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MARS STEERS TO RUNNER-UP EFFORT IN ILLINI 100!
(April 7, 2019)
Returning to action for the first time since Arizona in January, Mars Racing invaded Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois on April 5-6 for the 12th Annual 'Illini 100,' which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. On Friday night in the $6,000 to win weekend opener at FCR, Jimmy Mars laid down the tenth quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. In the 25-lap sprint, which was contested on a rugged racing surface, Jimmy worked his way past a handful of cars en route to a steady tenth place showing.

At the 1/4-mile fairgrounds oval on Saturday evening, a standing room only crowd was on hand to witness the $15,000 to win weekend finale. Jimmy stopped the clock second fastest in Group B during time trials before placing second in his loaded heat race. After drawing the inside of the third row prior to the start of the 75-lapper, the Menomonie, Wisconsin Hall of Famer steered past a trio of competitors on his way to an impressive runner-up effort behind only victor Brandon Sheppard! Complete results from the two-day 'Illini 100' can be found online at www.woolms.com. | press release

WILD WEST SHOOTOUT NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM ARIZONA...
(January 13, 2019)
Jimmy Mars wrapped up the 13th edition of the 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries tonight at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona. A forty car field signed into the pit area to do battle for the $14,000 payday. In preliminary action, Jimmy streaked to the fastest lap in his group during the qualifying session prior to recording a heat race triumph. After drawing the third starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the 'Shaw Trucking 50,' Jimmy ran second early in the feature distance before eventually notching a strong fifth place effort in the grand finale behind only victor Ricky Weiss, Brandon Overton, Brandon Sheppard, and Chase Junghans! (Mike Ruefer Photo)

(January 12, 2019) A day/night doubleheader in the desert - due to an earlier rainout - took place today at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona, as a pair of $5,000 to win programs were held during the busiest day of the 'Wild West Shootout.' During the afternoon tilt, Jimmy Mars grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race before winding up twenty-second in the 30-lap feature. In the nightcap, Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary action, but unfortunately slipped backwards early in the 40-lapper only to retire after only 17 circuits in the twenty-third position.

(January 11, 2019) The third contest of the 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries took center stage tonight at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona. A total of 46 Super Late Model entrants piled into the desert facility to vie for another $5,000 windfall. Jimmy Mars posted the fastest lap in his group during the time trial session and later scored an impressive win in heat race action. After drawing the fourth starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the 30-lap main event, Jimmy ran as high as second prior to slipping back to fifth at the checkers to finish behind only victor Bobby Pierce, Kyle Beard, Hudson O'Neal, and Brandon Sheppard.

(January 9, 2019) Another $5,000 winner's check was on the line for the #28 team during the 13th edition of the 'Wild West Shootout' tonight at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona. Jimmy Mars knocked down the fourth fastest time in his group during the qualifying session before grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his loaded heat race. The Menomonie, Wisconsin ace then started the 30-lapper from the outside of the seventh row and quickly moved up inside of the top ten before eventually landing in the eleventh finishing position.

(January 6, 2019) Heavy overnight rain at Arizona Speedway has postponed tonight's second round of 'Wild West Shootout' action to Saturday afternoon, January 12. A day/night doubleheader will now take place next Saturday with both unsanctioned Super Late Model programs boasting a $5,000 top prize. Dirt-slinging competition at the Queen Creek, Arizona facility will resume on Wednesday, January 9.

(January 5, 2019) The 2019 campaign officially kicked off tonight at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona with the opening round of the 13th Annual 'Wild West Shootout.' A strong field of 45 competitors converged at the Copper State venue for the $5,000 to win throwdown. Jimmy Mars stopped the clock fourth quickest in his group during the qualifying session prior to placing third in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the fifth row in his 2019 season lid lifter, Jimmy streaked up to third in the running order, but unfortunately retired with problems with just over ten laps remaining. The Menomonie, Wisconsin ace was forced to settle for a disappointing twentieth place showing.

