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LUCRATIVE STRETCH OF RACING FOR #28 TEAM...
(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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WORLD OF OUTLAWS WILD WEST TOUR RESULTS...
(July 18, 2014)
Another $10,000 top prize was on the line in the "Wild West Tour" finale tonight at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Jimmy Mars laid down the fastest lap in Group B during World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying prior to scoring the heat race triumph over Tim McCreadie, Frank Heckenast, Jr., and Morgan Bagley. After drawing the seventh starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap headliner, Jimmy quickly moved up to third in the running order. At the conclusion of the caution-free affair, the Menomonie, Wisconsin star found himself sixth in the final rundown.

(July 15, 2014) The third leg of the "Wild West Tour" took the Mars Racing team to Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, South Dakota tonight for another $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series tilt. Jimmy Mars clicked off the fastest lap of the 26 entrants during qualifying to earn Fast Time honors and later finished fourth in his loaded heat race behind only prelim victor Darrell Lanigan, Tim McCreadie, and Morgan Bagley. After rolling off from the outside of the fifth row in the 50-lap feature, Jimmy was able to work his way past four competitors en route to a solid sixth place effort.

(July 13, 2014) Night two of the "Wild West Tour" took place tonight at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota and another $10,000 top prize was on the line. Jimmy Mars timed in tenth quickest during the World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying session prior to finishing third in heat race action. After starting the 'Gopher 50' from the inside of the fourth row, Jimmy wound up eighth in the final finishing order tonight at Deer Creek.

(July 12, 2014) Heavy rain showers across southeast Minnesota have forced Deer Creek Speedway officials to postpone tonight's NAPA Auto Parts 'Gopher 50' for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series until Sunday evening, July 13. A large crowd of Super Late Model teams were on the Spring Valley, Minnesota grounds this afternoon ready to compete in the second leg of the WOOLMS four-race "Wild West Tour" before the persistent showers led officials to reset the entire $10,000 to win program to Sunday.

(July 10, 2014) The annual World of Outlaws Late Model Series "Wild West Tour" kicked off with a bang tonight for Mars Racing, as they found victory lane at Hibbing Raceway in Hibbing, Minnesota! Jimmy Mars knocked down the fourth fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session and later finished second in heat race action. After drawing the pole position prior to the drop of the green flag in the 50-lapper, Jimmy tracked down leader Darrell Lanigan on lap 38 to grab the point. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star then led the remainder of the distance to secure the $10,000 triumph for his sixth career WOOLMS victory over Tim McCreadie, Darrell Lanigan, Morgan Bagley, and Chub Frank! (Randy Murray Photo)

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TOP FIVE FOR JIMMY MARS IN FIRECRACKER 100
(June 29, 2014)
Two-time 'Firecracker 100' winner Jimmy Mars ventured east to the storied Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania from June 26-28 for the eighth version of the three-day mega-event, which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. Things kicked off at Lernerville with a pair of $6,000 to win preliminary events. On Thursday night, Jimmy narrowly missed out on the 30-lap feature after finishing fifth in his heat race and third in his B-Main. The Menomonie, Wisconsin ace then ran second in his heat race and advanced up to fourth in the 30-lapper on Friday evening to finish behind only winner Jimmy Owens, Scott Bloomquist, and Tim McCreadie.

The 'Firecracker 100' weekend then concluded on Saturday evening and all eyes were fixated on the hefty $30,000 winner's check. By virtue of Friday's strong run, Jimmy started on the front row of his heat race and brought home a strong runner-up effort behind only heat winner Kent Robinson. After drawing the inside of the second row prior to the drop of the green flag in the 100-lap 'Firecracker 100,' Jimmy found himself inside of the top five virtually the entire distance. When the rain hit the Keystone State speedplant with only ten laps remaining, the driver known as "The Iceman" was in the fifth spot to finish the shortened race behind only victor Darrell Lanigan, Scott Bloomquist, John Blankenship, and Dale McDowell. Full results from Lernerville Speedway can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

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MARS HITS SELECT SUMMER NATIONALS EVENTS...
(June 21, 2014)
Mars Racing finished their week on the UMP Summer Nationals grind tonight at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois. Jimmy Mars laid down the eighth quickest lap in Group A during qualifying and later grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race. Jimmy was then slated to start the 50-lap feature from the inside of the fifth row, but inclement weather invaded the facility prior to the start of the B-Main and postponed the remainder of the $10,000 to win program to a later date.

(June 20, 2014) Jimmy Mars and his Mars Racing team invaded Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois tonight for a $10,000 to win UMP Summer Nationals battle. Jimmy started off his evening by clicking off the twelfth fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session. Unfortunately, the Menomonie, Wisconsin native was unable to transfer into the 50-lap feature after running fifth in his loaded heat race and eighth in the B-Main.

(June 19, 2014) Tonight's $5,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour stop at Quincy Raceway in Quincy, Illinois was rained-out after a late afternoon thunderstorm hit the 3/8-mile oval. Next up for Mars Racing will be tomorrow night's "Hell Tour" visit to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois!

(June 18, 2014) Jimmy Mars and the #28 team followed the UMP Summer Nationals trail to Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois tonight for a $5,000 to win showdown. Jimmy knocked down the fourth quickest lap in Group B during qualifying prior to finishing second in his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the fourth row in the 40-lapper, Jimmy wound up fourteenth in the final rundown tonight at Spoon River.

(June 17, 2014) The Mars Racing team returned to action with the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour tonight at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa, as a $10,000 top prize was on the line. Jimmy Mars qualified second fastest in his group during time trials and later finished third in his loaded heat race behind only prelim winner Brian Shirley and runner-up Shannon Babb. After starting the 50-lapper from the inside of the fifth row, Jimmy was inside of the top ten when he clipped the inside guardrail, which folded his nosepiece and caused him to retire in the fourteenth position.

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JIMMY MARS SEVENTH IN MASTERS AT CEDAR LAKE
(June 15, 2014)
Jimmy Mars and his #28 team made the short hour tow to the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin on June 13-14 for the 16th Annual 'Masters' weekend. The UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour once again roared into CLS to preside over a pair of high-profile events. The doubleheader weekend kicked off on Friday night with a $5,000 to win program and 32 competitors piled into the pit area.

Jimmy could only muster the fourteenth fastest lap in Group A during the UMP qualifying session, but the Menomonie, Wisconsin ace got up on the wheel in his heat race to earn the third transfer spot behind only prelim winner Billy Moyer and runner-up Shannon Babb. After rolling off from the outside of the fifth row in the 40-lap main event, Jimmy was able to work his way past three competitors en route to a solid seventh place showing. Saturday's $10,000 to win 'Masters' finale unfortunately fell victim to wet weather and will not be rescheduled. Full results from the rain-shortened weekend at Cedar Lake can be found by visiting www.cedarlakespeedway.com.

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MARS BACK IN ACTION IN DLM DREAM AT ELDORA
(June 8, 2014)
Mars Racing invaded the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on June 5-7 for the 20th edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' The huge three-day extravaganza at the "Big E" kicked off with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Jimmy Mars moved up four spots in his heat race to finish third prior to winding up fourteenth in his $2,500 to win main event. At the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant on Friday evening, Jimmy ran fifth in his heat race, won his consolation event, and later placed eighteenth in his $5,000 to win, 25-lap feature event.

When Saturday rolled around at Eldora Speedway, all eyes were fixated on the hefty $100,000 top prize in the 20th Annual 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Jimmy finished sixth in his stacked heat race, but was later battling for a coveted transfer spot in his B-Main. Unfortunately, the Menomonie, Wisconsin native was the recipient of an errant slider from Kyle Bronson in the waning laps, which resulted in heavy damage to his #28 mount. The wreck dropped Jimmy to a thirteenth place finish in his consolation race and took him out of contention for advancing into the 100-lap crown jewel main event. Full results from Eldora can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

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PAIR OF TOP FIVES FOR JIMMY MARS LOCALLY
(May 18, 2014)
With a bleak weather forecast for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events at LaSalle (IL) Speedway, Jimmy Mars made a last minute decision to stick around home on May 16-17, as he competed in a pair of weekly events. On Friday at Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wisconsin, Jimmy ran second in his heat race prior to finishing fourth in the A-Main behind only winner Jake Redetzke, Rick Hanestad, and A.J. Diemel. At Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin on Saturday evening, Jimmy scored the win in his heat race and later earned another fourth place effort in the feature behind only victor John Kaanta, A.J. Diemel, and Darrell Nelson. Complete results from both Wisconsin ovals can be viewed online at www.redcedarspeedway.com and www.cedarlakespeedway.com.

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JIMMY MARS FINDS NO LUCK AT GRANITE CITY & PIR...
(May 4, 2014)
The Mars Racing team entered their first two Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events of the young 2014 racing season on May 2-3 in the states of Illinois and Kentucky. On Friday night at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, Jimmy Mars timed in tenth fastest in Group B during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the eighth row in the $10,000 to win main event, Jimmy was unfortunately involved in a tangle on a lap 21 restart and was eventually placed nineteenth in the final rundown of the 50-lapper.

On Saturday evening, the dirt-slinging action shifted to Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Kentucky, as another $10,000 top prize was up for grabs. Jimmy clicked off the second quickest lap in Group B during time trials and later scored the win in heat race action over Earl Pearson, Jr., Bobby Pierce, and Randy Korte. The Menomonie, Wisconsin native started the 50-lap feature from the outside of the second row, but a wrong tire selection dropped Jimmy to a twentieth place effort at PIR. Complete results from the LOLMDS doubleheader can be viewed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.


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