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JIMMY FIFTH AT FALS; EIGHTH AT LASALLE

(October 12, 2020) Jimmy Mars and his #28 team ventured south to the Land of Lincoln from October 9-11 to compete in the final three MARS Racing Series contests, which also marked their last Super Late Model events of the 2020 season. At Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois on Friday night in the weekend opener, Jimmy timed in fifth fastest in Group B during qualifying before running third in his stacked heat race. The Menomonie, Wisconsin ace then rolled off from the inside of the sixth row in the $5,000 to win headliner and was up inside of the top ten early in the race when he unfortunately lost a bout with an infield tire, which caused heavy damage and relegated him to a disappointing twenty-second place effort. (Todd Healy Photo)

On Saturday evening, the dirt-slinging action quickly moved to Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois for the annual running of 'FALS Frenzy,' which boasted a hefty $15,000 top prize. Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary action, started the 50-lap main event from the pole position, and eventually crossed underneath the checkers in the fifth finishing position behind only race winner Brandon Sheppard, Josh Richards, Shannon Babb, and Kyle Strickler. In the weekend finale on Sunday at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois, Jimmy once again secured a heat race triumph before slipping to eighth in the final rundown of the $10,000 to win feature. Complete results from the season-ending MARS triple shot can be located online by clicking on www.marsracingseries.com. | press release

MARS EIGHTH IN FALL FRENZY OPENER

(September 27, 2020) The Mars Racing team headed back to Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin over the September 25-26 weekend for the inaugural running of the 'Fall Frenzy.' Prior to Friday's opening night, drivers opted to split the two-day show into two separate programs - each of which was scheduled to pay $1,750 to the winner. Jimmy Mars placed fifth in his Late Model heat race and later rolled off from the inside of the seventh row in the feature event. With passing at a premium, Jimmy was able to move up five positions to nab an eighth place performance. Mother Nature then scored the victory on Saturday evening at Cedar Lake, as the second $1,750 to win event was washed out. Full results from the rain-shortened 'Fall Frenzy' can be viewed by clicking on www.cedarlakespeedway.com.

JIMMY MARS CAPTURES THIRD CHECKERED FLAG!

(September 20, 2020) Jimmy Mars was very busy over the huge 'Legendary 100' weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway from September 17-19, as he racked up one win, five Top Five finishes, and six Top Ten efforts in Late Model and Modified action! Behind the wheel of his #28 MB Customs Late Model, Jimmy started off the three-day weekend at the New Richmond, Wisconsin oval by finishing second on Thursday behind only $1,000 winner James Giossi. Jimmy then set Fast Time in qualifying on Friday prior to picking up the $1,250 top prize for his third feature win of 2020 over Dustin Sorensen, James Giossi, A.J. Diemel, and Marshall Fegers. In Saturday's $3,000 to win grand finale, the Menomonie, Wisconsin star wound up fourth at the checkers behind only victor Jesse Glenz, James Giossi, and Darrell Nelson.

He also wheeled an Open Wheel Modified over the extended weekend in the Badger State. Jimmy posted finishes of fourth in Thursday's $700 to win opener, third in Friday's $800 to win main event, and tenth in the finale on Saturday evening, which carried a $2,000 paycheck. Complete results from the 'Legendary 100' weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway can be found online by clicking on www.cedarlakespeedway.com. | press release

MARS RUNNER-UP IN SUPERIOR SPECIAL!

(September 13, 2020) Jimmy Mars and his Mars Racing team ventured north to Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin on September 11-12 for the 'Russ Laursen Late Model Classic.' The WISSOTA Late Model special drew a 24 car field to the Badger State oval to do battle for the $5,519 top prize. (Shooterguy Action Photography)

On Friday night, Jimmy improved five spots in his first heat race to finish second and later wound up third in his final heat race of the evening. After running fifth in the fast dash, Jimmy started the 40-lap headliner on Saturday from the inside of the third row. The Menomonie, Wisconsin standout then steered to the front in the feature, made a bid for the lead on several different occasions, and eventually netted a strong runner-up performance behind only race winner Pat Doar. Full results from the 'Russ Laursen Late Model Classic' can be viewed online at www.gondiklawspeedway.com. | press release

JIMMY MARS RUNNER-UP AT ASHLAND!

(September 4, 2020) The Mars Racing team competed in one lone event over the Labor Day holiday weekend, as they tackled the 'Prelude to the Clay' at ABC Raceway in Ashland, Wisconsin on Thursday night, September 3. The WISSOTA Late Model special drew a solid 27 car field to vie for the $3,000 winner's check. Jimmy Mars took the win in his heat race and later drew the seventh starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the A-Main. Jimmy then blitzed to the front of the field, took the lead on lap 28, and held the point until the very last lap. Unfortunately, the Menomonie, Wisconsin ace was passed on the final circuit by Jeffrey Massingill and was forced to settle for a strong runner-up performance. Complete results from ABC Raceway can be viewed online at www.abcraceway.com.

