The Historical Big 1
Eldora Speedway | Rossburg, OH
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Race Recap  

THE BIGGEST ONE: Brent Marks Wins $100,000 Historical Big One with 14th-to-1st Eldora Run

After a 19-year absence, Eldora Speedway‘s Historical Big One returned to the limelight on Thursday night in only the most spectacular fashion.

Brent Marks of Myerstown, PA earned the richest win of his World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series career, scoring $100,000 for rocketing from 14th-to-1st and deterring the super sliders thrown his way by Indiana’s Tyler Courtney in the #7BC and California’s Rico Abreu in the #24.

The Myerstown Missile entered the week as one of the top favorites to take big cash from The Big E, but many had thrown in the towel when the Murray-Marks #19 was slated to roll from 14th in the 40-lapper. A now 11-time World of Outlaws winner, Marks had also counted himself out through the opening stages, but quickly took a liking to the ever-changing track and quietly made his way to the front.

Marks was driving into the top-10 by Lap 8, scooting in the top-five by Lap 15, and already seized command of the race lead by Lap 25. He’s now a 12-time Sprint Car winner throughout the 2022 campaign – four of those with World of Outlaws – and uses the biggest payday of his life to prepare for a bigger check in Saturday’s Kings Royal worth $175,000.

“Holy shit,” Marks told the packed crowd at Eldora. “I didn’t think we would have anything at all through the first half, but then the car kept coming to me and changing each lap. I knew I had to take Tyler’s line away on that last restart if I wanted a chance, and I had to take it. I can’t tell you enough how badass this year has been. We were horrible last night, but came out tonight and the support has been unreall.”

Marks chased down most of the field on Thursday, winning there $100,000 finale from 14th on the grid. [Trent Gower]
Finishing second and third as the most dejected individuals on the night was Tyler Courtney and Rico Abreu, who offered an insane fight for the lead near halfway. The NOS Energy Drink #7BC and Rowdy Energy #24 swapped super sliders for the lead on almost every occasion until a caution flew and introduced a new party to the friend.

Officially, Courtney led Laps 1-18, Abreu controlled Laps 19-21, and Courtney was back at front on Laps 22-24. The Murray-Marks #19 team took the top spot on Lap 25 at the 1/2-mile and never looked back. In the face of Marks’ dominance was the dejection of a close Courtney and Abreu.

The pairing swapped slider-after-slider-after-slider through lap traffic while battling for the race lead near the midway point. Once disposed of Abreu with a wall-riding display, Marks set his sights on Courtney and quickly began closing and finally made the pass on the final restart.

Tyler Courtney, the reigning Kings Royal champion, brought his #7BC home with a second-place finish, missing another six-figure payday by only 0.865-seconds by the checkered flag. It’s a sign of progress, yet at the same time, heartbreak for what could’ve been for the Eldora master.

“The only thing that matters is being up on that stage and weren’t there,” Schatz said. “It was a great night, but it just sucks being that good and not winning. I killed that last restart and now I’m out $100,000. I don’t know what second-place pays, but the thing is we don’t haver to wait too long to chase more money at Eldora.”

Finishing out the podium after leading his first laps of the season was Rico Abreu of St.Helena, CA. The fan-favorite drove to the lead thanks to an otherworldly display of tactics against the fence, but it soon began to fatler. While Marks stormed off with the lead, Abreu slipped back to earn a P3 finish in the Rowdy Energy #24.

“We’re building some confidence,” Abreu noted. “My changes have been making some big changes everytime we hit the track, and they do a phenomenal job.”

Updated Career Podium Totals – Marks (23rd), Courtney (3rd), Abreu (58th). [Trent Gower]

Closing out the top-five at the Historical Big One was World of Outlaws championship leader Brad Sweet in fourth with the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts #49 in fifth for Brad Sweet. Without points on the line, The Big Cat’s only objective of taces like such is to win the big bucks. Sometime they’ll have another shot at on Sunday morning.

Rounding out the top-10 at Eldora was Brian Brown from 19th-to-sixth, David Gravel in seventh and rising, Carsom Macedo up to eighth-place, Kyle Larson rallied from the work area to finish ninth, and former Historical Big One champion Donny Schatz finished up P10.

