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MARS FOURTH IN $50,000 MODIFIED MASTERS!
(June 19, 2017)
Jimmy Mars unloaded his own #2 Open Wheel Modified from June 15-18 at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin for the 'Modified Masters,' which was sanctioned by the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). Things started on Thursday night with a $3,000 to win preliminary shootout. Jimmy ran third in his loaded heat race and was leading his B-Main until an incident with a lapped car took him out of contention to earn a transfer spot into the 40-lap main event.

On Friday evening at Cedar Lake, Jimmy placed third in his first heat race, while he won his second and final prelim of the night. After earning the second most points through heat race action, Jimmy ran fourth in the dash to claim the outside of the second row for the start of Saturday's 70-lap headliner, which boasted a whopping $50,000 payday. During the course of the 'Modified Masters,' which spilled over into Sunday afternoon due to rain showers, the Menomonie, Wisconsin star vaulted to as high as second and battled for the lead at one point before settling for a strong fourth place effort behind only winner Ryan Gustin, Rodney Sanders, and Zack VanderBeek. Full results from the extended weekend at CLS can be accessed online at www.usmts.com.

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JIMMY MARS FLEXES MUSCLE IN DREAM WEEKEND!
(June 11, 2017)
The #28 team rolled into the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 8-10 for the 23rd running of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' which once again carried a hefty $100,000 winner's check. The three-day crown jewel spectacular at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant drew 79 Super Late Model competitors. Things kicked off at the "Big E" with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs, which paid $5,000 and $10,000 to win respectively.

Jimmy Mars ran second in his heat race on Thursday night prior to leading five of the first nine circuits in the 25-lapper before settling for a strong third place podium performance behind only winner Scott Bloomquist and runner-up Chris Madden. On Friday evening, Jimmy won his heat race and later placed an impressive runner-up in the 25-lap main event behind only victor Mason Zeigler. When the stakes were raised in the Buckeye State on Saturday, the Menomonie, Wisconsin star scored a victory in his loaded heat race before registering a steady seventh place showing in the 100-lap 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Full results from the extended weekend at Eldora Speedway can be accessed by pointing your Internet browser to www.eldoraspeedway.com.

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MARS GETS SECOND WIN OF 2017 AT CEDAR LAKE!
(June 4, 2017)
Jimmy Mars recorded his second victory of 2017 in Late Model action on Saturday evening, June 3 at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin! Jimmy won his heat race prior to leading the main event from flag-to-flag to bag the $1,750 payday over A.J. Diemel and Pat Doar. Behind the wheel of his #2 Open Wheel Modified, Jimmy moved up a couple of spots during the feature event to place sixth in the final finishing order.

Earlier in the weekend, the Mars Racing team unloaded both cars on Friday night, June 2 at the nearby Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Jimmy moved up to fourth in his Late Model heat race before knocking down a fourth place effort in the $1,000 to win headliner. The popular driver known as the "Iceman" then ran third in his heat race and eighth in the Open Wheel Modified special at his hometown facility. Complete results from both Badger State venues can be viewed online at www.redcedarspeedway.com and www.cedarlakespeedway.com. (Vince Peterson Photo)

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JIMMY MARS IN ACTION AT LUXEMBURG SPEEDWAY
(May 21, 2017)
The Mars Racing team traveled across the Badger State for a $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showdown on Friday night, May 19 at Luxemburg Speedway in Luxemburg, Wisconsin. Jimmy Mars laid down the eleventh quickest time overall during the qualifying session prior to finishing sixth in his stacked heat race. With passing at a premium during the 50-lap feature event, Jimmy was still able to drive past four competitors on his way to a thirteenth place showing.

On Saturday evening, May 20, Jimmy was slated to battle the LOLMDS foes once again at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota in the inaugural 'NAPA North Star Nationals,' which boasted a $12,000 top prize. Unfortunately, inclement weather was the norm in the area throughout the weekend and wound up canceling the lucrative program. Full results from Friday's stop at Luxemburg can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

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MARS FOURTH IN FARMER CITY 74 OPENER!
(May 14, 2017)
Jimmy Mars and his #28 team ventured to the Land of Lincoln from May 11-13 for a MARS Dirt Car Series triple shot, which kicked off with the inaugural 'Farmer City 74' at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois. On Thursday night in the $3,000 to win opener, Jimmy tripped the clock quickest in Group A during qualifying prior to scoring the victory in his heat race. After starting from the pole position in the 35-lapper, Jimmy hung around the front of the stellar field before eventually bringing home a strong fourth place performance behind only victor Shannon Babb, Mason Zeigler, and Billy Moyer!

