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JIMMY MARS CLOSES OUT SEASON AT PORTSMOUTH...
(October 20, 2014)
Jimmy Mars and his #28 team wrapped up their version of the 2014 racing season from October 17-19 in the 34th Annual 'Dirt Track World Championship' at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series finale attracted a stellar field of 89 competitors to the south-central Ohio oval and all eyes were focused on the whopping $50,000 payday. On Friday night, Jimmy posted the fourth quickest lap in Group A during the time trial session and later finished fifth in his loaded heat race behind only prelim winner Jonathan Davenport, Gregg Satterlee, R.J. Conley, and Earl Pearson, Jr.

Following a rain-out on Saturday evening, the remainder of the DTWC program was held at PRP on Sunday afternoon. However, the Mars Racing team chose to leave the grounds when the rains hit and did not return to participate on Sunday. You can view complete results from the 'Dirt Track World Championship' by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

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MARS RALLIES TO FOURTH IN KNOXVILLE NATIONALS!
(September 28, 2014)
Mars Racing rolled into the hallowed grounds of Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa on September 25-27 for the 11th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' The three-day crown jewel spectacular kicked off with a pair of $7,000 to win programs at the 1/2-mile Marion County fairgrounds speedplant. On Thursday night, Jimmy Mars qualified well in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time trials, but unfortunately was involved in a heat race incident, which caused him to scratch for the remainder of the evening. At Knoxville on Friday, Jimmy rebounded to finish fourth in his heat race, sixth in the B-Main, and nineteenth in the 25-lap preliminary main event.

By virtue of his strong point on Friday, Jimmy locked himself into the outside of the ninth row for the start of Saturday's 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals,' which once again boasted a hefty $40,000 top prize. In front of a huge grandstand crowd and the television cameras of the Lucas Oil Production Studios, Jimmy helped put on a terrific show in the 100-lapper. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star worked the treacherous cushion to perfection throughout the distance and charged all the way up to third in the running order before settling for an impressive fourth place showing behind only winner Brian Birkhofer, Scott Bloomquist, and Mike Marlar. Complete results from Knoxville Raceway can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

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JIMMY MARS WINS SIXTH PUNKY MANOR TITLE!
(September 21, 2014)
Jimmy Mars recorded his sixth career 'Punky Manor Challenge of Champions' title over the September 19-20 weekend at the nearby Red Cedar Speedway in his hometown of Menomonie, Wisconsin! Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary action on Friday evening and led the second half of Saturday's headliner. The Menomonie star claimed the $5,000 payday for the popular WISSOTA Late Model win over Jake Redetzke, Scott Gilberts, Mike Prochnow, and Rick Hanestad!

The Mars Racing team also unloaded a MB Customs modified throughout the weekend at Red Cedar Speedway to vie for the $2,000 top prize. Jimmy also won his heat race in the Open Wheel Modified division and eventually bagged a strong runner-up performance in Saturday's main event to finish behind only victor Darrell Nelson. Complete results from the 35th Annual 'Punky Manor Challenge of Champions' can be obtained online at www.redcedarspeedway.com. (Chris Burback Photo)

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MARS ENCOUNTERS BAD LUCK IN BERLIN HEAT RACE...
(September 14, 2014)
Jimmy Mars and his #28 team made their first-ever visit to the dirt-covered Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan on September 12-13 for the 3rd Annual 'Down & Dirty 100.' The World of Outlaws Late Model Series once again presided over all of the dirt-slinging action at the 7/16-mile speedplant. After Friday's $8,000 to win program was rained-out, the track officials made the decision to up Saturday's single-day shootout to pay a hefty $15,000 to the winner.

Jimmy started off his evening by posting the seventh quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session, which placed him starting fourth in his heat race. While running in a transfer position during the prelim, Jimmy unfortunately experienced a right front suspension failure on the rough racing surface, which caused him to shoot hard into the turn three wall. Due to the extensive damage to his MB Customs ride, the Menomonie, Wisconsin standout was not able to make the start in the 65-lap headliner. Full results from the rain-shortened 'Down & Dirty 100' weekend can be found online at www.woolms.com.

