JIMMY MARS VICTORIOUS AGAIN
AT RED CEDAR!
27, 2015) Jimmy Mars, of Menomonie, Wisconsin,
visited victory lane for the second time in 2015 on Friday
night, June 26 at his hometown Red Cedar Speedway! Driving
the red #21 normally piloted by his brother-in-law Scott
Gilberts, Jimmy ran second in his heat race and later started
the weekly Late Model feature event from the outside of
the fourth row. The national superstar then blasted to the
front of the field by lap seven and held the point throughout
the remainder of the distance to claim the $1,000 win. Jimmy
beat Rick Hanestad, A.J. Diemel, Chad Mahder, and Mike Prochnow
to the checkers! Complete results from Red Cedar Speedway
can be viewed online at www.redcedarspeedway.com.
MARS WINS MASTERS OPENER
AT CEDAR LAKE!
14, 2015) Jimmy Mars picked up his first
win of the 2015 racing season in thrilling fashion on Friday
night, June 12 in night one of the annual 'Masters' weekend
at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin! Jimmy
clicked off the fastest lap in his group during UMP DIRTcar
Summer Nationals qualifying and later finished second in
heat race action. After starting the 40-lap main event from
the outside of the third row, Jimmy crept forward throughout
the distance and worked the bottom of the speedplant to
perfection to grab the lead from Jason Feger on lap 38.
The Menomonie, Wisconsin star beat Feger, Frank Heckenast,
Jr., Billy Moyer, and Shannon Babb to the checkers to pocket
the $5,000 windfall!
On Saturday evening, June 13, the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals
gang returned to CLS and a $10,000 top prize was on the
line in the 'Masters' finale. Jimmy timed in second fastest
in his group during qualifying and once again ran second
in his loaded heat race. He then rolled off sixth on the
grid in the 50-lapper, but an early tangle with Adam Hensel
caused him to retire with damage to his MB Customs mount
and relegated him to a disappointing twenty-first place
performance. Complete results from the two-day 'Masters'
extravaganza can be viewed online at www.thehelltour.com.
(Jim Denhamer Photo)
JIMMY MARS BUSY IN HUGE DLM
7, 2015) The Mars Racing team descended
upon the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June
4-6 for the 21st edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.'
The huge three-day crown jewel extravaganza in the Buckeye
State kicked off with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs.
On Thursday night at Eldora, Jimmy Mars ran fourth in his
heat race prior to slipping back to seventeenth in the $2,500
to win weekend opener. At the "Big E" on Friday
evening, Jimmy placed third in his heat race and later picked
off eight competitors during the $5,000 to win headliner
to bag an impressive fourth place effort behind only winner
Jonathan Davenport, Steve Casebolt, and Jeep Van Wormer!
When Saturday rolled around at Eldora Speedway, all eyes
were fixated on the 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' which once
again boasted a whopping $100,000 paycheck. Jimmy finished
fifth in his loaded heat race, but later grabbed the second
transfer spot through his consolation event. After starting
the 100-lap grind from the inside of the twelfth row, the
Menomonie, Wisconsin ace was unfortunately an early retiree
and settled for a twenty-sixth place showing. Complete results
from the long extended weekend can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
MARS RUNNER-UP IN CEDAR LAKE
31, 2015) Jimmy Mars was in action at the
renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin
on Saturday evening, May 30, as the track hosted its popular
'Triple Crown' event. Jimmy, who piloted the #21 owned by
his brother-in-law Scott Gilberts in the single-day showdown,
won his heat race and later started the $3,000 to win feature
from the inside of the fourth row. The Menomonie, Wisconsin
star then worked his way past five competitors on the rough,
choppy track surface to garner a strong runner-up finish
in the 40-lapper behind only winner Brent Larson. Complete
results from CLS can be accessed by clicking on www.cedarlakespeedway.com.
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