At Farmer City on Friday evening, a whopping $20,000 top prize was on the line in the 'Farmer City 74.' Jimmy ran second in heat race action to transfer into the 74-lap main event, but a flat right front tire sent him pitside early in the race and relegated him to twenty-seventh in the final finishing order. On Saturday in the weekend finale at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois, a $10,000 winner's check was up for grabs in the annual running of 'FALS Frenzy.' The Menomonie, Wisconsin star placed second in his loaded heat race before notching a seventeenth place effort in the 50-lap headliner. Full results from both Illinois bullrings can be viewed online at www.farmercityracing.com and www.fairburyspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

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JIMMY MARS CONTINUES CONSISTENT START TO 2017
(May 7, 2017)
The Mars Racing team continued their consistent start to the 2017 campaign over the May 4-6 weekend in a trio of Lucas Oil MLRA Series special events. Things kicked off in the Hawkeye State on Thursday night at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. Jimmy Mars placed second in heat race action and later climbed up to third in the $3,000 to win main event. At the conclusion of the 40-lapper, Jimmy found himself on the podium behind only victor Chris Simpson and runner-up Tony Jackson, Jr.

Two more $3,000 to win MLRA showdowns then took center stage at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa and Independence Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa. On Friday evening on the 1/4-mile oval at Davenport, Jimmy finished third in his heat race prior to advancing once again up to third in the 40-lap headliner to trail only race winner Bobby Pierce and runner-up Chris Simpson. In Saturday's weekend finale at Independence, the Menomonie, Wisconsin superstar ran third in his heat race and fifth in the caution-free feature behind only victor Billy Moyer, Rodney Sanders, Chris Simpson, and Brent Larson. Full results from the extended weekend in Iowa can be viewed by clicking on www.mlraracing.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

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MARS LANDS IN TOP FIVE AT RED CEDAR & CLS
(April 30, 2017)
Jimmy Mars and his #28 team were in Late Model competition at two area venues over the April 28-29 weekend, as they invaded Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wisconsin and Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin for a pair of weekly shows. On Friday night at Red Cedar, Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary action and later started the $1,000 to win headliner from the outside of the third row. With passing at a premium throughout the distance, Jimmy would move up to fifth before the unfurling of the checkers to finish behind only winner John Kaanta, Rick Hanestad, Jake Redetzke, and Darrell Nelson.

At Cedar Lake on Saturday evening, a $1,200 top prize was on the line for the NASCAR Late Model division. Jimmy ran second in his heat race and later rolled off from the outside of the fourth row in the A-Main. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star then blitzed past six competitors during the feature distance to claim an impressive runner-up showing behind only victor and fellow MB Customs driver Steve Laursen. Full results from both Badger State facilities can be accessed online at www.redcedarspeedway.com and www.cedarlakespeedway.com.

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JIMMY MARS RUNNER-UP IN RANDY BUSS ICEBREAKER
(April 22, 2017)
The Mars Racing team made the short tow to Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wisconsin on Friday evening, April 21 for the season-opening 'Randy Buss Icebreaker Classic.' Jimmy Mars won his heat race in preliminary action at his hometown racetrack and later started third on the grid in the $1,000 to win Late Model feature. Despite breaking a piece of spring steel early in the 20-lap distance, which lodged underneath his tire and caused steering woes to his MB Customs mount, Jimmy was able to soldier on to a strong runner-up effort behind only victor Mike Prochnow. Full results from the 'Randy Buss Icebreaker Classic' can be viewed online at www.redcedarspeedway.com.

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MARS NABS FIRST WIN OF 2017 AT CEDAR LAKE!
(April 8, 2017)
Jimmy Mars, of Menomonie, Wisconsin, picked up his first feature win of the young 2017 racing season in the Cedar Lake Speedway season opener on Friday evening, April 7! Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary action at the New Richmond, Wisconsin oval and later started from the inside of the third row in the 20-lap weekly Late Model main event. The popular driver known as "The Iceman" then blasted to the front of the field at the drop of the green flag and virtually led the entire distance en route to the commanding $1,200 victory. Full results from CLS can be obtained by clicking on www.cedarlakespeedway.com.

 

 


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