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MARS SIXTH IN KNOXVILLE LATE MODEL NATIONALS PRELIM
(September 16, 2018)
The #28 team made their way to the Hawkeye State on September 13-15 for the 15th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' at the storied Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. The action started at the 1/2-mile, semi-banked speedplant with a pair of preliminary shows - each of which paid $7,000 to the winner. On Thursday night, Jimmy Mars ran third in his heat race before winding up fourteenth in the final rundown of the 25-lap main event. At Knoxville on Friday evening, Jimmy placed second in his heat race prior to driving up to sixth in the 25-lapper to trail only victor Brandon Sheppard, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Don O'Neal, Jonathan Davenport, and Tim McCreadie!

By virtue of racking up the sixteenth highest point total during preliminary competition, Jimmy earned the right to the outside of the eighth row for the start of Saturday's 100-lap crown jewel spectacular. During the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals,' the Menomonie, Wisconsin star looked like a serious threat to vie for the $40,000 top prize, as he climbed up inside of the top five at one point in the first half of the race. However, problems shortly after the halfway mark caused Jimmy to head pitside and he was relegated to a disappointing twenty-eighth place performance. Full results from the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie can be viewed by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com. | press release

JIMMY MARS CLIMBS TO EIGHTH IN WORLD 100 TWIN 25
(September 9, 2018)
Mars Racing had planned to unload their #28 machine from September 6-8 at the hallowed high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio to vie for the prestigious globe trophy in the 48th Annual 'World 100.' However, with the rainy remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon postponing Friday and Saturday's action at the "Big E" until October 12-13, only Thursday night's $10,000 to win Twin 25s escaped the wrath of Mother Nature. In the wee hours of Friday morning after a lengthy rain delay, Jimmy Mars timed in twentieth fastest overall during qualifying before finishing third in his heat race. Jimmy then worked his way past seven competitors during his 25-lapper to claim a solid eighth place showing. Complete results from the soggy weekend in the Buckeye State can be found online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo) | press release

MARS LANDS ON PODIUM IN SCHEFFLER MEMORIAL!
(September 1, 2018)
Jimmy Mars entered a pair of special events leading into the hectic Labor Day weekend and was able to record a pair of Top Five efforts! On Thursday night, August 30 at Proctor Speedway in Proctor, Minnesota, Jimmy vied for his second straight 'Silver 1000' victory with the WISSOTA Challenge Series. The Menomonie, Wisconsin standout ran third in his heat race prior to picking off eight competitors in the $2,750 to win main event to earn a solid fifth place showing. Jimmy trailed only victor James Giossi, Jesse Glenz, Darrell Nelson, and Pat Doar.

At Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin on Friday evening, August 31, a whopping $15,074 top prize was on the line in the annual 'Scheffler Memorial.' Behind the wheel of his #28 MB Customs Super Late Model, Jimmy placed fourth in his stacked heat race before rolling off from the inside of the seventh row in the unsanctioned headliner. The popular driver known as the "Iceman" once again rallied up inside of the top five and was eventually paid for an impressive third place podium effort behind only race winner Scott James and runner-up Cade Dillard! Complete results from both weekend shows can be found online at www.proctorspeedway.com and www.wismotorsports.net. | press release

JIMMY MARS BAGS $5,555 PAYDAY IN DUANE MAHDER MEMORIAL!
(August 19, 2018)
The "Iceman" Jimmy Mars recorded his seventh triumph of the 2018 racing season on Friday night, August 17 in the 'Duane Mahder Memorial' at the nearby Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wisconsin! Jimmy won his heat race from the ninth starting position and later rolled off from the inside of the second row in the 55-lap WISSOTA Challenge Series shootout. Jimmy then overtook leader Pat Doar just before the halfway mark and went on to bag the $5,555 top prize ahead of A.J. Diemel, Pat Doar, Jesse Glenz, and Mike Prochnow! (Charlie Weber Photo)

Following his second straight 'Duane Mahder Memorial' victory, Jimmy turned his focus to another WISSOTA Challenge Series program on Saturday evening, August 18 at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. The Menomonie, Wisconsin ace won his heat race prior to starting the $2,500 to win headliner from the inside of the fourth row. Unfortunately, Jimmy developed a hole in his radiator during the course of the 40-lapper - while inside of the top five - and was forced to retire in the sixteenth position. Full results from both Badger State facilities can be viewed online at www.wissotachallengeseries.com. | press release

