Monday, July 11, 2016
MARKS CLAIMS $3,500 TOP PRIZE & HARD CHARGER BONUS IN SPECIAL SUNDAY AT TRAIL WAY SPEEDWAY
HANOVER, PA (7/10/2016) – “Bad ass fast.”
That’s how Myerstown’s Brent Marks described Trail-Way Speedway after winning the first 410 sprint car race in ten years at Trail-Way Speedway Sunday night. The special event was the second of three nights of racing as part of the Lincoln/Trail-Way/Susquehanna 410 Sprint Car Shootout series and paid $3,500 to win.
Marks also received the $300 hard charger bonus from the Beer Hill Gang after coming from ninth starting spot to catch race-long leader Justin Barger exiting turn two of lap 20 and holding off eighth-starting Brian Montieth by five carlengths at the end.
“I’m 25 and still learning,” added Marks after exiting his BAPS Auto Paints & Supply/M&M Painting & Construction #19M in victory lane, “I’m learning more about the car…but more importantly, I’m learning more about myself.”
A redraw for the first four finishers of each heat put Marks on the inside of row five for the start. He advanced past Montieth for sixth by the end of the first lap, drove around both Kyle Moody and Rodney Westhafer for third on lap three, took second from Tyler Ross on lap eight, and then tracked down Barger for the lead 12 laps later.
Montieth took the runner-up spot from Barger on lap 23 and quickly closed on Marks. But the former micro-sprint driver with Trail-Way experience used a lapped car to block the lap 24 challenge of Montieth, scoring his first career Trail-Way 410 sprint win.
Third through fifth were Barger (who had won in his only other Trail-Way appearance in the inaugural Kevin Gobrecht Memorial 17 years ago), 11th-starting Danny Dietrich, and Ross. Sixth through tenth were Westhafer, J.B. Cunningham (in a 358 sprint car), Kyle Moody, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., and Glenndon Forsythe.
“This race was awesome,” said Marks of the 410 sprinters’ first appearance at Trail-Way since July 16, 2006, “I hope they run here more than once next year.”
Qualifiers for the 23 “410” sprint cars were won by Steve Owings, Marks, and Westhafer.
Mike Bittinger was the Hoosier Tire hard luck award winner when he spun on the back stretch and dropped from the field on lap nine of the feature.
The 410 Sprint Car “Shootout” series concludes next Sunday night, July 17th, at Susquehanna Speedway. Danny Dietrich will enter the final “Shootout” race as the series points leader.
Garrett Bard of Wells Tannery, PA drove to the win in night number two of the 600cc micro-sprint Linda’s Speedway/Trail-Way/Path Valley Shootout series.
Bard started eighth and took the lead from Travis Scott on a lap nine restart, driving away to a 3.12-second win. Scott, Brad Weber, hard charger Hayden Miller (who came from 21st starting spot), and Trail-Way points leader Jim Young completed the top five.
Heats for the micros were won by Young, Scott, and Dylan Norris (his first ever TW checkered flag).
The 600 micro “Shootout” series ends at Path Valley Speedway this coming Saturday night.
Next Friday, July 15th, Trail-Way is back in action with the 358 Late Models. Joining the Late Models will be the Limited Stocks, Street Stocks, Mason-Dixon 270 Micro Sprints and the PAMS Mini Stocks. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with heats beginning at 7:45 p.m.
The following Friday night, July 22nd, Trail-Way Speedway will host the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic 358 Sprint Cars along with the Limited Stocks, Mason-Dixon 270 Micro Sprints, 600 Micro Sprints and Classic Cars. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with heats beginning at 7:45 p.m.
For all the latest news and related information from Trail-Way Speedway, fans are reminded to visit the speedway website at www.trail-wayspeedway.com. The complete story and agate from each race night is posted shortly after the final checkered flag.
Friday July 10, 2016
For Immediate Release
410 SPRINT CAR SHOOTOUT (RACE #2)
FEATURE (25 Laps) – 1. 19M-Brent Marks(Hard Charger); 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 5B-Justin Barger; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 5R-Tyler Ross; 6. 44-Rodney Westhafer; 7. 39C-J.B. Cunningham; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody; 9. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 10. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 11. 8-Billy Dietrich; 12. 69-Dwight Leppo; 13. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 14. 27G-Jay Gallaway; 15. 39M-Anthony Macri; 16. 35-Steve Owings; 17. 22T-Matt Boland; 18. 83-Cody Fairchok(DNF); 19. 12-Mike Bittinger(DNF); 20. 00-Chris Frank(DNF); 21. 30-Seth Kearchner(DNF); 22. 51-Karl Baker(DNF); 23. 10-Zach Euculano(DNF). No Time.
Lap Leaders: Justin Barger (1-19); Brent Marks (20-25).
410 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 35-Steve Owings; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 39C-J.B. Cunningham; 4. 27G-Jay Galloway; 5. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 30-Seth Kearchner; 7. 22T-Matt Boland; 8. 51-Karl Baker. Time- 2:25.97
410 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 19M-Brent Marks; 2. 5R-Tyler Ross; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 5. 69-Dwight Leppo; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri; 7. 00-Chris Frank; 8. 10-Zach Euculano. Time- 2:23.25
410 Sprint Heat 3 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 44-Rodney Westhafer; 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 5B- Justin Barger; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody; 5. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 6. 83-Cody Fairchok; 7. 12-Mike Bittinger(DNF).
600 MICRO SPRINT SHOOTOUT (RACE #2)
FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 95-Garrett Bard; 2. 07-Travis Scott; 3. 17-Brad Weber; 4. 11H-Hayden Miller (Hard Charger); 5. 8-Jim Young; 6. 880-Kameron Morral; 7. 14K-Hannah Riser; 8. 42K-Travis Keiser; 9. 11A-Austin Bishop; 10. 39-Anthony Macri; 11. 00-Christian Reed; 12. 29-Daniel Bair; 13. 17E-Dylan Norris; 14. 36-Danny Braun; 15. 91-Randy Kunkle, Jr.; 16. 44S-Steve Whary(DNF); 17. 14T-Tyler Walton(DNF); 18. 22-Nash Ely(DNF); 19. 10S-Ronald Helmick(DNF); 20. 4R-Zane Rudisill(DNF); 21. 71-Tyler Leese(DNS); 22. 5R-Ron Lewis(DNS).
Lap Leaders: Travis Scott (1-8); Garrett Bard (9-20).
600 Micro Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 8-Jim Young; 2. 44S-Steve Whary; 3. 14K-Hannah Riser; 4. 00-Christian Reed; 5. 42K-Travis Keiser; 6. 91-Randy Kunkle, Jr.; 7. 71-Tyler Leese; 8. 4R-Zane Rudisill(DNF). Time- 2:08.50.
600 Micro Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 07-Travis Scott; 2. 17-Brad Weber; 3. 95-Garrett Bard; 4. 29-Daniel Bair; 5. 880-Kameron Morral; 6. 11A-Austin Bishop; 5R-Ron Lewis(DNS). Time- 2:05.44.
600 Micro Heat 3 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 17E-Dylan Norris; 2. 39-Anthony Macri; 3. 11H-Hayden Miller; 4. 36-Danny Braun; 5. 14T-Tyler Walton(DNF); 6. 22-Nash Ely(DNF); 7. 10S-Ronald Helmick(DNF).