2, 2022) The Mars Racing team continued their winning
ways on Friday evening, July 1, as they racked up their fourth triumph
of the year in a visit to the nearby Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie,
Wisconsin! National Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Jimmy Mars won
his heat race from the pole position and later started the weekly
Late Model feature event from the inside of the fourth row. Jimmy
then pointed his famed #28 MB Customs mount to the front of the
field, grabbed the lead around the halfway mark of the 20-lap headliner,
and went on to capture the $1,000 top prize at his hometown track.
Finishing behind him at the checkers was runner-up and son Sam Mars,
Mark Hessler, Mike Prochnow, and Pat Doar! Complete results from
Red Cedar Speedway can be accessed online by clicking on www.redcedarspeedway.com.
GETS THIRD WIN OF SEASON!
25, 2022) For the second straight weekend and for the
third time in 2022, Jimmy Mars celebrated in victory lane on Friday
night, June 24 at the nearby Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wisconsin!
Jimmy won his heat race from the fifth starting spot and later rolled
off from the outside of the third row in the weekly Late Model feature
event. The Menomonie native then quickly moved to the front of the
field in the 20-lap main event and once in the lead, Jimmy dominated
the remainder of the contest. Jimmy bagged the $1,000 payday for
the triumph over a top five that included runner-up Chad Mahder,
Mark Hessler, John Kaanta, and Sam Mars! Complete results from Red
Cedar Speedway can be located by pointing your web browser to www.redcedarspeedway.com.
MASTERS FINALE FOR $10,000!
19, 2022) Menomonie, Wisconsin Hall of Famer Jimmy Mars
has enjoyed a myriad of success throughout his career during the
'Masters' weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway and 2022 was no exception!
Jimmy recorded his second win of the season at the renowned New
Richmond, Wisconsin facility in the weekend finale on Saturday night,
June 18. Jimmy moved past five competitors during his heat race
to finish third and later started the 45-lap Late Model headliner
from the pole position. The popular driver known as "The Iceman"
then led each and every circuit during the contest to bag the $10,000
top prize ahead of a top five that included runner-up Cole Searing,
Shane Edginton, Justin Ritchie, and Pat Doar! (Track
Earlier in the tripleheader weekend, the #28 team
enjoyed a pair of solid podium performances at CLS. In Thursday's
$3,000 to win 'Masters' opener, Jimmy advanced to second in his
loaded heat race before placing third in the 35-lapper behind only
victor Nick Panitzke and runner-up Pat Doar. At Cedar Lake Speedway
on Friday evening, a $5,000 winner's check was up for grabs for
the ground-pounding Late Models. Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary
action prior to once again claiming a third place effort in the
40-lap feature behind only race winner Chad Mahder and runner-up
James Giossi. Complete results from all three 'Masters' races can
be found online by clicking on www.cedarlakespeedway.com.
ENTERS MILLION & DREAM
12, 2022) Jimmy Mars and his #28 team made their way to
the hallowed high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from
June 8-11 to enter both the 'Eldora Million' and the 'Dirt Late
Model Dream.' Following a washout on Wednesday evening in the Buckeye
State, the entire 'Eldora Million' program was contested on Thursday.
In the daytime preliminary event, which boasted a $12,000 payday,
Jimmy unfortunately got into the wall during qualifying prior to
running fourteenth in his loaded heat race and nineteenth in his
B-Main. In the nightcap where a whopping $1,002,022 top prize was
on the line, Jimmy placed fourteenth in heat race action and was
not able to advance into a B-Main.
