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(April 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.


(April 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.


(January 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.

(January 14, 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.

(January 13, 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.

(January 11, 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.

(January 8, 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!

(January 7, 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.


(January 4, 2017)
Jimmy Mars and his #28 team are in the process of trekking out west for the 11th edition of the 'Wild West Shootout,' which will be held for the first time at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona. Jimmy's first six events of 2017 will take place from January 7-15 at the 1/3-mile oval located just outside of Phoenix. The first five races will pay $5,000 to the victor while the January 15 finale will boast a $12,000 winner's check.

A $10,000 points fund has been established for the six-race miniseries with $3,000 earmarked for the overall champion. In addition, 'Wild West Shootout' title sponsor Keyser Manufacturing has posted a $250,000 bonus for any driver that can sweep all six shows, a $100,000 bonus for five wins, and a $50,000 bonus for a driver picking up four feature victories. Jimmy has accumulated the third-most wins in Arizona during January, as the Menomonie, Wisconsin star has reached victory lane on five different occasions in recent years. Additional information concerning this year's version of the 'Wild West Shootout' can be located online at www.wildwestshootout.net.



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