Brent Marks Takes “Night Before The 50” Win at Port Royal Speedway

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2015 All Stars Brent Marks PAUL ARCH PHOTO DSC_5500 (331) (1)Brent Marks Takes “Night Before The 50” Win at Port Royal Speedway

(Photo: Brent Marks at Port Royal Speedway during “Night Before The 50” – Paul Arch Photo Credit)

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Brent Marks Takes “Night Before The 50” Win at Port Royal Speedway
Career-First Series Victory for “Myerstown Missile”

 

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer – All Star Circuit of Champions

altmeyer119@gmail.com / 724-954-4915

 

Port Royal, PA (September 11, 2015) –  For the first time in his career, Brent Marks planted himself in UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania native made his UNOH All Star victory lane debut during the “Night Before The 50” at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania; the prelude to the prestigious “Tuscarora 50.” Marks would fend off pole-sitter Ryan Smith and sixth-starting Brock Zearfoss for the $5,000 check, leading the last nine circuits to officially propel himself onto the Port Royal Speedway victory lane stage. Impressively enough, the win was a second-consecutive at Port Royal Speedway in less than a week. Marks earned the unsanctioned “Labor Day Classic” win on Monday, September 7, worth $4,000.

 

“This is awesome!” said Brent Marks, “This is my first All Star win so this is really special to me. To get two wins in a row here also feels pretty incredible. This car has been on a rail lately…whatever we did to it, it’s working. We were fast all night tonight and those long green flag runs really helped us out. We were able to get by Ryan (Smith) there…he’s one helluva racer and to get by him says a lot.”

 

Jac Haudenschild, who started on the outside of the front row, led the first several circuits of the 30-lap main event until the first caution slowed the field with eight laps in the books. Just after the yellow was displayed, Haudenschild spun and came to a stop in turn two, handing over the top spot to Ryan Smith. Green flag conditions would soon return at the half-mile with the Kunkletown, Pennsylvania native maintaining command, followed by third row starters Brent Marks and Brock Zearfoss.

 

Even after the event’s second caution at the midpoint of the race, Smith appeared to be uncatchable. Marks, who started fifth on the main event grid, eventually closed the gap between himself and Smith and claimed the lead on lap 22. Unfortunately for Marks, caution flags would reappear on the final circuit, ultimately erasing his half-straightaway lead and setting up a “green, white, checkered” scenario due to UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions rules.

 

After a quick fuel stop, green flag conditions would resume with Brent Marks in charge, followed by Smith and Zearfoss. The “Myerstown Missile” would survive the final two circuits and cruise home to a $5,000 jackpot. Ryan Smith made it under the final checkers just behind Marks, followed by the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss.

 

“Being out front like that doesn’t really allow you to know what’s going on behind you” said Ryan Smith, “We didn’t quite get the wing back quick enough. We were good, just not good enough. Congratulations to Brent (Marks). Glad to see him back in victory lane, but hopefully we can beat him tomorrow.”

 

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will return to competition on Saturday evening, September 12, back at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The 48th annual “Tuscarora 50” will headline action at the “Speed Palace” on Saturday, awarding a minimum of $12,000 after 50 laps of green flag competition. Greg Hodnett is the defending “Tuscarora 50” champion, defeating the UNOH All Stars back on Saturday, September 6, 2014.

 

Admission to the Juniata County Fair that surrounds the speedway is free on Saturday, September 12, with adult general admission priced at $30 on Saturday. Students aged 12-18 are admitted to the races for just $7 on Saturday night. Saturday gates will open at 3:00PM with racing set to begin at 7:00PM. Please visit Port Royal Speedway live on the web at www.portroyalspeedway.com for more information.

 

Contingency Awards/Results – Port Royal Speedway – Friday, September 11, 2015
Entrants: 47

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Danny Holtgraver – 15.733 seconds

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Brent Marks

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Mike Erdley

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brock Zearfoss

Kistler Engines Heat #4: Lucas Wolfe
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #5: Jac Haudenschild

JE Pistons Dash: Ryan Smith

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Brent Marks

MSD A-Main 3rd Place Finisher: Brock Zearfoss

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Greg Wilson

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Dylan Cisney

 

Qualifying

1.59-Danny Holtgraver, 15.733; 2.48-Danny Dietrich, 15.796; 3.51-Stevie Smith, 15.839; 4.94-Ryan Smith, 15.855; 5.25-Aaron Ott, 15.877; 6.27-Greg Hodnett, 15.886; 7.1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 15.898; 8.19m-Brent Marks, 15.917; 9.17B-Steve Buckwalter, 15.920; 10.10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.956; 11.20-Ryan Taylor, 15.994; 12.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.017; 13.1-Dale Blaney, 16.023; 14.98-Mike Erdley, 16.026; 15.98H-Dave Blaney, 16.026; 16.3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.029; 17.8S-Trenton Sheaffer, 16.041; 18.3-Dave Ely, 16.049; 19.89-Cody Darrah, 16.050; 20.13-Jac Haudenschild, 16.052; 21.5C-Dylan Cisney, 16.054; 22.5T-Travis Philo, 16.111; 23.11c-Cory Haas, 16.135; 24.55-Mike Wagner, 16.140; 25.99-Brady Bacon, 16.204; 26.57X-Andrew Palker, 16.216; 27.747-Davey Sammons, 16.247; 28.7W-Logan Wagner, 16.250; 29.14-Lance Dewease, 16.256; 30.23-TJ Stutts, 16.256; 31.45-Tim Shaffer, 16.262; 32.36D-Wayne Dadetto, 16.280; 33.W20-Greg Wilson, 16.283; 34.39-Tim Glatfelter, 16.286; 35.8C-Brain Carber, 16.307; 36.O7-Doug Esh, 16.316; 37.12-Blane Heimbach, 16.327; 38.33-Curt Stroup, 16.434; 39.44W-Rodney Westhafer, 16.463; 40.44-Joey Hershey, 16.474; 41.99M-Kyle Moody, 16.506; 42.55W-Michael Wagner II, 16.537; 43.7-Todd Shaffer, 16.630; 44.49-Tanner Thorson, 16.685; 45.75-Nicole Bower, 16.755; 46.4-Danny Smith, 16.787; 47.91-Anthony Fiore, 99.060;

