BUSY WEEK WITH WOOLMS IN
1, 2015) The busy week in Wisconsin wrapped
up with the 28th Annual 'USA Nationals' at Cedar Lake Speedway
in New Richmond, Wisconsin, as the crown jewel spectacular
boasted a huge $50,000 payday. On Friday night, Jimmy Mars
timed in twelfth quickest in Group B during World of Outlaws
Late Model Series qualifying and later placed fourth in
his loaded heat race. Following a fourth place effort in
his B-Main tonight, Jimmy won the Last Chance Qualifier
to advance into the 100-lap headliner. The Menomonie, Wisconsin
ace then started from the outside of the eleventh row in
the 'USA Nationals,' but unfortunately retired after only
48 circuits and settled for a twenty-first place performance.
(July 30, 2015) The
28th edition of the 'USA Nationals' started tonight at the
renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin.
The World of Outlaws Late Model Series presided over a $6,000
to win special tonight at CLS. Jimmy Mars clicked off the
sixth fastest lap in Group B during time trials prior to
grabbing the third and final transfer spot through his heat
race. After rolling off from the outside of the ninth row
in the 40-lap main event, Jimmy was able to work his way
past six competitors on his way to a twelfth place effort.
(July 28, 2015) Jimmy
Mars and Mars Racing kicked off a busy week with the World
of Outlaws Late Model Series in the Badger State tonight
with a $10,000 to win tilt at Shawano Speedway in Shawano,
Wisconsin. Jimmy knocked down the second quickest lap overall
during WOOLMS qualifying and later secured a win in his
loaded heat race. After drawing the sixth starting spot
before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap headliner,
Jimmy vaulted all the way up to second in the first half
of the race. However, a dust up with Earl Pearson, Jr. on
a mid-race restart caused his #28 machine front end damage
and the Menomonie, Wisconsin star was forced to settle for
a third place performance behind only victor Shane Clanton
and runner-up Earl Pearson, Jr.
MARS BATTLES WOOLMS FOES
AT QUINCY & FALS...
26, 2015) The Mars Racing team ventured
south to the Land of Lincoln to compete in a pair of World
of Outlaws Late Model Series specials from July 23-25 at
Quincy Raceway in Quincy, Illinois and Fairbury American
Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois. On Thursday evening
at Quincy, Jimmy Mars ran fifth in his loaded heat race
prior to scoring the victory in his B-Main. After rolling
off from the outside of the ninth row in the $8,000 to win
'Workforce 40' headliner, Jimmy was able to move past three
competitors during the 40-lapper on his way to a fifteenth
At Fairbury over the weekend, the 26th edition of the 'Prairie
Dirt Classic' was held and a whopping $26,000 top prize
awaited the winner. Jimmy clicked off the eighth fastest
lap in Group B during qualifying on Friday night and later
finished fifth in his stacked heat race. Following another
fifth place effort in Saturday's consolation event, the
Menomonie, Wisconsin star was forced to watch the thrilling
100-lap PDC, which was eventually won by Jonathan Davenport.
Complete results from both Illinois facilities can be viewed
online at www.woolms.com.
WOOLMS WILD WEST TOUR NIGHTLY
18, 2015) Jimmy Mars wrapped up the 'Wild
West Tour' with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series tonight
in the annual running of the 'Gopher 50' at Deer Creek Speedway
in Spring Valley, Minnesota! Jimmy knocked down the ninth
fastest lap during the qualifying session prior to scoring
a heat race triumph. After drawing the fifth starting spot
before the drop of the green flag in the $11,000 to win
main event, Jimmy was spun by Chub Frank on lap three while
running in the fifth position. The Menomonie, Wisconsin
ace then rallied from the back of the pack throughout the
remainder of the 50-lapper to salvage a tenth place showing.
Jimmy also won the companion USRA Modified feature event
driving a client's MB Customs mount, which pocketed him
a cool $4,000!!!
(July 15, 2015) Flooding
from heavy storms that struck Black Hills (SD) Speedway
overnight have forced track and series officials to cancel
tonight's World of Outlaws Late Model Series 'Wild West
Tour' show. With a substantial amount of standing water
on the track, the $8,000 to win race will not be able to
be made up on Thursday's scheduled rain date.
(July 14, 2015) A
heavy thunderstorm that moved over Gillette Thunder (WY)
Speedway just after completion of heat races for tonight's
World of Outlaws Late Model Series 'Wild West Tour' event
forced track and series officials to cancel the remainder
of the evening's program. The $8,000 to win throwdown will
not be made up.