MARS CLIMBS INSIDE OF TOP FIVE IN NORTH/SOUTH 100
(August 12, 2018)
Jimmy Mars and Mars Racing spent August 8-11 at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky, as the Cincinnati-area speedplant played host to a lucrative four-day stretch of racing action sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. In Wednesday's $12,000 to win 'Ralph Latham Memorial,' which was contested on a very rough racing surface, Jimmy ran fifth in his heat race prior to scratching from the remainder of the program due to the track conditions. On Thursday night in the 'North/South Shootout,' which boasted a $10,000 payday, Jimmy placed fourth in his heat race, won his B-Main, and later blitzed past eight competitors during the caution-free headliner to claim a steady twelfth place showing. (MRM Racing Photo)

At Florence on Friday evening, a double set of heat races with combined passing points were held to set the lineups for Saturday's $50,000 to win 'North/South 100.' Jimmy won his first heat race of the night before streaking to third in his final prelim. After racking up the ninth most passing points in preliminary action, the Menomonie, Wisconsin star earned the rights to the inside of the fifth row for the start of Saturday's 100-lap crown jewel main event. Jimmy, who was inducted into the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame earlier in the afternoon, had moved up inside of the top five in the 'North/South 100' until a lap 59 incident sent him spinning and out of contention. The "Iceman" wound up retiring with damage in the twenty-second position. Full results can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com. | press release

NEW SITE LAUNCHED FOR JIMMY MARS & MARS RACING!
(August 5, 2018)
Menomonie, Wisconsin star Jimmy Mars and Mars Racing, along with Delph Communications, Inc., welcome you to log onto the newly launched www.JimmyMarsRacing.com, which is dedicated to the 2018 National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame inductee and his #28 race team. Jimmy, who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame later this week during the 'North/South 100' at Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky, has reached victory lane six times already in 2018 and is a former winner of the Dirt Late Model Dream, USA Nationals, Dirt Track World Championship, North/South 100, Topless 100, Firecracker 100, National 100, Prairie Dirt Classic, and Illini 100. Keep up with the latest news, schedule plans, results, photos, and so much more by pointing your Internet browser all year long to www.JimmyMarsRacing.com! (Mike Ruefer Photo)

BUSY WEEK IN BADGER STATE FOR MARS RACING
(August 4, 2018)
The huge 'USA Nationals' weekend wrapped up tonight at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway and all eyes in the pit area were fixated on capturing the lucrative $50,000 top prize that was up for grabs at the New Richmond, Wisconsin facility. Jimmy Mars started the 100-lap headliner from the inside of the eighth row following a solid prelim night on Friday. Unfortunately, Jimmy only completed 80 circuits in the extra-distance affair and retired from the crown jewel event in the twentieth position. | press release

(August 3, 2018) Preliminary action for the 31st Annual 'USA Nationals' took place earlier this evening at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. For the first time in the crown jewel event's storied history, a double set of heat races with combined passing points were held to set the lineups for Saturday's $50,000 to win extravaganza. Jimmy Mars ran sixth in his first heat race of the night, while he scored a popular win in his final prelim. By virtue of racking up the fifteenth most passing points, Jimmy will roll off from the inside of the eighth row in tomorrow evening's 100-lap 'USA Nationals.'

(August 2, 2018) The 31st edition of the 'USA Nationals' got underway tonight at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. A stout 45 car field made their way to the track located near the Minnesota/Wisconsin border for the $6,000 to win preliminary event. Jimmy Mars logged the second quickest time in Group B during World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series qualifying before claiming the second transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 40-lapper from the inside of the third row and slipping outside of the top five, Jimmy battled back to earn a strong fifth place finish behind only victor Brandon Sheppard, Jonathan Davenport, Devin Moran, and Hudson O'Neal!

(July 30, 2018) A very short turnaround greeted Jimmy Mars following his two win weekend, as his #28 team was in the pit area tonight at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series presided over the action at Plymouth and a strong 36 car field was on hand to gun for the $10,000 windfall. Jimmy's night was unfortunately a very short one, as he suffered engine trouble during qualifying and was forced to scratch from the remainder of the program.

