WEBSITE LAUNCHED FOR MARS RACING TEAM!!
23, 2020) Jimmy Mars and Delph Communications, Inc. would
like to welcome you to the brand-new www.JimmyMarsRacing.com! The
newly launched website is dedicated to the National Dirt Late Model
Hall of Famer and his #28 race team. Jimmy, who is sporting a primarily
yellow color scheme in 2020 with new marketing partners Veit and
Vonco on board, has already entered nine Super Late Model races
this year during the 'Battle at the Border' at Vado (NM) Speedway
Park and the 'Wild West Shootout' at Arizona Speedway. The Menomonie,
Wisconsin star posted his best finish of a runner-up effort on Wednesday,
January 15 during a $5,000 to win shootout in Queen Creek, Arizona.
You can read full race recaps from the trip out west and keep up
with the Mars Racing team all year long by logging onto www.JimmyMarsRacing.com!
(Mike Ruefer Photo)
RESULTS FROM THE WILD WEST SHOOTOUT
19, 2020) Things concluded in the desert earlier this evening,
as the sixth and final round of the 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries
took place at Arizona Speedway. The grand finale at the Queen Creek,
Arizona speedplant was dubbed as the 'Shaw Trucking 50' and boasted
a hefty $15,000 windfall. Jimmy Mars timed in second fastest in
his group during qualifying and later placed third in his stacked
heat race. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star then rolled off from the
inside of the sixth row and ran as high as eighth in the running
order. Jimmy unfortunately retired from the 50-lap headliner with
troubles after only 33 circuits and was paid for an eighteenth place
(January 18, 2020) The penultimate
event of the 2020 'Wild West Shootout' took center stage tonight
at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona and 40 drivers signed
into the pit area to do battle for the $5,000 paycheck. Jimmy Mars
posted the fifth quickest lap in his group during time trials before
grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot in heat race action.
After starting the 40-lap headliner from the outside of the eighth
row, Jimmy wound up retiring after only 25 circuits and he was officially
placed twenty-first in the final finishing order.
(January 17, 2020) The fourth leg
of the annual 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries was on tap tonight
at Arizona Speedway, as the desert oval played host to yet another
$5,000 to win showdown for the Super Late Models. Jimmy Mars' evening
was unfortunately a short one, as engine woes early in the night
caused the Menomonie, Wisconsin ace to scratch from the entire program.
The #28 team swapped out powerplants and will be ready to roll for
tomorrow night's event at the Queen Creek, Arizona facility.
(January 15, 2020) After a couple
of days off in the desert, it was back to work for the #28 team,
as another $5,000 top prize was on the line in the third race of
the 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries at Arizona Speedway in Queen
Creek, Arizona. Jimmy Mars laid down the second quickest time in
his group during qualifying before securing a heat race triumph.
He then drew the pole position for the 30-lap main event and ran
amongst the top three throughout the distance. At the checkers,
Jimmy found himself in the runner-up spot for his best finish of
the season behind only victor Brandon Sheppard!
(January 12, 2020) Round two of the
14th Annual 'Wild West Shootout' boasted another $5,000 payday earlier
today at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona. Jimmy Mars clicked
off the fourth quickest lap in his group during time trials and
later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat
race. After rolling off from the inside of the eighth row in the
40-lapper, Jimmy moved up to as high as thirteenth in the first
eighteen circuits before retiring his new-look #28 yellow machine
in the twenty-first position.
(January 11, 2020) Mars Racing continued
their stint out west, as they entered round one of the 14th Annual
'Wild West Shootout' earlier today at Arizona Speedway. A strong
field of 46 competitors showed up at the Queen Creek, Arizona facility
to do battle for the $5,000 paycheck. Jimmy Mars earned Fast Time
honors in his group during qualifying before placing second in heat
race action. After starting the 40-lap main event from the outside
of the fifth row, Jimmy drove up to eighth early in the contest
and eventually guided his #28 MB Customs mount to a solid ninth
place effort in the miniseries opener.
NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM
THE BATTLE AT THE BORDER
5, 2020) The inaugural running of the 'Battle at the Border'
wrapped up today at Vado Speedway Park, as the World of Outlaws
Morton Buildings Late Model Series presided over a $15,000 to win
showdown at the Vado, New Mexico oval. Jimmy Mars stopped the clock
ninth fastest in Group B during the qualifying session before finishing
sixth in his heat race and fourth in his B-Main. Unfortunately,
Jimmy narrowly missed out on a coveted transfer spot into the 75-lap
weekend finale, which was ultimately won by fellow MB Customs pilot
Cade Dillard. (Jim Rosas Photo)
(January 4, 2020) Night two of the
'Battle at the Border' took place earlier today at Vado Speedway
Park and another $5,000 payday was on the line for the cars and
stars racing with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model
Series tour at the state-of-the-art Vado, New Mexico facility. A
strong contingent of 42 drivers once again took time during qualifying
and Jimmy Mars started off his evening by laying down the twelfth
quickest lap in Group A. After running fifth in his stacked heat
race, Jimmy unfortunately ran into problems early in his B-Main
and was not able to transfer into the 30-lap feature event, which
was won by Ricky Weiss.
(January 3, 2020) The 2020 season
officially kicked off earlier tonight at Vado Speedway Park in Vado,
New Mexico, as the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model
Series tour presided over the first of three nights in the inaugural
'Battle at the Border.' A strong 42 car field showed up in "The
Land of Enchantment" to vie for the $5,000 winner's check in
the season lid lifter. Jimmy Mars steered his new-look yellow #28
machine to the tenth fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying
session prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through his stacked
heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the sixth row in
the 30-lapper, Jimmy wound up crossing the finishing line in the
thirteenth spot at the conclusion of the caution-free affair.
STARTS SEASON IN NEW MEXICO THIS WEEK
1, 2020) Mars Racing is nearing the start of their 2020
campaign, which will see the new-look #28 team venture to the states
of New Mexico and Arizona over the next few weeks! With a new yellow
paint scheme and primary sponsorship from Veit Specialty Contracting
& Waste Management and Vonco Waste Management Campus, Jimmy
Mars will kick off his year in the inaugural 'Battle at the Border'
at Vado Speedway Park in Vado, New Mexico later this week from January
3-5. The three-race World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model
Series weekend will be headlined by a $15,000 to win grand finale.
From there, Jimmy will enter all six events during the annual 'Wild
West Shootout,' which will run from January 11-19 and will once
again be held at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona. Following
five $5,000 to win unsanctioned showdowns in the Copper State, Jimmy
will vie for the $15,000 top prize in the 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries
finale on Sunday, January 19. You can view confirmed schedule dates
for the Mars Racing team by clicking on the SCHEDULE
page of the website!
VEIT & VONCO ON BOARD FOR 2020!
13, 2019) With the start of the 2020 racing season less
than two months away, Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Jimmy Mars excitedly
announced today the addition of two new primary marketing partners!
Both Veit Specialty Contracting & Waste Management and Vonco
Waste Management Campus have inked multi-year deals to align themselves
directly with Mars Racing for 2020 and beyond. The new partnership
with these two great companies will afford Jimmy the opportunity
to enter additional national events, while also allowing him the
flexibility to continue to pick and choose his racing schedule.
With Veit and Vonco on board, the look of Jimmy's traditionally
white racecar will change to Veit's corporate colors, but the 47-year-old
racer welcomes the change of color scheme heading into the new decade.
"I think I can speak for everyone at Mars Racing that we are
very excited about the partnership with Veit and Vonco, along with
the new colors," exclaimed the Menomonie, Wisconsin driver
earlier today. "They are two terrific companies that have supported
Dirt Late Model racing for a long, long time with Jeff Wildung.
Their new involvement with our program will allow us to do some
different things and race at more of a national level, while still
being able to enter all of the big events across the Upper Midwest.
I have to thank Vaughn and Kelly Veit, Mitch Sumstad, and everyone
at Veit and Vonco for their support. Mars Racing looks forward to
representing them and all of our other great sponsors in first-class
fashion both on and off the racetrack in 2020 and in future years!"