IN $50,000 MODIFIED MASTERS!
19, 2017) Jimmy Mars unloaded his own #2
Open Wheel Modified from June 15-18 at the renowned Cedar
Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin for the 'Modified
Masters,' which was sanctioned by the United States Modified
Touring Series (USMTS). Things started on Thursday night
with a $3,000 to win preliminary shootout. Jimmy ran third
in his loaded heat race and was leading his B-Main until
an incident with a lapped car took him out of contention
to earn a transfer spot into the 40-lap main event.
On Friday evening at Cedar Lake, Jimmy placed
third in his first heat race, while he won his second and
final prelim of the night. After earning the second most
points through heat race action, Jimmy ran fourth in the
dash to claim the outside of the second row for the start
of Saturday's 70-lap headliner, which boasted a whopping
$50,000 payday. During the course of the 'Modified Masters,'
which spilled over into Sunday afternoon due to rain showers,
the Menomonie, Wisconsin star vaulted to as high as second
and battled for the lead at one point before settling for
a strong fourth place effort behind only winner Ryan Gustin,
Rodney Sanders, and Zack VanderBeek. Full results from the
extended weekend at CLS can be accessed online at www.usmts.com.
JIMMY MARS FLEXES
MUSCLE IN DREAM WEEKEND!
11, 2017) The #28 team rolled into the famed
Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 8-10 for the
23rd running of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' which once
again carried a hefty $100,000 winner's check. The three-day
crown jewel spectacular at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant
drew 79 Super Late Model competitors. Things kicked off
at the "Big E" with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary
programs, which paid $5,000 and $10,000 to win respectively.
Jimmy Mars ran second in his heat race on
Thursday night prior to leading five of the first nine circuits
in the 25-lapper before settling for a strong third place
podium performance behind only winner Scott Bloomquist and
runner-up Chris Madden. On Friday evening, Jimmy won his
heat race and later placed an impressive runner-up in the
25-lap main event behind only victor Mason Zeigler. When
the stakes were raised in the Buckeye State on Saturday,
the Menomonie, Wisconsin star scored a victory in his loaded
heat race before registering a steady seventh place showing
in the 100-lap 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Full results from
the extended weekend at Eldora Speedway can be accessed
by pointing your Internet browser to www.eldoraspeedway.com.
MARS GETS SECOND
WIN OF 2017 AT CEDAR LAKE!
4, 2017) Jimmy Mars recorded his second
victory of 2017 in Late Model action on Saturday evening,
June 3 at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond,
Wisconsin! Jimmy won his heat race prior to leading the
main event from flag-to-flag to bag the $1,750 payday over
A.J. Diemel and Pat Doar. Behind the wheel of his #2 Open
Wheel Modified, Jimmy moved up a couple of spots during
the feature event to place sixth in the final finishing
Earlier in the weekend, the Mars Racing team
unloaded both cars on Friday night, June 2 at the nearby
Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Jimmy moved
up to fourth in his Late Model heat race before knocking
down a fourth place effort in the $1,000 to win headliner.
The popular driver known as the "Iceman" then
ran third in his heat race and eighth in the Open Wheel
Modified special at his hometown facility. Complete results
from both Badger State venues can be viewed online at www.redcedarspeedway.com
(Vince Peterson Photo)
JIMMY MARS IN
ACTION AT LUXEMBURG SPEEDWAY
21, 2017) The Mars Racing team traveled
across the Badger State for a $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series showdown on Friday night, May 19 at Luxemburg
Speedway in Luxemburg, Wisconsin. Jimmy Mars laid down the
eleventh quickest time overall during the qualifying session
prior to finishing sixth in his stacked heat race. With
passing at a premium during the 50-lap feature event, Jimmy
was still able to drive past four competitors on his way
to a thirteenth place showing.
