Tuesday, June 29, 2021



YORK HAVEN, PA -  It seems Brent Marks has a good handle on being a more consistent contender for wins, especially at BAPS Motor Speedway.


Marks captured the May 2 Kevin Gobrecht Classic, which made him one of the favorites coming into Sunday’s Pennsylvania Speedweek event, the first in 15 years at the speedway. And he didn’t disappoint.


The Myerstown, Pa., ace made it look easy against some stiff competition. He started on the pole and went unchallenged in leading all 30 Laps to capture Round 3 of Pennsylvania Speedweek at BAPS Motor Speedway.  


“It’s really awesome and really special to do what we are doing right now, especially in my own car,” Marks said. “It’s a very unreal moment, and I’m really happy with the way things are going.


“We have that consistency thing going that I’ve been working so hard to get. I just have to keep it up, so we will keep working hard and try to get better.”


Continued Marks, “I thought we were really good all race long, but there were times I thought we were off a little and areas we still need to work on. It’s just a very special moment for me and my family.”


T.J. Stutts didn’t make it easy at the start. He fought Marks going into Turn 1, and the two raced side-by-side through the second corner. Marks pulled ahead of the backstretch and led the first circuit.


Marks wasted little time opening up a sizable 2.161-second lead by the time Lap 5 was scored. Meanwhile, Stutts had to deal with Justin Peck, who started fourth on the grid. Two laps later, Peck took the position with a slider through the first and second corner.


Lapped traffic became an issue on Lap 10. And yet, Marks was able to negotiate it with ease and still maintain his lead.


The daring move came on Lap 12, when Marks split the backmarkers of Skylar Gee and Chase Dietz heading into Turn 3. It allowed Marks to up his advantage to 2.5 seconds over the rest of the field.


“The moves I’m making seem to be working for me,” Marks said. “I’m just out there wheeling this thing and trying to be as aggressive as I can and make those moves as quick as I can, especially when you are the leader.


“The guy who is second is always in prime position when you are in lapped traffic. I just know that when I have a run on somebody, I’ve got to make that move as soon as possible. It just seems to be working out for me.”


Ryan Smith entered the picture on Lap 14, when he surged past Stutts to take third. One lap later, Devon Borden blew a tire going down the frontstretch and needed a tow back to the pit area. He was able to rejoin the field.


The restart was anticlimactic. Peck ripped around the top of Turns 1 and 2, but he couldn’t overtake Marks, who opened up a 1.592 second lead within five laps.


Marks was on cruise control around the top the rest of the way and earned his second straight victory.


As for Peck, he blew a tire in the fourth corner and fell to 11th. Ryan Smith drove by to get second, with Sam Hafertepe Jr. taking third.  J.J. Grasso and Anthony Macri completed the top five.


“We were good, Ryan Smith said. “We probably could have been a little tighter, but all and all, I could run the top, through the middle on the restart, and the bottom was coming in at the end. We were just a second or third-place car. To be on the podium here after two top 20s, it’s a good momentum builder.” 


Kenny Edkin topped the field in a caution-filled 25-Lap Super Sportsman feature. It was his fourth straight win at the speedway. 


John Edkin led the first six circuits before Kenny Edkin blew by to take the lead. There was no touching the leader the rest of the way, and he earned his 27th-career victory at BAPS Motor Speedway.


At the finish, it was John Edkin in second. Tyler Wolford, Scott Dellinger, and Matt Ondek completed the top five. Frankie Herr finished seventh and won Hard Charger honors. 

BAPS Motor Speedway

York Haven, Pa.

