TMT Racing makes debut at Rockingham

About TMT Racing: We are proud to announce the team of TMT Racing to the ARCA Racing Series. A new up-and-coming race team, TMT Racing plans to be a competitive force within the ARCA Series in 2011. TMT Racing will be making its ARCA Racing...

About TMT Racing:

We are proud to announce the team of TMT Racing to the ARCA Racing Series. A new up-and-coming race team, TMT Racing plans to be a competitive force within the ARCA Series in 2011. TMT Racing will be making its ARCA Racing Series debut this weekend at Rockingham Speedway.

The team is the dream of Napoleon, Ohio native Tony Marks. A 20-year veteran in motorsports, Tony grew up on the local race tracks around the northeast and as a young man could be found each weekend at the track competing. He's a genuine "Gear Head," with racing pumping through his veins and that passion has been passed on to his children. Tony has two children, Jared and Rachel Marks, who have successfully raced in Quarter Midgets, Bandelero's, Midgets, ASA & CRA Late Models.

Away from motorsports, Tony has been as equally successful, owning a large distribution company that provides services to numerous Fortune 50 companies in nine locations within five states.

TMT Racing will be led by veteran Crew Chief Larry Moore, whom previously worked with ARCA Racing Champion's Justin Allgaier and Tim Steel. TMT Racing has several of the components to be a thriving, successful team in the ARCA Racing Series, and the team is excited to make its Series debut in the ARCA Racing Series season finale this weekend at a historical racetrack like Rockingham Speedway.

Joey Licata Jr.:

You make your ARCA Series season debut this weekend at Rockingham Speedway. How excited are you to get on the track?

"I'm very excited. I feel like it's another positive step in my racing career. I'm really looking forward to getting in the No. 50 Artesian Water Dodge on Thursday and getting out on the track to run some laps. I know I have a lot to learn but to me that's the most exciting part."

This will be your first race at Rockingham Speedway - how do you get prepared for a new track such as this one that has such rich racing history?

"A who's who of racing's best have won at this track, so it's an honor to actually get to compete at a race track such as Rockingham. As far as getting prepared...those first few practices will be important in getting a feel of the car and learning how it's best to get around the track. The good news is I have a great team and a very experienced crew chief in Larry Moore. I'll definitely be listening to him on how to get around this place."

What are your favorite hobbies away from the track?

"Nutrition and fitness are important to me, so I like to work out and stay in great shape."

Who is your favorite Race Car Driver?

"Jamie McMurray, because he's a very confident yet humble driver who is down to earth and very appreciative of where he is at in his career."

What are your longtime goals in motorsports?

"I want to make it to the pinnacle of stock car racing, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series."

What is one unique fact about yourself that others wouldn't know?

"I'm a black belt in Tae Kwon Do."

-source: TMT Racing

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Series ARCA
Drivers Jamie McMurray , Justin Allgaier