CARLISLE, PA. - September 29, 2020 - It would generally be unthinkable to put on a race of over 40 of the best sprint car drivers in the world at one of the marquee facilities in the world without fans in the stands............ but this is 2020.
Brent Marks and the CJB Motorsports team made their way to Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio on Tuesday, September 22nd and Wednesday September 23rd to contest the Governors Reign, an invite only event put on for a live streaming audience at home. On the opening night, the team timed in first in their group, finished fourth in their heat race and second in the dash before claiming victory in the feature.
Marks was off to a fast start the following night as he timed in fourth in his group, won his heat race and the his dash before coming home fourth in the feature.
Friday, September 25th saw the team trying to chase down Freddie Rahmer for the Williams Grove Speedway track championship. Marks, 145 points back, continued to show a veterans prowess as he timed in 13th, finished third in his heat race and third in the feature.
The week of racing and the month of September wrapped up for the CJB crew with the Jim Nace Memorial at Selinsgrove (Pa.) Speedway. Marks timed in seventh, finished second in his heat race and was running in the top-5 before tire failure with four laps to go sent him to the work area. The team rallied to finish eighth.
"Eldora was great," said Marks, pilot of the #5 M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking machine. "Both nights were good and the whole team did a great job. We had a lot of speed and was in contention to win on night two, as well. We just fell a bit short but with it being my first time at Eldora with CJB, I am really proud of our performance. We had fast cars all week. Another top three at Williams Grove and was running top five at Selinsgrove until our right rear tire blew at the end."
The team now has the month of October to look forward to. Up first is one of the crown jewels of the sport; the Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, October 2nd and 3rd. The CJB team will be looking for victory in an event both car and driver have won.
"Our car is really strong," said Marks, the 2019 winner of the National Open. "I believe we have what it takes to win the National Open. I need to get qualified and just have solid nights. Our car is more than good enough to win those races. We just need everything to go well."
2020 STATS: Events: 62 Quick Times: 0 Wins: 4 Top-5's: 23 Top-10's: 39 Heat Race Wins: 6 Dash Wins: 1
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ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver Brent Marks. Founded in 2005, the Clemens family owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
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Partners: M&M Painting and Construction, BAPS Paints, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Alkaline 88 Water, R.E. Pierson Construction Co., Wolfrun Landscapes, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking
Manufacturers: All Pro Cylinder Heads, All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, BK Racing Ti Components, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Cometic Gaskets, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, Gray Motorsports Engines, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, K1 RaceGear, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, NGK, Spark Plugs, Outerwears, RPM Chassis, RRI Designs, Safety-Klean, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroth Racing, Ti22 Performance, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.