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MARS CLIMBS INSIDE OF TOP FIVE IN NORTH/SOUTH 100
(August 12, 2018)
Jimmy Mars and Mars Racing spent August 8-11 at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky, as the Cincinnati-area speedplant played host to a lucrative four-day stretch of racing action sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. In Wednesday's $12,000 to win 'Ralph Latham Memorial,' which was contested on a very rough racing surface, Jimmy ran fifth in his heat race prior to scratching from the remainder of the program due to the track conditions. On Thursday night in the 'North/South Shootout,' which boasted a $10,000 payday, Jimmy placed fourth in his heat race, won his B-Main, and later blitzed past eight competitors during the caution-free headliner to claim a steady twelfth place showing. (MRM Racing Photo)

At Florence on Friday evening, a double set of heat races with combined passing points were held to set the lineups for Saturday's $50,000 to win 'North/South 100.' Jimmy won his first heat race of the night before streaking to third in his final prelim. After racking up the ninth most passing points in preliminary action, the Menomonie, Wisconsin star earned the rights to the inside of the fifth row for the start of Saturday's 100-lap crown jewel main event. Jimmy, who was inducted into the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame earlier in the afternoon, had moved up inside of the top five in the 'North/South 100' until a lap 59 incident sent him spinning and out of contention. The "Iceman" wound up retiring with damage in the twenty-second position. Full results can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com. | press release

NEW SITE LAUNCHED FOR JIMMY MARS & MARS RACING!
(August 5, 2018)
Menomonie, Wisconsin star Jimmy Mars and Mars Racing, along with Delph Communications, Inc., welcome you to log onto the newly launched www.JimmyMarsRacing.com, which is dedicated to the 2018 National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame inductee and his #28 race team. Jimmy, who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame later this week during the 'North/South 100' at Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky, has reached victory lane six times already in 2018 and is a former winner of the Dirt Late Model Dream, USA Nationals, Dirt Track World Championship, North/South 100, Topless 100, Firecracker 100, National 100, Prairie Dirt Classic, and Illini 100. Keep up with the latest news, schedule plans, results, photos, and so much more by pointing your Internet browser all year long to www.JimmyMarsRacing.com! (Mike Ruefer Photo)

BUSY WEEK IN BADGER STATE FOR MARS RACING
(August 4, 2018)
The huge 'USA Nationals' weekend wrapped up tonight at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway and all eyes in the pit area were fixated on capturing the lucrative $50,000 top prize that was up for grabs at the New Richmond, Wisconsin facility. Jimmy Mars started the 100-lap headliner from the inside of the eighth row following a solid prelim night on Friday. Unfortunately, Jimmy only completed 80 circuits in the extra-distance affair and retired from the crown jewel event in the twentieth position. | press release

(August 3, 2018) Preliminary action for the 31st Annual 'USA Nationals' took place earlier this evening at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. For the first time in the crown jewel event's storied history, a double set of heat races with combined passing points were held to set the lineups for Saturday's $50,000 to win extravaganza. Jimmy Mars ran sixth in his first heat race of the night, while he scored a popular win in his final prelim. By virtue of racking up the fifteenth most passing points, Jimmy will roll off from the inside of the eighth row in tomorrow evening's 100-lap 'USA Nationals.'

(August 2, 2018) The 31st edition of the 'USA Nationals' got underway tonight at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. A stout 45 car field made their way to the track located near the Minnesota/Wisconsin border for the $6,000 to win preliminary event. Jimmy Mars logged the second quickest time in Group B during World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series qualifying before claiming the second transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 40-lapper from the inside of the third row and slipping outside of the top five, Jimmy battled back to earn a strong fifth place finish behind only victor Brandon Sheppard, Jonathan Davenport, Devin Moran, and Hudson O'Neal!

(July 30, 2018) A very short turnaround greeted Jimmy Mars following his two win weekend, as his #28 team was in the pit area tonight at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series presided over the action at Plymouth and a strong 36 car field was on hand to gun for the $10,000 windfall. Jimmy's night was unfortunately a very short one, as he suffered engine trouble during qualifying and was forced to scratch from the remainder of the program.

