (August 14, 2017) – With the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores in the books, Brent Marks will move forward and continue his 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series campaign with a trio of events in North Dakota, set to visit River Cities Speedway, Red River Valley Speedway and Nodak Speedway on Friday through Sunday, August 18-20, respectively. The North Dakota triple-header will officially launch the second westward movement for the Greatest Show On Dirt, ultimately moving into parts of South Dakota, Montana, Washington, Oregon, and California.
Marks, who is currently 11th in the World of Outlaws championship standings, has prior experience at one of the three ovals on tap in North Dakota, that being River Cities Speedway where Marks charged from 21st to finish 8th earlier this season. Marks’ advancement through the field not only solidified a top-ten finish, but also KSE Hard Charger Award honors. The “Myerstown Missile” has since acquired additional top-ten finishes, now with 14 on the season.
“We are pretty excited to head back north. We had some success at River Cities Speedway during our first visit, so that makes us a lot more confident heading back there. Anytime you can revert back to your notebook and expect positive feedback is motivating,” Marks explained, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19. “Our Knoxville Nationals campaign went OK, so we’ll bank off of that and move forward with a positive attitude.”
Brent Marks concluded his 2017 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores campaign with a B-main start on Saturday evening, the result of a 14th place finish during Friday night’s preliminary program out of 72 total entries; those who did not qualify for the Knoxville Nationals A-main finale, nor qualify for one of the top-ten starting spots in the Knoxville Nationals B-main.
“I can’t thank everyone enough who helps make this season possible,” Marks said. “We have an amazing amount of support behind this team. I do my best to return the favor and make them proud.”
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. 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.
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: 14
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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