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SEVENTH WIN FOR MARS COMES IN THRILLER!

(July 30, 2022) Menomonie, Wisconsin Hall of Famer Jimmy Mars reached victory lane for the seventh time in 2022 on Friday night, July 29 at his hometown Red Cedar Speedway! In the weekly WISSOTA Late Model show, Jimmy passed three competitors to finish fourth in his heat race and later rolled off from the outside of the fifth row in the 20-lap feature event. The popular driver known as the "Iceman" then drove to the front of the field in the A-Main, pulled off a thrilling last lap pass for the win, and captured the $1,000 first place prize money over a top five that included runner-up Greg Nippoldt, John Kaanta, Pat Doar, and Mark Hessler! Complete results from the Dunn County Fair race can be accessed online at www.redcedarspeedway.com.

ICEMAN WINS TWICE IN XR NORTHERN STORM!

(July 23, 2022) The Mars Racing team tackled a grueling week - dubbed as the XR Northern Storm miniseries - from July 18-22 and picked up a pair of Structural Buildings WISSOTA Challenge Series feature wins! At Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota on Monday, Jimmy Mars started on the pole and led all forty circuits to record a $2,000 triumph over Cole Searing, Jon Tollakson, Harry Hanson, and Danny Vang. Following a rain-out on Tuesday at Grand Rapids (MN) Speedway, Jimmy vied for another $2,000 top prize on Wednesday night at Hibbing Raceway in Hibbing, Minnesota. Unfortunately, the Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer came up one spot shy of a transfer position into the 40-lap feature after running third in his B-Main.

The action then quickly shifted to ABC Raceway in Ashland, Wisconsin on Thursday evening for the annual '444 Memorial,' which boasted a $2,444 winner's check. Jimmy was unfortunately involved in a tangle near the halfway mark in the 44-lapper, which relegated him to a disappointing twenty-first place performance. At Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin in the finale on Friday, a pair of $2,000 paydays were on the line in the annual running of the 'Twin Ports Twin 25s.' Jimmy beat Pat Doar, Jeff Massingill, James Giossi, and Cole Searing to the checkers in the first contest to bag $2,000, while he later passed ten competitors during the second Twin 25 to finish in the fourth position. Complete results from each of these XR Northern Storm races can be found online at www.racexr.com. (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

MARS CHARGES TO MENOMONIE TOP FIVE!

(July 18, 2022) Jimmy Mars was back in action from July 15-17, as the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series was scheduled to preside over a trio of $10,000 to win throwdowns in the states of North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. On Friday night at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Jimmy timed in seventh quickest in Group B during the qualifying session, but unfortunately suffered front end damage in his heat race, which led to an eighth place finish. The Mars Racing team then opted to scratch from the remainder of the program and did not compete in the 40-lap feature that was ultimately won by Shane Clanton.

Following a rain-out on Saturday evening at I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Jimmy returned home to compete on Sunday at the nearby Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wisconsin. The popular driver known as the "Iceman" laid down only the twenty-fifth quickest lap overall during time trials, but later placed sixth in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the eighth row in the 40-lapper, Jimmy blasted past eleven competitors at his hometown venue to land in the fifth finishing position behind only $10,000 victor Mike Marlar, Ricky Weiss, Dennis Erb, Jr., and Shane Clanton! Complete results from the weekend in the Upper Midwest can be found by logging onto www.woolms.com. (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

JIMMY MARS ADVANCES TO THIRD

(July 9, 2022) With family and work commitments keeping Jimmy Mars close to home this weekend, the Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer did take the opportunity to head to the nearby Red Cedar Speedway on Friday night, July 8. Another weekly Late Model program was on tap at his hometown track and a $1,000 payday was on the line. (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

Jimmy moved up one spot in his heat race to finish second and later rolled off from the outside of the fourth row in the 20-lap feature event. The popular driver known as the "Iceman" then steered past a handful of competitors during the contest to land on the podium in third behind only victor Mike Prochnow and runner-up Sam Mars. Complete results from the Menomonie, Wisconsin oval can be located online by clicking on www.redcedarspeedway.com. | press release

MARS CONTINUES WINNING WAYS!

