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.
WILD WEST SHOOTOUT
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
SET TO OPEN '17 IN ARIZONA!!!
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.