Story By: TYLER ALTMEYER / BRENT MARKS RACING – MYERSTOWN, PA – It was a long, grueling road for Myerstown, Pennsylvania’s Brent Marks, but the journey is now complete, officially concluding his 2019 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a 13th place performance during the annual World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.
Marks, driver of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19 sprint car, had to earn his World Finals highlight the hard way, eventually forced to utilize a World of Outlaws provisional starting position to line-up 26th on Saturday’s main event grid.
In 30 circuits, Marks advanced 13 positions, a feat he has been able to accomplish on multiple occasions in 2019. In fact, Marks earned a Series-leading seven KSE Hard Charger Awards in 2019, an award given to the driver who advances the most feature positions during every World of Outlaws program.
“What a season. It’s pretty tough to comprehend that it’s over already,” Brent Marks said, who earned one World of Outlaws victory in 2019: the $65,000 National Open at Williams Grove Speedway. “I think we were fast enough to work our way toward a top-ten on Saturday night. But, we’ll take what we earned and move forward. It was a fun season. All of my partners, my team, and my family make a dream like possible. I can’t wait until next year.”
In addition to his $65,000 National Open triumph, Marks earned 24 other top-ten performances with the Greatest Show On Dirt this season, six of them inside the top-five.