Big Frog Motorsports remained on an eastern swing on Thursday afternoon as the team invaded Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, Pa.) for the 15th annual Firecracker 100 weekend. Drawing a stout field of 53 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries, Whitener came one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a fourth-place finish, sending him into the B-Main. Outrunning Ricky Weiss to pick up the 10-lap victory, Mark locked into the 19th-starting position for the $6,000-to-win preliminary feature. Losing two spots in the 30-lapper, Whitener logged 21st-place finish.
The following night for another preliminary feature, Mark clocked in eighth fastest in his group before passing two cars in his heat to pick up the 10-lap victory. Receiving the pole position for the A-Main via the redraw, Whitener paced the field for the first 13 circuits until Brandon Overton snuck by. He went on to place third, following Overton and Michael Norris to the checkers. Dennis Erb Jr. and Brandon Sheppard completed the Top-5 finishers in the 30-lap affair.
With preliminary results determining the starting lineups for heat races on Saturday, Whitener grabbed the third-and-final transfer spot, which positioned him 12th on the starting grid for the $30,000-to-win Firecracker 100. Fading eight spots in the 100-lapper, Mark recorded a 20th-place outing.
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