(July 2, 2022) The Mars Racing team continued their winning ways on Friday evening, July 1, as they racked up their fourth triumph of the year in a visit to the nearby Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wisconsin! National Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Jimmy Mars won his heat race from the pole position and later started the weekly Late Model feature event from the inside of the fourth row. Jimmy then pointed his famed #28 MB Customs mount to the front of the field, grabbed the lead around the halfway mark of the 20-lap headliner, and went on to capture the $1,000 top prize at his hometown track. Finishing behind him at the checkers was runner-up and son Sam Mars, Mark Hessler, Mike Prochnow, and Pat Doar! Complete results from Red Cedar Speedway can be accessed online by clicking on www.redcedarspeedway.com. | press release

JIMMY MARS GETS THIRD WIN OF SEASON!

(June 25, 2022) For the second straight weekend and for the third time in 2022, Jimmy Mars celebrated in victory lane on Friday night, June 24 at the nearby Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wisconsin! Jimmy won his heat race from the fifth starting spot and later rolled off from the outside of the third row in the weekly Late Model feature event. The Menomonie native then quickly moved to the front of the field in the 20-lap main event and once in the lead, Jimmy dominated the remainder of the contest. Jimmy bagged the $1,000 payday for the triumph over a top five that included runner-up Chad Mahder, Mark Hessler, John Kaanta, and Sam Mars! Complete results from Red Cedar Speedway can be located by pointing your web browser to www.redcedarspeedway.com. | press release

MARS WINS MASTERS FINALE FOR $10,000!

(June 19, 2022) Menomonie, Wisconsin Hall of Famer Jimmy Mars has enjoyed a myriad of success throughout his career during the 'Masters' weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway and 2022 was no exception! Jimmy recorded his second win of the season at the renowned New Richmond, Wisconsin facility in the weekend finale on Saturday night, June 18. Jimmy moved past five competitors during his heat race to finish third and later started the 45-lap Late Model headliner from the pole position. The popular driver known as "The Iceman" then led each and every circuit during the contest to bag the $10,000 top prize ahead of a top five that included runner-up Cole Searing, Shane Edginton, Justin Ritchie, and Pat Doar! (Track Rat Photos)

Earlier in the tripleheader weekend, the #28 team enjoyed a pair of solid podium performances at CLS. In Thursday's $3,000 to win 'Masters' opener, Jimmy advanced to second in his loaded heat race before placing third in the 35-lapper behind only victor Nick Panitzke and runner-up Pat Doar. At Cedar Lake Speedway on Friday evening, a $5,000 winner's check was up for grabs for the ground-pounding Late Models. Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary action prior to once again claiming a third place effort in the 40-lap feature behind only race winner Chad Mahder and runner-up James Giossi. Complete results from all three 'Masters' races can be found online by clicking on www.cedarlakespeedway.com. | press release

JIMMY MARS ENTERS MILLION & DREAM

(June 12, 2022) Jimmy Mars and his #28 team made their way to the hallowed high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 8-11 to enter both the 'Eldora Million' and the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Following a washout on Wednesday evening in the Buckeye State, the entire 'Eldora Million' program was contested on Thursday. In the daytime preliminary event, which boasted a $12,000 payday, Jimmy unfortunately got into the wall during qualifying prior to running fourteenth in his loaded heat race and nineteenth in his B-Main. In the nightcap where a whopping $1,002,022 top prize was on the line, Jimmy placed fourteenth in heat race action and was not able to advance into a B-Main.

