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MARS RACING RETURNS TO ACTION AT MTS

(May 8, 2022) In his first completed races since the 'Sunshine Nationals' back in January at Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, Jimmy Mars was in action from May 5-7 in the annual running of the 'Dairyland Showdown' at Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin. The three-day World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series extravaganza kicked off with a pair of $10,000 to win preliminary programs for the Super Late Models. On Thursday night in the opener, Jimmy stopped the clock tenth quickest in Group A during qualifying before placing second in his loaded heat race. After drawing the sixth starting spot in the 40-lap feature, Jimmy unfortunately pulled off the racing surface during the pace laps - due to brake issues - and never took the green flag, which resulted in a twenty-fourth place showing.

At MTS on Friday evening in a similar $10,000 to win throwdown, Jimmy stopped the clock twelfth quickest in Group B during time trials, but was unfortunately spun in his heat race and was not able to transfer into the 40-lapper. In the 'Dairyland Showdown' grand finale on Saturday, a whopping $50,000 paycheck was up for grabs for the Mars Racing team. Unfortunately, Jimmy timed in seventeenth fastest in Group B during qualifying and got into the wall during his heat race, which helped keep him out of the 75-lap headliner that was ultimately won by Mike Marlar. Complete results from all three weekend races can be viewed online at www.woolms.com. (Tim Hunt Photo)

JIMMY MARS STARTS YEAR IN SUNSHINE NATIONALS

(January 22, 2022) In a weekend plagued by rugged track conditions and now inclement weather, tonight's regularly scheduled 'Sunshine Nationals' finale at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida has been wiped out and the $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series program will not be rescheduled.

(January 21, 2022) Next up during the 'Sunshine Nationals' weekend was another $10,000 to win program tonight at Volusia Speedway Park. Jimmy Mars knocked down the tenth quickest time in Group A during qualifying before a flat tire in his heat race dropped "The Iceman" to a tenth place prelim finish. Due to the rough track surface and the deep starting position in his B-Main, Jimmy opted to scratch from the remainder of the show and did not advance into the main event, which was eventually postponed until February 16 because of rain showers.

(January 20, 2022) The Mars Racing team kicked off their 2022 racing season in the 'Sunshine Nationals' opener at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. The World of Outlaws Late Model Series lid lifter drew a strong field of cars to vie for the $10,000 winner's check. Jimmy Mars laid down the twelfth fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his loaded heat race. Jimmy was then scheduled to roll off from the inside of the eighth row in the headliner, but the main event was pushed back to Friday afternoon due to rough track conditions and time constraints. When the 30-lapper finally went green, Jimmy was an early retiree in the daytime affair and eventually wound up twenty-first in the final finishing order.

MARS LIFTS LID TO 2022 SEASON IN FLORIDA!

(January 20, 2022) Fresh off an eight win season in 2021, Jimmy Mars and his Mars Racing team have made the long trek south to Florida to begin their 2022 campaign. Jimmy will start his racing season later tonight, January 20 during the opening show of the three-day ‘Sunshine Nationals’ at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. This is the first time since 2013 that the Menomonie, Wisconsin Hall of Famer has turned a wheel at the famed Daytona Beach-area speedplant. (Dirtman Photography)

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will sanction the 3rd edition of the ‘Sunshine Nationals,’ which kicks off tonight with a $10,000 to win shootout. Jimmy will also compete at VSP in similar $10,000 to win programs on Friday and Saturday to round out the tripleheader weekend. In an open practice session held last night at Volusia Speedway Park, Jimmy laid down the fifth quickest time overall of the 37 competitors that recorded a lap around the 1/2-mile oval. | press release

MARS LANDS ON PODIUM IN RED CLAY CLASSIC

(October 3, 2021) Riding a recent hot streak from a pair of WISSOTA special event wins, Mars Racing found themselves in the pit area on October 1-2 at ABC Raceway in Ashland, Wisconsin to close out their 2021 campaign. The 46th edition of the 'Red Clay Classic' took place over the weekend and a $5,700 winner's check was up for grabs for the Late Models. Jimmy Mars won his heat race in preliminary action and later moved up one position during the course of Saturday's 40-lap feature to land on the podium in third behind only victor A.J. Diemel and runner-up Pat Doar.

In WISSOTA Modified action at ABC Raceway, Jimmy drove past seven competitors during Friday's heat race to finish third in his prelim. After rolling off from the outside of the seventh row in the $4,000 to win headliner, the Menomonie, Wisconsin ace eventually brought his #28 MB Customs mount home in the eighth finishing position. Complete results from the season-ending 'Red Clay Classic' weekend can be found online by clicking on www.abcraceway.com. | press release

JIMMY MARS CAPTURES ANOTHER PUNKY MANOR WIN!

(September 26, 2021) The Mars Racing team and driver Jimmy Mars captured their eighth win of the 2021 racing season over the September 24-25 weekend in the 41st Annual 'Punky Manor Challenge of Champions' at the nearby Red Cedar Speedway! Jimmy won his Late Model heat race on Friday night and later rolled off from the pole position in Saturday's 40-lap headliner. The Menomonie, Wisconsin ace then topped the WISSOTA-sanctioned contest at his hometown oval to land the $4,000 top prize over a top five that included runner-up A.J. Diemel, Rick Hanestad, Chad Mahder, and Jesse Glenz!

