Marks battles from 20th to score All Star win at Attica

Brent Marks. (Dan McFarland photo)

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio –Brent Marks knew he had his work cut out for him against the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobile 1 Saturday, April 15 at Attica Raceway Park. The Myerstown (PA) Missile drew a late qualifying number and with 30 cars on hand for the second night of the Core & Main Spring Nationals presented by Construction Equipment and Supply, Advanced Drainage Systems, Erie Blacktop and Smith Paving, it meant he had to time in against the entire field and not just his heat competition. Marks, who was one of the hottest sprint car drivers in the country in 2022, put his head down and charged from a 20th starting spot in the 35-lap A-main to his first career Attica win worth $6,000 without the benefit of double-file restarts.

Cale Thomas led the first 22 laps before Zeb Wise, who surrendered the win on the last lap the previous night, took over the point. Meanwhile Marks had worked his way to third with 15 laps to go and used heavy lapped traffic to take second on lap 27. Just two circuits later Marks drove under Wise to take the lead and drove away to his 10th career All Star victory.

“Hats off to my guys. They worked super hard to night to try and get this better. The late pill draw wasn’t very good and got us behind in time trials and we were just off in the heat race and got better in the B-main. As much as it sucks to be in the B-main we really needed that tonight to get some laps to just figure this thing out. Holy molly it just worked where ever I went. That was just a lot of fun,” said Marks beside his M&M Painting and Construction, Baps Paints, Lime Wire Customs, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel backed #19M.

“It was just so dirty and so hard to see at the start and I wanted to try to get down to the bottom as soon as I could and I just found a lot of grip around the bottom and tried to be as super patient as I could and not hit the infield tractor tires. I had to work on it a little bit during the race to try and get my entry a little better. Every time I tried to open it up I got stuck in the middle so I just had to be careful and patient. That was just a blast and I hope everybody enjoyed that tonight,” Marks added.

Although finishing second for a second straight night, Rudeen Racing’s Zeb Wise will leave Attica Raceway Park as the current All Star championship points leader.

“A really good weekend for us, although a little frustrating at the same time,” Zeb Wise noted. “Felt like I had a really good car again. I just made some bad choices in lapped traffic. I wanted to be on the top in three and four but it was kind of hard to see and not much of a cushion it was just grip there and I just picked the wrong lanes at the wrong times.”

Two time and defending All Star champion Tyler Courtney, who swept the Spring Nationals last year at Attica, rounded out the podium.

“It was a great night for us. We really struggled last night. Jake, Luke and Cameron put their heads down and got the car a lot better here tonight. All and all a good weekend for us with a sixth and a third. Big picture when you’re running for a championship to come out of here with a top five and a top 10 and put this Nos Energy Drink, ZMax car up front where it needs to be. Wins will come….we’re going in the right direction,” said Courtney.

In the Fremont Fence 305 Sprint Feature, Lindsey, Ohio’s Steve Rando survived early race challenges from Dustin Stroup and Jamie Miller and drove to his sixth career feature win, leading all 25 laps.

“It’s been about two years since I’ve had a win. The long stretches my car kept getting loose and I was losing a whole lot in one and two and I went to the top and I never saw another car under me so it must have worked,” said Rando beside his Davis Fabricators, Garza Construction, Wolfpack Tree Service, Linton & Stinson Electric Solutions, Triple L Logistics, Tony and Dawn, Gressman Power Sports, Attitudes Hair Salon backed #19R.

Attica Raceway Park will kick off the 2023 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products 410 Attica Fremont Championship Series presented by the Baumann Auto Group paying $4,000 to win Friday, April 21 on Baumann Auto Group/Venture Visionary Partners Night. The NAPA of Bryan 305 AFCS presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales will pay $1,200 to the feature winner thanks to Gressman Powersports. The Dirt Nerds Podcast/ UMP Late Models will also be in action.

