ON PODIUM IN USA NATIONALS!
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 of 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.
NETS MARS TWIN 25 WIN!
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
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,
IN ACTION WITH OUTLAWS
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
RUNNER-UP AT PLYMOUTH!
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.
IN CEDAR LAKE SPECTACULAR
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.
KICKS OFF MASTERS WITH WIN!
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)
TO RUNNER-UP AT DAVENPORT!
31, 2020) Jimmy Mars and his #28 team ventured south to
the Hawkeye State on May 29-30 for a pair of lucrative World of
Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series contests at Davenport
Speedway in Davenport, Iowa. On the 1/4-mile oval on Friday night,
Jimmy grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat
race prior to rolling off from the inside of the seventh row in
the $6,000 to win main event. During the course of the 30-lap sprint,
Jimmy fought hard to move forward in the race before eventually
being paid for a fifteenth place showing. (Todd
On Saturday evening at Davenport, a $10,000 top prize
was up for grabs with racing action slated for the sprawling 1/2-mile
speedplant. Jimmy knocked down the twelfth fastest lap in Group
A during qualifying before finishing third in his heat race. The
Menomonie, Wisconsin standout then started eleventh on the grid
in the 40-lap weekend finale, but did not stay outside of the top
ten for long. Jimmy wound up blasting all the way up to second to
finish an impressive runner-up behind only victor Brandon Sheppard!
Full results from both weekend tilts, which were held in front of
no fans in the grandstand due to COVID-19 restrictions, can be located
online at www.woolms.com.
CHARGES TO NINTH; SEES RAIN
24, 2020) The Mars Racing team rolled back into Mississippi
Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin on Friday night, May
22, as the Dirt Kings Tour presided over the 'Rumble by the River
40.' Jimmy Mars wound up finishing fifth in his heat race, which
earned him the seventeenth starting spot in the $3,000 to win feature
event. The Menomonie, Wisconsin ace then moved past eight competitors
during the course of the 40-lap headliner and crossed underneath
the checkered flag in the ninth position. Saturday's weekend finale
at Mississippi Thunder, which was also scheduled to pay $3,000 to
the winner, was unfortunately washed out by Mother Nature. Complete
results from the 'Rumble by the River 40' can be accessed online
TO RUNNER-UP FINISH TO TIMM!
16, 2020) Jimmy Mars returned to racing action on Friday
night, May 15 at Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City,
Wisconsin. As one of the few tracks open in the country over the
weekend, a solid field of Late Models converged at the Badger State
oval to do battle for a $2,100 top prize. Jimmy knocked down the
second quickest lap in his group during qualifying before finishing
a very close second in his heat race. The Menomonie, Wisconsin superstar
then started third on the feature grid and drove up to second to
finish a strong runner-up behind only race winner Jake Timm! Full
results from Mississippi Thunder Speedway can be viewed online at
CLIMBS TO FOURTH IN HOME STATE
2, 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 www.racindirt.com 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 www.mississippithunder.com.