(July 10, 2015) Next
up on the 'Wild West Tour' for the #28 team was a trip to
River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota tonight
for another $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series
tilt. Jimmy Mars timed in thirteenth fastest during the
qualifying session and later grabbed the sixth and final
transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from
the outside of the eighth row in the 50-lap main event,
Jimmy pulled off the racing surface after 41 circuits and
was relegated to a twenty-first place effort.
(July 9, 2015) The
Mars Racing team kicked off the World of Outlaws Late Model
Series 'Wild West Tour' tonight with a visit to Hibbing
Raceway in Hibbing, Minnesota. Jimmy Mars, who was the defending
race winner, clicked off the third fastest lap in Group
B during qualifying prior to grabbing the third transfer
spot through his stacked heat race. After starting the $10,000
to win main event from the inside of the sixth row, Jimmy
rode in line on the primarily one groove racing surface
throughout the 50-lapper and wound up ninth in the final
JIMMY MARS VICTORIOUS AGAIN
AT RED CEDAR!
27, 2015) Jimmy Mars, of Menomonie, Wisconsin,
visited victory lane for the second time in 2015 on Friday
night, June 26 at his hometown Red Cedar Speedway! Driving
the red #21 normally piloted by his brother-in-law Scott
Gilberts, Jimmy ran second in his heat race and later started
the weekly Late Model feature event from the outside of
the fourth row. The national superstar then blasted to the
front of the field by lap seven and held the point throughout
the remainder of the distance to claim the $1,000 win. Jimmy
beat Rick Hanestad, A.J. Diemel, Chad Mahder, and Mike Prochnow
to the checkers! Complete results from Red Cedar Speedway
can be viewed online at www.redcedarspeedway.com.
MARS WINS MASTERS OPENER
AT CEDAR LAKE!
14, 2015) Jimmy Mars picked up his first
win of the 2015 racing season in thrilling fashion on Friday
night, June 12 in night one of the annual 'Masters' weekend
at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin! Jimmy
clicked off the fastest lap in his group during UMP DIRTcar
Summer Nationals qualifying and later finished second in
heat race action. After starting the 40-lap main event from
the outside of the third row, Jimmy crept forward throughout
the distance and worked the bottom of the speedplant to
perfection to grab the lead from Jason Feger on lap 38.
The Menomonie, Wisconsin star beat Feger, Frank Heckenast,
Jr., Billy Moyer, and Shannon Babb to the checkers to pocket
the $5,000 windfall!
On Saturday evening, June 13, the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals
gang returned to CLS and a $10,000 top prize was on the
line in the 'Masters' finale. Jimmy timed in second fastest
in his group during qualifying and once again ran second
in his loaded heat race. He then rolled off sixth on the
grid in the 50-lapper, but an early tangle with Adam Hensel
caused him to retire with damage to his MB Customs mount
and relegated him to a disappointing twenty-first place
performance. Complete results from the two-day 'Masters'
extravaganza can be viewed online at www.thehelltour.com.
(Jim Denhamer Photo)
JIMMY MARS BUSY IN HUGE DLM
7, 2015) The Mars Racing team descended
upon the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June
4-6 for the 21st edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.'
The huge three-day crown jewel extravaganza in the Buckeye
State kicked off with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs.
On Thursday night at Eldora, Jimmy Mars ran fourth in his
heat race prior to slipping back to seventeenth in the $2,500
to win weekend opener. At the "Big E" on Friday
evening, Jimmy placed third in his heat race and later picked
off eight competitors during the $5,000 to win headliner
to bag an impressive fourth place effort behind only winner
Jonathan Davenport, Steve Casebolt, and Jeep Van Wormer!
When Saturday rolled around at Eldora Speedway, all eyes
were fixated on the 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' which once
again boasted a whopping $100,000 paycheck. Jimmy finished
fifth in his loaded heat race, but later grabbed the second
transfer spot through his consolation event. After starting
the 100-lap grind from the inside of the twelfth row, the
Menomonie, Wisconsin ace was unfortunately an early retiree
and settled for a twenty-sixth place showing. Complete results
from the long extended weekend can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
MARS RUNNER-UP IN CEDAR LAKE
31, 2015) Jimmy Mars was in action at the
renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin
on Saturday evening, May 30, as the track hosted its popular
'Triple Crown' event. Jimmy, who piloted the #21 owned by
his brother-in-law Scott Gilberts in the single-day showdown,
won his heat race and later started the $3,000 to win feature
from the inside of the fourth row. The Menomonie, Wisconsin
star then worked his way past five competitors on the rough,
choppy track surface to garner a strong runner-up finish
in the 40-lapper behind only winner Brent Larson. Complete
results from CLS can be accessed by clicking on www.cedarlakespeedway.com.