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JIMMY MARS FLEXES MUSCLE IN WORLD 100
(September 7, 2014)
The Mars Racing team made their yearly 'World 100' pilgrimage to the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on September 4-6 for the 44th edition of the "Granddaddy of Them All." Things kicked off at Eldora on Thursday and Friday with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs, each of which boasted a $5,000 top prize. On Thursday night, Jimmy Mars won his heat race and later placed fifth in the 25-lap headliner behind only winner Dale McDowell, Randy Weaver, Gregg Satterlee, and Brian Birkhofer. At the "Big E" on Friday evening, Jimmy ran third in his heat race prior to finishing fifteenth in the final rundown of his 25-lapper.

When Saturday rolled around at Eldora Speedway, the stakes were much higher and each driver was gunning for the $47,000 winner's check and the prestigious globe trophy. Jimmy finished second in his stacked heat race behind only prelim winner Dale McDowell, which earned him the inside sixth row starting spot in the 'World 100.' During the course of the 100-lap grind, the Menomonie, Wisconsin star vaulted all the way up to third in the running order before he was collected in a lap 61 incident triggered by a spinning Mason Zeigler. Jimmy was forced to retire with heavy front end damage to his MB Customs mount and he was relegated to a disappointing twenty-third place performance. Full results from the action-packed weekend at Eldora can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

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MARS FOURTH IN GEORGE SCHEFFLER MEMORIAL!
(August 23, 2014)
Jimmy Mars and his #28 team rolled into Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Friday night, August 22 for the annual running of the 'George Scheffler Memorial.' The Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series presided over all of the action and a $6,000 payday was on the line. Jimmy advanced five spots during his heat race to finish in the third position, while he also ran third in the dash. After starting the headliner from the inside of the second row, the Menomonie, Wisconsin ace eventually netted a solid fourth place performance in the 'George Scheffler Memorial' behind only winner Chad Simpson, A.J. Diemel, and Jason Utter. Full results from the rare trip to Oshkosh can be accessed online at www.cornbeltclash.com.

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JIMMY MARS EIGHTH IN $40K TOPLESS 100
(August 17, 2014)
Another weekend and another crown jewel event for Mars Racing, as they invaded Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas on August 15-16 for the 22nd edition of the 'Topless 100.' A stellar field of 63 competitors piled into the Batesville-area speedplant and all eyes were fixated on the $40,000 winner's check. Jimmy Mars qualified eleventh fastest in Group A during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying on Friday night and later grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his heat race behind only prelim winner Don O'Neal and runner-up Mike Marlar.

When Saturday evening rolled around at Batesville, Jimmy's #28 MB Customs mount started the 100-lap headliner from the inside of the eighth row. During the course of the roofless spectacular, which was taped for television by the Lucas Oil Production Studios, the Menomonie, Wisconsin ace picked off seven competitors en route to a steady eighth place performance. Full results from the 'Topless 100' weekend can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

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MARS CLIMBS TO PODIUM IN NORTH/SOUTH 100!
(August 10, 2014)
Jimmy Mars and his #28 team traveled to the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on August 8-9 for the 32nd Annual 'North/South 100.' For the first time in its storied history, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie featured a passing points format with double heat races instead of the normal qualifying procedure. Jimmy ran second in his first heat race on Friday night and later wound up fourth in his second prelim of the evening - despite getting caught up in an early race incident.

