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JIMMY MARS RETURNS TO ACTION AT WHEATLAND
(April 13, 2014)
The Mars Racing team returned to Dirt Late Model competition over the April 11-12 weekend in the inaugural 'Spring Nationals' at the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. The Lucas Oil MLRA Series presided over the pair of weekend showdowns and a strong field of cars were on hand for the two-race weekend. On Friday night, Jimmy Mars ran third in his heat race, which locked him into the inside of the fifth row for the start of the $2,000 to win feature event. During the course of the caution-free 30-lapper, Jimmy was able to pass six competitors on his way to a sterling third place performance behind only winner Jesse Stovall and runner-up Terry Phillips.

At Wheatland on Saturday evening, a $3,000 top prize was on the line in the MLRA 'Spring Nationals' finale. Jimmy once again ran third in heat race action and later started the 40-lap main event from the outside of the fifth row. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star then worked his way past four cars in the A-Main to claim a respectable sixth place effort. Full results from the doubleheader weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway can be accessed by pointing your web browser to www.mlraracing.com.

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MARS INVOLVED IN EARLY BAMA BASH PILEUP...
(March 2, 2014)
Jimmy Mars hooked up with Jason Krohn Racing to drive their back-up car in the 17th edition of the 'Bama Bash' at the historic East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama on February 28-March 1. The National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) presided over the storied race for the first time and a $17,017 top prize was on the line. On Friday night, Jimmy started his weekend by posting the seventh fastest lap in his group during qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race behind only prelim winner Kent Robinson, Don O'Neal, and John Blankenship.

After starting Saturday's 75-lap main event from the outside of the eighth row, Jimmy had high hopes of driving up through the talented field. Unfortunately, those hopes were dashed on the opening lap, as he was involved in a big pileup that damaged several fast racecars. Jimmy was forced to retire from the 'Bama Bash' with heavy front end damage to his #28 machine and was relegated to a disappointing twenty-fifth place effort. Complete results from EAMS can be found by logging onto www.thendrl.com.

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TEXAS SPRING NATIONALS RESULTS FROM BAYTOWN
(February 15, 2014)
The annual 'Texas Spring Nationals' wrapped up tonight at Royal Purple Raceway and the USMTS showdown boasted a $4,000 winner's check. Jimmy Mars scored the win in heat race action and later started the 50-lap main event from the outside of the fourth row. The Menomonie, Wisconsin ace then passed three competitors during the Open Wheel Modified special en route to a solid fifth place performance behind only winner Stormy Scott, John O' Whittington, Jason Krohn, and Terry Phillips.

(February 14, 2014) Night two of the USMTS 'Texas Spring Nationals' took place tonight at Royal Purple Raceway and a $3,000 top prize was on the line. Jimmy Mars finished third in his heat race and second in his B-Main prior to starting the 40-lap main event from the outside of the eighth row. Unfortunately, Jimmy was involved in a lap 22 incident and retired from the race in the twenty-third position.

(February 13, 2014) Jimmy Mars made a surprise visit to Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas tonight for the opener of the USMTS 'Texas Spring Nationals.' Driving a MB Customs/Geddes #28 entry, Jimmy won his heat race in his USMTS debut. After starting the 30-lap main event from the inside of the fourth row, Jimmy wound up ninth in the final rundown of the $2,000 to win Open Wheel Modified showdown.

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BATTLE AT THE BORDER RESULTS FROM EL PASO
(January 26, 2014) Mars Racing concluded the inaugural version of the 'Battle at the Border' tonight at the El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas and Jimmy Mars was gunning for the $5,000 payday. Jimmy laid down the fastest lap in his group during NDRL time trials prior to scoring the victory in his heat race over Terry Phillips and A.J. Diemel. After redrawing the fifth starting spot prior to the 40-lap feature event, Jimmy hung around the top five throughout the distance and nabbed a fifth place finish behind only victor Terry Phillips, Kent Robinson, Billy Moyer, and John Blankenship.

(January 25, 2014) Round two of the NDRL 'Battle at the Border' took place tonight at El Paso Speedway Park and a $5,000 winner's check was up for grabs at the El Paso, Texas facility. Jimmy Mars clicked off the second quickest lap in his group during qualifying and later finished third in heat race action behind only Ryan Gustin and Mason Zeigler. The Menomonie, Wisconsin ace then started the 40-lapper from the inside of the fourth row, ran as high as fifth in the caution-free affair, and eventually claimed a solid sixth place performance.

(January 24, 2014) The inaugural version of the 'Battle at the Border' for the NDRL Super Late Models kicked off tonight at El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas and a $3,000 top prize was on the line. Jimmy Mars qualified fifth fastest in his group during National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) time trials and later placed fifth in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the eighth row, Jimmy worked all the way up to sixth in the running order in the 30-lapper before eventually settling for a seventh place effort.