On Saturday evening, May 20, Jimmy was slated
to battle the LOLMDS foes once again at Deer Creek Speedway
in Spring Valley, Minnesota in the inaugural 'NAPA North
Star Nationals,' which boasted a $12,000 top prize. Unfortunately,
inclement weather was the norm in the area throughout the
weekend and wound up canceling the lucrative program. Full
results from Friday's stop at Luxemburg can be viewed online
IN FARMER CITY 74 OPENER!
14, 2017) Jimmy Mars and his #28 team ventured
to the Land of Lincoln from May 11-13 for a MARS Dirt Car
Series triple shot, which kicked off with the inaugural
'Farmer City 74' at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City,
Illinois. On Thursday night in the $3,000 to win opener,
Jimmy tripped the clock quickest in Group A during qualifying
prior to scoring the victory in his heat race. After starting
from the pole position in the 35-lapper, Jimmy hung around
the front of the stellar field before eventually bringing
home a strong fourth place performance behind only victor
Shannon Babb, Mason Zeigler, and Billy Moyer!
At Farmer City on Friday evening, a whopping
$20,000 top prize was on the line in the 'Farmer City 74.'
Jimmy ran second in heat race action to transfer into the
74-lap main event, but a flat right front tire sent him
pitside early in the race and relegated him to twenty-seventh
in the final finishing order. On Saturday in the weekend
finale at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury,
Illinois, a $10,000 winner's check was up for grabs in the
annual running of 'FALS Frenzy.' The Menomonie, Wisconsin
star placed second in his loaded heat race before notching
a seventeenth place effort in the 50-lap headliner. Full
results from both Illinois bullrings can be viewed online
(Todd Healy Photo)
JIMMY MARS CONTINUES
CONSISTENT START TO 2017
7, 2017) The Mars Racing team continued
their consistent start to the 2017 campaign over the May
4-6 weekend in a trio of Lucas Oil MLRA Series special events.
Things kicked off in the Hawkeye State on Thursday night
at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. Jimmy Mars placed
second in heat race action and later climbed up to third
in the $3,000 to win main event. At the conclusion of the
40-lapper, Jimmy found himself on the podium behind only
victor Chris Simpson and runner-up Tony Jackson, Jr.
Two more $3,000 to win MLRA showdowns then
took center stage at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa
and Independence Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa. On
Friday evening on the 1/4-mile oval at Davenport, Jimmy
finished third in his heat race prior to advancing once
again up to third in the 40-lap headliner to trail only
race winner Bobby Pierce and runner-up Chris Simpson. In
Saturday's weekend finale at Independence, the Menomonie,
Wisconsin superstar ran third in his heat race and fifth
in the caution-free feature behind only victor Billy Moyer,
Rodney Sanders, Chris Simpson, and Brent Larson. Full results
from the extended weekend in Iowa can be viewed by clicking
(Todd Healy Photo)
MARS LANDS IN
TOP FIVE AT RED CEDAR & CLS
(April 30, 2017) Jimmy
Mars and his #28 team were in Late Model competition at
two area venues over the April 28-29 weekend, as they invaded
Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wisconsin and Cedar Lake
Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin for a pair of weekly
shows. On Friday night at Red Cedar, Jimmy won his heat
race in preliminary action and later started the $1,000
to win headliner from the outside of the third row. With
passing at a premium throughout the distance, Jimmy would
move up to fifth before the unfurling of the checkers to
finish behind only winner John Kaanta, Rick Hanestad, Jake
Redetzke, and Darrell Nelson.
At Cedar Lake on Saturday evening, a $1,200
top prize was on the line for the NASCAR Late Model division.
Jimmy ran second in his heat race and later rolled off from
the outside of the fourth row in the A-Main. The Menomonie,
Wisconsin star then blitzed past six competitors during
the feature distance to claim an impressive runner-up showing
behind only victor and fellow MB Customs driver Steve Laursen.
Full results from both Badger State facilities can be accessed
online at www.redcedarspeedway.com
JIMMY MARS RUNNER-UP
IN RANDY BUSS ICEBREAKER
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.
MARS NABS FIRST
WIN OF 2017 AT CEDAR LAKE!
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.