(January 20, 2022) Fresh off an eight win season in 2021, Jimmy Mars and his Mars Racing team have made the long trek south to Florida to begin their 2022 campaign. Jimmy will start his racing season later tonight, January 20 during the opening show of the three-day ‘Sunshine Nationals’ at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. This is the first time since 2013 that the Menomonie, Wisconsin Hall of Famer has turned a wheel at the famed Daytona Beach-area speedplant. (Dirtman Photography)

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will sanction the 3rd edition of the ‘Sunshine Nationals,’ which kicks off tonight with a $10,000 to win shootout. Jimmy will also compete at VSP in similar $10,000 to win programs on Friday and Saturday to round out the tripleheader weekend. In an open practice session held last night at Volusia Speedway Park, Jimmy laid down the fifth quickest time overall of the 37 competitors that recorded a lap around the 1/2-mile oval.

Once the ‘Sunshine Nationals’ has concluded, the #28 team has plans of returning home for a couple of weeks before making their way back to Volusia in February for the annual running of the ‘DIRTcar Nationals.’ Six straight nights of ground-pounding Super Late Model action is scheduled at the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile” from February 14-19. If you can’t make it to sunny Florida, all of the action from both the ‘Sunshine Nationals’ and the ‘DIRTcar Nationals’ will be broadcast LIVE to subscribers on DIRTVision.

January 20 | Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, WoO | $10,000 to win
January 21 | Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, WoO | $10,000 to win
January 22 | Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, WoO | $10,000 to win
February 14 | Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, DIRTcar | $7,000 to win
February 15 | Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, DIRTcar | $7,000 to win
February 16 | Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, WoO | $10,000 to win
February 17 | Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, WoO | $10,000 to win
February 18 | Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, WoO | $10,000 to win
February 19 | Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, WoO | $10,000 to win

The Mars Racing team would like to thank all of their 2022 marketing partners including: Veit & Company, Inc., Vonco, Deppe Enterprises, T.L. Sinz Plumbing, Keyes Chevytown, ARMI Contractors, Baileigh Industrial, Mid-States Equipment & Hydraulics, Quality Freight Rate, Accurate Construction, MB Customs Race Cars, Pro Power Racing Engines, Joe Provo Racewear, Joe Signs, Graveyard Auto, VP Racing Fuels, CMD Shocks, Integra Racing Shocks, Swift Springs, Wilwood Engineering, Wiles Driveshafts, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Speedwerx, FK Rod Ends, Champion Racing Oil, Delph Communications, Sweet MFG., Allstar Performance, Peterson Fluid Systems, Champ Pans, and Performance Bodies.

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