RUNNER-UP IN AELMT STOPS IN LAND OF LINCOLN!
5, 2019) Mars Racing headed south to the
Land of Lincoln on August 30-31 for a pair of $5,000 to win American
Ethanol Late Model Tour (AELMT) throwdowns to start off their hectic
Labor Day weekend. On Friday night at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer
City, Illinois, Jimmy Mars ran second in his heat race, drew the
pole position prior to the start of the 40-lap main event, and led
most of the first half of the race before settling for a strong
runner-up performance behind only victor Bobby Pierce. In a similar
contest on Saturday evening at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois,
Jimmy placed second in heat race action and later stormed up to
second in the 40-lapper to record another runner-up effort behind
only race winner Frank Heckenast, Jr. (Todd Healy
The tripleheader weekend for the Menomonie, Wisconsin star was
then capped off on Sunday, September 1 at the famed Eldora Speedway
in Rossburg, Ohio with the annual running of the 'Baltes Classic.'
The American Late Model Series (ALMS) presided over the single-day
program and 38 competitors signed into the pit area to do battle
for the $5,000 payday. Jimmy clicked off the second fastest lap
in his group during qualifying prior to finishing third in his stacked
heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the fifth row in
the 30-lap sprint, the popular driver known as "The Iceman"
steered his MB Customs mount past a handful of competitors to nab
a strong fourth place showing behind only winner Ricky Weiss, Freddie
Carpenter, and Zack Dohm. Full results from the busy holiday weekend
can be viewed online at www.aelmt.com
Next up for Jimmy will be the most prestigious race in the Dirt
Late Model industry - the 49th Annual 'World 100' back at Eldora
(OH) Speedway! The three-day spectacular at the 1/2-mile, high-banked
speedplant will kick off later tonight, September 5 with a pair
of win $10,000 to win feature events. A similar show will take place
on Friday, September 6 at the "Big E" with total points
from both preliminary programs setting the stage for Saturday's
traditional 'World 100' format.
A full night of racing activity on Saturday, September 7 will greet
what is sure to be a huge throng of racing fans at the "House
that Earl Built." Six heat races, two consolation events, and
the 100-lap headliner are all on tap to close out the crown jewel
extravaganza. The total purse of this year's edition of the 'World
100' is a massive $433,800 with $52,000 earmarked to the winner
while each of the 30 feature starters is slated to receive at least
$2,500. Jimmy has transferred into a total of sixteen 'World 100'
headliners throughout his career with his best finish of fifth coming
back in 2004. More information on the fabled 'World 100' weekend
can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.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