JIMMY MARS GRABS TOP TENS
IN LOLMDS DOUBLE DIP
3, 2015) Jimmy Mars and his #28 team ventured
south to the states of Illinois and Kentucky on May 1-2
for a pair of $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
tilts. On Friday night at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City,
Illinois, Jimmy qualified third fastest in Group B during
time trials and later placed second in heat race action.
After rolling off from the outside of the third row in the
50-lapper, Jimmy wound up finishing right where he started...
in the sixth spot behind only winner Scott Bloomquist, Earl
Pearson, Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Don O'Neal, and Steve Francis.
At Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Kentucky on
Saturday evening, another $10,000 top prize was on the line.
Jimmy clicked off the third quickest lap in Group A during
time trials, but later ran into problems in his heat race
to finish sixth. After grabbing the third and final transfer
spot through his consolation race, the Menomonie, Wisconsin
standout started the 50-lap main event from the inside of
the eleventh row. Jimmy then proceeded to blast past thirteen
competitors en route to a solid eighth place performance.
Complete results from both LOLMDS battles can be viewed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
MARS RALLIES TO EIGHTH IN
ILLINI 100 FINALE!
19, 2015) For the first time in three months,
the Mars Racing team returned to racing action on April
17-18 at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois. The
World of Outlaws Late Model Series once again presided over
the annual 'Illini 100,' but this year's version of the
two-day affair was split into two separate programs. On
Friday night in the $6,000 to win opener, Jimmy Mars clicked
off the fourth fastest lap in Group A and later finished
fifth in his loaded heat race. Following a third place effort
in his B-Main, Jimmy unfortunately was forced to watch the
25-lap sprint from the stands after missing a transfer spot
by one mere position.
The 'Illini 100' finale on Saturday evening at the 1/4-mile
bullring boasted a hefty $15,000 top prize. Jimmy ran sixth
in his heat race, but later grabbed the second transfer
position through his B-Main. After rolling off from the
inside of the tenth row in the 75-lap headliner, the Menomonie,
Wisconsin ace drove past eleven competitors during the distance
en route to a strong eighth place performance. Complete
results from the 'Illini 100' weekend can be viewed online
WILD WEST SHOOTOUT NIGHTLY
18, 2015) The finale of the 'Wild West Shootout'
miniseries was held today at USA Raceway and a $10,000 payday
was on the line at the Tucson, Arizona facility. Jimmy Mars
scored the win in his heat race from the fourth starting
spot and later started the 50-lap feature from the outside
of the second row. Jimmy then climbed to second in the running
order and eventually bagged an impressive runner-up outing
behind only victor Jimmy Owens!
(January 17, 2015) Jimmy
Mars and his #28 team entered the penultimate event of the
'Wild West Shootout' miniseries today at USA Raceway in
Tucson, Arizona. Jimmy moved up six spots in his heat race
to finish in the third position and later rolled off from
the inside of the second row in the start of the $3,000
to win main event. During the course of the 30-lapper, Jimmy
ran as high as second before settling for a strong third
place performance behind only victor Jimmy Owens and runner-up
(January 16, 2015) The
fourth meet of the 2015 version of the 'Wild West Shootout'
took center stage tonight at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona.
The #28 team had their sights solely set on the $3,000 winner's
check. Jimmy Mars advanced up to fourth in his heat race,
which locked him into the fifteenth starting spot in the
30-lap headliner. The "Iceman" eventually wound
up sixteenth in the final rundown tonight in the desert.
(January 14, 2015) Following
a few days off to rest and relax in the desert, round three
of the 9th Annual 'Wild West Shootout' took place tonight
at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona and a $3,000 top prize
was up for grabs. Jimmy Mars drove past two cars in his
heat race to finish in the fourth spot, which lined him
up starting from the outside of the sixth row in the 30-lapper.
The Menomonie, Wisconsin star then hustled his #28 MB Customs
ride past six competitors en route to a solid sixth place
showing behind only winner Rodney Sanders, Darrell Lanigan,
Jason Papich, Don Shaw, and Tony Toste.
(January 11, 2015) The
Mars Racing team was back at it again today at USA (AZ)
Raceway, as round two of the 'Wild West Shootout' paid $5,000
to the winner. Jimmy Mars drew the ninth starting spot for
his heat race and was unfortunately caught up in a wreck
during the prelim, which caused him to finish in the ninth
position. He later scratched from the B-Main and was not
able to crack the starting grid for the 30-lapper.
(January 10, 2015) Jimmy
Mars and his #28 team opened up their 2015 racing season
tonight at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona, as the 'Wild
West Shootout' lid lifter boasted a $3,000 top prize. Jimmy
moved up three spots in his heat race to finish in the third
position. After starting the 30-lap main event from the
inside of the seventh row, Jimmy climbed up inside of the
top ten before eventually settling for an eleventh place