READY FOR KNOXVILLE LATE MODEL NATIONALS
(September 13, 2018)
Mars Racing had planned to unload their
#28 machine from September 6-8 at the hallowed high-banks of Eldora
Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio to vie for the prestigious globe trophy
in the 48th Annual 'World 100.' However, with the rainy remnants
of Tropical Storm Gordon postponing Friday and Saturday's action
at the "Big E" until October 12-13, only Thursday night's
$10,000 to win Twin 25s escaped the wrath of Mother Nature.
In the wee hours of Friday morning after a lengthy rain delay,
Jimmy Mars timed in twentieth fastest overall during qualifying
before finishing third in his heat race. Jimmy then worked his way
past seven competitors during his 25-lapper to claim a solid eighth
place showing. Complete results from the soggy weekend in the Buckeye
State can be found online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
The #28 team is now locked and loaded for one of their favorite
events of the season - the 15th edition of the 'Knoxville Late Model
Nationals' at the storied Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.
Things will kick off later this evening, September 13 with a $7,000
to win prelim, which will once again be sanctioned by the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Another $7,000 payday will then be on
the line in a similar preliminary night on Friday at the 1/2-mile,
semi-banked speedplant. The culmination of the three-day 'Knoxville
Late Model Nationals' will then take center stage on Saturday night,
September 15, as the 100-lap crown jewel spectacular will once again
boast a whopping $40,000 top prize.
Jimmy, who hails out of Menomonie, Wisconsin, has made 14 feature
starts at the downtown Knoxville, Iowa facility - the most of any
driver - with a best finish of fourth place three times (2017, 2014,
2008). Additional information on the 'Knoxville Late Model Nationals'
weekend can be accessed by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com.
Mars Racing would like to thank all of their current supporters
including: Deppe Enterprises, T.L. Sinz Plumbing, Keyes Chevytown,
Baileigh Industrial, MB Customs, Moore Wireline, Inc., S&S Transport,
Inc., Schill Construction, ARMI, Duvall Electric, Graveyard Auto,
Vic Hill Race Engines, Tim's Automotive Machine, Mid-States Equipment
& Hydraulics, AMSOIL, Champ Pans, CMD Race Shocks, Delph Communications,
Integra Shocks, Joe Provo Race Wear, Joe Signs, Keyser Manufacturing,
Performance Bodies & Parts, Peterson Fluid Systems, Simpson
Race Products, Speedwerx Headers, Swift Springs, VP Racing Fuels,
Wiles Driveshafts, and Wilwood Engineering.
Keep up all year long with all of the latest news and information
concerning the Mars Racing team at the brand-new www.JimmyMarsRacing.com.
Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communications