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Attica Raceway Park

Saturday, April 15, 2023

All Star Circuit of Champions

Tezos A Feature (35 Laps): 1. 19M-Brent Marks[20]; 2. 26-Zeb Wise[2]; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[8]; 4. 49X-Cale Thomas[1]; 5. 33W-Cap Henry[9]; 6. 97-JJ Hickle[5]; 7. 29-Parker Price Miller[10]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[11]; 9. 09-Craig Mintz[16]; 10. 4-Chris Windom[14]; 11. 5-Byron Reed[15]; 12. 7N-Darin Naida[13]; 13. 28M-Conner Morrell[4]; 14. 70-Scotty Thiel[12]; 15. 8M-TJ Michael[6]; 16. W20-Greg Wilson[23]; 17. 35-Stuart Brubaker[22]; 18. 23-Zeth Sabo[25]; 19. 99-Skylar Gee[17]; 20. 45-Tim Shaffer[7]; 21. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg[3]; 22. (DNF) 32-Bryce Lucius[19]; 23. (DNF) 15K-Creed Kemenah[24]; 24. (DNF) 22C-Cole Duncan[18]; 25. (DNF) 15C-Chris Andrews[21] Lap Leaders: Cale Thomas (1-22), Zeb Wise (23-28), Brent Marks (29-35)

Classic Ink USA B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 32-Bryce Lucius[2]; 2. 19M-Brent Marks[4]; 3. 15C-Chris Andrews[1]; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[7]; 6. 15K-Creed Kemenah[5]; 7. 23-Zeth Sabo[9]; 8. 11J-David Kalb Jr[8]; 9. 12-Kyle Capodice[10]; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6]; 11. 75-Jerry Dahms[11]

Elliotts Custom Trailers and Carts Dash (4 Laps): 1. 49X-Cale Thomas[1]; 2. 26-Zeb Wise[2]; 3. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg[5]; 4. 28M-Conner Morrell[3]; 5. 97-JJ Hickle[4]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[6]

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 28M-Conner Morrell[2]; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[1]; 3. 49X-Cale Thomas[4]; 4. 70-Scotty Thiel[6]; 5. 7N-Darin Naida[3]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee[9]; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5]; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[8]; 9. 23-Zeth Sabo[10]; 10. 12-Kyle Capodice[7]

CSI Shocks Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg[2]; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[1]; 3. 26-Zeb Wise[4]; 4. 29-Parker Price Miller[5]; 5. 4-Chris Windom[3]; 6. 09-Craig Mintz[6]; 7. 19M-Brent Marks[7]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson[9]; 9. 11J-David Kalb Jr[8]; 10. 75-Jerry Dahms[10]

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 8M-TJ Michael[2]; 2. 33W-Cap Henry[8]; 3. 97-JJ Hickle[3]; 4. 5-Byron Reed[6]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[5]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan[9]; 7. 15K-Creed Kemenah[7]; 8. 32-Bryce Lucius[1]; 9. (DNF) 15C-Chris Andrews[4]; 10. (DNS) 12G-Corbin Gurley

Hercules Tire Qualifying: 1. 49X-Cale Thomas, 00:12.810[6]; 2. 26-Zeb Wise, 00:12.927[3]; 3. 15C-Chris Andrews, 00:13.016[7]; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer, 00:13.054[1]; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 00:13.058[14]; 6. 32-Bryce Lucius, 00:13.139[4]; 7. 28M-Conner Morrell, 00:13.148[2]; 8. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 00:13.152[16]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael, 00:13.162[5]; 10. 7N-Darin Naida, 00:13.274[12]; 11. 4-Chris Windom, 00:13.308[11]; 12. 97-JJ Hickle, 00:13.329[10]; 13. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 00:13.397[20]; 14. 29-Parker Price Miller, 00:13.421[15]; 15. 5T-Travis Philo, 00:13.431[8]; 16. 70-Scotty Thiel, 00:13.501[17]; 17. 09-Craig Mintz, 00:13.573[18]; 18. 5-Byron Reed, 00:13.582[21]; 19. 12-Kyle Capodice, 00:13.589[13]; 20. 19M-Brent Marks, 00:13.633[27]; 21. 15K-Creed Kemenah, 00:13.773[22]; 22. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 00:13.815[9]; 23. 11J-David Kalb Jr, 00:13.847[30]; 24. 33W-Cap Henry, 00:13.855[26]; 25. 99-Skylar Gee, 00:14.013[24]; 26. W20-Greg Wilson, 00:14.181[19]; 27. 22C-Cole Duncan, 00:14.448[29]; 28. 23-Zeth Sabo, 00:14.743[25]; 29. 75-Jerry Dahms, 00:14.882[28]; 30. 12G-Corbin Gurley, 00:59.999[23]

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence Co.


