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MARS COLLECTED IN EARLY SILVER DOLLAR WRECK...
(July 24, 2016)
Mars Racing made the trip to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska on July 22-23 for the 6th Annual 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' which was co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series and boasted a whopping $40,000 payday. The unique format kicked off on Friday night with double heat races and passing points set the lineup for Saturday's portion of the program. Jimmy Mars ran third in both of his heat races on Friday and earned the fourteenth most passing points in doing so.

After starting Saturday evening's 80-lap crown jewel main event from the outside of the seventh row, Jimmy was unfortunately collected in a wreck with Tyler Erb on the thirteenth circuit. The Menomonie, Wisconsin standout was forced to retire with damage to his #28 mount and wound up thirty-fifth in the final finishing order. Complete results from the 'Silver Dollar Nationals' weekend can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

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JIMMY MARS WRAPS UP RAINY WILD WEST TOUR...
(July 16, 2016)
Jimmy Mars and his #28 team were scheduled to wrap up the Wild West Tour with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series from July 13-15 in three more extravaganzas - each of which carried a $10,000 winner's check. However, with rain-outs on Thursday at Hibbing Raceway in Hibbing, Minnesota and on Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the lone event to escape the wrath of Mother Nature came on Wednesday evening at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota.

Jimmy knocked down the sixth quickest lap overall during the qualifying session at Ogilvie and later finished fourth in his stacked heat race. During the course of the 50-lap main event, the Menomonie, Wisconsin star was able to work his way past a couple of competitors to record a steady tenth place performance at the 3/8-mile facility. Complete results from Ogilvie and the rest of the Wild West Tour stops can be accessed by clicking on www.woolms.com.

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MARS EARNS PAIR OF TOP FIVES ON WILD WEST TOUR!
(July 10, 2016)
Mars Racing struck out to the states of Iowa and Minnesota from July 7-9 to enter a trio of World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series programs. Things kicked off on Thursday night at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa with an $8,000 to win showdown. Jimmy Mars posted the fifth quickest lap overall during the qualifying session prior to running second in his heat race. After drawing the outside of the front row before the drop of the green flag in the 40-lap headliner, Jimmy paced the stellar field for the first 33 circuits before eventually winding up second behind only race winner Brian Shirley!

On Friday evening, a $10,000 top prize was on the line at Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa. Jimmy placed fifth in his stacked heat race and later finished the caution-free 50-lap main event in the seventeenth spot. The tripleheader then wrapped up on Saturday with the annual running of the 'Gopher 50' at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota, as an $11,000 winner's check was up for grabs. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star ran third in heat race action prior to advancing to fifth in the 50-lapper to trail only victor Josh Richards, Shane Clanton, Rick Eckert, and Chad Simpson at the checkers. Complete results can be obtained online at www.woolms.com.

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JIMMY MARS PILOTS FATHER-IN-LAW'S CAR AT RCS
(July 2, 2016)
In the lone event that Jimmy Mars entered over the Independence Day holiday weekend, he piloted his father-in-law's MB Customs mount on Friday, July 1 at the nearby Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary action and later started the $1,000 to win weekly Late Model feature from the outside of the fourth row. With passing at a premium, Jimmy got stuck in the wrong lane on a double-file restart in the rubber and eventually netted a ninth place finish in the A-Main. Full results from Red Cedar Speedway can be viewed online at www.redcedarspeedway.com.

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MARS SIXTH AT GRANITE CITY; THIRD AT FAIRBURY!
(June 26, 2016)
The Mars Racing team headed south to the Land of Lincoln on June 24-25 for a pair of $10,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals battles. On Friday night at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, Jimmy Mars timed in second fastest in Group A during qualifying prior to running second in heat race action. After starting the 40-lap headliner from the outside of the third row, Jimmy wound up finishing right where he started... in the sixth spot behind only victor Bobby Pierce, Billy Moyer, Ryan Unzicker, Chris Simpson, and Brandon Sheppard.

At Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois on Saturday evening, a $10,000 top prize awaited the winner of another "Hell Tour" stop. Jimmy clicked off the third quickest lap in Group A during the time trial session and later ran second in his loaded heat race. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star then rolled off from the inside of the third row in the 50-lapper before muscling up to third at the checkers to finish behind only race winner Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Billy Moyer. Complete results from both weekend races can be found online at www.thehelltour.com.

