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WILD WEST SHOOTOUT NIGHTLY RESULTS...
(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.

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MARS RACING SET TO OPEN '17 IN ARIZONA!!!
(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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MARS CHARGES TO RUNNER-UP IN FALL CLASSIC!
(October 9, 2016)
The Mars Racing team rolled into Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota on October 7-8 to compete in the 'Fall Classic' weekend, which paid $4,000 to the winner for the WISSOTA Late Models. Jimmy Mars won his heat race in preliminary action on Friday night and later started Saturday's 40-lap feature contest from the inside of the fourth row. Jimmy was then on the move early and often during the 'Fall Classic' and eventually drove up to second to earn an impressive runner-up showing behind only race winner Jake Redetzke. All of the top five cars at Ogilvie were MB Customs machines built and assembled at Mars Race Cars! Full results from the season-ending stop at Ogilvie can be viewed online at www.ogilvieraceway.com.

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JIMMY MARS BUSY DURING RED CLAY CLASSIC
(October 2, 2016)
Jimmy Mars returned to both Late Model and Open Wheel Modified competition over the September 30-October 1 weekend at ABC Raceway in Ashland, Wisconsin, as the track hosted the annual running of the 'Red Clay Classic.' Behind the wheel of his #28 Late Model, Jimmy was involved in a heat race incident on Friday night, but received a Past Champions provisional on Saturday evening to transfer into the $4,000 to win headliner. The Menomonie, Wisconsin superstar then rallied past fifteen competitors during the caution-free fall special en route to a respectable tenth place performance.

In Open Wheel Modified competition, Jimmy ran fifth in his heat race, but later won his B-Main to gain access into the feature event, which paid $3,000 to the victor. The driver known as the "Iceman" then opted to pull off the one-groove racing surface early in the 'Red Clay Classic' and was officially placed twenty-fourth in the final finishing order. Complete results from ABC Raceway can be accessed online at www.abcraceway.com.

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MARS OWNS PUNKY MANOR CHALLENGE OF CHAMPIONS!
(September 25, 2016)
Jimmy Mars, of Menomonie, Wisconsin, swept this year's edition of the 'Punky Manor Challenge of Champions' at his hometown Red Cedar Speedway on September 23-24, as he claimed a pair of victories in both the Late Model and Modified divisions! Jimmy won his heat race in both classes on Friday prior to grabbing the point early in both main events on Saturday night. The popular driver known as "The Iceman" pocketed $5,000 for his Late Model triumph over brother-in-law Scott Gilberts, Lance Matthees, John Kaanta, and Jake Redetzke, while he recorded a $2,000 payday for his Modified win over Cory Mahder and Ashley Anderson. Jimmy has now amassed ten 'Punky Manor Challenge of Champions' titles (seven Late Model, three Modified) in his illustrious career! Complete results from the two-day special event at Red Cedar Speedway can be accessed online at www.redcedarspeedway.com. (Charlie Weber Photo)

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JIMMY MARS CLIMBS TO SIXTH IN KNOXVILLE NAT'S!
(September 18, 2016)
Mars Racing descended upon the historic Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa on September 15-17 for the 13th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' The three-day crown jewel event, which was sanctioned once again by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, drew 69 competitors to the sprawling 1/2-mile speedplant and things got underway in the Hawkeye State with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary showdowns. On Thursday night, Jimmy Mars placed third in his heat race prior to knocking down a strong fifth place performance in the 25-lap sprint behind only winner Billy Moyer, Brandon Sheppard, Josh Richards, and Shane Clanton. At Knoxville on Friday evening, Jimmy once again ran third in his heat race before blasting past nine competitors during the 25-lapper en route to a solid seventh place showing.

By virtue of accumulating the fifteenth most points in Knoxville's unique format, Jimmy locked himself automatically into the inside of the eighth row for the start of Saturday's 100-lap 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' finale, which once again boasted a hefty $40,000 payday. The Menomonie, Wisconsin standout pointed his Deppe Enterprises #28 MB Customs mount to the front in the extra-distance affair and eventually picked off nine cars - despite encountering brake issues - on his way to a stellar sixth place effort. Jimmy trailed only feature victor Mike Marlar, Scott Bloomquist, Bobby Pierce, Shane Clanton, and Billy Moyer to the checkered flag in what is scheduled to be his final open motor show of the 2016 season. Complete results from the extended weekend can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

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MARS EARNS PODIUM FINISH IN WORLD 100 PRELIM!
(September 11, 2016)
The #28 team and driver Jimmy Mars, along with 107 other competitors, made their way to the famed high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on September 8-10 for the 46th edition of the 'World 100.' The three-day spectacular at the 1/2-mile, Darke County oval kicked off with a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Jimmy ran second in his heat race prior to slipping back to eighth in his 25-lap feature event. At the track known as the "Big E" on Friday evening, Jimmy also finished second in his heat race, but led laps 2-19 of the 25-lapper before settling for an impressive third place podium showing behind only victor Bobby Pierce and runner-up Devin Moran!

At Eldora Speedway on Saturday, the weekend concluded with the "Biggest Dirt Race in the World" and everyone in attendance had their sights set on the $49,000 top prize, along with the storied globe trophy. Jimmy placed fifth in his loaded heat race and later utilized a provisional to gain access into the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza. After starting the 'World 100' from the outside of the tenth row, the Menomonie, Wisconsin star pitted a couple of times early in the distance and eventually retired from the contest in the twenty-sixth position. Complete results from the extended weekend in the Buckeye State can be accessed by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.