After placing fifth in his dash on Saturday, Jimmy started the $50,000 to win crown jewel main event from the outside of the fifth row. The Menomonie, Wisconsin pilot, who was looking for his second 'North/South 100' title, then marched past seven competitors during the 100-lap headliner. Jimmy eventually crossed underneath the checkers third following the entertaining race behind only winner Eddie Carrier, Jr. and runner-up Scott Bloomquist. Full results from Florence Speedway can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

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LUCRATIVE STRETCH OF RACING FOR #28 TEAM...
(August 2, 2014)
The #28 Mars Racing team wrapped up the 27th edition of the 'USA Nationals' tonight at Cedar Lake (WI) Speedway, as all eyes were fixated on the $50,000 top prize. Jimmy Mars rolled off from the inside of the fourth row in tonight's 100-lap headliner and quickly pointed his MB Customs mount to the front of the stellar field. Jimmy led laps 17-37 before eventually winding up third in the 'USA Nationals' behind only victor Jimmy Owens and runner-up Bobby Pierce. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star did pick up his second NASCAR Late Model feature win of the weekend at CLS, as he nabbed the $2,500 first place prize money in the 40-lap affair!

(August 1, 2014) Night two of the 'USA Nationals' weekend took place tonight at Cedar Lake Speedway and preliminary action was held for the crown jewel event, which boasts a hefty $50,000 payday tomorrow evening at the New Richmond, Wisconsin facility. Menomonie star Jimmy Mars knocked down the ninth fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session and later grabbed the second transfer spot through his heat race behind only prelim winner Jason Feger. Jimmy will start tomorrow night's 100-lap 'USA Nationals' from the inside of the fourth row. To close out the big show tonight, Jimmy was awarded the $2,500 winner's check in the NASCAR Late Model division, as he was ahead of A.J. Diemel, Tim Isenberg, Brent Larson, and Chad Mahder when rain showers halted the 40-lap feature after only 33 circuits!

(July 31, 2014) The dirt-slinging action shifted to the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin tonight for the start of the huge 27th Annual 'USA Nationals' weekend. The World of Outlaws Late Model Series sanctioned a $6,000 to win program tonight at CLS. Jimmy Mars posted the second quickest lap in Group A during time trials prior to claiming the victory in his loaded heat race. After drawing the pole position for the 40-lap main event, Jimmy led from flag-to-flag in the caution-free affair to record the $6,000 triumph over Darrell Lanigan, Jimmy Owens, Rick Eckert, and Don O'Neal!

(July 29, 2014) A very busy week in the Badger State of Wisconsin kicked off tonight with a visit to Shawano Speedway in Shawano, Wisconsin, as the World of Outlaws Late Model Series presided over a $10,000 to win battle. Jimmy Mars timed in third fastest in Group B during qualifying tonight and later scored the win in heat race action. After drawing the seventh starting spot prior to the 50-lap feature, Jimmy moved up to third to finish on the podium behind only race winner Darrell Lanigan and runner-up Rick Eckert.

(July 26, 2014) The 25th edition of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic' came to a close tonight at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois and a $25,000 top prize was on the line in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series extravaganza. Jimmy Mars picked up the win in his B-Main tonight at FALS and later started the 100-lap extra-distance feature from the outside of the tenth row. At the end of the action-packed PDC, Jimmy found himself on the lead lap and in the fifteenth finishing position.

(July 25, 2014) Following Independence, Jimmy Mars and his #28 team bolted overnight to Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois for the opening night of the 25th Annual 'Prairie Dirt Classic,' as well as the rain-postponed UMP Summer Nationals feature from back on June 21. Jimmy started the $10,000 to win main event from the inside of the fifth row, but was involved in a first lap scramble during the 50-lapper and retired in the twenty-second position. In preliminary action for the 'Prairie Dirt Classic,' Jimmy knocked down the fifth quickest lap in Group A during World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying and eventually recorded a fifth place effort in his heat race after encountering another incident.

(July 24, 2014) The Mars Racing team pulled into the pit area tonight at Independence Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa, as the Hawkeye State venue greeted the World of Outlaws Late Model Series with a $10,000 to win program. Jimmy Mars clicked off the ninth fastest lap during the qualifying session and later grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the sixth row in the 50-lap feature, Jimmy was able to pick off six competitors en route to a solid sixth place showing behind only victor Darrell Lanigan, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Rick Eckert, Tim McCreadie, and Billy Moyer.

