(Photo: Brent Marks watches action during prior start – Rick Rarer/SprintCarNews.com Photo Credit)
Brent Marks will begin new year at Volusia Speedway Park
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
MYERSTOWN, PA (January 23, 2018) – After a pair of All Star Circuit of Champions starts at Volusia to officially kick-off 2018, the “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks will launch his second, full season as a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competitor with a three-day visit to the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida, on February 9-11.
Marks, who finished second in the final Kevin Gobrecht “Rookie of the Year” standings with the World of Outlaws in 2017, will enter the new year with high hopes and big goals, not only aiming to finish higher in the World of Outlaws championship standings, but also working to earn a career-first World of Outlaws feature victory. The former Pennsylvania Posse representative earned 23 top-ten finishes against the Greatest Show On Dirt in 2017, one of which inside the top-five.
“We’re ready to get the year going,” Brent Marks explained, pilot of the M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19. “I think we are ten steps ahead of last year. Having a full season under our belts really helped us in terms of preparation. We knew exactly what we needed to do to get the year started. We don’t get to come home for a few months, so being prepared and making sure your equipment is ready is important. I’m ready to get to Florida.”
Brent Marks’ five-day campaign in the Sunshine State will kick-off a February schedule consisting of six events with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. After his visit to Volusia, where he earned his first top-ten finish as a full-time World of Outlaws competitor, Marks will hit the highway and travel due west, setting his GPS toward a pair of destinations in Texas, followed by a stop in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 28.
Fans are 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
Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including – Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC., Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, Memtec Services. Associate Sponsors: Wolfrun Landscapes, Buckwalter Trucking, Cajun Kennels, Road Runner Race Fuels. Product Sponsors: FK Shocks, HP Engines, Kistler Engines, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Maxim Chassis, Wings Unlimited, DMI, Walker Performance Filtration, High Performance Lubricants, Driven Racing Oil, K1 Race Gear, Bell Helmets, CR Graphics, RRi, Fully Injected Motorsports, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wilwood Brakes, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.
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 eighth at Calistoga (CA) Speedway on Friday, September 15. Charged from 22nd to finish eighth at Eldora Speedway during Four Crown Nationals weekend (September 22). Finished sixth at Fulton (NY) Speedway on Saturday, October 7; Marks’ 20th top-ten finish of the season. Captured 21st top-ten finish (8th place) at Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, New York, on Monday, October 16. Earned top-ten finish (eighth) at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Oklahoma, on October 21. Ended season tenth in the final World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series standings. Finished ninth after starting 14th during World of Outlaws finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.
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)
2017 WoO Top-10s: 23
2017 WoO Top-5s: 1
2018 Wins: N/A
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