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JIMMY MARS WINS $20,000 IN WORKING MAN WEEKEND!
(September 5, 2016)
Jimmy Mars, who has enjoyed a myriad of success in recent years during the 'Firecracker' weekend at Lernerville Speedway, took more cash out of the Sarver, Pennsylvania facility on September 2-3, as he emerged victorious in the headliner of the track's 'Working Man Weekend.' On Friday night, Jimmy clicked off the seventh quickest lap in Group B during World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series qualifying prior to moving up to third in one of the $2,500 to win qualifiers to finish behind only winner Josh Richards and runner-up Mike Norris. After drawing the inside of the second row before the start of Saturday's 75-lap main event, Jimmy assumed the point when leader Josh Richards suffered a flat tire late in the distance. The Menomonie, Wisconsin standout then led the final eleven circuits to record the hefty $20,000 windfall ahead of Morgan Bagley, Billy Moyer, Jr., Rick Eckert, and Michael Norris!

Following the big win, the action quickly turned to the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Sunday evening, September 4 for the annual running of the 'Baltes Classic.' Jimmy laid down the second fastest lap of the 40 entrants during American Late Model Series (ALMS) time trials and later ran second in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the fourth row in the $3,000 to win feature, the popular driver known as the "Iceman" was able to move past a trio of competitors en route to a steady fourth place performance in the 25-lap sprint behind only winner Kent Robinson, Billy Moyer, and Duane Chamberlain. Complete results from the busy Labor Day holiday weekend can be viewed online at www.woolms.com and www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Todd Battin Photo)

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MARS POCKETS $8,000 IN GEORGE SCHEFFLER MEMORIAL!
(August 28, 2016)
The Mars Racing team captured their second straight 'George Scheffler Memorial' title on Friday night, August 26 at Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin! Jimmy Mars posted the second quickest lap in his group during Corn Belt Clash Super Late Model Series qualifying and later ran second in his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the fourth row in the 40-lap 'George Scheffler Memorial,' Jimmy methodically worked his way to the front of the field and eventually wrestled the point away from Chris Simpson.

Jimmy, who hails from Menomonie, Wisconsin, then led the remainder of the caution-free affair to bag the $8,000 payday ahead of Simpson, Mitch McGrath, Chad Simpson, and Nick Anvelink! Saturday's Corn Belt Clash stop at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin was then washed-out by inclement weather. Full results from the popular 'George Scheffler Memorial' can be obtained by clicking on www.cornbeltclash.com. (Mike Ruefer Photo)

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THIRD WIN OF 2016 FOR MARS COMES AT SPRING LAKE!
(August 15, 2016)
Jimmy Mars, aboard his father-in-law Paul Gilberts' MB Customs mount, captured his third feature win of the 2016 racing season on Sunday, August 14 in a rain-postponed Late Model special at Spring Lake Speedway in Unity, Wisconsin! Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary action and later rolled off from the inside of the third row in the 30-lap feature event. The Menomonie, Wisconsin standout then grabbed the point around the halfway mark of the headliner and drove to the $2,000 triumph over Tim Isenberg, Chad Mahder, Dave Fieber, and Taylor Scheffler!

Earlier in the week, Jimmy piloted his own #28 machine on Wednesday evening, August 10 at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota. The Lucas Oil MLRA Series came to town to preside over a $5,000 to win, mid-week shootout. Jimmy ran second in his heat race prior to starting the 40-lapper from the pole position. After officially leading a single lap on the third circuit, the popular driver known as the "Iceman" wound up third in the final finishing order behind only victor Jesse Stovall and runner-up Ryan Gustin. Complete results from both shows can be viewed by clicking on www.mlraracing.com and www.springlakespeedway.com. (Tom Loos Photo)

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MARS GETS $2,500 WIN DURING USA NATIONALS!
(August 7, 2016)
The Mars Racing team had a hectic week in store for them in their home state of Wisconsin from August 2-6 with high-profile events at both Shawano Speedway in Shawano, Wisconsin and Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. Things kicked off with a $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series showdown on Tuesday at Shawano and Jimmy Mars promptly posted the second quickest lap in qualifying before winning his loaded heat race. Jimmy was then slated to roll off from the pole position in the 50-lapper, but an unapproved tire change in what was deemed to be the staging area prior to the race sent him to the tail end of the field. After only six circuits, the Menomonie, Wisconsin star opted to pull off the racing surface in disgust and wound up twenty-fourth in the final finishing order.

Action quickly shifted to Cedar Lake on Thursday for the start of the 29th edition of the 'USA Nationals.' Jimmy qualified well during World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series time trials, but unfortunately got into the wall on the opening lap of his heat race, which ended his night early and kept him out of the $6,000 to win preliminary feature. The popular driver known as the "Iceman" then battled back to click off the fastest time in Group B during Friday's qualifying session before finishing second in his heat race. After starting the $50,000 to win crown jewel main event on Saturday evening from the outside of the sixth row, Jimmy fought hard for a top ten finish before eventually recording an eleventh place effort in the 100-lap grind.

The #28 team also entered a NASCAR Late Model during the 'USA Nationals' weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway and were able to claim their second feature win of 2016, along with an additional runner-up performance. Jimmy finished second behind winner Jason Krohn in the $2,500 to win show on Friday, while he led from flag-to-flag in Saturday's 30-lapper. Jimmy celebrated the $2,500 triumph in victory lane by besting Krohn, A.J. Diemel, Jake Redetzke, and Darrell Nelson! Full results from both Shawano and Cedar Lake can be obtained by clicking on www.woolms.com and www.cedarlakespeedway.com.

 

 


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