MARS GRABS TWO WCS WINS OVER WEEKEND!!!
(July 29, 2018)
Jimmy Mars' 2018 win total now stands at six following a pair of WISSOTA Challenge Series triumphs in his home state of Wisconsin over the July 27-28 weekend! On Friday night at Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin, Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary action prior to driving the Paul Gilberts-owned #28 MB Customs entry to the $1,500 victory in the first 'AMSOIL Twin Ports Twin 25.' In the second 25-lapper at the former AMSOIL Speedway, Jimmy started sixteenth on the feature grid after a huge invert and drove past twelve competitors to secure a solid fourth place showing.

At Rice Lake Speedway in Rice Lake, Wisconsin on Saturday evening, Jimmy once again picked up a heat race win and later rolled off from the inside of the second row in the 40-lap headliner. After grabbing the point on lap six of the WISSOTA Challenge Series A-Main, the Menomonie, Wisconsin star stayed out front to capture the $2,000 windfall ahead of Lance Matthees, Pat Doar, A.J. Diemel, and James Giossi! Complete results from both weekend races can be found online at www.wissotachallengeseries.com. (Vance Birno Photo)

BUSY WEEK FOR #28 TEAM WITH LUCAS TOUR CUT SHORT
(July 20, 2018)
Preliminary action for the 8th Annual 'Silver Dollar Nationals' took place earlier tonight at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska with two rounds of heat races providing passing points that set the lineups for Saturday's main event. Jimmy Mars was unfortunately involved in a tangle in his first heat race that led to heavy damage to his #28 mount and relegated him to a tenth place showing. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star then decided to forego his second prelim of the evening and later left I-80 Speedway, which means that he will not compete in tomorrow night's $53,000 to win 'Silver Dollar Nationals.'

(July 19, 2018) A trip to I-80 Speedway was next for Jimmy Mars, as the first night of the huge racing weekend leading into the 'Silver Dollar Nationals' took place tonight in Greenwood, Nebraska. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned the 'Malvern Bank Go 50' and all eyes were fixated on the $10,000 paycheck. Jimmy timed in sixteenth fastest in Group A during qualifying and later advanced to grab the fourth transfer spot in heat race action. After rolling off from the inside of the eighth row in the 50-lap affair, Jimmy pulled off the racing surface with only five laps remaining and wound up being paid for a seventeenth place outing.

(July 18, 2018) A busy four-day stretch with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series kicked off tonight with a visit to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota. The pristine facility hosted its first Super Late Model race since 1988 and a $10,000 winner's check was up for grabs in the 'Sturdevant's Auto Parts 50.' Jimmy Mars clicked off the twenty-second fastest lap overall during time trials prior to finishing eighth in his loaded heat race. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star then started the 50-lap main event from the outside of the eleventh row, but retired after only fourteen circuits to settle for a twentieth place effort.

MARS IMPROVES TO SEVENTH AT OGILVIE RACEWAY
(July 15, 2018)
Jimmy Mars and his #28 team were back in action with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series on Saturday evening, July 14 at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota. Jimmy knocked down the eleventh fastest lap overall during the qualifying session before grabbing the fourth transfer spot through his stacked heat race. During the course of the $10,000 to win headliner in the Gopher State, Jimmy was able to advance past four competitors in the 50-lap battle to earn a solid seventh place showing. Complete results from last night at Ogilvie Raceway can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

JIMMY MARS LANDS ON PODIUM AT DUBUQUE!
(July 8, 2018)
The Mars Racing team entered a pair of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series contests in the states of Iowa and Minnesota on July 6-7. On Friday night on a rugged racing surface at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, Jimmy Mars stopped the clock nineteenth fastest overall during qualifying prior to advancing up to fourth in his loaded heat race. After starting tenth on the grid in the 40-lap shootout, Jimmy blasted past seven competitors en route to a sterling third place podium effort behind only victor Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Chris Simpson!

At Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota on Saturday evening, another $10,000 top prize was on the line in the 39th edition of the 'Gopher 50.' Jimmy timed in sixteenth fastest during the qualifying session and later ran third in heat race action. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star then rolled off from the inside of the fourth row in the 50-lapper and drove up to fourth early in the feature distance before settling for an eighth place performance. Complete results from both WOOLMS programs can be found online at www.woolms.com. (Mike Ruefer Photo)

 

 

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