MARS GRABS TWO WCS WINS OVER WEEKEND!!!
(July 29, 2018)
Jimmy Mars' 2018 win total now stands at six following a pair of WISSOTA Challenge Series triumphs in his home state of Wisconsin over the July 27-28 weekend! On Friday night at Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin, Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary action prior to driving the Paul Gilberts-owned #28 MB Customs entry to the $1,500 victory in the first 'AMSOIL Twin Ports Twin 25.' In the second 25-lapper at the former AMSOIL Speedway, Jimmy started sixteenth on the feature grid after a huge invert and drove past twelve competitors to secure a solid fourth place showing.

At Rice Lake Speedway in Rice Lake, Wisconsin on Saturday evening, Jimmy once again picked up a heat race win and later rolled off from the inside of the second row in the 40-lap headliner. After grabbing the point on lap six of the WISSOTA Challenge Series A-Main, the Menomonie, Wisconsin star stayed out front to capture the $2,000 windfall ahead of Lance Matthees, Pat Doar, A.J. Diemel, and James Giossi! Complete results from both weekend races can be found online at www.wissotachallengeseries.com. (Vance Birno Photo)

BUSY WEEK FOR #28 TEAM WITH LUCAS TOUR CUT SHORT
(July 20, 2018)
Preliminary action for the 8th Annual 'Silver Dollar Nationals' took place earlier tonight at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska with two rounds of heat races providing passing points that set the lineups for Saturday's main event. Jimmy Mars was unfortunately involved in a tangle in his first heat race that led to heavy damage to his #28 mount and relegated him to a tenth place showing. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star then decided to forego his second prelim of the evening and later left I-80 Speedway, which means that he will not compete in tomorrow night's $53,000 to win 'Silver Dollar Nationals.'

(July 19, 2018) A trip to I-80 Speedway was next for Jimmy Mars, as the first night of the huge racing weekend leading into the 'Silver Dollar Nationals' took place tonight in Greenwood, Nebraska. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned the 'Malvern Bank Go 50' and all eyes were fixated on the $10,000 paycheck. Jimmy timed in sixteenth fastest in Group A during qualifying and later advanced to grab the fourth transfer spot in heat race action. After rolling off from the inside of the eighth row in the 50-lap affair, Jimmy pulled off the racing surface with only five laps remaining and wound up being paid for a seventeenth place outing.

(July 18, 2018) A busy four-day stretch with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series kicked off tonight with a visit to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota. The pristine facility hosted its first Super Late Model race since 1988 and a $10,000 winner's check was up for grabs in the 'Sturdevant's Auto Parts 50.' Jimmy Mars clicked off the twenty-second fastest lap overall during time trials prior to finishing eighth in his loaded heat race. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star then started the 50-lap main event from the outside of the eleventh row, but retired after only fourteen circuits to settle for a twentieth place effort.

MARS IMPROVES TO SEVENTH AT OGILVIE RACEWAY
(July 15, 2018)
Jimmy Mars and his #28 team were back in action with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series on Saturday evening, July 14 at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota. Jimmy knocked down the eleventh fastest lap overall during the qualifying session before grabbing the fourth transfer spot through his stacked heat race. During the course of the $10,000 to win headliner in the Gopher State, Jimmy was able to advance past four competitors in the 50-lap battle to earn a solid seventh place showing. Complete results from last night at Ogilvie Raceway can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

JIMMY MARS LANDS ON PODIUM AT DUBUQUE!
(July 8, 2018)
The Mars Racing team entered a pair of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series contests in the states of Iowa and Minnesota on July 6-7. On Friday night on a rugged racing surface at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, Jimmy Mars stopped the clock nineteenth fastest overall during qualifying prior to advancing up to fourth in his loaded heat race. After starting tenth on the grid in the 40-lap shootout, Jimmy blasted past seven competitors en route to a sterling third place podium effort behind only victor Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Chris Simpson!

At Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota on Saturday evening, another $10,000 top prize was on the line in the 39th edition of the 'Gopher 50.' Jimmy timed in sixteenth fastest during the qualifying session and later ran third in heat race action. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star then rolled off from the inside of the fourth row in the 50-lapper and drove up to fourth early in the feature distance before settling for an eighth place performance. Complete results from both WOOLMS programs can be found online at www.woolms.com. (Mike Ruefer Photo)

 

 

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