Toledo II: Justin Marks preview

Toledo, OH (September 9, 2010)- The ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards sets its sights on the half-mile paved oval that is Toledo Speedway this weekend for the Northwest Ohio Ford Dealers 200. Heading to the state of Ohio after a...

Toledo, OH (September 9, 2010)- The ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards sets its sights on the half-mile paved oval that is Toledo Speedway this weekend for the Northwest Ohio Ford Dealers 200. Heading to the state of Ohio after a three-race stint in Illinois, California native Justin Marks plans to stop at nothing for the rest of this season, hoping to start with a win this weekend.

Marks has remained positive over the past month after losing the championship points lead in a streak of bad luck beginning with Berlin Raceway and coming to a halt finally at Chicagoland two weekends ago, where Justin avoided trouble to finish sixth. Marks also came away unscathed from a chaotic event at DuQuoin on Labor Day Monday, where a traffic issue and a loose racetrack held the No. 32 Construct Corps machine to a 12th place finish.

Stepping off the wild, caution-filled 100 laps on the slick dirt at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds last weekend, Win-Tron Racing driver Justin Marks is looking forward to hitting the pavement once again.

"I always look forward to the next race no matter where it is, but Toledo is going to be exciting," Marks explained. "We had a really good run going there earlier in the season before we lost the right front tire with five to go. I know we'll be fast and we're going to lay it all out with nothing to lose."

A fifth place starting position in the Construct Corps Charger at Toledo earlier this season helped Marks stay in touch with the leaders for nearly the entirety of the 200 laps, until the aforementioned cut right front tire forced him to pit road while running in the fourth position with five laps remaining. The 16th place finish that ensued did not back up the performance by the Win-Tron crew and Marks that afternoon. Fans and media headed to Toledo this weekend will have plenty of excitement to absorb on and off the track, with the Ford Focus Midgets racing their feature event on Saturday night and the Belle Tire Fan Fest taking place both Saturday and Sunday on the speedway grounds.

The duo of Patrick Sheltra and Tom Hessert lead the championship point standings after DuQuoin, tied with 3870 points each, just five points ahead of third place Craig Goess. Marks remained in the seventh spot after the Labor Day event, now 200 points behind the leaders.

-source: win-tron racing

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Series ARCA
Drivers Justin Marks , Tom Hessert , Patrick Sheltra , Craig Goess