Brent Marks earns Dean Knittel Memorial title at Portsmouth; Justin Peck claims 2022 Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship

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Brent Marks earns Dean Knittel Memorial title at Portsmouth; Justin Peck claims 2022 Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (June 18, 2022) – Myerstown, Pennsylvania’s Brent Marks flexed some muscle on Saturday night at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, not only earning his second Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory of the 2022 season, but scoring $20,554 in the process, simultaneously helping “America’s Series” cap Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires with the annual Dean Knittel Memorial.

Marks, who earned his first All Star triumph of the season in Williams Grove Speedway’s Tommy Hinnershitz Classic, led the final ten circuits around Portsmouth’s high banked oval, taking command over fellow Central Pennsylvania native, Danny Dietrich, with a dive through turns one and two on lap 21. The ace of the Murray Marks Motorsports No. 19 was third just two laps prior, following Dietrich by race-long leader, Tyler Courtney, on lap 20, then taking command the very next circuit. Marks started the 30-lapper from the outside-pole position.

Dietrich hung on to finish second, followed by Justin Peck, Tyler Courtney, and Sam Hafertepe Jr.

“Really, I was just trying to go where they weren’t,” Brent Marks said, ace of the M&M Painting and Construction No. 19 sprint car. “I was waiting for the bottom groove to come in, and when Danny (Dietrich) and Tyler (Courtney) started to race each other, it gave me the opportunity to slip by both of them. To get a Speedweek win is pretty special, and to win one like this is just incredible. I can’t say enough about this team. We’re looking forward to the opportunity to compete in Ohio Sprint Speedweek in the future.”

Peck’s podium finish helped him officially clinch the 2022 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires championship, earning a $5,000 payday to go along with his pair of Speedweek victories. In all, Peck found the top-five on seven occasions in nine Speedweek starts, holding down a final championship margin of 26 points over “Sunshine” Tyler Courtney. Fellow two-time Speedweek winner, Danny Dietrich, was third in the Ohio Sprint Speedweek standings, followed by Cap Henry and Zeb Wise.

“This is what I’ve worked my whole life for, to come out here and win races, and be in a position to win championships like this,” Justin Peck, driver of the Coastal Race Parts No. 13, said. “I’ve always idolized guys that came out here and won Speedweek championships, and it’s great that Tom Buch gave us the opportunity to come out here and accomplish that goal. I’m a little speechless right now because I never thought I’d ever be in this position.”

Contingency Awards/Results: Portsmouth Raceway Park | June 18, 2022:
Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires
Dean Knittel Memorial | $20,554-to-winKistler Racing Products Pill Draw | Entries: 45Nunzi’s Advertising Hot Laps: Kyle Reinhardt | 12.769Dixie Vodka Fast Qualifier: Bill Balog | 12.816Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #1 Winner: Sye LynchCompetition Suspension Inc Heat #2 Winner: Brent MarksAll Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #3 Winner: Parker Price-Miller
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Danny Dietrich
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5 Winner: Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash Winner: Tyler CourtneyClassic Ink USA B-Main Winner: Nate Dussel
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Danny SmithTezos A-Main Winner: Brent Marks (2)Hercules Tires A-Main Hard Charger: Cap Henry (+12)Carquest Perseverance Award: Lachlan McHugh