When the weekend rolled around at the "Big E,"
all eyes were focused on the annual running of the 'Dirt Late Model
Dream.' On Friday night during the $12,000 to win preliminary show,
Jimmy laid down the twenty-fifth quickest lap in his group during
qualifying before finishing tenth in his heat race. More rain then
invaded the area prior to start the B-Main and Jimmy opted to scratch
from the remainder of the weekend and did not attempt to compete
in Saturday's $128,000 to win 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Complete
results from each day at Eldora Speedway can be found online at
(Todd Healy Photo)
STARS & STRIPES 40 TOP FIVE
4, 2022) The Mars Racing team invaded Mississippi Thunder
Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin on Friday night, June 3 for
the annual running of the 'Stars & Stripes 40,' which was sanctioned
by the Dirt Kings Tour. Jimmy Mars won his heat race in preliminary
action and later started third on the grid in the $5,000 to win
headliner. Jimmy was shuffled back early in the 40-lap contest and
was eventually paid for a fifth place performance behind only victor
Jake Timm, Justin Ritchie, Nick Panitzke, and James Giossi. Complete
results from last night at MTS can be found online by visiting www.dirtkingstour.com.
OF 2022 FOR MARS COMES AT CLS!
22, 2022) Jimmy Mars and his famed #28 team celebrated
in victory lane for the first time in 2022 on Saturday, May 21 at
Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin! Piloting his familiar
MB Customs Late Model, Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary action
and later led the last half of the weekly main event. At the checkers,
Jimmy bested runner-up Darrell Nelson, Pat Doar, James Giossi, and
Jake Redetzke to collect the $1,250 payday! (Track
In Open Wheel Modified competition at CLS, Jimmy moved
up four spots during his heat race to land in the fourth finishing
position. After rolling off from the inside of the fourth row in
the $700 to win headliner, the Menomonie, Wisconsin star was able
to steer past four more competitors on his way to a third place
podium effort behind only victor Cory Mahder and runner-up Cory
Williams. Full results from Cedar Lake Speedway can be accessed
by logging onto www.cedarlakespeedway.com.
GRABS TOP FIVE AT I-94
15, 2022) The Mars Racing team headed across state lines
into Minnesota on May 13-14 for what was a scheduled to be a Structural
Buildings WISSOTA Challenge Series doubleheader. On Friday night
at I-94 Sure Step Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, a $5,000
top prize was up for grabs in the series lid lifter. Jimmy Mars
advanced past three competitors during his heat race to finish third
and later rolled off from the outside of the third row in the 40-lap
feature event. At the checkers, Jimmy had moved up inside of the
top five to finish in the fifth position behind only victor Pat
Doar, Cole Schill, Ryan Mikkelson, and Cole Searing. Saturday's
stop to Viking Speedway in Alexandria, Minnesota was unfortunately
spoiled by inclement weather. Complete results from I-94 Sure Step
Speedway can be found online at www.wissotachallengeseries.com.
RETURNS TO ACTION AT MTS
8, 2022) In his first completed races since the 'Sunshine
Nationals' back in January at Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, Jimmy
Mars was in action from May 5-7 in the annual running of the 'Dairyland
Showdown' at Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin.
The three-day World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series
extravaganza kicked off with a pair of $10,000 to win preliminary
programs for the Super Late Models. On Thursday night in the opener,
Jimmy stopped the clock tenth quickest in Group A during qualifying
before placing second in his loaded heat race. After drawing the
sixth starting spot in the 40-lap feature, Jimmy unfortunately pulled
off the racing surface during the pace laps - due to brake issues
- and never took the green flag, which resulted in a twenty-fourth
At MTS on Friday evening in a similar $10,000 to win
throwdown, Jimmy stopped the clock twelfth quickest in Group B during
time trials, but was unfortunately spun in his heat race and was
not able to transfer into the 40-lapper. In the 'Dairyland Showdown'
grand finale on Saturday, a whopping $50,000 paycheck was up for
grabs for the Mars Racing team. Unfortunately, Jimmy timed in seventeenth
fastest in Group B during qualifying and got into the wall during
his heat race, which helped keep him out of the 75-lap headliner
that was ultimately won by Mike Marlar. Complete results from all
three weekend races can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
(Tim Hunt Photo)