23RD ANNUAL SHOW-ME 100 NIGHTLY
23, 2015) Officials of the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil MLRA Series, and Lucas Oil
Speedway have been forced to postpone the 'Show-Me 100'
until July 12, 2015 due to heavy rain showers. Rain started
to fall at the speedway during the second consolation race
tonight and with inclement weather a factor in the area
for the rest of the weekend, the $30,000 to win crown jewel
extravaganza has been pushed back to be ran in conjunction
with the 9th Annual 'CMH Diamond Nationals' in July.
(May 22, 2015) Preliminary
action for the 23rd Annual Lucas Oil 'Show-Me 100' took
place tonight at Lucas Oil (MO) Speedway and a whopping
80 car field assembled in the pit area for the crown jewel
extravaganza. Jimmy Mars clicked off the twenty-fourth quickest
time in Group A during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
qualifying prior to advancing up to fifth in his loaded
(May 21, 2015) The
23rd edition of the Lucas Oil 'Show-Me 100' kicked off tonight
at the immaculate Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri,
as the Lucas Oil MLRA Series presided over the 'Cowboy Classic.'
Jimmy Mars laid down the twelfth fastest lap in Group A
during the qualifying session despite trailing smoke from
his #28 MB Customs ride. The team unfortunately discovered
terminal engine problems following time trials and Jimmy
was forced to scratch from the remainder of the $5,045 to
You can view complete results from the entire 'Show-Me
100' weekend by clicking on www.lucasoilspeedway.com.
JIMMY MARS CLIMBS TO SECOND
16, 2015) Jimmy Mars and his #28 team traveled
to Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Friday
evening, May 15 for a $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series shootout. Jimmy laid down the sixth fastest
lap in Group A during the qualifying session and later finished
second in heat race action. After starting the 50-lap headliner
from the inside of the fourth row, Jimmy steadily moved
up through the talented field and took the second spot from
Dennis Erb, Jr. on the final circuit. The Menomonie, Wisconsin
pilot nabbed an impressive runner-up showing in front of
his home state fans, as he trailed only winner Earl Pearson,
Jr. at the checkers.
Saturday's LOLMDS stop at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle,
Illinois, which was also scheduled to pay $10,000 to the
winner, was thwarted early in the day by inclement weather.
Complete results from Friday's visit to Oshkosh can be accessed
by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
MARS ON PODIUM IN SHORT TRIP
TO RED CEDAR
9, 2015) Mars Racing made the short tow
to Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wisconsin on Friday
evening, May 8 for a regular weekly Late Model program.
Jimmy Mars won his heat race in preliminary action and later
started from the inside of the third row in the A-Main.
The Menomonie ace then worked his way past two competitors
during the sprint to finish third behind only race winner
Mike Prochnow and runner-up Jake Redetzke. Complete results
from Red Cedar Speedway can be accessed online at www.redcedarspeedway.com.
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