Marlar Targets First WoO LMS Triumph
Marlar also flirted with World of Outlaws glory in the 2012 Bubba Army Late Model Winter Nationals finale at BRP, leading more than half the 60-lap race before ceding command and finally hitting the turn-three wall on the final circuit when he ran out of racing room bidding to overtake 2011 WoO LMS champion Rick Eckert of York, Pa., for the top spot.
“I definitely know how it feels to lose an Outlaw race,” smiled Marlar, who enters this weekend’s action having started 41 WoO LMS A-Mains in his career, nearly half (20) coming in the past two years. “Maybe that will make winning one feel even sweeter.”
Marlar would get a veritable sugar high if his breakthrough WoO LMS triumph would come on Sunday at Duck River, a quarter-mile, high-banked oval that is set to host the tour for the first time. For a driver with some big-money race wins on his resume (Hillbilly 100, Magnolia State 100), capturing a World of Outlaws event over a field of competitors that figures to rank as one of the best to ever grace Duck River’s pit area would certainly be a career milestone.
“There’s gonna be some real tough guys to deal with,” Marlar said of Duck River’s inaugural WoO LMS program. “It’s looking like there’s gonna be a great field.”