Qualifying

Group (A)
17B-Bill Balog, 12.816; 2. 42-Sye Lynch, 12.893; 3. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 13.013; 4. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.082; 5. 4-Cap Henry, 13.125; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 13.224; 7. 25R-Jordan Ryan, 13.259; 8. 39-Christopher Bell, 13.304; 9. 25-Chris Myers, 13.601Group (B)
7BC-Tyler Courtney, 13.007; 2. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.051; 3. 55X-Alex Bowman, 13.223; 4. 17-Carson Short, 13.380; 5. 14-Gary Taylor, 13.519; 6. 1-Nate Dussel, 13.529; 7. 2s-Nathan Skaggs, 13.630; 8. 8D-Josh Davis, 14.584; 9. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 99.330Group C
13-Justin Peck, 12.894; 2. 11-Parker Price Miller, 12.960; 3. 19AZ-Mitchel Moles, 13.075; 4. 91T-Cale Thomas, 13.256; 5. 97-Greg Wilson, 13.404; 6. 4T-Tyler Street, 13.556; 7. 5J-Jake Hesson, 13.629; 8. 54-Danny Smith, 13.710; 9. 24-Lee Haskins, 14.204Group (D)
49X-Ian Madsen, 13.189; 2. 19-Chris Windom, 13.340; 3. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.378; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.438; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.443; 6. 16-DJ Foos, 13.532; 7. 4s-Chris Smalley, 14.866; 8. 4XX-Bradley Ashford, 99.520; 9. 101-Lachlan McHugh, 99.578Group (E)
10-Zeb Wise, 13.183; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 13.370; 3. 70-Sammy Swindell, 13.400; 4. 22-Cole Duncan, 13.479; 5. 28-Brandon Spithaler, 13.583; 6. 4X-Cale Stinson, 13.766; 7. 59-Bryan Nuckles, 14.075; 8. 40-Logan Fenton, 14.865; 9. 1B-Keith Baxter, 99.650Heat 1 (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
42-Sye Lynch [1]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog [4]; 3. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [2]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 5. 4-Cap Henry [5]; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer [6]; 7. 39-Christopher Bell [8]; 8. 25R-Jordan Ryan [7]Heat 2 (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
19M-Brent Marks [1]; 2. 55X-Alex Bowman [2]; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [4]; 4. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [9]; 5. 1-Nate Dussel [6]; 6. 14-Gary Taylor [5]; 7. 17-Carson Short [3]; 8. 2s-Nathan Skaggs [7]Heat 3 (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
11-Parker Price Miller [1]; 2. 13-Justin Peck [4]; 3. 91T-Cale Thomas [3]; 4. 19AZ-Mitchel Moles [2]; 5. 97-Greg Wilson [5]; 6. 4T-Tyler Street [6]; 7. 54-Danny Smith [8]; 8. 5J-Jake Hesson [7]; 9. 24-Lee Haskins [9]Heat 4 (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 3. 19-Chris Windom [1]; 4. 101-Lachlan McHugh [9]; 5. 16-DJ Foos [6]; 6. 49X-Ian Madsen [4]; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton [5]; 8. 4s-Chris Smalley [7]; 9. 4XX-Bradley Ashford [8]Heat 5 (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [1]; 2. 22-Cole Duncan [3]; 3. 10-Zeb Wise [4]; 4. 70-Sammy Swindell [2]; 5. 4X-Cale Stinson [6]; 6. 59-Bryan Nuckles [7]; 7. 28-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 8. 40-Logan Fenton [8]; 9. 1B-Keith Baxter [9]Dash (6 Laps)
7BC-Tyler Courtney [2]; 2. 19M-Brent Marks [4]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 4. 13-Justin Peck [1]; 5. 11-Parker Price Miller [3]; 6. 19-Chris Windom [6]; 7. 17B-Bill Balog [7]; 8. 42-Sye Lynch [9]; 9. 10-Zeb Wise [8]; 10. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [10]C-main (6 Laps) – Top 2 Transfer
25R-Jordan Ryan [1]; 2. 2s-Nathan Skaggs [3]; 3. 5J-Jake Hesson [2]; 4. 4s-Chris Smalley [5]; 5. 24-Lee Haskins [6]; 6. 40-Logan Fenton [4]B-main (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1-Nate Dussel [4]; 2. 97-Greg Wilson [3]; 3. 39-Christopher Bell [11]; 4. 49X-Ian Madsen [2]; 5. 54-Danny Smith [15]; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer [7]; 7. 16-DJ Foos [5]; 8. 25R-Jordan Ryan [16]; 9. 17-Carson Short [12]; 10. 4X-Cale Stinson [6]; 11. 4T-Tyler Street [9]; 12. 2s-Nathan Skaggs [17]; 13. 14-Gary Taylor [8]; 14. 22B-Ryan Broughton [13]; 15. 59-Bryan Nuckles [10]; 16. 4-Cap Henry [1]

A-main (30 Laps)
19M-Brent Marks [2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 13-Justin Peck [4]; 4. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [1]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [10]; 6. 11-Parker Price Miller [5]; 7. 17B-Bill Balog [7]; 8. 19-Chris Windom [6]; 9. 91T-Cale Thomas [15]; 10. 10-Zeb Wise [9]; 11. 42-Sye Lynch [8]; 12. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [14]; 13. 4-Cap Henry [25]; 14. 19AZ-Mitchel Moles [16]; 15. 55X-Alex Bowman [11]; 16. 39-Christopher Bell [23]; 17. 97-Greg Wilson [22]; 18. 26-Cory Eliason [12]; 19. 1-Nate Dussel [21]; 20. 99-Skylar Gee [17]; 21. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [19]; 22. 101-Lachlan McHugh [20]; 23. 54-Danny Smith [26]; 24. 49X-Ian Madsen [24]; 25. 22-Cole Duncan [13]; 26. 70-Sammy Swindell [18] Lap Leaders: Tyler Courtney (1-19), Danny Dietrich (20), Brent Marks (21-30)

2022 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
East Bay Raceway Park, FL (February 14): Tyler Courtney
East Bay Raceway Park, FL (February 15): Cory Eliason
Attica Raceway Park, OH (April 15): Tyler Courtney (2)
Attica Raceway Park, OH (April 16): Tyler Courtney (3)
Bloomsburg, PA (April 21): Anthony Macri
Williams Grove, PA (April 22): Brent Marks
Port Royal, PA (April 23): Anthony Macri (2)
Lernerville, PA (April 29): Hunter Schuerenberg
Sharon, OH (April 30): Cap Henry
I-96 Speedway, MI (May 13): Justin Peck
Wayne County, OH (May 14): Hunter Schuerenberg (2)
Waynesfield, OH (May 15): Justin Peck (2)
Plymouth, WI (May 21): Bill Balog
Angell Park, WI (May 22): Hunter Schuerenberg (3)
Port Royal, PA (May 28): Anthony Macri (3)
Port Royal, PA (May 29): Anthony Macri (4)
Attica Raceway Park, OH (June 3): Zeb Wise
Atomic Speedway, OH (June 4): Cole Duncan
SW Attica Raceway Park, OH (June 10): Danny Dietrich
SW Fremont Speedway, OH (June 11): Parker Price-Miller
SW Fremont Speedway, OH (June 12): Zeb Wise (2)
SW Wayne County, OH (June 13): Justin Peck (3)
SW Sharon Speedway, OH (June 14): Christopher Bell
SW Atomic Speedway, OH (June 15): Justin Peck (4)
SW Waynesfield, OH (June 16): Tyler Courtney (4)
SW Limaland, OH (June 17): Danny Dietrich (+2)
SW Portsmouth, OH (June 18): Brent Marks (2)

