Mike Marlar Wins USA Nationals Opener at Cedar Lake
Ready for North-South 100 at Florence Speedway

WINFIELD, Tenn. (08/08/22) – Mike Marlar notched a $6,000 victory on Thursday night with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Case Late Model Series during the opening round of the USA Nationals at Cedar Lake Speedway.

The win was his eighth of the season aboard his Delk Equipment Sales / Tri-Rivers Enterprises No. 157 Can-Am Auto Salvage / Longhorn Chassis / Cornett Racing Engine Super Late Model.

“We capitalized on opportunity on Thursday night and got the win. Then, we buried ourselves a bit for Saturday’s show but still was able to pass a bunch of cars for a good finish,” Marlar said. “We weren’t bad at Gondik (Law Speedway) on Monday and Tuesday but just was missing a little something.

“We’re excited to head to Florence (Speedway) this week, and hopefully when it’s all said and done, we’ll have our first North-South 100 title.”

On Thursday, Mike Marlar squared off against the World of Outlaws CASE Late Model Series contingent at Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wis.) as the 35th annual USA Nationals weekend kicked off with a $6,000-to-win prelim.

With a heat race victory placing him on the front row for the feature, Marlar took possession of the lead on the 11th circuit and led the remainder of the 30-lapper to capture his eighth win of the season and 11th career with the World of Outlaws.

He finished 2.284 seconds ahead of Brent Larson with Tanner English, Brandon Sheppard, and Dennis Erb Jr. completing the Top-5 finishers.

For a pair of heat races on Friday afternoon, Mike followed up a fifth-place finish in the first round with a fifth-to-fourth run in his second heat. With passing points setting the grid for Saturday’s main event, Marlar transferred into a B-Main for another shot at the $50,000-to-win USA 100.

Starting on the front row, Marlar scored a second-place finish behind Brandon Overton, locking him into the 20th-starting position for the A-Main.

Coming one spot shy of a Top-5 finish, Mike advanced through the field 14 spots in the 100-lapper to register an impressive sixth-place performance.

Back in action on Monday, Mike Marlar invaded Gondik Law Speedway (Superior, Wis.) to enter his Delk Equipment Sales No. 157 into battle with the XR Super Series.

With 40 Late Models converged in the pit area, Marlar followed up a sixth-place finish in his heat race with a 12-lap consolation victory. Pinned on the ninth row for the $20,000-to-win A-Main, Mike gained five positions to finish 13th.

For the second round of the XR Superior Showcase on Tuesday, Mike laid down the seventh-fastest time in his group before placing fourth in his heat. With $20,000 on the line in the feature, Marlar passed five cars in the 40-lap affair to register a ninth-place finish.

Full results from the extended weekend’s slate is available at www.WoOLMS.com and www.XRSuperSEries.com.

The team now turns their focus to the 40th annual Sunoco North-South 100, which will be held this Thursday – Saturday at Florence Speedway (Union, Ky.). The weekend opens with twin $5,000-to-win programs on Thursday and Friday before seeing a $75,000-to-win finale on Saturday night.

For more information on the crown jewel weekend, please visit www.LucasDirt.com .

Mike Marlar would like to thank their great marketing partners, which include Delk Equipment, Rockets Convenience Plus, Tri-Rivers Enterprises, Can-Am Auto Salvage, Auto Parts 4 Less, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Capital Signs, VP Racing Fuels, Longhorn Chassis, Stanley Best Heating & Air, Midwest Sheet Metal, Bilstein, Arizona Sport Shirts, GottaRace.com, DNA Tile & Remodeling, Bell Helmets, Hoosier Tire, K1 Race Gear, Strange Oval, Swift Springs, Winning Edge Carburetors, Allstar Performance, E-Z Lift by MLR Fabricating, XS Power, ATC Bolts & Fasteners, Wayne Bowen Racing Supply, PRO-FABrication Headers & Exhaust, Earnhardt Technologies Group, QA1 Driveshafts, PPM Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Accu-Force Shock Dyno, Performance Bodies & Parts, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Winters Rearends, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Mike Marlar Racing please visit the team website at www.MikeMarlar.com .

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