Sunday, June 27, 2021

For Immediate Release


Feature (30 Laps): 1. 19-Brent Marks[1]; 2. 6-Ryan Smith[6]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[9]; 4. 37-JJ Grasso[5]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri[7]; 6. 24-TJ Stutts[2]; 7. 44-Dylan Norris[3]; 8. 5-Paul McMahan[15]; 9. 51-Freddie Rahmer[11]; 10. 58-Troy Wagaman Jr[10]; 11. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[8]; 12. 24R-Rico Abreu[13]; 13. 48-Danny Dietrich[16]; 14. 75-Tyler Ross[21]; 15. M1-Mark Smith[18]; 16. 5X-Michael Kofoid[12]; 17. 07-Skylar Gee[22]; 18. 91R-Kyle Reinhardt[19]; 19. 13-Justin Peck[4]; 20. 27-Devon Borden[17]; 21. 11A-Austin Bishop[24]; 22. 67-Justin Whittall[20]; 23. (DNF) 39-Chase Dietz[23]; 24. (DNF) 45-Jeff Halligan[14]. 

Lap Leaders: Brent Marks (1-30)

410 Sprint Car Time Trials: 1. 19-Brent Marks, 00:15.451[29]; 2. 37-JJ Grasso, 00:15.478[1]; 3. 44-Dylan Norris, 00:15.541[18]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri, 00:15.580[17]; 5. 13-Justin Peck, 00:15.597[32]; 6. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 00:15.641[4]; 7. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 00:15.658[21]; 8. 45-Jeff Halligan, 00:15.692[31]; 9. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 00:15.695[6]; 10. 24-TJ Stutts, 00:15.719[15]; 11. 6-Ryan Smith, 00:15.733[20]; 12. 58-Troy Wagaman Jr, 00:15.748[25]; 13. 75-Tyler Ross, 00:15.811[14]; 14. 5X-Michael Kofoid, 00:15.824[27]; 15. 24R-Rico Abreu, 00:15.842[16]; 16. 44B-Dave Brown, 00:15.843[24]; 17. 5-Paul McMahan, 00:15.849[9]; 18. 16-Gerard McIntyre Jr, 00:15.860[22]; 19. 48-Danny Dietrich, 00:15.901[5]; 20. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 00:15.904[7]; 21. M1-Mark Smith, 00:15.946[23]; 22. 39-Chase Dietz, 00:15.987[30]; 23. 4R-Doug Hammaker, 00:15.990[12]; 24. 27-Devon Borden, 00:15.999[26]; 25. 91R-Kyle Reinhardt, 00:16.033[28]; 26. 99M-Kyle Moody, 00:16.035[2]; 27. 07-Skylar Gee, 00:16.119[3]; 28. 67-Justin Whittall, 00:16.130[35]; 29. 7-Trey Hivner, 00:16.168[8]; 30. 91F-Anthony Fiore, 00:16.223[13]; 31. 21-Matt Campbell, 00:16.305[33]; 32. 49H-Bradley Howard, 00:16.410[19]; 33. 11A-Austin Bishop, 00:16.419[10]; 34. 11P-Greg Plank, 00:16.463[34]; 35. 9-Gordon Senft Jr, 00:17.032[11]. 

410 Sprint Car Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 13-Justin Peck[1]; 2. 19-Brent Marks[4]; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer[2]; 4. 5-Paul McMahan[5]; 5. M1-Mark Smith[6]; 6. 75-Tyler Ross[3]; 7. 91F-Anthony Fiore[7]; 8. 11A-Austin Bishop[9]; 9. 7-Trey Hivner[8]

410 Sprint Car Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 24-TJ Stutts[2]; 2. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[1]; 3. 5X-Michael Kofoid[3]; 4. 37-JJ Grasso[4]; 5. 91R-Kyle Reinhardt[8]; 6. 39-Chase Dietz[6]; 7. 16-Gerard McIntyre Jr[5]; 8. 11P-Greg Plank[9]; 9. 99M-Kyle Moody[7]

410 Sprint Car Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 6-Ryan Smith[2]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[1]; 3. 24R-Rico Abreu[3]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich[5]; 5. 44-Dylan Norris[4]; 6. 07-Skylar Gee[7]; 7. 21-Matt Campbell[8]; 8. 4R-Doug Hammaker[6]; 9. (DNF) 9-Gordon Senft Jr[9]

