TO THE UNFORTUNATE PASSING OF SOMEONE VERY CLOSE TO THE
TEAM, JIMMY MARS WILL NOT BE RACING AT WHEATLAND IN ORDER
TO PAY HIS RESPECTS AT THE FUNERAL.
JIMMY MARS IN
ACTION AT LUXEMBURG SPEEDWAY
21, 2017) The Mars Racing team traveled
across the Badger State for a $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series showdown on Friday night, May 19 at Luxemburg
Speedway in Luxemburg, Wisconsin. Jimmy Mars laid down the
eleventh quickest time overall during the qualifying session
prior to finishing sixth in his stacked heat race. With
passing at a premium during the 50-lap feature event, Jimmy
was still able to drive past four competitors on his way
to a thirteenth place showing.
On Saturday evening, May 20, Jimmy was slated
to battle the LOLMDS foes once again at Deer Creek Speedway
in Spring Valley, Minnesota in the inaugural 'NAPA North
Star Nationals,' which boasted a $12,000 top prize. Unfortunately,
inclement weather was the norm in the area throughout the
weekend and wound up canceling the lucrative program. Full
results from Friday's stop at Luxemburg can be viewed online
IN FARMER CITY 74 OPENER!
14, 2017) Jimmy Mars and his #28 team ventured
to the Land of Lincoln from May 11-13 for a MARS Dirt Car
Series triple shot, which kicked off with the inaugural
'Farmer City 74' at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City,
Illinois. On Thursday night in the $3,000 to win opener,
Jimmy tripped the clock quickest in Group A during qualifying
prior to scoring the victory in his heat race. After starting
from the pole position in the 35-lapper, Jimmy hung around
the front of the stellar field before eventually bringing
home a strong fourth place performance behind only victor
Shannon Babb, Mason Zeigler, and Billy Moyer!
At Farmer City on Friday evening, a whopping
$20,000 top prize was on the line in the 'Farmer City 74.'
Jimmy ran second in heat race action to transfer into the
74-lap main event, but a flat right front tire sent him
pitside early in the race and relegated him to twenty-seventh
in the final finishing order. On Saturday in the weekend
finale at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury,
Illinois, a $10,000 winner's check was up for grabs in the
annual running of 'FALS Frenzy.' The Menomonie, Wisconsin
star placed second in his loaded heat race before notching
a seventeenth place effort in the 50-lap headliner. Full
results from both Illinois bullrings can be viewed online
(Todd Healy Photo)
JIMMY MARS CONTINUES
CONSISTENT START TO 2017
7, 2017) The Mars Racing team continued
their consistent start to the 2017 campaign over the May
4-6 weekend in a trio of Lucas Oil MLRA Series special events.
Things kicked off in the Hawkeye State on Thursday night
at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. Jimmy Mars placed
second in heat race action and later climbed up to third
in the $3,000 to win main event. At the conclusion of the
40-lapper, Jimmy found himself on the podium behind only
victor Chris Simpson and runner-up Tony Jackson, Jr.
Two more $3,000 to win MLRA showdowns then
took center stage at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa
and Independence Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa. On
Friday evening on the 1/4-mile oval at Davenport, Jimmy
finished third in his heat race prior to advancing once
again up to third in the 40-lap headliner to trail only
race winner Bobby Pierce and runner-up Chris Simpson. In
Saturday's weekend finale at Independence, the Menomonie,
Wisconsin superstar ran third in his heat race and fifth
in the caution-free feature behind only victor Billy Moyer,
Rodney Sanders, Chris Simpson, and Brent Larson. Full results
from the extended weekend in Iowa can be viewed by clicking
(Todd Healy Photo)
MARS LANDS IN
TOP FIVE AT RED CEDAR & CLS
(April 30, 2017) Jimmy
Mars and his #28 team were in Late Model competition at
two area venues over the April 28-29 weekend, as they invaded
Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wisconsin and Cedar Lake
Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin for a pair of weekly
shows. On Friday night at Red Cedar, Jimmy won his heat
race in preliminary action and later started the $1,000
to win headliner from the outside of the third row. With
passing at a premium throughout the distance, Jimmy would
move up to fifth before the unfurling of the checkers to
finish behind only winner John Kaanta, Rick Hanestad, Jake
Redetzke, and Darrell Nelson.
At Cedar Lake on Saturday evening, a $1,200
top prize was on the line for the NASCAR Late Model division.
