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WILD WEST SHOOTOUT NIGHTLY RESULTS...
(January 18, 2015)
The finale of the 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries was held today at USA Raceway and a $10,000 payday was on the line at the Tucson, Arizona facility. Jimmy Mars scored the win in his heat race from the fourth starting spot and later started the 50-lap feature from the outside of the second row. Jimmy then climbed to second in the running order and eventually bagged an impressive runner-up outing behind only victor Jimmy Owens!

(January 17, 2015) Jimmy Mars and his #28 team entered the penultimate event of the 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries today at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. Jimmy moved up six spots in his heat race to finish in the third position and later rolled off from the inside of the second row in the start of the $3,000 to win main event. During the course of the 30-lapper, Jimmy ran as high as second before settling for a strong third place performance behind only victor Jimmy Owens and runner-up Stormy Scott.

(January 16, 2015) The fourth meet of the 2015 version of the 'Wild West Shootout' took center stage tonight at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. The #28 team had their sights solely set on the $3,000 winner's check. Jimmy Mars advanced up to fourth in his heat race, which locked him into the fifteenth starting spot in the 30-lap headliner. The "Iceman" eventually wound up sixteenth in the final rundown tonight in the desert.

(January 14, 2015) Following a few days off to rest and relax in the desert, round three of the 9th Annual 'Wild West Shootout' took place tonight at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona and a $3,000 top prize was up for grabs. Jimmy Mars drove past two cars in his heat race to finish in the fourth spot, which lined him up starting from the outside of the sixth row in the 30-lapper. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star then hustled his #28 MB Customs ride past six competitors en route to a solid sixth place showing behind only winner Rodney Sanders, Darrell Lanigan, Jason Papich, Don Shaw, and Tony Toste.

(January 11, 2015) The Mars Racing team was back at it again today at USA (AZ) Raceway, as round two of the 'Wild West Shootout' paid $5,000 to the winner. Jimmy Mars drew the ninth starting spot for his heat race and was unfortunately caught up in a wreck during the prelim, which caused him to finish in the ninth position. He later scratched from the B-Main and was not able to crack the starting grid for the 30-lapper.

(January 10, 2015) Jimmy Mars and his #28 team opened up their 2015 racing season tonight at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona, as the 'Wild West Shootout' lid lifter boasted a $3,000 top prize. Jimmy moved up three spots in his heat race to finish in the third position. After starting the 30-lap main event from the inside of the seventh row, Jimmy climbed up inside of the top ten before eventually settling for an eleventh place effort.

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MARS READIES FOR START OF 2015 CAMPAIGN IN ARIZONA!
(December 29, 2014)
Mars Racing once again plans to kick off their 2015 racing season in Tucson, Arizona, as the "Wild West Shootout" will take place at USA Raceway from January 10-18! The six-race mini-series in the Copper State boasts winner's checks ranging from $3,000 to $10,000. Jimmy Mars, who is always a threat to win in Tucson, recorded a $5,000 victory and four additional Top Five finishes last year. Additional information on the unsanctioned "Wild West Shootout" can be found by pointing your web browser to www.raceusaraceway.com.

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JIMMY MARS CLOSES OUT SEASON AT PORTSMOUTH...
(October 20, 2014)
Jimmy Mars and his #28 team wrapped up their version of the 2014 racing season from October 17-19 in the 34th Annual 'Dirt Track World Championship' at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series finale attracted a stellar field of 89 competitors to the south-central Ohio oval and all eyes were focused on the whopping $50,000 payday. On Friday night, Jimmy posted the fourth quickest lap in Group A during the time trial session and later finished fifth in his loaded heat race behind only prelim winner Jonathan Davenport, Gregg Satterlee, R.J. Conley, and Earl Pearson, Jr.

Following a rain-out on Saturday evening, the remainder of the DTWC program was held at PRP on Sunday afternoon. However, the Mars Racing team chose to leave the grounds when the rains hit and did not return to participate on Sunday. You can view complete results from the 'Dirt Track World Championship' by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

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MARS RALLIES TO FOURTH IN KNOXVILLE NATIONALS!
(September 28, 2014)
Mars Racing rolled into the hallowed grounds of Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa on September 25-27 for the 11th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' The three-day crown jewel spectacular kicked off with a pair of $7,000 to win programs at the 1/2-mile Marion County fairgrounds speedplant. On Thursday night, Jimmy Mars qualified well in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time trials, but unfortunately was involved in a heat race incident, which caused him to scratch for the remainder of the evening. At Knoxville on Friday, Jimmy rebounded to finish fourth in his heat race, sixth in the B-Main, and nineteenth in the 25-lap preliminary main event.