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WORLD OF OUTLAWS WILD WEST TOUR RESULTS...
(July 18, 2014)
Another $10,000 top prize was on the line in the "Wild West Tour" finale tonight at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Jimmy Mars laid down the fastest lap in Group B during World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying prior to scoring the heat race triumph over Tim McCreadie, Frank Heckenast, Jr., and Morgan Bagley. After drawing the seventh starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap headliner, Jimmy quickly moved up to third in the running order. At the conclusion of the caution-free affair, the Menomonie, Wisconsin star found himself sixth in the final rundown.

(July 15, 2014) The third leg of the "Wild West Tour" took the Mars Racing team to Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, South Dakota tonight for another $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series tilt. Jimmy Mars clicked off the fastest lap of the 26 entrants during qualifying to earn Fast Time honors and later finished fourth in his loaded heat race behind only prelim victor Darrell Lanigan, Tim McCreadie, and Morgan Bagley. After rolling off from the outside of the fifth row in the 50-lap feature, Jimmy was able to work his way past four competitors en route to a solid sixth place effort.

(July 13, 2014) Night two of the "Wild West Tour" took place tonight at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota and another $10,000 top prize was on the line. Jimmy Mars timed in tenth quickest during the World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying session prior to finishing third in heat race action. After starting the 'Gopher 50' from the inside of the fourth row, Jimmy wound up eighth in the final finishing order tonight at Deer Creek.

(July 12, 2014) Heavy rain showers across southeast Minnesota have forced Deer Creek Speedway officials to postpone tonight's NAPA Auto Parts 'Gopher 50' for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series until Sunday evening, July 13. A large crowd of Super Late Model teams were on the Spring Valley, Minnesota grounds this afternoon ready to compete in the second leg of the WOOLMS four-race "Wild West Tour" before the persistent showers led officials to reset the entire $10,000 to win program to Sunday.

(July 10, 2014) The annual World of Outlaws Late Model Series "Wild West Tour" kicked off with a bang tonight for Mars Racing, as they found victory lane at Hibbing Raceway in Hibbing, Minnesota! Jimmy Mars knocked down the fourth fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session and later finished second in heat race action. After drawing the pole position prior to the drop of the green flag in the 50-lapper, Jimmy tracked down leader Darrell Lanigan on lap 38 to grab the point. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star then led the remainder of the distance to secure the $10,000 triumph for his sixth career WOOLMS victory over Tim McCreadie, Darrell Lanigan, Morgan Bagley, and Chub Frank! (Randy Murray Photo)

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TOP FIVE FOR JIMMY MARS IN FIRECRACKER 100
(June 29, 2014)
Two-time 'Firecracker 100' winner Jimmy Mars ventured east to the storied Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania from June 26-28 for the eighth version of the three-day mega-event, which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. Things kicked off at Lernerville with a pair of $6,000 to win preliminary events. On Thursday night, Jimmy narrowly missed out on the 30-lap feature after finishing fifth in his heat race and third in his B-Main. The Menomonie, Wisconsin ace then ran second in his heat race and advanced up to fourth in the 30-lapper on Friday evening to finish behind only winner Jimmy Owens, Scott Bloomquist, and Tim McCreadie.

The 'Firecracker 100' weekend then concluded on Saturday evening and all eyes were fixated on the hefty $30,000 winner's check. By virtue of Friday's strong run, Jimmy started on the front row of his heat race and brought home a strong runner-up effort behind only heat winner Kent Robinson. After drawing the inside of the second row prior to the drop of the green flag in the 100-lap 'Firecracker 100,' Jimmy found himself inside of the top five virtually the entire distance. When the rain hit the Keystone State speedplant with only ten laps remaining, the driver known as "The Iceman" was in the fifth spot to finish the shortened race behind only victor Darrell Lanigan, Scott Bloomquist, John Blankenship, and Dale McDowell. Full results from Lernerville Speedway can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

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MARS HITS SELECT SUMMER NATIONALS EVENTS...
(June 21, 2014)
Mars Racing finished their week on the UMP Summer Nationals grind tonight at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois. Jimmy Mars laid down the eighth quickest lap in Group A during qualifying and later grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race. Jimmy was then slated to start the 50-lap feature from the inside of the fifth row, but inclement weather invaded the facility prior to the start of the B-Main and postponed the remainder of the $10,000 to win program to a later date.

