MARS 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.
TO ACTION IN FOUNTAIN CITY!
29, 2020) For the first time since the conclusion of the
'Wild West Shootout' miniseries back on January 19 in Arizona, Jimmy
Mars and his #28 team will hit the racetrack again this weekend!
On Friday night, May 1, Mars Racing is slated to pull into the pit
area at Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin
for the track's 12th Annual Season Opener. Jimmy will vie for the
$2,000 top prize in a race that will have no grandstand admission
due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. We invite each of our
fans to support this event by watching the LIVE Pay-Per-View broadcast
available on www.racindirt.com.
(James Racing Photography)
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.