By virtue of his strong point on Friday, Jimmy locked himself into the outside of the ninth row for the start of Saturday's 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals,' which once again boasted a hefty $40,000 top prize. In front of a huge grandstand crowd and the television cameras of the Lucas Oil Production Studios, Jimmy helped put on a terrific show in the 100-lapper. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star worked the treacherous cushion to perfection throughout the distance and charged all the way up to third in the running order before settling for an impressive fourth place showing behind only winner Brian Birkhofer, Scott Bloomquist, and Mike Marlar. Complete results from Knoxville Raceway can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

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JIMMY MARS WINS SIXTH PUNKY MANOR TITLE!
(September 21, 2014)
Jimmy Mars recorded his sixth career 'Punky Manor Challenge of Champions' title over the September 19-20 weekend at the nearby Red Cedar Speedway in his hometown of Menomonie, Wisconsin! Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary action on Friday evening and led the second half of Saturday's headliner. The Menomonie star claimed the $5,000 payday for the popular WISSOTA Late Model win over Jake Redetzke, Scott Gilberts, Mike Prochnow, and Rick Hanestad!

The Mars Racing team also unloaded a MB Customs modified throughout the weekend at Red Cedar Speedway to vie for the $2,000 top prize. Jimmy also won his heat race in the Open Wheel Modified division and eventually bagged a strong runner-up performance in Saturday's main event to finish behind only victor Darrell Nelson. Complete results from the 35th Annual 'Punky Manor Challenge of Champions' can be obtained online at www.redcedarspeedway.com. (Chris Burback Photo)

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MARS ENCOUNTERS BAD LUCK IN BERLIN HEAT RACE...
(September 14, 2014)
Jimmy Mars and his #28 team made their first-ever visit to the dirt-covered Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan on September 12-13 for the 3rd Annual 'Down & Dirty 100.' The World of Outlaws Late Model Series once again presided over all of the dirt-slinging action at the 7/16-mile speedplant. After Friday's $8,000 to win program was rained-out, the track officials made the decision to up Saturday's single-day shootout to pay a hefty $15,000 to the winner.

Jimmy started off his evening by posting the seventh quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session, which placed him starting fourth in his heat race. While running in a transfer position during the prelim, Jimmy unfortunately experienced a right front suspension failure on the rough racing surface, which caused him to shoot hard into the turn three wall. Due to the extensive damage to his MB Customs ride, the Menomonie, Wisconsin standout was not able to make the start in the 65-lap headliner. Full results from the rain-shortened 'Down & Dirty 100' weekend can be found online at www.woolms.com.

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JIMMY MARS FLEXES MUSCLE IN WORLD 100
(September 7, 2014)
The Mars Racing team made their yearly 'World 100' pilgrimage to the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on September 4-6 for the 44th edition of the "Granddaddy of Them All." Things kicked off at Eldora on Thursday and Friday with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs, each of which boasted a $5,000 top prize. On Thursday night, Jimmy Mars won his heat race and later placed fifth in the 25-lap headliner behind only winner Dale McDowell, Randy Weaver, Gregg Satterlee, and Brian Birkhofer. At the "Big E" on Friday evening, Jimmy ran third in his heat race prior to finishing fifteenth in the final rundown of his 25-lapper.

When Saturday rolled around at Eldora Speedway, the stakes were much higher and each driver was gunning for the $47,000 winner's check and the prestigious globe trophy. Jimmy finished second in his stacked heat race behind only prelim winner Dale McDowell, which earned him the inside sixth row starting spot in the 'World 100.' During the course of the 100-lap grind, the Menomonie, Wisconsin star vaulted all the way up to third in the running order before he was collected in a lap 61 incident triggered by a spinning Mason Zeigler. Jimmy was forced to retire with heavy front end damage to his MB Customs mount and he was relegated to a disappointing twenty-third place performance. Full results from the action-packed weekend at Eldora can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

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MARS FOURTH IN GEORGE SCHEFFLER MEMORIAL!
(August 23, 2014)
Jimmy Mars and his #28 team rolled into Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Friday night, August 22 for the annual running of the 'George Scheffler Memorial.' The Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series presided over all of the action and a $6,000 payday was on the line. Jimmy advanced five spots during his heat race to finish in the third position, while he also ran third in the dash. After starting the headliner from the inside of the second row, the Menomonie, Wisconsin ace eventually netted a solid fourth place performance in the 'George Scheffler Memorial' behind only winner Chad Simpson, A.J. Diemel, and Jason Utter. Full results from the rare trip to Oshkosh can be accessed online at www.cornbeltclash.com.

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JIMMY MARS EIGHTH IN $40K TOPLESS 100
(August 17, 2014)
Another weekend and another crown jewel event for Mars Racing, as they invaded Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas on August 15-16 for the 22nd edition of the 'Topless 100.' A stellar field of 63 competitors piled into the Batesville-area speedplant and all eyes were fixated on the $40,000 winner's check. Jimmy Mars qualified eleventh fastest in Group A during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying on Friday night and later grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his heat race behind only prelim winner Don O'Neal and runner-up Mike Marlar.