2022 All Star Dixie Fast Timers:
East Bay Raceway Park, FL (February 14): Alex Bowman | 12.932
East Bay Raceway Park, FL (February 15): Danny Dietrich | 12.747
Attica Raceway Park, OH (April 15): Brady Bacon | 13.239
Attica Raceway Park, OH (April 16): Cole Macedo | 13.961
Bloomsburg, PA (April 21): Parker Price-Miller | 13.249
Williams Grove, PA (April 22): Anthony Macri | 16.902
Port Royal, PA (April 23): Mike Wagner | 15.416
Lernerville, PA (April 29): Logan Wagner | 13.373
Sharon, OH (April 30): Tyler Courtney | 14.683
I-96 Speedway, MI (May 13): Hunter Schuerenberg | 13.377
Wayne County, OH (May 14): Zeb Wise | 14.625
Waynesfield, OH (May 15): Scott Bogucki | 10.040
Plymouth, WI (May 21): Parker Price-Miller | 10.895
Angell Park, WI (May 22): Cap Henry | 11.952
Port Royal, PA (May 28): Lance Dewease | 16.156
Port Royal, PA (May 29): Anthony Macri | 16.499
Attica Raceway Park, OH (June 3): Parker Price-Miller | 12.464
Atomic Speedway, OH (June 4): Parker Price-Miller | 11.398
SW Attica Raceway Park, OH (June 10): Justin Peck | 12.412
SW Fremont Speedway, OH (June 11): Justin Peck | 12.403
SW Fremont Speedway, OH (June 12): Craig Mintz | 12.899
SW Wayne County, OH (June 13): Zeb Wise | 14.516
SW Sharon Speedway, OH (June 14): Christopher Bell | 13.200
SW Atomic Speedway, OH (June 15): Justin Peck | 11.195
SW Waynesfield, OH (June 16): Parker Price-Miller | 10.493
SW Limaland, OH (June 17): Travis Philo | 13.101
SW Portsmouth, OH (June 18): Bill Balog | 12.816

2022 All Star Hercules Hard Chargers:
East Bay Raceway Park, FL (February 14): Terry McCarl (+12)
East Bay Raceway Park, FL (February 15): Tanner Thorson (+14)
Attica Raceway Park, OH (April 15): Bill Balog (+16)
Attica Raceway Park, OH (April 16): Greg Wilson (+13)
Bloomsburg, PA (April 21): Dominic Scelzi (+8)
Williams Grove, PA (April 22): Lucas Wolfe (+12)
Port Royal, PA (April 23): Danny Dietrich (+14)
Lernerville, PA (April 29): Logan Wagner (+16)
Sharon, OH (April 30): Kevin Thomas Jr. (+10)
I-96 Speedway, MI (May 13): Scott Bogucki (+11)
Wayne County, OH (May 14): Tyler Courtney (+11)
Waynesfield, OH (May 15): Cole Duncan (+16)
Plymouth, WI (May 21): Justin Peck (+13)
Angell Park, WI (May 22): Tyler Courtney (+10)
Port Royal, PA (May 28): Lucas Wolfe (+12)
Port Royal, PA (May 29): Lucas Wolfe (+15)
Attica Raceway Park, OH (June 3): Greg Wilson (+11)
Atomic Speedway, OH (June 4): Bryan Nuckles (+15)
SW Attica Raceway Park, OH (June 10): Zeb Wise (+18)
SW Fremont Speedway, OH (June 11): Justin Peck (+11)
SW Fremont Speedway, OH (June 12): Bill Balog (+11)
SW Wayne County, OH (June 13): Cap Henry (+12)
SW Sharon Speedway, OH (June 14): Kyle Reinhardt (+12)
SW Atomic Speedway, OH (June 15): Chris Windom (+14)
SW Waynesfield, OH (June 16): Danny Dietrich (+6)
SW Limaland, OH (June 17): Alex Bowman (+8)
SW Portsmouth, OH (June 18): Cap Henry (+12)

2022 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (as of June 18):
Tyler Courtney – 3488
Justin Peck – 3450
Cap Henry – 3328
Parker Price-Miller – 3328
Zeb Wise – 3264
Hunter Schuerenberg – 3248
Bill Balog – 3202
Cory Eliason – 3184
Kyle Reinhardt – 2998
Chris Windom – 29842022 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires Standings: FINAL
Justin Peck – 1276Tyler Courtney – 1250
Danny Dietrich – 1232Cap Henry – 1196
Zeb Wise – 1188

Contact: Tyler AltmeyerTezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

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