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
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
JIMMY MARS POCKETS
$5,000 FOR DAVENPORT WIN!
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.
MARS BACK IN
ACTION IN MLRA SPRING NATIONALS
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.
WILD WEST SHOOTOUT
RESULTS FROM USA RACEWAY
17, 2016) Things wrapped up in the desert
tonight with the 'Wild West Shootout' finale at USA (AZ)
Raceway. The six-race miniseries in Tucson concluded with
a 50-lap throwdown, which boasted a record-high $11,000
payday to the winner. Jimmy Mars finished fifth in heat
race action prior to grabbing the third and final transfer
spot through his consolation race. After starting the feature
from the outside of the eleventh row, Jimmy was unfortunately
involved in a tangle with leader Darrell Lanigan and was
ultimately the first retiree - winding up placed twenty-fourth
in the final rundown. (Mike
(January 16, 2016) The
penultimate event of the 2016 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries
was held tonight in front of a huge grandstand crowd at
USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. Jimmy Mars moved up three
spots in his heat race to finish seventh, but unfortunately
ran into problems during his B-Main and wound up in the
eleventh finishing position. The Menomonie, Wisconsin ace
missed out on the $5,000 to win headliner, which was won
by Darrell Lanigan.
(January 15, 2016) Race
four of the 10th Annual 'Wild West Shootout' took center
stage tonight at USA (AZ) Raceway and yet another $5,000
winner's check was up for grabs for the Mars Racing team.
Jimmy Mars advanced up to second in his heat race, which
allowed him to start the 30-lapper from the inside of the
sixth row. During the course of the caution-free show, Jimmy
hung around the top ten throughout the distance before guiding
his #28 entry to a twelfth place showing.
(January 13, 2016) Following
a couple of days off, the desert heated back up tonight
with the third leg of the 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries
at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. Jimmy Mars slipped back
to third in his loaded heat race, but later won his consolation
event to gain access into the $5,000 to win main event.
During the course of the 30-lap feature, Jimmy was able
to move up a couple of spots on his way to a sixteenth place
(January 10, 2016) Round
two of the 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries took to the track
today at USA (AZ) Raceway and another $5,000 top prize was
on the line in the unsanctioned Super Late Model spectacular.
Menomonie, Wisconsin ace Jimmy Mars scored the victory in
his heat race from the third starting spot and later rolled
off from the pole position in the 30-lapper. Jimmy then
paced the stellar field for the first 26 circuits during
the caution-free affair before eventually losing the point
to eventual winner Jonathan Davenport on lap 27. The "Iceman"
scored an impressive runner-up performance tonight in the
(January 9, 2016) The
six-race 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries kicked off earlier
today at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona with a $5,000 to
win showdown, which served as the season lid lifter for
the #28 team. Jimmy Mars had a fan go through his radiator
in preliminary action and was unfortunately not able to
transfer into the 30-lap main event, which was won by Don