 

Heat 1, Group A –  (8 Laps)

1. 19m-Brent Marks[2] ; 2. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[1] ; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich[4] ; 4. 25-Aaron Ott[3] ; 5. 7W-Logan Wagner[6] ; 6. 3-Dave Ely[5] ; 7. 36D-Wayne Dadetto[7] ; 8. 39-Tim Glatfelter[8] ; 9. 55W-Michael Wagner II[9]

 

Heat 2, Group B –  (8 Laps)

1. 98-Mike Erdley[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 4. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer[1] ; 5. 11c-Cory Haas[6] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 8. 8C-Brain Carber[8] ; 9. 4-Danny Smith[10] ; 10. 33-Curt Stroup[9]

 

Heat 3, Group C –  (8 Laps)

1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[1] ; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney[2] ; 3. 20-Ryan Taylor[4] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 5. 14-Lance Dewease[6] ; 6. 5C-Dylan Cisney[5] ; 7. 7-Todd Shaffer[8] ; 8. 49-Tanner Thorson[9] ; 9. 99M-Kyle Moody[7]

 

Heat 4, Group D –  (8 Laps)

1. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[1] ; 2. 94-Ryan Smith[2] ; 3. 59-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 4. 51-Stevie Smith[3] ; 5. 55-Mike Wagner[5] ; 6. 747-Davey Sammons[7] ; 7. 99-Brady Bacon[6] ; 8. 44-Joey Hershey[9] ; 9. 44W-Rodney Westhafer[8]

 

Heat 5, Group E –  (8 Laps)

1. 13-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 5. 89-Cody Darrah[3] ; 6. 23-TJ Stutts[5] ; 7. 12-Blane Heimbach[8] ; 8. O7-Doug Esh[7] ; 9. 75-Nicole Bower[9]

 

Dash 1 –  (5 Laps)

1. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 2. 13-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[6] ; 4. 98-Mike Erdley[3] ; 5. 19m-Brent Marks[7] ; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[4] ; 7. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[8] ; 8. 59-Danny Holtgraver[9] ; 9. 27-Greg Hodnett[12] ; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah[10] ; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich[11] ; 12. 98H-Dave Blaney[5]

 

C-Main 1 –  (10 Laps)

1. 12-Blane Heimbach[1] ; 2. 33-Curt Stroup[2] ; 3. 44W-Rodney Westhafer[3] ; 4. 7-Todd Shaffer[7] ; 5. 44-Joey Hershey[4] ; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody[5] ; 7. 49-Tanner Thorson[8] ; 8. 55W-Michael Wagner II[6] ; 9. 4-Danny Smith[10] ; 10. 75-Nicole Bower[9]

 

B-Main 1 –  (12 Laps)

1. 3-Dave Ely[1] ; 2. 89-Cody Darrah[2] ; 3. 11c-Cory Haas[5] ; 4. 55-Mike Wagner[6] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 6. 747-Davey Sammons[8] ; 7. 14-Lance Dewease[10] ; 8. 7W-Logan Wagner[9] ; 9. 99-Brady Bacon[7] ; 10. O7-Doug Esh[16] ; 11. 8C-Brain Carber[15] ; 12. 12-Blane Heimbach[17] ; 13. 5C-Dylan Cisney[3] ; 14. W20-Greg Wilson[13] ; 15. 33-Curt Stroup[18] ; 16. 36D-Wayne Dadetto[12] ; 17. 23-TJ Stutts[11] ; 18. 39-Tim Glatfelter[14]

 

A-Main 1 –  (30 Laps)

1. 19m-Brent Marks[5] ; 2. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[6] ; 4. 98-Mike Erdley[4] ; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich[11] ; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[13] ; 7. 20-Ryan Taylor[14] ; 8. 25-Aaron Ott[16] ; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah[10] ; 10. W20-Greg Wilson[25] ; 11. 89-Cody Darrah[22] ; 12. 45-Tim Shaffer[20] ; 13. 1-Dale Blaney[18] ; 14. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[7] ; 15. 5C-Dylan Cisney[26] ; 16. 55-Mike Wagner[24] ; 17. 59-Danny Holtgraver[8] ; 18. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer[17] ; 19. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[3] ; 20. 13-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 21. 27-Greg Hodnett[9] ; 22. 11c-Cory Haas[23] ; 23. 51-Stevie Smith[19] ; 24. 3-Dave Ely[21] ; 25. 98H-Dave Blaney[12] ; 26. 57X-Andrew Palker[15]

 

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at  www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing.  Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first ‘outlaw’ Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years.  Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.  The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

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