MARS READY TO START 2019 THIS WEEK IN ARIZONA!!
(January 2, 2019)
Things kick off for the #28 team later this week in Arizona with the 2019 edition of the 'Wild West Shootout.' From January 5-13, six unsanctioned Super Late Model specials will be held at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona. The first five shows (January 5, 6, 9, 11, and 12) will boast a $5,000 paycheck, while the grand finale on Sunday, January 13 is slated to pay a whopping $14,000 to the winner. Jimmy Mars has five (5) career wins in Arizona in the month of January and will be looking to add more early-season success to his resume when the dirt starts flying this Saturday at the Phoenix-area facility! More information on the 'Wild West Shootout' can be obtained online at www.wildwestshootout.net.

JIMMY MARS TRANSFERS INTO SEASON ENDING WORLD 100
(October 14, 2018)
Over a month removed from the original 'World 100' date, the completion of the rain-postponed crown jewel spectacular took place on October 12-13 at the hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Action was scheduled to start on Friday evening at the "Big E" with a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25s, but additional inclement weather pushed back the preliminary program to Saturday afternoon. Jimmy Mars placed seventh in his loaded heat race prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through his B-Main. Jimmy then started twenty-first on the grid in his 25-lap main event, but was eventually forced to settle for a twenty-third place performance.

Following a several hour break to clear the grandstands and rework the racetrack, the nighttime portion of the day/night doubleheader took place on Saturday evening and all eyes were focused on capturing the $51,000 top prize in the 48th edition of the 'World 100.' Jimmy advanced up to fourth in his stacked heat race and later finished third in his B-Main. After rolling off from the inside of the thirteenth row in the 100-lap headliner, the Menomonie, Wisconsin star retired after 83 circuits with rear end issues on his #28 mount. Jimmy was relegated to another twenty-third place effort on the day in the "Biggest Dirt Race in the World." Complete results from the 2018 season finale at Eldora Speedway can be located online by visiting www.eldoraspeedway.com. | press release

MARS LANDS ON PODIUM IN RED CLAY CLASSIC!
(September 30, 2018)
Menomonie, Wisconsin ace Jimmy Mars traveled to ABC Raceway in Ashland, Wisconsin on September 28-29 for the annual running of the 'Red Clay Classic.' Behind the wheel of Paul Gilberts' #28 MB Customs Late Model in the $5,000 to win show, Jimmy ran third in heat race action on Friday night prior to picking off six competitors during Saturday's headliner en route to a strong third place podium effort behind only winner Ricky Weiss and runner-up Travis Budisalovich. In Open Wheel Modified competition at ABC Raceway, Jimmy ran fourth in his heat race, won his B-Main, and later drove up to eighth in the $3,500 to win feature event. Full results from the 'Red Clay Classic' weekend can be accessed online at www.abcraceway.com. | press release

JIMMY MARS NABS PAIR OF RUNNER-UPS IN PUNKY MANOR!
(September 23, 2018)
Jimmy Mars, of Menomonie, Wisconsin, headed to his hometown Red Cedar Speedway on September 21-22 for the 39th edition of the 'Punky Manor Challenge of Champions.' Jimmy wheeled the Paul Gilberts-owned #28 MB Customs Late Model to a heat race win on Friday night before rolling off from the pole position in Saturday's $4,000 to win headliner. The popular driver known as "The Iceman" ran second much of the 30-lapper and eventually settled for a runner-up performance behind only winner Travis Budisalovich. Behind the wheel of a #289 Open Wheel Modified, Jimmy also won his heat race in preliminary action on Friday prior to leading most of Saturday night's $2,000 to win finale before ultimately finishing a close runner-up behind only victor Kevin Adams. Complete results from the 'Punky Manor Challenge of Champions' weekend can be found online at www.redcedarspeedway.com.

MARS SIXTH IN KNOXVILLE LATE MODEL NATIONALS PRELIM
(September 16, 2018)
The #28 team made their way to the Hawkeye State on September 13-15 for the 15th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' at the storied Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. The action started at the 1/2-mile, semi-banked speedplant with a pair of preliminary shows - each of which paid $7,000 to the winner. On Thursday night, Jimmy Mars ran third in his heat race before winding up fourteenth in the final rundown of the 25-lap main event. At Knoxville on Friday evening, Jimmy placed second in his heat race prior to driving up to sixth in the 25-lapper to trail only victor Brandon Sheppard, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Don O'Neal, Jonathan Davenport, and Tim McCreadie!