When Saturday evening rolled around at Batesville, Jimmy's #28 MB Customs mount started the 100-lap headliner from the inside of the eighth row. During the course of the roofless spectacular, which was taped for television by the Lucas Oil Production Studios, the Menomonie, Wisconsin ace picked off seven competitors en route to a steady eighth place performance. Full results from the 'Topless 100' weekend can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

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MARS CLIMBS TO PODIUM IN NORTH/SOUTH 100!
(August 10, 2014)
Jimmy Mars and his #28 team traveled to the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on August 8-9 for the 32nd Annual 'North/South 100.' For the first time in its storied history, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie featured a passing points format with double heat races instead of the normal qualifying procedure. Jimmy ran second in his first heat race on Friday night and later wound up fourth in his second prelim of the evening - despite getting caught up in an early race incident.

After placing fifth in his dash on Saturday, Jimmy started the $50,000 to win crown jewel main event from the outside of the fifth row. The Menomonie, Wisconsin pilot, who was looking for his second 'North/South 100' title, then marched past seven competitors during the 100-lap headliner. Jimmy eventually crossed underneath the checkers third following the entertaining race behind only winner Eddie Carrier, Jr. and runner-up Scott Bloomquist. Full results from Florence Speedway can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

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LUCRATIVE STRETCH OF RACING FOR #28 TEAM...
(August 2, 2014)
The #28 Mars Racing team wrapped up the 27th edition of the 'USA Nationals' tonight at Cedar Lake (WI) Speedway, as all eyes were fixated on the $50,000 top prize. Jimmy Mars rolled off from the inside of the fourth row in tonight's 100-lap headliner and quickly pointed his MB Customs mount to the front of the stellar field. Jimmy led laps 17-37 before eventually winding up third in the 'USA Nationals' behind only victor Jimmy Owens and runner-up Bobby Pierce. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star did pick up his second NASCAR Late Model feature win of the weekend at CLS, as he nabbed the $2,500 first place prize money in the 40-lap affair!

(August 1, 2014) Night two of the 'USA Nationals' weekend took place tonight at Cedar Lake Speedway and preliminary action was held for the crown jewel event, which boasts a hefty $50,000 payday tomorrow evening at the New Richmond, Wisconsin facility. Menomonie star Jimmy Mars knocked down the ninth fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session and later grabbed the second transfer spot through his heat race behind only prelim winner Jason Feger. Jimmy will start tomorrow night's 100-lap 'USA Nationals' from the inside of the fourth row. To close out the big show tonight, Jimmy was awarded the $2,500 winner's check in the NASCAR Late Model division, as he was ahead of A.J. Diemel, Tim Isenberg, Brent Larson, and Chad Mahder when rain showers halted the 40-lap feature after only 33 circuits!

(July 31, 2014) The dirt-slinging action shifted to the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin tonight for the start of the huge 27th Annual 'USA Nationals' weekend. The World of Outlaws Late Model Series sanctioned a $6,000 to win program tonight at CLS. Jimmy Mars posted the second quickest lap in Group A during time trials prior to claiming the victory in his loaded heat race. After drawing the pole position for the 40-lap main event, Jimmy led from flag-to-flag in the caution-free affair to record the $6,000 triumph over Darrell Lanigan, Jimmy Owens, Rick Eckert, and Don O'Neal!

(July 29, 2014) A very busy week in the Badger State of Wisconsin kicked off tonight with a visit to Shawano Speedway in Shawano, Wisconsin, as the World of Outlaws Late Model Series presided over a $10,000 to win battle. Jimmy Mars timed in third fastest in Group B during qualifying tonight and later scored the win in heat race action. After drawing the seventh starting spot prior to the 50-lap feature, Jimmy moved up to third to finish on the podium behind only race winner Darrell Lanigan and runner-up Rick Eckert.

(July 26, 2014) The 25th edition of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic' came to a close tonight at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois and a $25,000 top prize was on the line in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series extravaganza. Jimmy Mars picked up the win in his B-Main tonight at FALS and later started the 100-lap extra-distance feature from the outside of the tenth row. At the end of the action-packed PDC, Jimmy found himself on the lead lap and in the fifteenth finishing position.

(July 25, 2014) Following Independence, Jimmy Mars and his #28 team bolted overnight to Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois for the opening night of the 25th Annual 'Prairie Dirt Classic,' as well as the rain-postponed UMP Summer Nationals feature from back on June 21. Jimmy started the $10,000 to win main event from the inside of the fifth row, but was involved in a first lap scramble during the 50-lapper and retired in the twenty-second position. In preliminary action for the 'Prairie Dirt Classic,' Jimmy knocked down the fifth quickest lap in Group A during World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying and eventually recorded a fifth place effort in his heat race after encountering another incident.

(July 24, 2014) The Mars Racing team pulled into the pit area tonight at Independence Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa, as the Hawkeye State venue greeted the World of Outlaws Late Model Series with a $10,000 to win program. Jimmy Mars clicked off the ninth fastest lap during the qualifying session and later grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the sixth row in the 50-lap feature, Jimmy was able to pick off six competitors en route to a solid sixth place showing behind only victor Darrell Lanigan, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Rick Eckert, Tim McCreadie, and Billy Moyer.


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