MARS GETS PAIR OF TOP FIVES AT MTS!

(August 29, 2020) Jimmy Mars and his #28 team were back in the pit area at Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin on Friday night, August 28 for a pair of Late Model events. In the rain-postponed 'Dairyland Showdown' from the week prior, which boasted a $5,000 paycheck, Jimmy rolled off from the outside of the fifth row in the 40-lap main event. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star then steered past eight competitors during the contest to land in the runner-up spot behind only victor Chad Simpson!

In the full program at MTS, Jimmy started off the evening by laying down the second fastest lap in his group during qualifying before running second in his heat race. After starting the $2,000 to win headliner from the outside of the second row, Jimmy wound up finishing right where he started... in the fourth spot behind only race winner Chad Simpson, Dustin Sorenson, and Lance Matthees. Complete results from both of these features can be accessed online by visiting www.mississippithunder.com.

JIMMY MARS RALLIES AT CEDAR LAKE

(August 23, 2020) Mars Racing entered a pair of $5,000 to win shootouts at Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin and Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin over the August 21-22 weekend. On Friday night in the 'Dairyland Showdown' at MTS, Jimmy Mars placed fourth in his heat race and was scheduled to roll off from the inside of the sixth row in the 40-lap main event. However, Mother Nature intervened and the rain showers pushed back the feature until Friday, August 28. At Cedar Lake on Saturday evening, Jimmy ran eighth in his loaded heat race and fifth in the B-Main, but later put on a show during the headliner to pass sixteen competitors en route to a strong fifth place effort. At the checkers, the Menomonie, Wisconsin star trailed only winner James Giossi, Darrell Nelson, A.J. Diemel, and John Kaanta. Complete results from CLS can be viewed online at www.cedarlakespeedway.com. | press release

MARS ON PODIUM IN USA NATIONALS!

(August 9, 2020) Jimmy Mars and his #28 team competed in one of their favorite events of the season from August 6-8, as the 33rd edition of the 'USA Nationals' was held at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. On Thursday night in the $6,000 to win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series weekend lid lifter, Jimmy stopped the clock tenth fastest in Group B during qualifying before placing fifth in his stacked heat race. After grabbing the third and final transfer spot through his consolation race, Jimmy was an early retiree in the 30-lap feature and was eventually paid for a twenty-fifth place showing.

At Cedar Lake on Friday evening, a double set of qualifying heat races were held to help determine the line-ups for Saturday's crown jewel headliner, which once again boasted a whopping $50,000 paycheck. Jimmy finished fifth in his first heat race of the night, while he wound up a close second in his final prelim. After amassing the ninth most passing points in preliminary action, the Menomonie, Wisconsin ace rolled off from the inside of the fifth row in Saturday's 100-lap 'USA Nationals.' Gunning for his third race title, Jimmy was able to blast past six competitors during the extra-distance affair to garner an impressive third place podium effort behind only race winner Brandon Overton and runner-up Rick Eckert!

Mars Racing also entered the pair of CLS Late Model shows held over the busy 'USA Nationals' weekend. Jimmy placed second in his heat race on Friday night prior to moving past four competitors during the $2,500 to win main event to finish fourth behind only race winner Jesse Glenz, James Giossi, and A.J. Diemel. On Saturday evening in a similar $2,500 to win program for the local Late Models, Jimmy ran fourth in his heat race, but later scratched for the remainder of the event to put his sole focus and effort on the Super Late Model grand finale. Complete results from the entire weekend can be located online at www.cedarlakespeedway.com. | press release

HECTIC STRETCH NETS MARS TWIN 25 WIN!

(August 5, 2020) The Mars Racing team enjoyed a hectic stretch of racing action from July 28-August 4, as they entered events across the states of Iowa and Wisconsin. On Tuesday night, July 28, the team dropped into Davenport Speedway to compete in a $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series special on the 1/4-mile track at the Davenport, Iowa facility. Jimmy timed in only tenth fastest in Group B during qualifying, but later advanced up to third in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the sixth row in the 50-lap main event, Jimmy roared past eight competitors during the entertaining contest to leave the Hawkeye State with a sterling fourth place effort behind only race winner Brandon Sheppard, Cade Dillard, and Jimmy Owens! (Shooterguy Action Photography)

Over the weekend, the Menomonie, Wisconsin star found himself in competition at Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin and Rice Lake Speedway in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. On Friday in the annual 'Twin Ports Twin 25s' in Superior, Jimmy ran third in his heat race prior to passing seven competitors during the first 25-lapper to finish a strong runner-up behind only winner James Giossi. After a 15-car invert for the second feature, Jimmy stormed from the outside of the seventh row to lead the final four circuits to land his second triumph of the 2020 season. The popular driver known as the "Iceman" beat Rick Hanestad, Mike Prochnow, Deven VanHouse, and Jeffrey Massingill to the checkers to claim the $2,020 payday!

