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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Sept. 24, 2013) – Brent Marks rebounded from an early engine issue on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway to post another top 10.
“We were having motor problems from the get-go,” he said. “In practice it was breaking up a bit. We thought it was an electrical issue so we changed the plug wires out and the problem got worse in the heat race. It was really down on power and I was trying to ride it out and stay in the top five. At the end of the race it started really laying down.”
After starting fourth in his heat race, Marks dropped to sixth place in the closing laps to miss a lock-in spot to the feature by only one position. That relegated him to the B Main, which he started second after a quick engine swap.
“I’m not really sure what happened yet,” he said. “After the heat race we swapped motors out and got out just in time to run the consolation.”
Marks ended in the runner-up position to transfer to the 25-lap feature, which he started 22nd.
“It turned really good for the feature,” he said. “It was a really good race for us. We had a really fast car. I needed a couple of yellows to bunch everybody up.”
Marks was aggressive and pulled more than a dozen slide jobs as he charged to a ninth-place result in a race that didn’t have a caution.
“We just hit the setup and the car was really fast,” he said. “There was a cushion up top and it got really wide. There was a bottom lane and a top lane. I was trying to keep my speed up as much as I could. I passed 13 cars and I bet I pulled 16 sliders. It worked out really well for me. The track was in good enough shape I was able to do that. I had a blast. It was a lot of fun.
Saturday’s race at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., was cancelled because of the weather.
“I wanted to race Lincoln on Saturday, but at the same time I didn’t mind that it was rained out,” he said. “I needed a break.”
Marks is scheduled to compete in a tripleheader this weekend, beginning on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway. On Saturday he is slated to compete at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., and on Sunday at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Md., for the rescheduled Brawl in the Fall.
QUICK RESULTS –
Sept. 20 – Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. – Heat race: 6 (4); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 9 (22).
SEASON STATS –
70 races, 5 wins, 21 top fives, 51 top 10s, 57 top 15s, 60 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa.; and Sunday at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Md., for the Brawl in the Fall
MEDIA LINKS –
Here is a link to a highlights package by PaPosseRacing.com of Marks’ first victory of the season at Williams Grove Speedway on June 21: http://youtu.be/OayAFmI9z2Q
Here are highlights of Marks’ first career win at Selinsgrove Speedway on May 26 courtesy of WHPTV: http://www.whptv.com/
Check out Dirt Station highlights of Marks’ victory at Lincoln Speedway on May 11: http://youtu.be/WWQnrUF5ArI
Here is a link to a highlights package by PaPosseRacing.com of Marks’ win at Lincoln Speedway on May 11: http://youtu.be/9lltxaHih4k
Here is a link to a highlights package by PaPosseRacing.com of Marks’ win at Lincoln Speedway on March 30: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Here is a link to a highlights package by PaPosseRacing.com of Marks’ win at Lincoln Speedway on March 9: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Marks has a variety of apparel, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, long-sleeve shirts, hats and stickers. The apparel is located in front of the truck at Williams Grove Speedway and at T-shirt Alley at Lincoln Speedway each weekend.
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Creekside Auto Sales
Located in Dover, Pa., Creekside Auto Sales is a used car dealership.
“Creekside Auto Sales jumped on board with the team this year and we’re very excited to have them partner with us,” Marks said.
Marks would also like to thank BAPS Auto Paint and Supply, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builder, TJ’s Body Shop, KC Automotive, Wolf Run Landscaping, Glenna Straley Hair Design, Sprint Aces, Robison Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, Penske Racing Shocks, Triple X Race Co., MEMTEC Services and special thanks to Tim Spangler and Jake’s Carts for their continued support.