Rocklin Native Justin Marks To Race on Saturday

Justin Marks from Rocklin, California will race in the 4th race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck series on Saturday at the Martinsville Speedway in Virginia. Justin is currently in 18th place in the points standings. His best finish so far was 18th at Phoenix International Raceway. Qualifying can be seen on Speed TV on Saturday 7:30 to 8:30 am. The race is Saturday, 11:00am-1:30pm and again from 9:30pm-12:00am also on Speed TV. Here is a press release from Turn One Racing and the Go Pro racing team. Please check out the Official GoPro® Store.


Justin Marks will make his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday. The track, which is best known for its paper-clip shape and 12° banking, is one of the most challenging tracks on the circuit. “It’s obviously a very difficult race track; its one of the most difficult tracks on the schedule,” said Marks. “I feel like we had a pretty good test and I feel like we’re making progress every time, so I’m looking forward to it. Martinsville is one of those tracks that I’m going to have to lean on the veterans as much as I can and get as much advice as I can over the course of the weekend because typically the new guys, or the less experienced guys, don’t do that well there.

There is such a style to getting around there fast. I really enjoy driving the track; I think it’s a really cool venue and sort of a unique challenge. I’m encouraged because I feel like this team is getting better and better every week. We’re ready to apply it and get a good finish.”

 A Pitstop by Justin Marks of Rocklin, California in the #66 Go Pro Chevrolet Truck.
A pitstop by Justin Marks of Rocklin, California in the #66 Go Pro Chevrolet Truck.


Crew Chief Doug Wolcott has selected chassis No. 54 for the 13th Annual Kroger “250”. This truck was last raced by former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion, Jack Sprague at Martinsville Speedway in 2008. The truck qualified 15th and finished 11th with Sprague at the controls. Since then, the truck underwent a complete overhaul including a new front clip and body.


Justin Marks, teammate Cole Whitt, and other NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers will take part in an autograph session on Saturday, April 2nd from 9 to 10 a.m. The autograph session will take place across from the ticket office at Martinsville Speedway.


Justin Marks and the No. 66 GoPro team took their Chevrolet Silverado race truck to Motor Mile Speedway in Dublin, Va. last week for a private test session to prepare for the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway. “I think the test went real well,” said Marks. “I think the guys all worked together better than they have at any other race track this year, races included. We were able to get through a lot of changes and stick to the plan really closely. The truck responded really well to the different stuff that we did and we changed a lot of geometry. I think it was great because now I am comfortable in the truck and I know how to drive it. I feel like it was a really efficient test. It was definitely great for us to do because I think we learned a lot about this truck. “


Virginia’s own Van-Go Rentals – “Your Temporary Transportation Solution” is a team sponsor of Turn One Racing. Van-Go Rentals is based in Lynchburg, Va. and is locally owned and operated. In addition, the team receives support from Grand Springs Water, a co-packaging facility and private label bottling company that offers natural spring water with an exceptional taste.

Turn One Racing Press Release

Motorsports on TV This Weekend: April 2-3, 2011

All times are Pacific Time.

AMA Supercross from Cowboys Stadium
Sunday: 9:00-10:00am on CBS.
Sunday: 3:00-4:00pm on Speed TV.

Arenacross from Louisville, Kentucky
Sunday: 2:00-3:00pm on Speed TV.

Lucas Oil Motorsports Hour
Saturday: 3:00-4:00pm on VS (The Versus Channel).

Lucas Oil Series Off Road Racing from Chandler, Arizona
Saturday: 3:00-4:00pm on Speed TV.

Mobil 1 The Grid
Saturday: 4:00-4:30am on Speed TV.
Saturday: 6:00-6:30pm on KVIE.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
NCWTS Setup: Saturday, 10:30-11:00am, 9:00-9:30pm on Speed TV.
Qualifying: Saturday, 7:30-8:30am on Speed TV.
Race: Saturday, 11:00am-1:30pm, 9:30pm-12:00am on Speed TV.

Friday: 11:30am-12:30pm, 2:00-2:30pm on Speed TV.
Saturday: 8:30-9:00am, 12:30-1:30pm on Speed TV.

Friday: 11:00-11:30pm on ESPN2.
Sunday: 6:00-7:00am on ESPN2.

NASCAR Raceday
Sunday: 7:30-9:30am on Speed TV.


NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from Martinsville Speedway
Qualifying: Saturday, 9:00-10:30am, 5:00-6:30pm on Speed TV.
Race: Sunday, 9:30am – 2:00pm on FOX.

NASCAR Victory Lane
Sunday: 5:00-6:00pm, 9:00-10:00pm on Speed TV.


NHRA Summit Nationals from Las Vegas
Qualifying: Saturday, 4:00-6:00pm on ESPN2.
Finals: Sunday, 1:30-4:00pm on ESPN2.

Speed Center on Speed TV
Friday: 5:00-5:30pm
Saturday: 4:00-4:30pm
Sunday: 7:00-7:30am, 4:00-5:00pm, 8:00-9:00pm

Trackside at Martinsville
Friday: 4:00-5:00pm, 8:30-9:30pm on Speed TV.

Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain
Sunday: 6:00-7:00pm, 10:00-11:00pm on Speed TV.

Vote A.J. Allmendinger into the NASCAR All Star Race

After a long and difficult race, A.J. Allmendinger from Los Gatos, CA and the #43 Best Buy Ford team made one last adjustment on the final pit stop on lap 186 of the 200 lap race, to really get the car right. He proceeded to gain one position on every lap till the end to finish in the 14th spot. They turned a potentially bad day into a good day, moving up one spot in the points standings. A.J. is now in the 15th position, only 21 points out of the top 12 and definitely deserves to be in the All Star Race. Vote Here!

A.J. Allmendinger from Los Gatos, CA and the #43 Best Buy Ford
A.J. Allmendinger from Los Gatos, CA and the #43 Best Buy Ford

A.J. had this to say after the race: “That was quite a weekend! I’ll admit, I was pretty frustrated with our pace through most of the weekend. No matter what we tried, we just didn’t get the car as quick as we needed to. But I’m proud of how we just kept fighting and to come out of here with a top fifteen is not bad. It’s not what we wanted out of the weekend but if we have an off weekend and still score those kinds of points, that will be huge in the long run.”

Also, by coming in 14th, he finished ahead of Casey Mears from Bakersfield who was 29th, to win the Sprint Bragging Rights Challenge. The winner received $5,000 for their charity. A.J. chose the Paralyzed Veterans of America. A.J. said: “I’m also really happy to get the chance to help the Paralyzed Veterans out with this award–they were on board with us at the Rolex 24 and we are looking forward to having them with us on the 43 again at Daytona this summer so it was great to win the Bragging Rights and it was another positive thing to come out of a weekend that didn’t start the way we were hoping. Richard Petty has got some good cars for the short track package and I’m already looking forward to next weekend.”

Help us get another NorCal driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup All Star Race on May 21, 2011 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Jeff Gordon from Vallejo, CA is already in the race. You can vote for A.J. here: