LANDS ON OGILVIE PODIUM; EYES UPCOMING PDC
(July 18, 2019)
The Mars Racing team continued their busy stretch of racing with
the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series with a trio
of $10,000 to win contests in the states of North Dakota, Minnesota,
and Wisconsin from July 12-14. Up first was a visit to River Cities
Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota on Friday night and Jimmy
Mars started out the evening by laying down the second fastest lap
overall during qualifying prior to scoring a victory in his heat
race. After drawing the pole position for the 50-lap main event,
Jimmy raced hard all over the top five during the race before winding
up sixth in the final finishing order.
On Saturday evening at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota, Jimmy
stopped the clock third quickest overall during time trials and
later claimed another heat race triumph. The Menomonie, Wisconsin
ace then drew the third starting spot before the drop of the green
flag in the 50-lapper and eventually landed on the podium in third
behind only victor Shane Clanton and runner-up Brandon Sheppard.
The tripleheader weekend then wrapped up on Sunday with a stop at
the nearby Red Cedar Speedway for the first-ever series visit to
the Menomonie oval. Jimmy timed in fourth fastest in qualifying,
finished third in his stacked heat race, and climbed to as high
as fifth during the 50-lap headliner before a late race restart
helped drop the "Iceman" to a seventh place effort. Complete
results from the weekend triple shot can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
The #28 team will sit silent this weekend (July 19-20), as Jimmy
will assist his son Sam in Limited Late Model events at area tracks.
The Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer will return to action on July
26-27 in the annual running of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic' at Fairbury
American Legion Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois.
The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series will once
again preside over the mega-event, which will start next Friday
with qualifying and four preliminary feature events - each of which
will pay $2,500 to the winner. The consolation races, $2,000 to
win 'Prairie Dirt Shootout' for non-qualifiers, and the 100-lap,
$30,000 to win 'Prairie Dirt Classic' are all slated to help wrap
up the weekend on Saturday evening. Jimmy is a two-time PDC victor,
as he took home the checkers back in 2005 and 2009. More information
can be located by clicking on www.fairburyspeedway.com.
Mars Racing would like to thank all of their current supporters
including: Deppe Enterprises, T.L. Sinz Plumbing, Keyes Chevytown,
Baileigh Industrial, MB Customs, Moore Wireline, Inc., S&S Transport,
Inc., Schill Construction, ARMI, Duvall Electric, Graveyard Auto,
Vic Hill Race Engines, Tim's Automotive Machine, Mid-States Equipment
& Hydraulics, AMSOIL, Champ Pans, CMD Race Shocks, Delph Communications,
Integra Shocks, Joe Provo Race Wear, Joe Signs, Keyser Manufacturing,
Performance Bodies & Parts, Peterson Fluid Systems, Simpson
Race Products, Speedwerx Headers, Swift Springs, VP Racing Fuels,
Wiles Driveshafts, and Wilwood Engineering.
Keep up all year long with all of the latest news and information
concerning the Mars Racing team at the brand-new www.JimmyMarsRacing.com.
Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communications