(May 6, 2020) The Mars Racing team returned to the track for the first time since the conclusion of the 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries - held in Arizona back in mid-January - on Friday evening, May 1 at Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin. The track's 12th Annual Season Opener drew a strong field of Late Models for the unsanctioned event, which was broadcast live on Pay-Per-View on and had no race fans in the grandstands due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.

Jimmy Mars clicked off the fastest lap in his group during the qualifying session and later placed third in his stacked heat race. With $2,000 on the line for the victor of the main event, Jimmy rolled off from the outside of the fourth row. Following thirty green flag racing circuits around the Badger State facility, the Menomonie, Wisconsin Hall of Famer wound up fourth in the final finishing order of the feature behind only race winner James Giossi, Jake Timm, and Justin Ritchie. Full results from 'The Race To Be Essential' can be viewed online at

Jimmy and his #28 team are slated to remain idle over the upcoming May 8-9 weekend, but will head south to the Show-Me State on May 15-16 for a World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series doubleheader. Jimmy is scheduled to vie for the $6,000 top prize in Friday's shootout at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, while a $10,000 winner's check will be on the line in Saturday's program at the Pevely, Missouri oval. These two events at the St. Louis-area facility will be held in front of a limited grandstand crowd and broadcast LIVE on DIRTVision. More information on the upcoming double-dip at Pevely can be located by clicking on

The Mars Racing team would like to thank all of their 2020 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, S&S Transport, MB Customs Race Cars, Vic Hill Racing Engines, Joe Provo Racewear, Joe Signs, Graveyard Auto, VP Racing Fuels, Tim's Automotive Machine, CMD Shocks, Integra Racing Shocks, Swift Springs, Wilwood Engineering, Wiles Driveshafts, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Speedwerx, FK Rod Ends, Delph Communications, Sweet MFG., Allstar Performance, Peterson Fluid Systems, Champ Pans, and Performance Bodies.

About Veit & Company, Inc.:
Veit is among the most respected specialty contracting companies in the nation. Our company has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for our clients, employees, and community. With more than 700 employees and an unmatched commitment to safety, Veit is on-site and on task at many of the most critical points of a commercial, municipal, or industrial construction projects. Specialty contracting services include earthwork, foundations, demolition, underground utilities, hydraulic dredging, commercial diving, industrial cleaning and more. Veit serves both private and public sector clients, including academic and medical facilities, public recreational centers, commercial and retail development, power, gas, and oil industry, transportation, and the manufacturing industry. Given Veit's diverse workforce, specialized equipment, and problem-solving essentials as well as unsurpassed safety record, Veit ranks as one of the highest value specialty contracting providers in the Midwest. Learn more at

About Vonco:
Vonco is your solid waste disposal company that is committed to recycling and can provide multiple disposal solutions at one location. Our waste campuses are integrated solid waste processing facilities incorporating sustainable environmental practices for construction, demolition, and industrial waste. Our commitment to service and environmental stewardship is unwavering, and our innovative approach to solid waste processing assures you that your waste will be disposed of responsibly and economically. Learn more at

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