Jimmy ran second in his heat race and later rolled off from
the outside of the fourth row in the A-Main. The Menomonie,
Wisconsin star then blitzed past six competitors during
the feature distance to claim an impressive runner-up showing
behind only victor and fellow MB Customs driver Steve Laursen.
Full results from both Badger State facilities can be accessed
online at www.redcedarspeedway.com
JIMMY MARS RUNNER-UP
IN RANDY BUSS ICEBREAKER
22, 2017) The Mars Racing team made the
short tow to Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wisconsin
on Friday evening, April 21 for the season-opening 'Randy
Buss Icebreaker Classic.' Jimmy Mars won his heat race in
preliminary action at his hometown racetrack and later started
third on the grid in the $1,000 to win Late Model feature.
Despite breaking a piece of spring steel early in the 20-lap
distance, which lodged underneath his tire and caused steering
woes to his MB Customs mount, Jimmy was able to soldier
on to a strong runner-up effort behind only victor Mike
Prochnow. Full results from the 'Randy Buss Icebreaker Classic'
can be viewed online at www.redcedarspeedway.com.
MARS NABS FIRST
WIN OF 2017 AT CEDAR LAKE!
8, 2017) Jimmy Mars, of Menomonie, Wisconsin,
picked up his first feature win of the young 2017 racing
season in the Cedar Lake Speedway season opener on Friday
evening, April 7! Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary
action at the New Richmond, Wisconsin oval and later started
from the inside of the third row in the 20-lap weekly Late
Model main event. The popular driver known as "The
Iceman" then blasted to the front of the field at the
drop of the green flag and virtually led the entire distance
en route to the commanding $1,200 victory. Full results
from CLS can be obtained by clicking on www.cedarlakespeedway.com.
WILD WEST SHOOTOUT
15, 2017) Another soggy day in the desert
forced 'Wild West Shootout' officials to scrap plans for
the day-night doubleheader today at Arizona Speedway in
Queen Creek, Arizona. The final two events of the six race
miniseries have been scrapped due to inclement weather and
will not be rescheduled. Jimmy Mars leaves the Phoenix-area
with a pair of Top Fives and three Top Ten efforts in the
four races that were put into the record books.
2017) An unfortunate rain-out of the fifth
round of the 'Wild West Shootout' tonight at Arizona Speedway
will set up a rare day-night doubleheader in the desert
on Sunday, January 15. The $5,000 to win, rain-postponed
show will kick things off on Sunday morning, while the $12,000
to win miniseries finale will wrap things up at the Queen
Creek, Arizona facility on Sunday evening.
2017) Night four of the 'Wild West Shootout'
miniseries greeted Jimmy Mars and the Mars Racing team tonight
and yet another $5,000 winner's check was on the line at
Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona. Jimmy timed in
sixth quickest in his group during qualifying and later
grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his heat race.
The Menomonie, Wisconsin standout was then able to blast
past six competitors during the 30-lapper to walk away with
a steady seventh place effort.
2017) After a couple of days off in the
desert, round three of the 11th Annual 'Wild West Shootout'
took center stage tonight at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek,
Arizona. Jimmy Mars knocked down the fourth fastest lap
in his group during time trials prior to advancing up to
second in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the
outside of the fourth row in the $5,000 to win headliner,
Jimmy charged to the front of the stellar field and battled
leader Billy Moyer for the point on several different occasions.
The "Iceman" unfortunately burnt up his right
rear tire in doing so and was forced to settle for a solid
fourth place showing in the 30-lap affair behind only victor
Moyer, Chris Simpson, and Bobby Pierce.
2017) Another $5,000 top prize was up for
grabs for the #28 team tonight in round two of the annual
'Wild West Shootout' at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek,
Arizona. Jimmy Mars laid down the fastest lap in his group
during the qualifying session and later ran second in heat
race action. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star then steered
his MB Customs mount past a trio of competitors during the
30-lapper to score a podium third place performance behind
only feature winner Bobby Pierce and runner-up Chris Simpson!
2017) The Mars Racing team once again kicked
off their racing season in the Copper State, as they were
in the pit area at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona
tonight for the $5,000 to win 'Wild West Shootout' opener!
Jimmy Mars posted the second quickest time in his group
during qualifying prior to running second in his heat race.
After starting the 30-lap main event from the inside of
the sixth row, Jimmy wound up finishing right where he started
in his lid lifter... in the eleventh position.