In WISSOTA Modified action at Red Cedar Speedway, Jimmy advanced three spots during Friday's heat race to finish third. The popular driver known as "The Iceman" then started the $2,000 to win main event on Saturday from the outside of the fifth row, but was unable to finish the race and was ultimately paid for a fifteenth place showing. Complete results from the 'Punky Manor Challenge of Champions' weekend can be found online by clicking on www.redcedarspeedway.com. | press release

MARS WINS $10,000 FOR SECOND WISSOTA 100 TITLE!

(September 19, 2021) National Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Jimmy Mars racked up his seventh victory of the 2021 campaign in the annual running of the 'WISSOTA 100' from September 16-18 at I-94 Sure Step Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minnesota! Behind the wheel of his potent #28 MB Customs Late Model, Jimmy won his heat race before advancing to a strong runner-up performance in Thursday's prelim feature behind only race winner Cole Searing. On Saturday evening in the 50-lap headliner, Jimmy started sixth on the feature grid, grabbed the point on the sixth circuit, and drove to his second career 'WISSOTA 100' title. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star beat Dave Mass, his son Sam Mars, Cole Searing, and Jordan Tollakson to the checkered flag to claim the $10,000 top prize!

In Open Wheel Modified action during the fabled 'WISSOTA 100' weekend. Jimmy won his heat race on Thursday night before securing a triumph in his preliminary feature event. He then started third on the grid in the 40-lap main event on Saturday and led some laps early in the distance before some minor motor issues caused him to slip back to sixth by the end of the $6,000 to win contest. Full results from the entire week at I-94 Speedway can be accessed online at www.i94speedways.com. | press release

JIMMY MARS' WEEK AT ELDORA A SHORT ONE...

(September 10, 2021) The Mars Racing team recently struck out to the famed Eldora Speedway to compete in double 'World 100s' at the Rossburg, Ohio facility. The 51st Annual 'World 100' kicked off on Wednesday night, September 8 with a pair of Twin 25 prelims - each boasting a $10,000 paycheck. Jimmy Mars timed in eighteenth fastest in his group during qualifying prior to placing third in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the sixth row in the 25-lap sprint, Jimmy slid back to post a twenty-first place performance in the opener.

On Thursday evening, September 9 at the "Big E," a whopping $54,000 top prize was up for grabs in the 'World 100.' Jimmy's #28 MB Customs mount showed speed in his heat race and he was vying for a transfer position until a blown tire sent him hard into the outside retaining wall. The Menomonie, Wisconsin native wound up twelfth in his heat race and unfortunately did not start the 100-lap crown jewel headliner that was ultimately won by Brandon Overton. The heavy damage to the car forced Mars Racing to head home and Jimmy did not compete in the 50th Annual 'World 100' over the weekend at Eldora Speedway. Full results from the action-packed week in the Buckeye State can be found online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

MARS LANDS PAIR OF TOP TENS AT DAVENPORT

(August 29, 2021) The inaugural running of the 'Quad Cities 150' took place from August 26-28 and brought the Mars Racing team to Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa for the three-day World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series show. Things kicked off in the Hawkeye State with a pair of $10,000 to win throwdowns. On Thursday night in the opener, Jimmy Mars placed third in his loaded heat race before climbing three spots in the 40-lap feature en route to a strong eighth place performance. On the 1/4-mile oval on Friday evening, Jimmy ran second in his heat race, drew the fifth starting spot for the main event, and eventually placed seventh in the final finishing order of the 40-lapper.

On Saturday, a whopping $30,000 paycheck was up for grabs in the 'Quad Cities 150' grand finale. Jimmy grabbed the third transfer spot through his stacked heat race and later rolled off from the inside of the fifth row in the 70-lap finale. The Menomonie, Wisconsin Hall of Famer then blitzed all the way up to third in the running order before unfortunately slipping over the banking in between turns three and four on lap 49. Jimmy chose to retire from the contest at that point and headed to the pit area with a disappointing fifteenth place showing. Complete results from each of these three races can be found by logging onto www.woolms.com. | press release

ICEMAN RUNNER-UP IN RUMBLE BY THE RIVER 40

(August 21, 2021) The Mars Racing team competed in one lone event over the weekend, as they ventured to Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin on Friday night, August 20. The Dirt Kings Tour sanctioned the annual running of the 'Rumble by the River 40' and 25 competitors showed up to do battle for the $5,000 winner's check. Jimmy Mars won his heat race from the fifth starting spot and later rolled off from the inside of the third row in the 40-lap feature event as well. Jimmy then moved up to the second position and eventually netted a strong runner-up performance - 0.448 of a second behind only victor Chad Mahder! Full results from the 'Rumble by the River 40' can be viewed online by clicking on www.mississippithunder.com. | press release

MARS WINS ANOTHER MAHDER 55 TITLE!!

(August 14, 2021) For the fourth time in recent years (2017, 2018, 2019, & 2021), Jimmy Mars stood tall in victory lane in the 'Duane Mahder Memorial 55' at the nearby Red Cedar Speedway! On Friday night, August 13 at the Menomonie, Wisconsin oval, Jimmy advanced six spots during his heat race to finish second and later rolled off from the outside of the third row in the Structural Buildings WISSOTA Challenge Series special. (Chris Burback Photo)

The popular driver known as "The Iceman" then fell back early in the race before charging back to the front and eventually blasting past leader Pat Doar on a lap 13 restart. Jimmy then held the point for the remainder of the 55-lap headliner to secure the $5,555 top prize ahead of a top five that consisted of Doar, Jake Redetzke, A.J. Diemel, and Nick Anvelink! Full results from Red Cedar Speedway can be viewed online at www.wissotachallengeseries.com. | press release

 

 

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