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Brent Marks hard charges from 20th to win Core & Main Spring Nationals finale at Attica Raceway Park

ATTICA, Ohio (April 15, 2023) - Myerstown, Pennsylvania’s Brent Marks was the man to watch on Saturday evening at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, hard charging his way from 20th to score night two of the annual Core & Main Spring Nationals featuring the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1. The victory, Marks’ first-ever at Attica Raceway Park and his first of the All Star season, was set in stone on lap 29, powering by Rudeen Racing’s Zeb Wise on the bottom of corner number four. Marks’ tenth-career All Star victory secured him a $6,000 payday.

The Core & Main Spring Nationals victory was the perfect ending to a frustrating evening for the Murray-Marks Motorsports team, forced to qualify late as the result of a late pill, followed by a lackluster heat race performance. Marks would go on to race in the evening’s B-Main; he would ultimately transfer.

“Man, we were really, really good. I hope everyone enjoyed that,” Brent Marks said. “Hats off to my guys. They worked their tails off all night to get this car where it needed to be. A late pill got us behind all night, but that was a lot of fun.”

Marks made his way to a podium spot by lap 27, sneaking by early race leader, Cale Thomas.

“The car worked everywhere I went,” Marks continued. “I kinda had to make some adjustments early on to improve my corner entry. I knew I wanted to get to the bottom as quickly as I could. Running the B-Main is never good but we needed that tonight.”

Although finishing second for a second straight night, Rudeen Racing’s Zeb Wise, who got beat in the final corner a night ago, will leave Attica Raceway Park as the current All Star championship points leader.

“A really good weekend for us, although a little frustrating at the same time,” Zeb Wise noted. “In all, a great weekend. I owe it all to this team. We’re knocking on the door.”

The Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their 2023 campaign with a week night visit to Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Thursday, May 4. Dubbed The Night the Stars Come Out, the Thursday night showdown, also featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, will award a $10,000 payday.

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Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park | April 15, 2023:

Core & Main Spring Nationals | Night #2

Kistler Racing Products Pill Draw | Entries: 30

Macri Concrete Hot Laps: Travis Philo | 12.978

Hercules Tires Fast Qualifier: Cale Thomas | 12.810

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #1 Winner: Conner Morrell

Competition Suspension Inc Heat #2 Winner: Hunter Schuerenberg

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #3 Winner: TJ Michael

Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash Winner: Cale Thomas

Classic Ink USA Screenprinting and Embroidery B-Main Winner: Bryce Lucius

Rayce Rudeen Foundation Contingency Award: Zeth Sabo

Tezos A-Main Winner: Brent Marks

Tezos A-Main Hard Charger: Brent Marks

Carquest Perseverance Award: Cole Duncan

Tezos A Feature (35 Laps): 1. 19M-Brent Marks[20]; 2. 26-Zeb Wise[2]; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[8]; 4. 49X-Cale Thomas[1]; 5. 33W-Cap Henry[9]; 6. 97-JJ Hickle[5]; 7. 29-Parker Price Miller[10]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[11]; 9. 09-Craig Mintz[16]; 10. 4-Chris Windom[14]; 11. 5-Byron Reed[15]; 12. 7N-Darin Naida[13]; 13. 28M-Conner Morrell[4]; 14. 70-Scotty Thiel[12]; 15. 8M-TJ Michael[6]; 16. W20-Greg Wilson[23]; 17. 35-Stuart Brubaker[22]; 18. 23-Zeth Sabo[25]; 19. 99-Skylar Gee[17]; 20. 45-Tim Shaffer[7]; 21. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg[3]; 22. (DNF) 32-Bryce Lucius[19]; 23. (DNF) 15K-Creed Kemenah[24]; 24. (DNF) 22C-Cole Duncan[18]; 25. (DNF) 15C-Chris Andrews[21] Lap Leaders: Cale Thomas (1-22), Zeb Wise (23-28), Brent Marks (29-35)

Classic Ink USA B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 32-Bryce Lucius[2]; 2. 19M-Brent Marks[4]; 3. 15C-Chris Andrews[1]; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[7]; 6. 15K-Creed Kemenah[5]; 7. 23-Zeth Sabo[9]; 8. 11J-David Kalb Jr[8]; 9. 12-Kyle Capodice[10]; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6]; 11. 75-Jerry Dahms[11]

Elliotts Custom Trailers and Carts Dash (4 Laps): 1. 49X-Cale Thomas[1]; 2. 26-Zeb Wise[2]; 3. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg[5]; 4. 28M-Conner Morrell[3]; 5. 97-JJ Hickle[4]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[6]