(June 20, 2014) Jimmy Mars and his Mars Racing team invaded Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois tonight for a $10,000 to win UMP Summer Nationals battle. Jimmy started off his evening by clicking off the twelfth fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session. Unfortunately, the Menomonie, Wisconsin native was unable to transfer into the 50-lap feature after running fifth in his loaded heat race and eighth in the B-Main.

(June 19, 2014) Tonight's $5,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour stop at Quincy Raceway in Quincy, Illinois was rained-out after a late afternoon thunderstorm hit the 3/8-mile oval. Next up for Mars Racing will be tomorrow night's "Hell Tour" visit to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois!

(June 18, 2014) Jimmy Mars and the #28 team followed the UMP Summer Nationals trail to Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois tonight for a $5,000 to win showdown. Jimmy knocked down the fourth quickest lap in Group B during qualifying prior to finishing second in his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the fourth row in the 40-lapper, Jimmy wound up fourteenth in the final rundown tonight at Spoon River.

(June 17, 2014) The Mars Racing team returned to action with the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour tonight at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa, as a $10,000 top prize was on the line. Jimmy Mars qualified second fastest in his group during time trials and later finished third in his loaded heat race behind only prelim winner Brian Shirley and runner-up Shannon Babb. After starting the 50-lapper from the inside of the fifth row, Jimmy was inside of the top ten when he clipped the inside guardrail, which folded his nosepiece and caused him to retire in the fourteenth position.

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JIMMY MARS SEVENTH IN MASTERS AT CEDAR LAKE
(June 15, 2014)
Jimmy Mars and his #28 team made the short hour tow to the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin on June 13-14 for the 16th Annual 'Masters' weekend. The UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour once again roared into CLS to preside over a pair of high-profile events. The doubleheader weekend kicked off on Friday night with a $5,000 to win program and 32 competitors piled into the pit area.

Jimmy could only muster the fourteenth fastest lap in Group A during the UMP qualifying session, but the Menomonie, Wisconsin ace got up on the wheel in his heat race to earn the third transfer spot behind only prelim winner Billy Moyer and runner-up Shannon Babb. After rolling off from the outside of the fifth row in the 40-lap main event, Jimmy was able to work his way past three competitors en route to a solid seventh place showing. Saturday's $10,000 to win 'Masters' finale unfortunately fell victim to wet weather and will not be rescheduled. Full results from the rain-shortened weekend at Cedar Lake can be found by visiting www.cedarlakespeedway.com.

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MARS BACK IN ACTION IN DLM DREAM AT ELDORA
(June 8, 2014)
Mars Racing invaded the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on June 5-7 for the 20th edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' The huge three-day extravaganza at the "Big E" kicked off with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Jimmy Mars moved up four spots in his heat race to finish third prior to winding up fourteenth in his $2,500 to win main event. At the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant on Friday evening, Jimmy ran fifth in his heat race, won his consolation event, and later placed eighteenth in his $5,000 to win, 25-lap feature event.

When Saturday rolled around at Eldora Speedway, all eyes were fixated on the hefty $100,000 top prize in the 20th Annual 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Jimmy finished sixth in his stacked heat race, but was later battling for a coveted transfer spot in his B-Main. Unfortunately, the Menomonie, Wisconsin native was the recipient of an errant slider from Kyle Bronson in the waning laps, which resulted in heavy damage to his #28 mount. The wreck dropped Jimmy to a thirteenth place finish in his consolation race and took him out of contention for advancing into the 100-lap crown jewel main event. Full results from Eldora can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.


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