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Marx Motivated to Chase VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod Championship

Posted By: Mary Lendzion
Written by Mary Lendzion
Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Ed Marx
NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod is home to some of the most intense and intoxicating racing in the country, and fans are going to experience that at the 16th Annual NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals and Top of the Rock Thrill Festival presented by Sipple’s Speed and Performance, this weekend, April 11-14, 2024 at Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina.
Among the racers to keep an eye on is Ed Marx.
Marx’s father, Otto, raced a 1967 Fairlane in Stock Eliminator at the local track before Marx was born, and Marx grew up watching races with his father near their home in California.
Marx went on to race himself, and is a former West Coast Pro Mod champion who also earned wins in NHRA Division 7 Top Alcohol Funny Car.
With his experience, he is well-versed on what it takes to win in NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod, which he joined last year, and pulled off an eleventh-place finish despite competing in just two races.

This year, he is focused on making all six races on the series’ annual tour with his boisterous 2021 Camaro-bodied Pro Mod which flies banners for Wyo Motorsports as well as a new sponsor he recently welcomed,
The car was built by Jerry Haas Race Cars and features a Noonan 4.9 bore Hemi put together by Brad Schmidt at Wyo Motorsports. The combination is complemented by a PSI screw blower, Lenco transmission with a Ty-Drive converter drive and FTI converter. Accomplished racer and president of Wyo Motorsports, Todd Tutterow, tunes the combination.
“What I really like about the NMCA is that it is a tightknit group of racers who are diehard and hardcore,” said Marx. “They are racing for true competition, and that is the atmosphere I grew up in, so it feels like home to me.
Marx is hoping to earn an NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod championship, and if he does, he would be the third racer in a row from the Wyo Motorsports camp to earn an NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod championship, as Randy Merrick and Ty Tutterow did in 2022 and 2023 respectively.
“I am so excited to be part of the Wyo Motorsports group,” said Marx. “We have the same goals, and we are motivated to accomplish them. I’m fortunate to be on a team with them, including my crew chief Todd Tutterow and car chiefs Brad Schmidt and Chad Crawford.”

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