UP NEXT (Fri-Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series keeps going at Eldora Speedway with Friday’s The Knight Before leading into Saturday’s $175,000/Win Kings Royal. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (40 Laps) – 1. 19-Brent Marks [14][$100,000]; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [2][$25,000]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [8][$15,000]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$12,500]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21][$10,000]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [19][$7,500]; 7. 2-David Gravel [5][$6,500]; 8. 41-Carson Macedo [17][$6,000]; 9. 57-Kyle Larson [3][$5,500]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [9][$5,000]; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [22][$4,750]; 12. 1-Logan Wagner [24][$4,650]; 13. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [10][$4,625]; 14. 11-Parker Price-Miller [23][$4,600]; 15. 83JR-Kerry Madsen [4][$4,575]; 16. 19W-Chris Windom [11][$4,550]; 17. 1AU-Marcus Dumesny [12][$4,525]; 18. 35-Zach Hampton [16][$4,500]; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen [18][$4,475]; 20. 83-James McFadden [20][$4,450]; 21. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [13][$4,425]; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7][$4,200]; 23. 42-Sye Lynch [1][$4,100]; 24. 10-Dave Blaney [15][$4,000] DNS – 8-Aaron Reutzel[$4,000]. Lap Leaders: Tyler Courtney 1-18, 22-24; Rico Abreu 19-21; Brent Marks 25-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+16]

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Feature Results
114+1319Brent Marks 400.00016Running90$100,000
2207BCTyler Courtney 40-0.84522Running90$25,000
38+524Rico Abreu 40-2.2683Running90$15,000
46+249Brad Sweet 40-4.585Running90$12,500
521+161SLogan Schuchart 40-5.374Running90$10,000
619+1321Brian Brown 40-7.954Running90$7,500
75-22David Gravel 40-9.069Running90$6,500
817+941Carson Macedo 40-9.412Running90$6,000
93-657Kyle Larson 40-10.499Running90$5,500
109-115Donny Schatz 40-10.724Running90$5,000
1122+1117Sheldon Haudenschild 40-11.379Running90$4,750
1224+121Logan Wagner 40-12.593Running90$4,650
1310-33ZBrock Zearfoss 40-15.133Running90$4,625
1423+911Parker Price-Miller 40-15.469Running90$4,600
154-1183JRKerry Madsen 39-1 LapsRunning90$4,575
1611-519WChris Windom 39-1 LapsRunning90$4,550
1712-51AUMarcus Dumesny 39-1 LapsRunning90$4,525
1816-235Zach Hampton 39-1 LapsRunning90$4,500
1918-11AJacob Allen 25-15 LapsRunning90$4,475
2020083James McFadden 23-17 LapsRunning90$4,450
2113-818Giovanni Scelzi 20-20 LapsRunning90$4,425
227-1511KKraig Kinser 8-32 LapsRunning90$4,200
231-2242Sye Lynch 7-33 LapsRunning90$4,100
2415-910Dave Blaney 2-38 LapsRunning90$4,000
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown Results
12+183James McFadden 150.00012Running0$0
21-11SLogan Schuchart 15-0.4953Running0$0
33017Sheldon Haudenschild 15-1.004Running0$0
44011Parker Price-Miller 15-1.850Running0$0
5501Logan Wagner 15-4.133Running0$0
67+121HBrady Bacon 15-4.401Running90$1,500
76-113Justin Peck 15-4.631Running90$1,250
812+45Spencer Bayston 15-5.598Running90$1,000
918+948Danny Dietrich 15-5.782Running90$950
1017+791Cale Thomas 15-7.139Running90$900
1114+339Daryn Pittman 15-9.730Running90$850
1211-13Ayrton Gennetten 15-10.790Running90$800
138-571Cory Eliason 15-10.999Running90$750
149-515HSam Hafertepe Jr15-12.138Running90$700
1510-517BBill Balog 15-13.183Running90$650
1619+339MAnthony Macri 15-13.539Running90$600
1715-27SRobbie Price 15-14.158Running90$550
1820+226Zeb Wise 15-16.346Running90$500
1924+549XTanner Thorson 15-16.978Running90$500
2016-411TT.J. Stutts 14-1 LapsRunning90$500
212104Cap Henry 14-1 LapsRunning90$500
2223+1101Lachlan McHugh 14-1 LapsRunning90$500
2313-1055WHunter Schuerenberg 5-10 LapsRunning90$500
2422-270Sammy Swindell 3-12 LapsRunning90$500
C Main Race Results
11039MAnthony Macri 00.000Running0$0
26+426Zeb Wise 0-0.683Running0$0
32-14Cap Henry 0-4.123Running0$0
48+470Sammy Swindell 0-6.462Running0$0
550101Lachlan McHugh 0-8.540Running0$0
64-249XTanner Thorson 0-8.945Running0$0
717+1097Greg Wilson 0-9.119Running90$500
89+147XDylan Westbrook 0-11.133Running90$450
93-655Alex Bowman 0-12.960Running90$400
1014+420GNoah Gass 0-13.521Running90$375
117-470MHenry Malcuit 0-13.555Running90$350
1218+66Bill Rose 0-14.540Running90$325
1315+29GRyan Myers 0-16.265Running90$300
1410-481Lee Jacobs 067.557Running90$275
1511-418XCole Macedo 0114.708Running90$250
1612-49Kasey Kahne 0511.834Running90$225
1713-455TMcKenna Haase 0511.834Running90$200
1816-240Logan Fenton 0511.834Running90$200
1919029Zeth Sabo 0511.834Running90$200
2020099Skylar Gee 0511.834Running90$200
212105TTravis Philo 0511.834Running90$200
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11049Brad Sweet 100.00010Running
22011KKraig Kinser 10-2.300Running
35+218Giovanni Scelzi 10-3.686Running
43-11SLogan Schuchart 10-4.306Running
54-121HBrady Bacon 10-5.312Running
67+155WHunter Schuerenberg 10-6.943Running
76-139MAnthony Macri 10-8.233Running
810+270MHenry Malcuit 10-9.774Running
98-155TMcKenna Haase 10-10.832Running
109-16Bill Rose 10-11.700Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
15+42David Gravel 100.0001Running
22024Rico Abreu 10-0.1159Running
31-219Brent Marks 10-3.142Running
46+283James McFadden 10-5.023Running
54-171Cory Eliason 10-5.717Running
63-339Daryn Pittman 10-8.487Running
78+14Cap Henry 10-9.101Running
89+170Sammy Swindell 10-10.565Running
97-220GNoah Gass 10-12.413Running
1010029Zeth Sabo 10-14.259Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
14+383JRKerry Madsen 100.00010Running
23+115Donny Schatz 10-2.036Running
31-210Dave Blaney 10-3.901Running
42-217Sheldon Haudenschild 10-4.056Running
55021Brian Brown 10-7.562Running
67+115HSam Hafertepe Jr10-9.464Running
79+27SRobbie Price 10-10.853Running
86-255Alex Bowman 10-11.036Running
98-147XDylan Westbrook 10-12.063Running
101009GRyan Myers 5-5 LapsRunning
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
13+257Kyle Larson 100.0001Running
26+43ZBrock Zearfoss 10-0.1129Running
31-235Zach Hampton 10-1.781Running
48+411Parker Price-Miller 10-2.937Running
57+217BBill Balog 10-2.972Running
62-411TT.J. Stutts 10-3.484Running
74-349XTanner Thorson 10-4.653Running
89+181Lee Jacobs 10-4.977Running
95-48Aaron Reutzel 8-2 LapsRunning
1010040Logan Fenton 7-3 LapsRunning
Heat 5 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
14+37BCTyler Courtney 100.0009Running
21-119WChris Windom 10-3.7431Running
35+241Carson Macedo 10-6.336Running
43-11Logan Wagner 10-7.168Running
52-33Ayrton Gennetten 10-9.047Running
66091Cale Thomas 10-9.422Running
78+1101Lachlan McHugh 10-10.299Running
87-118XCole Macedo 10-11.961Running
99097Greg Wilson 10-12.848Running
1010099Skylar Gee 10-12.848Running
Heat 6 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11042Sye Lynch 100.00010Running
2201AUMarcus Dumesny 10-2.000Running
34+11AJacob Allen 10-2.553Running
46+213Justin Peck 10-4.376Running
5505Spencer Bayston 10-7.226Running
67+148Danny Dietrich 10-8.068Running
78+126Zeb Wise 10-9.510Running
83-59Kasey Kahne 10-9.629Running
9905TTravis Philo 10-9.629Running
My Place Hotels Qualifying Results
1418Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA12.9670.000
2382David Gravel Watertown, CT13.007-0.040
33521Brian Brown Higginsville, MO13.136-0.169
4198Aaron Reutzel Clute, TX13.137-0.170
52141Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA13.144-0.177
6365Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN13.154-0.187
75121HBrady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK13.158-0.191
83371Cory Eliason Visalia, CA13.163-0.196
95483JRKerry Madsen Knoxville, IA13.164-0.197
101049XTanner Thorson Minden, NV13.164-0.197
11557BCTyler Courtney Indianapolis, IN13.167-0.200
12441AJacob Allen Hanover, PA13.169-0.202
13231SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA13.171-0.204
14939Daryn Pittman Owasso, OK13.179-0.212
152615Donny Schatz Fargo, ND13.180-0.213
161557Kyle Larson Elk Grove, CA13.191-0.224
1751Logan Wagner Harrisonville, PA13.197-0.230
18139Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA13.228-0.261
192211KKraig Kinser Bloomington, IN13.229-0.262
201824Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA13.231-0.264
212517Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH13.237-0.270
22111TT.J. Stutts Liverpool, PA13.242-0.275
23203Ayrton Gennetten Versailles, MO13.251-0.284
24271AUMarcus Dumesny Sydney, NSW13.260-0.293
253449Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA13.266-0.299
264219Brent Marks Myerstown, PA13.267-0.300
27310Dave Blaney High Point, NC13.285-0.318
28735Zach Hampton Mooresville, IN13.286-0.319
29819WChris Windom Canton, IL13.286-0.319
301142Sye Lynch Cowansville, PA13.290-0.323
312439MAnthony Macri Dillsburg, PA13.294-0.327
324383James McFadden Alice Springs, NT13.297-0.330
331255Alex Bowman Tucson, AZ13.297-0.330
34533ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA13.331-0.364
351691Cale Thomas Fairland, IN13.333-0.366
365713Justin Peck Monrovia, IN13.338-0.371
375855WHunter Schuerenberg Sikeston, MO13.340-0.373
38620GNoah Gass Mounds, OK13.367-0.400
394615HSam Hafertepe JrSunnyvale, TX13.367-0.400
405917BBill Balog North Pole, AK13.393-0.426
415618XCole Macedo Lemoore, CA13.403-0.436
424148Danny Dietrich Gettysburg, PA13.406-0.439
433055TMcKenna Haase Des Moines, IA13.430-0.463
44374Cap Henry Bellevue, OH13.445-0.478
45247XDylan Westbrook Scotland, ON13.448-0.481
464711Parker Price-Miller Kokomo, IN13.450-0.483
4729101Lachlan McHugh Gold Coast, QLD13.496-0.529
483926Zeb Wise Angola, IN13.514-0.547
49176Bill Rose Plainfield, IN13.528-0.561
504870Sammy Swindell Germantown, TN13.548-0.581
51497SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC13.608-0.641
521481Lee Jacobs Holmesville, OH13.639-0.672
533197Greg Wilson Benton Ridge, OH13.639-0.672
54505TTravis Philo Waterville, OH13.662-0.695
552870MHenry Malcuit Strasburg, OH13.705-0.738
563229Zeth Sabo Fremont, OH13.916-0.949
57459GRyan Myers Lewisburg, OH13.916-0.949
584040Logan Fenton Hillsboro, OH15.078-2.111
595299Skylar Gee Leduc, AB15.078-2.111
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Event Info  