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 28M-Conner Morrell[2]; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[1]; 3. 49X-Cale Thomas[4]; 4. 70-Scotty Thiel[6]; 5. 7N-Darin Naida[3]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee[9]; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5]; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[8]; 9. 23-Zeth Sabo[10]; 10. 12-Kyle Capodice[7]

CSI Shocks Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg[2]; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[1]; 3. 26-Zeb Wise[4]; 4. 29-Parker Price Miller[5]; 5. 4-Chris Windom[3]; 6. 09-Craig Mintz[6]; 7. 19M-Brent Marks[7]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson[9]; 9. 11J-David Kalb Jr[8]; 10. 75-Jerry Dahms[10]

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 8M-TJ Michael[2]; 2. 33W-Cap Henry[8]; 3. 97-JJ Hickle[3]; 4. 5-Byron Reed[6]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[5]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan[9]; 7. 15K-Creed Kemenah[7]; 8. 32-Bryce Lucius[1]; 9. (DNF) 15C-Chris Andrews[4]; 10. (DNS) 12G-Corbin Gurley

Hercules Tire Qualifying: 1. 49X-Cale Thomas, 00:12.810[6]; 2. 26-Zeb Wise, 00:12.927[3]; 3. 15C-Chris Andrews, 00:13.016[7]; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer, 00:13.054[1]; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 00:13.058[14]; 6. 32-Bryce Lucius, 00:13.139[4]; 7. 28M-Conner Morrell, 00:13.148[2]; 8. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 00:13.152[16]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael, 00:13.162[5]; 10. 7N-Darin Naida, 00:13.274[12]; 11. 4-Chris Windom, 00:13.308[11]; 12. 97-JJ Hickle, 00:13.329[10]; 13. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 00:13.397[20]; 14. 29-Parker Price Miller, 00:13.421[15]; 15. 5T-Travis Philo, 00:13.431[8]; 16. 70-Scotty Thiel, 00:13.501[17]; 17. 09-Craig Mintz, 00:13.573[18]; 18. 5-Byron Reed, 00:13.582[21]; 19. 12-Kyle Capodice, 00:13.589[13]; 20. 19M-Brent Marks, 00:13.633[27]; 21. 15K-Creed Kemenah, 00:13.773[22]; 22. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 00:13.815[9]; 23. 11J-David Kalb Jr, 00:13.847[30]; 24. 33W-Cap Henry, 00:13.855[26]; 25. 99-Skylar Gee, 00:14.013[24]; 26. W20-Greg Wilson, 00:14.181[19]; 27. 22C-Cole Duncan, 00:14.448[29]; 28. 23-Zeth Sabo, 00:14.743[25]; 29. 75-Jerry Dahms, 00:14.882[28]; 30. 12G-Corbin Gurley, 00:59.999[23]

2023 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:

Volusia Speedway Park, FL (February 7): Brad Sweet

Volusia Speedway Park, FL (February 8): Carson Macedo

East Bay Raceway Park, FL (February 13): Tyler Courtney

East Bay Raceway Park, FL (February 14): Tyler Courtney (2)

Attica Raceway Park, OH (April 14): Craig Mintz

Attica Raceway Park, OH (April 15): Brent Marks

2023 All Star Hercules Tires Fast Timers:

Volusia Speedway Park, FL (February 7): Alex Bowman | 13.453

Volusia Speedway Park, FL (February 8): Carson Macedo | 13.589

East Bay Raceway Park, FL (February 13): Alex Bowman | 12.746

East Bay Raceway Park, FL (February 14): Hunter Schuerenberg | 12.850

Attica Raceway Park, OH (April 14): Stuart Brubaker | 12.579

Attica Raceway Park, OH (April 15): Cale Thomas | 12.810

2023 All Star Tezos Hard Chargers:

Volusia Speedway Park, FL (February 7): Sheldon Haudenschild | +9

Volusia Speedway Park, FL (February 8): Brad Sweet | +11

East Bay Raceway Park, FL (February 13): Anthony Macri | +9

East Bay Raceway Park, FL (February 14): Zeb Wise | +17

Attica Raceway Park, OH (April 14): JJ Hickle | +10

Attica Raceway Park, OH (April 15): Brent Marks | +19

2023 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (As of 4/15):

Zeb Wise - 292

Brent Marks - 292

Craig Mintz - 282

Tyler Courtney - 282

Cap Henry - 276

Parker Price-Miller - 276

JJ Hickle - 270

Travis Philo - 268

Chris Windom - 258

Byron Reed - 258

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