When the weekend rolled around at the "Big E," all eyes were focused on the annual running of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' On Friday night during the $12,000 to win preliminary show, Jimmy laid down the twenty-fifth quickest lap in his group during qualifying before finishing tenth in his heat race. More rain then invaded the area prior to start the B-Main and Jimmy opted to scratch from the remainder of the weekend and did not attempt to compete in Saturday's $128,000 to win 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Complete results from each day at Eldora Speedway can be found online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

MARS NABS STARS & STRIPES 40 TOP FIVE

(June 4, 2022) The Mars Racing team invaded Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin on Friday night, June 3 for the annual running of the 'Stars & Stripes 40,' which was sanctioned by the Dirt Kings Tour. Jimmy Mars won his heat race in preliminary action and later started third on the grid in the $5,000 to win headliner. Jimmy was shuffled back early in the 40-lap contest and was eventually paid for a fifth place performance behind only victor Jake Timm, Justin Ritchie, Nick Panitzke, and James Giossi. Complete results from last night at MTS can be found online by visiting www.dirtkingstour.com.

FIRST WIN OF 2022 FOR MARS COMES AT CLS!

(May 22, 2022) Jimmy Mars and his famed #28 team celebrated in victory lane for the first time in 2022 on Saturday, May 21 at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin! Piloting his familiar MB Customs Late Model, Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary action and later led the last half of the weekly main event. At the checkers, Jimmy bested runner-up Darrell Nelson, Pat Doar, James Giossi, and Jake Redetzke to collect the $1,250 payday! (Track Rat Photos)

In Open Wheel Modified competition at CLS, Jimmy moved up four spots during his heat race to land in the fourth finishing position. After rolling off from the inside of the fourth row in the $700 to win headliner, the Menomonie, Wisconsin star was able to steer past four more competitors on his way to a third place podium effort behind only victor Cory Mahder and runner-up Cory Williams. Full results from Cedar Lake Speedway can be accessed by logging onto www.cedarlakespeedway.com. | press release

JIMMY MARS GRABS TOP FIVE AT I-94

(May 15, 2022) The Mars Racing team headed across state lines into Minnesota on May 13-14 for what was a scheduled to be a Structural Buildings WISSOTA Challenge Series doubleheader. On Friday night at I-94 Sure Step Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, a $5,000 top prize was up for grabs in the series lid lifter. Jimmy Mars advanced past three competitors during his heat race to finish third and later rolled off from the outside of the third row in the 40-lap feature event. At the checkers, Jimmy had moved up inside of the top five to finish in the fifth position behind only victor Pat Doar, Cole Schill, Ryan Mikkelson, and Cole Searing. Saturday's stop to Viking Speedway in Alexandria, Minnesota was unfortunately spoiled by inclement weather. Complete results from I-94 Sure Step Speedway can be found online at www.wissotachallengeseries.com.

MARS RACING RETURNS TO ACTION AT MTS

(May 8, 2022) In his first completed races since the 'Sunshine Nationals' back in January at Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, Jimmy Mars was in action from May 5-7 in the annual running of the 'Dairyland Showdown' at Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin. The three-day World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series extravaganza kicked off with a pair of $10,000 to win preliminary programs for the Super Late Models. On Thursday night in the opener, Jimmy stopped the clock tenth quickest in Group A during qualifying before placing second in his loaded heat race. After drawing the sixth starting spot in the 40-lap feature, Jimmy unfortunately pulled off the racing surface during the pace laps - due to brake issues - and never took the green flag, which resulted in a twenty-fourth place showing.

At MTS on Friday evening in a similar $10,000 to win throwdown, Jimmy stopped the clock twelfth quickest in Group B during time trials, but was unfortunately spun in his heat race and was not able to transfer into the 40-lapper. In the 'Dairyland Showdown' grand finale on Saturday, a whopping $50,000 paycheck was up for grabs for the Mars Racing team. Unfortunately, Jimmy timed in seventeenth fastest in Group B during qualifying and got into the wall during his heat race, which helped keep him out of the 75-lap headliner that was ultimately won by Mike Marlar. Complete results from all three weekend races can be viewed online at www.woolms.com. (Tim Hunt Photo)

 

 

 

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