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WINTER EXTREME RESULTS FROM TUCSON
(January 19, 2014) Mars Racing wrapped up the 2014 edition of the 'Winter Extreme' miniseries today at Tucson International Raceway, as the six-race burst of NDRL events concluded with a $10,000 to win finale. Jimmy Mars timed in as the quickest qualifier in his group during time trials prior to finishing second in his heat race behind only prelim victor John Blankenship. After starting the 50-lap main event from the outside of the sixth row, Jimmy was able to pass four competitors on the primarily one-groove track surface to salvage an eighth place performance.

(January 18, 2014) Jimmy Mars netted his first feature win of 2014 tonight, as he bested a stellar field in the fifth event of the six-race 'Winter Extreme' miniseries at the Tucson International Raceway in Tucson, Arizona! Jimmy qualified faster than anyone in his group during National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) time trials and later scored the heat race win over Max Blair and Ricky Weiss. After drawing the pole position prior to the 40-lap feature event, Jimmy dominated the A-Main to lead flag-to-flag to pick up the $5,000 payday. The Menomonie, Wisconsin ace beat John Blankenship, Billy Moyer, Jr., Ryan Gustin, and Tony Jackson, Jr. to the checkers tonight at TIR! (Photo Finish Photos)

(January 17, 2014) Another $3,000 winner's check was up for grabs tonight in Tucson, as round four of the 'Winter Extreme' miniseries took place at TIR. Jimmy Mars clicked off the fourth quickest circuit in his group during NDRL time trials and later grabbed the third and final transfer spot in his heat race. The Menomonie, Wisconsin ace started the 30-lapper from the inside of the seventh row and once again charged towards the front. When the checkered flag fell over the stout field, Jimmy found himself in the fourth position behind only race winner Tim Fuller, Ryan Gustin, and Billy Moyer.

(January 15, 2014) After a couple of days off from racing action, the desert heated back up tonight with the third leg of the 'Winter Extreme' miniseries at the Tucson International Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. Jimmy Mars knocked down the second fastest lap in his group during National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) qualifying and later finished second in his heat race behind only prelim victor Mike Balcaen. After rolling off from the inside of the fifth row in the $3,000 to win A-Main, Jimmy was able to blast past five competitors during the 30-lapper to finish a steady fourth behind only winner Billy Moyer, Brandon Sheppard, and Chase Junghans.

(January 12, 2014) The second round of the 'Winter Extreme' miniseries took place earlier today at the Tucson International Raceway and a $5,000 top prize was on the line. Jimmy Mars laid down the fourth quickest lap in his group during NDRL time trials and later took home the win in heat race action. After drawing the sixth starting spot prior to the 40-lap feature event, Jimmy passed three cars on the one-groove racing surface en route to a third place showing behind only winner Billy Moyer, Jr. and runner-up Tony Toste.

(January 11, 2014) Jimmy Mars and his #28 team kicked off their 2014 racing season tonight in round one of the 'Winter Extreme' miniseries at the Tucson International Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. Jimmy posted the fastest lap in his group during National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) qualifying and later scored an impressive heat race win with a last lap pass - despite a daunting six-car invert. After drawing the fourth starting spot prior to the $3,000 to win feature event, Jimmy hung around the top five throughout the 30-lap lid lifter before claiming a strong fourth place performance behind only victor R.C. Whitwell, Billy Moyer, and Will Vaught.

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MARS RACING READY FOR TUCSON & EL PASO!
(January 8, 2014)
As they have for each of the past four seasons, Jimmy Mars and his Mars Racing team will open up their 2014 campaign this upcoming weekend at the Tucson International Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. The National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) will sanction the 'Winter Extreme' for the first time and six high-profile events will take place at TIR from January 11-19. A $3,000 top prize will be on the line on January 11, 15, and 17, while a $5,000 winner's check will be up for grabs on January 12 and 18. The 'Winter Extreme' finale at TIR on Sunday, January 19 boasts a $10,000 payday.

Following their yearly pilgrimage to Tucson, the #28 team is scheduled to make their first trip to the El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas. The NDRL tour will once again preside over the dirt-slinging action at El Paso, as the 'Battle at the Border' will be made up of a trio of programs from January 24-26. Friday's opener at EPSP will pay $3,000 to win, while Saturday and Sunday's showdowns will both be headlined by $5,000 winning purses. All nine NDRL races in Arizona and Texas will be non-points events. You can read additional information about both the 'Winter Extreme' and the 'Battle at the Border' by pointing your web browser to www.thendrl.com.

"It is no secret that we didn't perform the way we wanted to last year, but I am really revved up to turn things around in 2014," quoted Mars, who finished third in the inaugural 2013 NDRL point standings. "We were close to some big wins last year that would have made our season look a lot different, but for one reason or another, we didn't get the job done. It wasn't like we couldn't get our MB Customs cars to go fast because a lot of our clients had banner years, whether it was in a Late Model or Modified. Everyone at Mars Racing worked really hard over the off-season and I am excited about our program heading into Tucson and El Paso."


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