MARS TACKLES MASTERS WEEKEND
16, 2013) The Mars Racing team made the
short trek to the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond,
Wisconsin on June 14-15 for the 15th Annual 'Masters' weekend.
The UMP Summer Nationals tour rolled into CLS to preside
over a pair of high-profile events. On Friday night, Jimmy
Mars laid down the quickest lap overall of the 31 entrants
during time trials and later ran third in his stacked heat
race. After starting the $5,000 to win feature event from
the inside of the fourth row, Jimmy was unfortunately involved
in an early race incident and eventually wound up twelfth
in the final finishing order of the 40-lapper.
A $10,000 top prize was then scheduled to be on the line
in Saturday's 'Masters' finale. Unfortunately, Mother Nature
took home the win and the event was rained-out. Complete
results from Friday at Cedar Lake can be obtained by clicking
JIMMY MARS LEADS 41 LAPS
OF DLM DREAM!
9, 2013) Jimmy Mars and his #28 team roared
into the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on June
6-8 for the 19th Annual 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' The expanded
format kicked off at the "Big E" on Thursday and
Friday with Twin 25s. On Thursday night, Jimmy won his heat
race in preliminary action, but suffered a deflating tire
in the $2,500 to win feature event and eventually retired
in the eighteenth position. At the hallowed high-banks on
Friday evening, Jimmy finished sixth in his heat race and
second in his B-Main before climbing ten spots during the
$5,000 to win main event to grab a solid tenth place effort.
Things really ratcheted up on Saturday at the 1/2-mile
facility, as a whopping $100,000 top prize was on the line.
Jimmy took the win in preliminary action and later rolled
off from the inside of the second row in the 100-lap crown
jewel extravaganza. The Menomonie, Wisconsin ace, looking
for his second 'Dream' title, took the lead on lap 23 and
paced the stellar field up until lap 65. Struggles on a
couple of late race restarts dropped Jimmy back to a sixth
place finish in the extra distance affair, as he crossed
underneath the checkers behind only winner Scott Bloomquist,
Dennis Erb, Jr., Brian Birkhofer, Dale McDowell, and Jimmy
Owens. Full results from the long weekend at Eldora Speedway
can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
MARS SPENDS HOLIDAY WEEKEND
26, 2013) The Mars Racing team once again
spent their Memorial Day holiday weekend at the pristine
Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri, as the 21st Annual
'Show-Me 100' was held from May 23-25. Things kicked off
at the 3/8-mile facility on Thursday night with a $5,000
to win Lucas Oil MLRA Series battle. Jimmy Mars was unfortunately
not able to transfer into the 40-lap main event after finishing
seventh in both his heat race and his B-Main.
Action really heated up at Wheatland on Friday evening
with preliminary action for the $30,000 to win 'Show-Me
100.' Jimmy laid down the thirteenth quickest lap in Group
A during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time trials and
later placed fifth in his stacked heat race. After winning
his B-Main on Saturday, Jimmy started the 100-lap crown
jewel event from the inside of the tenth row. The Menomonie,
Wisconsin ace unfortunately retired from the 'Show-Me 100'
around the halfway mark in the race and was credited with
a twenty-fourth place performance. Full results from the
action-packed holiday weekend can be viewed online at www.dirtondirt.com.
JIMMY MARS COMPETES IN BAD
19, 2013) Jimmy Mars and his #28 team trekked
south to the Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove,
Arkansas on May 17-18 for the 2nd Annual 'Bad Boy 98.' The
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned the two-day
extravaganza at BMS, which drew forty entrants to vie for
the hefty $20,000 payday. In preliminary action on Friday
night, Jimmy qualified twelfth fastest in Group B during
time trials and later moved up to second in his heat race
to finish behind only prelim winner Wendell Wallace.
When the dirt-slinging action really heated up on Saturday
evening at Batesville, Jimmy started the 98-lap main event
from the outside of the fourth row. Unfortunately, the Menomonie,
Wisconsin ace was an early retiree in the 'Bad Boy 98' with
a flat tire and body damage and wound up twenty-second in
the final rundown. Complete results from Batesville can
be accessed by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com.
MARS A CLOSE RUNNER-UP IN
12, 2013) After almost a month away from
the racetrack, the Mars Racing team rolled into the LaSalle
Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois on May 10-11 for the two-day
'Spring Shootout' weekend. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series presided over the doubleheader and a pair of $10,000
top prizes were on the line. Following a rain-out on Friday
night, Saturday's portion of the weekend went off without
Jimmy Mars timed in third quickest in Group B during the
qualifying session and later took the win in his loaded
heat race. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star then started the
50-lapper from the outside of the front row and paced the
stellar field for the first 37 circuits. At the conclusion
of the caution-free affair, Jimmy found himself a very close
second at the finish line behind only winner Brady Smith.
Complete results from the 1/4-mile bullring can be accessed
by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.