The Historical Big 1
July 13, 2022 to July 16, 2022
Eldora Speedway
13929 State Route 118
Rossburg, OH 

Event Description
Four nights, one massive week at Eldora! The $175,000-to-win Kings Royal on Saturday is preceded by the return of the $100,000-to-win Historical Big One on Thursday.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Sprint Car Track Record
12.599 seconds by David Gravel on 9/23/20

Late Model Track Record
14.761 seconds by Brandon Sheppard on 10/12/18

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
2PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7:30PM Opening Ceremonies
*All times Eastern

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount

Stadium Seating
they must be a maximum of 17" wide, not impede aisles, and may not have arms.

Handicapped Seating
The top row of main grandstand and terrace sections. Reserved seats are recommended. Companion seating is available, please request when ordering tickets. Chair not provided.

Pit Age Limit
Must be 14 years of age or older. Minors aged 14 through 17 require fully completed Minor Waiver & Parental Consent form.

Personal Coolers
Yes, personal coolers are allowed in the track. Maximum size is 14" in any direction. Glass items are prohibited. Fans cannot bring in their own alcohol.


Credit Card Use
Ticket Window, Concessions

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available at the track

Smoking Policy
State law prohibits smoking in all spectator areas, buildings, structures and lines. Smoking permitted in designated areas only.

Parking Cost
$5.00 or FREE

Camping Availability
onsite, non-electric, electric hookup, showers, sanitary facility, waste services

Closest Airport
Dayton, OH (DAY / KDAY) James M. Cox Dayton International Airport

Other Airport
Fort Wayne, IN (FWA / KFWA) Fort Wayne International Airport

Track Info  

Eldora Speedway
13929 State Route 118
Rossburg, OH 

Track Phone
(937) 338-3815

Ticket Phone
(937) 338-3815

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size & Type
0.500; high banked

Sprint Car Track Record
12.599 seconds by David Gravel on 9/23/20

Competitor Info  

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