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JIMMY MARS SOLID IN CEDAR LAKE'S MASTERS
(June 19, 2016)
Jimmy Mars and his #28 team made the short trek to the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin on June 17-18 for the annual running of the 'Masters' weekend. The UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals doubleheader kicked off on Friday night with a $5,000 to win shootout. Jimmy advanced up to third in his heat race and later started the 40-lapper from the outside of the fourth row. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star then powered past a trio of competitors during the main event on his way to a strong fifth place performance behind only winner Billy Moyer, Jason Krohn, Chris Simpson, and Bobby Pierce.

On Saturday evening at CLS, a $10,000 top prize was on the line in the 'Masters' finale. Jimmy timed in sixth quickest in his group during UMP qualifying, but later stormed to the front in his heat race to score the prelim victory. After rolling off from the inside of the second row in the 50-lap feature event, the popular driver known as the "Iceman" ran amongst the leaders before dropping to sixth at the checkered flag. Complete results from both "Hell Tour" shows can be accessed online at www.thehelltour.com.

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MARS TACKLES DREAM XXII WEEKEND AT ELDORA
(June 12, 2016)
Mars Racing made their way to the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on June 9-11 for the 22nd edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' The dirt-slinging action got underway at the "Big E" with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Jimmy Mars ran sixth in his heat race, but unfortunately got into the wall during the B-Main and was not able to transfer into the $5,000 to win feature event. In the $10,000 to win show on Friday evening, Jimmy grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his heat race and later climbed to twelfth in the 25-lap sprint.

In front of a huge crowd on Saturday, a whopping $100,000 winner's check was up for grabs in 'Dream XXII.' Jimmy placed seventh in his stacked heat race, but later earned the third transfer position in exciting fashion in his B-Main. After rolling off from the outside of the thirteenth row in the 100-lap contest, the Menomonie, Wisconsin star tried to move forward early in the distance before ultimately retiring from the race in twenty-fifth. Complete results from the action-packed weekend in the Buckeye State can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

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JIMMY MARS GETS PAIR OF TOP FIVES IN MLRA ACTION
(June 4, 2016)
Jimmy Mars and his #28 team ventured to the Hawkeye State of Iowa on June 2-3 for a pair of $3,000 to win Lucas Oil MLRA Series showdowns. On Thursday night at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Jimmy ran fifth in heat race action and later started the 30-lap headliner from the outside of the sixth row. The Menomonie, Wisconsin standout then proceeded to pick off seven competitors during the feature en route to a strong fifth place showing behind only winner Jesse Stovall, Jordan Yaggy, Rodney Sanders, and Chad Simpson.

At Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa on Friday evening, Jimmy and the other competitors in attendance competed for another $3,000 paycheck. Jimmy moved up four spots in his heat race to finish second prior to rolling off from the pole position in the 40-lap main event. The popular driver known as "The Iceman" then paced the field for the first 34 circuits before getting passed in lapped traffic, which dropped him to a runner-up effort behind only victor Chris Simpson. Complete results from both weekend battles can be found online at www.mlraracing.com.

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MARS BATTLES LUCAS FOES AT OSHKOSH & LASALLE
(May 22, 2016)
Mars Racing headed to Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois on May 20-21 for a pair of lucrative races with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. On Friday night in the Badger State, Jimmy Mars unfortunately experienced motor issues in his heat race and could not advance into the $10,000 to win headliner, which was won by fellow MB Customs pilot A.J. Diemel. In the annual 'Spring Shootout' on Saturday evening at LaSalle, Jimmy finished fifth in his heat race and won his B-Main prior to retiring early in the $12,000 to win main event to settle for a twenty-third place showing. Complete results from both weekend battles can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

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TWO MORE RUNNER-UP EFFORTS FOR JIMMY MARS
(May 8, 2016)
Jimmy Mars, of Menomonie, Wisconsin, made a last minute decision to stick closer to home over the May 6-7 weekend and wound up entering weekly Late Model programs at Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie and Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond. On Friday night at his hometown Red Cedar Speedway, Jimmy ran third in heat race action prior to starting the $1,000 to win headliner from the outside of the fourth row. He was then able to track down six competitors during the course of the race and placed a strong runner-up behind only victor A.J. Diemel.

The dirt-slinging competition then switched to CLS on Saturday evening for a $1,200 to win weekly Late Model show. Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary action and later rolled off from the outside of the second row for the start of the A-Main. The popular driver known as the "Iceman" then disposed of a couple of racecars during the course of the main event on his way to another runner-up performance behind only race winner Jake Redetzke. Complete results from both weekend races can be viewed online at www.redcedarspeedway.com and www.cedarlakespeedway.com.