At Rice Lake on Saturday in the 4th edition of the 'Mahder 55,' Jimmy was looking for his fourth straight victory in the event, which is normally held at his hometown Red Cedar Speedway. After picking up a heat race win, Jimmy moved up to as high as second in the running order before slipping back to fourth at the checkers to trail only $5,555 winner Kevin Adams, A.J. Diemel, and Darrell Nelson. Action then continued for Mars Racing on Tuesday evening, August 4 at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, but Jimmy unfortunately suffered terminal issues early in the night and was forced to scratch from the $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series program. Complete results from these races can be viewed online at www.woolms.com, www.gondiklawspeedway.com, and www.ricelakespeedway.net. | press release

MARS BACK IN ACTION WITH OUTLAWS

(July 15, 2020) Jimmy Mars and his #28 team returned to World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series competition on Tuesday night, July 14 at Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin. A strong field of drivers were on hand to do battle for the $10,000 top prize in a special mid-week showdown. Jimmy clicked off the sixth quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through his loaded heat race. Unfortunately, Jimmy was an early retiree in the 50-lap main event and the Menomonie, Wisconsin ace settled for a twenty-second place performance at the Badger State speedplant. Complete results from last night at the former Superior Speedway can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

JIMMY MARS RUNNER-UP AT PLYMOUTH!

(July 12, 2020) Mars Racing followed the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series tour to a pair of Badger State venues over the July 10-11 weekend for two separate $10,000 to win programs. On Friday night at Outagamie Speedway in Seymour, Wisconsin, Jimmy Mars started off the evening by laying down the third quickest time in Group B during qualifying before finishing second in heat race action. After redrawing the eighth starting spot prior to the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap main event, Jimmy was unfortunately an early retiree during the action-packed race and was officially paid for a twenty-second place effort.

At Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin on Saturday evening, another $10,000 top prize was up for grabs with the national touring series. Jimmy knocked down the sixth fastest lap in Group B during time trials and later secured a popular heat race triumph. After drawing the pole position for the 50-lap headliner, the Menomonie, Wisconsin hotshoe stayed near the front throughout the feature distance and eventually nabbed an impressive runner-up performance behind only victor Brandon Sheppard! Complete results from the doubleheader weekend can be viewed online at www.woolms.com. | press release

MARS CONSISTENT IN CEDAR LAKE SPECTACULAR

(July 5, 2020) The #28 team made the short trek to the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin from July 2-4 for a special Independence Day weekend spectacular, which featured both the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars. The three-day extravaganza in the Badger State started on Thursday night with two separate rounds of qualifying and a $3,000 to win elimination showdown. Jimmy Mars earned Fast Time honors in qualifying for Friday and knocked down the sixth quickest lap for Saturday prior to winding up fifteenth in the final rundown of the night's preliminary feature.

A pair of $20,000 top prizes were then on the line over the weekend at Cedar Lake. Jimmy placed third in his loaded heat race on Friday night and later advanced up to sixth in the 40-lap main event to trail only victor Ashton Winger, Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Weiss, Dennis Erb, Jr., and Darrell Lanigan. In front of the CBS Sports Network cameras in Saturday's grand finale, Jimmy secured a heat race triumph before driving to a strong fifth place effort in the 40-lapper behind only race winner Brandon Sheppard, Cade Dillard, Ricky Weiss, and Dennis Erb, Jr. Complete results from all three contests can be viewed online by clicking on www.woolms.com. | press release

JIMMY MARS KICKS OFF MASTERS WITH WIN!

(June 14, 2020) The Mars Racing team captured their first victory of the 2020 racing season in the 21st Annual 'Masters' opener on Thursday night, June 11 at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin! Behind the wheel of his #28 MB Customs Late Model, Jimmy Mars won his heat race and later led the last half of the 30-lap feature event to claim the $3,000 payday ahead of Pat Doar, Darrell Nelson, Jeffrey Massingill, and James Giossi. Jimmy also flexed his muscle throughout the remainder of the 'Masters' weekend, as he won two more Late Model heat races before finishing an impressive runner-up to $5,000 winner Jesse Glenz on Friday and $10,000 victor Rick Hanestad on Saturday.

Piloting the 300th MB Customs modified built out of the Mars Race Cars shop, Jimmy also entered all three nights of USMTS action during the 'Masters' extravaganza. His best showing was during the $3,000 to win opener on Thursday when he won his heat race prior to nabbing a strong third place podium effort behind only race winner Rodney Sanders and runner-up Dustin Sorensen. On Friday evening, the Menomonie, Wisconsin star finished third in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and twenty-fifth in the $5,000 to win headliner. Jimmy then ran into issues in Saturday's finale and scratched from the $10,000 to win program after running seventh in his heat race. Full results from the hectic Cedar Lake weekend can be found online at www.cedarlakespeedway.com. (Tyler Rinken Photo)

 

 

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