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RUNNER-UP FINISHES FOR MARS AT RED CEDAR & CLS
(May 1, 2016)
For the second straight weekend, Jimmy Mars and his father-in-law Paul Gilberts went racing together on April 29-30 at Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wisconsin and Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. In a weekly Late Model event on Friday night at the nearby Red Cedar Speedway, Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary action and later started the $1,000 to win A-Main from the outside of the fourth row. The Menomonie native then disposed of six competitors during the course of the race and finished a strong runner-up behind only victor Jake Redetzke.

Another weekly Late Model show was held on Saturday evening at Cedar Lake Speedway and a $1,200 top prize was up for grabs. Jimmy placed second in his heat race prior to rolling off from the outside of the third row in the feature event. The "Iceman" then delivered another sterling performance in front of his home state fans by climbing to as high as second to record another runner-up effort behind only race winner A.J. Diemel. Complete results from both weekend races can be viewed online at www.redcedarspeedway.com and www.cedarlakespeedway.com.

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MARS PODIUMS RED CEDAR & CEDAR LAKE SHOWS!
(April 24, 2016)
Menomonie, Wisconsin standout Jimmy Mars piloted his father-in-law Paul Gilberts' #28 machine on April 22-23 in weekly Late Model shows at Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie and Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond. On Friday night at his hometown venue, Jimmy ran third in heat race action and later lined up from the inside of the fourth row in the A-Main. During the course of the headliner, Jimmy picked off four competitors on his way to a solid third place effort behind only winner Jake Redetzke and runner-up Jess Glenz.

At Cedar Lake on Saturday evening, another weekly program was held and a $1,200 winner's check was on the line. Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary competition prior to rolling off from the outside of the third row in the feature. The popular driver known as the "Iceman" was then able to improve three positions during the 25-lapper en route to another third place podium performance behind only victor Darrell Nelson and runner-up Jake Redetzke. Complete results from both weekend races can be viewed online at www.redcedarspeedway.com and www.cedarlakespeedway.com.

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JIMMY MARS POCKETS $5,000 FOR DAVENPORT WIN!
(April 17, 2016)
Jimmy Mars landed in victory lane for the first time in the young 2016 racing season on Friday night, April 15 at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa! Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary action and later started the MARS DIRTcar Series and Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series co-sanctioned feature from the inside of the second row. After grabbing the point from Tony Jackson, Jr. on a lap 16 restart, Jimmy kept the talented field behind him for the remainder of the 35-lap main event, which was contested on the 1/2-mile oval. The Menomonie, Wisconsin standout pocketed the $5,000 winner's check over Justin Kay, Tony Jackson, Jr., Rodney Sanders, and Chris Simpson!

A similar show was then held on Saturday evening, April 16 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, but the stakes were heightened as the annual 'Slocum 50' boasted a $10,555 top prize. Jimmy once again won his heat race in preliminary action and rolled off from the outside of the front row in the 50-lap headliner. The popular driver known as the "Iceman" ran amongst the leaders throughout the race while dodging holes in the racetrack before slipping back to sixth at the checkers to finish behind only winner Bobby Pierce, Ryan Unzicker, Brian Shirley, Chris Simpson, and Jason Feger. Full results from the Hawkeye State doubleheader can be viewed online at www.marsracingseries.com. (Mike Ruefer Photo)

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MARS BACK IN ACTION IN MLRA SPRING NATIONALS
(April 10, 2016)
Jimmy Mars and the Mars Racing team returned to dirt-slinging competition for the first time since they left Arizona in January over the April 8-9 weekend at the immaculate Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. The Lucas Oil MLRA Series presided over the two-day 'MLRA Spring Nationals,' which kicked off on Friday night with a $2,000 to win shootout. Jimmy ran second in his heat race and later lined up starting fifth on the grid in the 30-lap main event. During the contest, Jimmy quickly vaulted up to second and finished an impressive runner-up behind only winner Billy Moyer.

On Saturday evening at Wheatland, a $5,000 top prize was on the line in the 'MLRA Spring Nationals' finale. Jimmy unfortunately could not overcome a poor draw, as he finished ninth in his heat race and sixth in his B-Main. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star was unable to make the start in the 45-lap headliner, which was won by Brian Shirley. Full results from both weekend battles in the Show-Me State can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com.

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WILD WEST SHOOTOUT RESULTS FROM USA RACEWAY
(January 17, 2016)
Things wrapped up in the desert tonight with the 'Wild West Shootout' finale at USA (AZ) Raceway. The six-race miniseries in Tucson concluded with a 50-lap throwdown, which boasted a record-high $11,000 payday to the winner. Jimmy Mars finished fifth in heat race action prior to grabbing the third and final transfer spot through his consolation race. After starting the feature from the outside of the eleventh row, Jimmy was unfortunately involved in a tangle with leader Darrell Lanigan and was ultimately the first retiree - winding up placed twenty-fourth in the final rundown. (Mike Ruefer Photo)

(January 16, 2016) The penultimate event of the 2016 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries was held tonight in front of a huge grandstand crowd at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. Jimmy Mars moved up three spots in his heat race to finish seventh, but unfortunately ran into problems during his B-Main and wound up in the eleventh finishing position. The Menomonie, Wisconsin ace missed out on the $5,000 to win headliner, which was won by Darrell Lanigan.

(January 15, 2016) Race four of the 10th Annual 'Wild West Shootout' took center stage tonight at USA (AZ) Raceway and yet another $5,000 winner's check was up for grabs for the Mars Racing team. Jimmy Mars advanced up to second in his heat race, which allowed him to start the 30-lapper from the inside of the sixth row. During the course of the caution-free show, Jimmy hung around the top ten throughout the distance before guiding his #28 entry to a twelfth place showing.

(January 13, 2016) Following a couple of days off, the desert heated back up tonight with the third leg of the 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. Jimmy Mars slipped back to third in his loaded heat race, but later won his consolation event to gain access into the $5,000 to win main event. During the course of the 30-lap feature, Jimmy was able to move up a couple of spots on his way to a sixteenth place effort.

(January 10, 2016) Round two of the 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries took to the track today at USA (AZ) Raceway and another $5,000 top prize was on the line in the unsanctioned Super Late Model spectacular. Menomonie, Wisconsin ace Jimmy Mars scored the victory in his heat race from the third starting spot and later rolled off from the pole position in the 30-lapper. Jimmy then paced the stellar field for the first 26 circuits during the caution-free affair before eventually losing the point to eventual winner Jonathan Davenport on lap 27. The "Iceman" scored an impressive runner-up performance tonight in the desert!

(January 9, 2016) The six-race 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries kicked off earlier today at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona with a $5,000 to win showdown, which served as the season lid lifter for the #28 team. Jimmy Mars had a fan go through his radiator in preliminary action and was unfortunately not able to transfer into the 30-lap main event, which was won by Don O'Neal.

 

 


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