By virtue of racking up the sixteenth highest point total during preliminary competition, Jimmy earned the right to the outside of the eighth row for the start of Saturday's 100-lap crown jewel spectacular. During the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals,' the Menomonie, Wisconsin star looked like a serious threat to vie for the $40,000 top prize, as he climbed up inside of the top five at one point in the first half of the race. However, problems shortly after the halfway mark caused Jimmy to head pitside and he was relegated to a disappointing twenty-eighth place performance. Full results from the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie can be viewed by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com. | press release

JIMMY MARS CLIMBS TO EIGHTH IN WORLD 100 TWIN 25
(September 9, 2018)
Mars Racing had planned to unload their #28 machine from September 6-8 at the hallowed high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio to vie for the prestigious globe trophy in the 48th Annual 'World 100.' However, with the rainy remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon postponing Friday and Saturday's action at the "Big E" until October 12-13, only Thursday night's $10,000 to win Twin 25s escaped the wrath of Mother Nature. In the wee hours of Friday morning after a lengthy rain delay, Jimmy Mars timed in twentieth fastest overall during qualifying before finishing third in his heat race. Jimmy then worked his way past seven competitors during his 25-lapper to claim a solid eighth place showing. Complete results from the soggy weekend in the Buckeye State can be found online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo) | press release

MARS LANDS ON PODIUM IN SCHEFFLER MEMORIAL!
(September 1, 2018)
Jimmy Mars entered a pair of special events leading into the hectic Labor Day weekend and was able to record a pair of Top Five efforts! On Thursday night, August 30 at Proctor Speedway in Proctor, Minnesota, Jimmy vied for his second straight 'Silver 1000' victory with the WISSOTA Challenge Series. The Menomonie, Wisconsin standout ran third in his heat race prior to picking off eight competitors in the $2,750 to win main event to earn a solid fifth place showing. Jimmy trailed only victor James Giossi, Jesse Glenz, Darrell Nelson, and Pat Doar.

At Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin on Friday evening, August 31, a whopping $15,074 top prize was on the line in the annual 'Scheffler Memorial.' Behind the wheel of his #28 MB Customs Super Late Model, Jimmy placed fourth in his stacked heat race before rolling off from the inside of the seventh row in the unsanctioned headliner. The popular driver known as the "Iceman" once again rallied up inside of the top five and was eventually paid for an impressive third place podium effort behind only race winner Scott James and runner-up Cade Dillard! Complete results from both weekend shows can be found online at www.proctorspeedway.com and www.wismotorsports.net. | press release

JIMMY MARS BAGS $5,555 PAYDAY IN DUANE MAHDER MEMORIAL!
(August 19, 2018)
The "Iceman" Jimmy Mars recorded his seventh triumph of the 2018 racing season on Friday night, August 17 in the 'Duane Mahder Memorial' at the nearby Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wisconsin! Jimmy won his heat race from the ninth starting position and later rolled off from the inside of the second row in the 55-lap WISSOTA Challenge Series shootout. Jimmy then overtook leader Pat Doar just before the halfway mark and went on to bag the $5,555 top prize ahead of A.J. Diemel, Pat Doar, Jesse Glenz, and Mike Prochnow! (Charlie Weber Photo)

Following his second straight 'Duane Mahder Memorial' victory, Jimmy turned his focus to another WISSOTA Challenge Series program on Saturday evening, August 18 at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. The Menomonie, Wisconsin ace won his heat race prior to starting the $2,500 to win headliner from the inside of the fourth row. Unfortunately, Jimmy developed a hole in his radiator during the course of the 40-lapper - while inside of the top five - and was forced to retire in the sixteenth position. Full results from both Badger State facilities can be viewed online at www.wissotachallengeseries.com. | press release

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

 

 

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