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RUNNER-UP FINISHES FOR MARS AT RED CEDAR & CLS
(May 1, 2016)
For the second straight weekend, Jimmy Mars and his father-in-law Paul Gilberts went racing together on April 29-30 at Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wisconsin and Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. In a weekly Late Model event on Friday night at the nearby Red Cedar Speedway, Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary action and later started the $1,000 to win A-Main from the outside of the fourth row. The Menomonie native then disposed of six competitors during the course of the race and finished a strong runner-up behind only victor Jake Redetzke.

Another weekly Late Model show was held on Saturday evening at Cedar Lake Speedway and a $1,200 top prize was up for grabs. Jimmy placed second in his heat race prior to rolling off from the outside of the third row in the feature event. The "Iceman" then delivered another sterling performance in front of his home state fans by climbing to as high as second to record another runner-up effort behind only race winner A.J. Diemel. Complete results from both weekend races can be viewed online at www.redcedarspeedway.com and www.cedarlakespeedway.com.

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MARS PODIUMS RED CEDAR & CEDAR LAKE SHOWS!
(April 24, 2016)
Menomonie, Wisconsin standout Jimmy Mars piloted his father-in-law Paul Gilberts' #28 machine on April 22-23 in weekly Late Model shows at Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie and Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond. On Friday night at his hometown venue, Jimmy ran third in heat race action and later lined up from the inside of the fourth row in the A-Main. During the course of the headliner, Jimmy picked off four competitors on his way to a solid third place effort behind only winner Jake Redetzke and runner-up Jess Glenz.

At Cedar Lake on Saturday evening, another weekly program was held and a $1,200 winner's check was on the line. Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary competition prior to rolling off from the outside of the third row in the feature. The popular driver known as the "Iceman" was then able to improve three positions during the 25-lapper en route to another third place podium performance behind only victor Darrell Nelson and runner-up Jake Redetzke. Complete results from both weekend races can be viewed online at www.redcedarspeedway.com and www.cedarlakespeedway.com.

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JIMMY MARS POCKETS $5,000 FOR DAVENPORT WIN!
(April 17, 2016)
Jimmy Mars landed in victory lane for the first time in the young 2016 racing season on Friday night, April 15 at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa! Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary action and later started the MARS DIRTcar Series and Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series co-sanctioned feature from the inside of the second row. After grabbing the point from Tony Jackson, Jr. on a lap 16 restart, Jimmy kept the talented field behind him for the remainder of the 35-lap main event, which was contested on the 1/2-mile oval. The Menomonie, Wisconsin standout pocketed the $5,000 winner's check over Justin Kay, Tony Jackson, Jr., Rodney Sanders, and Chris Simpson!

A similar show was then held on Saturday evening, April 16 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, but the stakes were heightened as the annual 'Slocum 50' boasted a $10,555 top prize. Jimmy once again won his heat race in preliminary action and rolled off from the outside of the front row in the 50-lap headliner. The popular driver known as the "Iceman" ran amongst the leaders throughout the race while dodging holes in the racetrack before slipping back to sixth at the checkers to finish behind only winner Bobby Pierce, Ryan Unzicker, Brian Shirley, Chris Simpson, and Jason Feger. Full results from the Hawkeye State doubleheader can be viewed online at www.marsracingseries.com. (Mike Ruefer Photo)

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MARS BACK IN ACTION IN MLRA SPRING NATIONALS
(April 10, 2016)
Jimmy Mars and the Mars Racing team returned to dirt-slinging competition for the first time since they left Arizona in January over the April 8-9 weekend at the immaculate Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. The Lucas Oil MLRA Series presided over the two-day 'MLRA Spring Nationals,' which kicked off on Friday night with a $2,000 to win shootout. Jimmy ran second in his heat race and later lined up starting fifth on the grid in the 30-lap main event. During the contest, Jimmy quickly vaulted up to second and finished an impressive runner-up behind only winner Billy Moyer.

On Saturday evening at Wheatland, a $5,000 top prize was on the line in the 'MLRA Spring Nationals' finale. Jimmy unfortunately could not overcome a poor draw, as he finished ninth in his heat race and sixth in his B-Main. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star was unable to make the start in the 45-lap headliner, which was won by Brian Shirley. Full results from both weekend battles in the Show-Me State can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com.

 

 


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