1.3F-Wade Fraley, 14.138; 2.26-Jamie Miller, 14.175; 3.10X-Dustin Stroup, 14.211; 4.28-Shawn Valenti, 14.214; 5.01-Bryan Sebetto, 14.309; 6.49i-John Ivy, 14.322; 7.5JR-Jim McGrath Jr., 14.393; 8.47-Matt Lucius, 14.395; 9.10TS-Tyler Schiets, 14.526; 10.34-Jud Dickerson, 14.544; 11.36-Seth Schneider, 14.545; 12.19R-Steve Rando, 14.552; 13.5-Kody Brewer, 14.566; 14.78-Austin Black, 14.587; 15.1W-Paul Weaver, 14.587; 16.2-Brenden Torok, 14.599; 17.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 14.687; 18.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 14.697; 19.9R-Logan Riehl, 14.707; 20.3M-Logan Mongeau, 14.773; 21.13S-Drew Siferd, 14.852; 22.92-Kevin Hawk, 14.863; 23.51M-Haldon Miller, 14.911; 24.5M-Mike Moore, 14.927; 25.16-Lee Sommers, 15.021; 26.63-Randy Ruble, 15.254; 27.27-Caleb Crispen, 15.296; 28.4-Brian Peterson, 15.762; 29.4X-Blayne Keckler, 16.097; 30.2S-Jackson Sebetto, 16.210; 31.1S-James Saam, 22.917; 32.7M-Brandon Moore, 99.999;

Heat 1, Group A – (8 Laps)

1. 26-Jamie Miller[3] ; 2. 34-Jud Dickerson[1] ; 3. 49i-John Ivy[2] ; 4. 3F-Wade Fraley[4] ; 5. 5-Kody Brewer[5] ; 6. 2-Brenden Torok[6] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 8. 92-Kevin Hawk[8]

Heat 2, Group B – (8 Laps)

1. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[3] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 4. 47-Matt Lucius[2] ; 5. 01-Bryan Sebetto[4] ; 6. 78-Austin Black[5] ; 7. 4-Brian Peterson[6] ; 8. 1S-James Saam[7]

Heat 3, Group C – (8 Laps)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 2. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[3] ; 3. 28-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 4. 3M-Logan Mongeau[1] ; 5. 16-Lee Sommers[6] ; 6. 13S-Drew Siferd[5] ; 7. 63-Randy Ruble[7] ; 8. 2S-Jackson Sebetto[8]

Heat 4, Group D – (8 Laps)

1. 9R-Logan Riehl[1] ; 2. 10X-Dustin Stroup[4] ; 3. X15-Kasey Ziebold[2] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 5. 5M-Mike Moore[6] ; 6. 27-Caleb Crispen[7] ; 7. 4X-Blayne Keckler[8] ; 8. 51M-Haldon Miller[5]

B-Main 1 – (8 Laps)

1. 5-Kody Brewer[1] ; 2. 2-Brenden Torok[3] ; 3. 13S-Drew Siferd[4] ; 4. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 5. 92-Kevin Hawk[7] ; 6. 63-Randy Ruble[6] ; 7. 16-Lee Sommers[2] ; 8. 2S-Jackson Sebetto[8]

B-Main 2 – (8 Laps)

1. 01-Bryan Sebetto[1] ; 2. 5M-Mike Moore[2] ; 3. 4X-Blayne Keckler[6] ; 4. 27-Caleb Crispen[4] ; 5. 78-Austin Black[3] ; 6. 4-Brian Peterson[5] ; 7. 1S-James Saam[7] ; 8. 51M-Haldon Miller[8]

A-Main 1 – (25 Laps)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[6] ; 3. 10X-Dustin Stroup[2] ; 4. 5JR-Jim McGrath Jr.[8] ; 5. 9R-Logan Riehl[5] ; 6. 3F-Wade Fraley[3] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 8. 01-Bryan Sebetto[18] ; 9. 28-Shawn Valenti[10] ; 10. 1W-Paul Weaver[16] ; 11. 7M-Brandon Moore[12] ; 12. 49i-John Ivy[11] ; 13. 34-Jud Dickerson[9] ; 14. 5-Kody Brewer[17] ; 15. X15-Kasey Ziebold[13] ; 16. 47-Matt Lucius[14] ; 17. 4X-Blayne Keckler[22] ; 18. 5M-Mike Moore[20] ; 19. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[7] ; 20. 13S-Drew Siferd[21] ; 21. 3M-Logan Mongeau[15] ; 22. 2-Brenden Torok[19]