410 Sprint Car Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 39M-Anthony Macri[4]; 2. 58-Troy Wagaman Jr[2]; 3. 45-Jeff Halligan[1]; 4. 27-Devon Borden[6]; 5. 67-Justin Whittall[7]; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard[8]; 7. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe[5]; 8. (DNF) 44B-Dave Brown[3]

410 Sprint Car B-Main (10 Laps): 1. 75-Tyler Ross[1]; 2. 07-Skylar Gee[4]; 3. 39-Chase Dietz[3]; 4. 11A-Austin Bishop[10]; 5. 21-Matt Campbell[8]; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody[14]; 7. 91F-Anthony Fiore[6]; 8. 16-Gerard McIntyre Jr[7]; 9. 4R-Doug Hammaker[12]; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard[5]; 11. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe[9]; 12. 7-Trey Hivner[13]; 13. 11P-Greg Plank[11]; 14. (DNS) 44B-Dave Brown; 15. (DNS) 9-Gordon Senft Jr. 


Feature (25 Laps): 1. 75-Kenny Edkin[10]; 2. 35-John Edkin[5]; 3. 25-Tyler Wolford[6]; 4. 30-Scott Dellinger[9]; 5. 2M-Matt Ondek[7]; 6. 0Z-Devin Beidel[2]; 7. 70D-Frankie Herr[19]; 8. 69J-Tony Jackson[18]; 9. 77-Russ Mitten[8]; 10. 1A-Chase Gutshall[17]; 11. 00-Troy Rhome[11]; 12. 5D-Luke Deatrick[4]; 13. 8-Rich Eichelberger[20]; 14. 3B-Mike Enders[13]; 15. 19R-Eric Rutz[23]; 16. 38-Allan Hallman[22]; 17. 88X-Fred Shipley[24]; 18. (DNF) 16R-Ryan Rutz[1]; 19. (DNF) 7-Timmie Barrick[12]; 20. (DNF) 383-Steve Fannasy[15]; 21. (DNF) 14-Nate Young[14]; 22. (DNF) 360-Jay Fannasy[16]; 23. (DNF) 22-Daniel John[21]; 24. (DNF) 10H-Dave Hollar[3]. 

Lap Leaders: John Edkin (1-6), Kenny Edkin (7-25)

Super Sportsman Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 7-Timmie Barrick[4]; 2. 35-John Edkin[5]; 3. 30-Scott Dellinger[9]; 4. 77-Russ Mitten[8]; 5. 3B-Mike Enders[6]; 6. 360-Jay Fannasy[7]; 7. 38-Allan Hallman[1]; 8. 19R-Eric Rutz[2]; 9. (DNF) 21R-Jamie Rickert[3]. 

Super Sportsman Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 0Z-Devin Beidel[2]; 2. 2M-Matt Ondek[6]; 3. 10H-Dave Hollar[3]; 4. 25-Tyler Wolford[5]; 5. 14-Nate Young[4]; 6. 1A-Chase Gutshall[7]; 7. 70D-Frankie Herr[8]; 8. 88X-Fred Shipley[1]; 9. 50-Matthew Heckert[9]. 

Super Sportsman Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 75-Kenny Edkin[8]; 2. 16R-Ryan Rutz[1]; 3. 00-Troy Rhome[2]; 4. 5D-Luke Deatrick[3]; 5. 383-Steve Fannasy[6]; 6. 69J-Tony Jackson[7]; 7. 8-Rich Eichelberger[5]; 8. 22-Daniel John[4]. 

Super Sportsman B-Main (5 Laps): 1. 70D-Frankie Herr[2]; 2. 8-Rich Eichelberger[3]; 3. 22-Daniel John[6]; 4. 38-Allan Hallman[1]; 5. 19R-Eric Rutz[4]; 6. 88X-Fred Shipley[5]; 7. (DNF) 21R-Jamie Rickert[8]; 8. (DNS) 50-Matthew Heckert. 

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