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JIMMY MARS LANDS ON PODIUM IN OGILVIE OUTLAWS VISIT!
(July 15, 2019)
The Mars Racing team continued their busy stretch of racing with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series with a trio of $10,000 to win contests in the states of North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin from July 12-14. Up first was a visit to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota on Friday night and Jimmy Mars started out the evening by laying down the second fastest lap overall during qualifying prior to scoring a victory in his heat race. After drawing the pole position for the 50-lap main event, Jimmy raced hard all over the top five during the race before winding up sixth in the final finishing order.

On Saturday evening at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota, Jimmy stopped the clock third quickest overall during time trials and later claimed another heat race triumph. The Menomonie, Wisconsin ace then drew the third starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lapper and eventually landed on the podium in third behind only victor Shane Clanton and runner-up Brandon Sheppard. The tripleheader weekend then wrapped up on Sunday with a stop to the nearby Red Cedar Speedway for the first-ever series visit to the Menomonie oval. Jimmy timed in fourth fastest in qualifying, finished third in his stacked heat race, and climbed to as high as fifth during the 50-lap headliner before a late race restart helped drop the "Iceman" to a seventh place effort. Complete results from the weekend triple shot can be viewed online at www.woolms.com. | press release

MARS FLEXES MUSCLE AGAINST WORLD OF OUTLAW FOES!
(July 10, 2019)
Jimmy Mars was extremely busy during the Independence Day holiday weekend (July 4-7), as he competed in four events across Wisconsin and Minnesota and racked up a pair of podium performances! Jimmy's hectic weekend was headlined by Saturday's effort in the annual 'Gopher 50' at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota. After timing in seventh quickest in World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series qualifying, Jimmy ran second in his loaded heat race and later started the $10,000 to win headliner from the inside of the third row. The Menomonie, Wisconsin ace then drove to the front, battled Shane Clanton for the point early in the distance, and eventually landed on the podium in the third spot behind only race winner Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Ricky Weiss!

On Thursday and Friday, the weekend started with a pair of WISSOTA Challenge Series tilts at Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin. Jimmy earned Hard Charger honors for his showing in Thursday's opener, as he blasted past eight competitors during the $2,000 to win contest to place sixth in the final finishing order. In Friday's $3,000 to win 'River City Rumble' finale, Jimmy ran as high as second before settling for a third place outing behind only victor A.J. Diemel and runner-up John Kaanta. The four-race weekend then wrapped up on Sunday evening at Eagle Valley Speedway in Jim Falls, Wisconsin, as a $3,000 top prize was up for grabs with the Dirt Kings Tour. The popular driver known as the "Iceman" unfortunately got into the wall in his heat race and was unable to start the main event, which led to Jimmy being placed twenty-second in the final rundown.

With no rest for the weary, the Mars Racing team continued the frenzied stretch of dirt-slinging racing on Tuesday, July 9 at ABC Raceway in Ashland, Wisconsin. The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series made their debut in the 'Badgerland 50,' which paid $10,000 to the winner. Jimmy lowered the track record in qualifying with his fast lap of 14.388 seconds and later finished second in the first heat race. He then rolled off from the outside of the third row in the 50-lapper, which was red-flagged for a lap 18 rain delay, and was able to climb to as high as third in the running order before slipping to fourth late in the distance to finish behind only race winner Brandon Sheppard, Shane Clanton, and Ricky Weiss. Complete results from all five races can be found online at www.mississippithunder.com, www.eaglevalleyspeedway.com, and www.woolms.com. | press release

JIMMY MARS RUNNER-UP IN GREAT LAKES BORDER BATTLE
(June 30, 2019)
Menomonie, Wisconsin ace Jimmy Mars ventured to Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin on Saturday evening, June 29 for the opening night of the 'Great Lakes Border Battle.' Jimmy moved up three spots in his WISSOTA Late Model heat race to finish second and later rolled off from the inside of the second row for the $2,000 to win headliner. After leading a good portion of the contest, Jimmy eventually settled for a strong runner-up performance behind only victor Darrell Nelson. Complete results can be accessed online at www.gondiklawspeedway.com.

MARS WINS LATE MODEL MASTERS OPENER AT CLS!
(June 16, 2019)
Jimmy Mars registered his first victory of the 2019 campaign on Thursday night, June 13 behind the wheel of his father-in-law's red #28 MB Customs Late Model in the opening night of the 20th edition of the 'Masters' at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin! Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary action and later led from flag-to-flag in the 40-lap headliner to bag the $3,000 top prize over Chad Mahder, Pat Doar, Steve Laursen, and Jake Timm. After unfortunately getting crashed out of his heat race on Friday evening and missing out on the $5,000 to win Late Model feature, Jimmy rebounded in a strong way on Saturday in the 'Masters' finale. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star won his heat race, started from the pole position in the $10,000 to win main event, and finished in the second spot behind only victor Pat Doar.

Along with the Late Model, Jimmy also entered a trio of United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) shows from June 13-15 that helped make up the annual 'Masters' weekend. On Thursday night in the $3,000 to win opener, Jimmy won his heat race, led laps 18-37 of the 40-lapper, and crossed underneath the checkered flag second behind only race winner and fellow MB Customs driver Dustin Sorensen. At CLS on Friday evening, Jimmy advanced up to third in his loaded heat race and later climbed to sixth in the $5,000 to win feature event, which was pushed back to late Saturday afternoon due to a heavy downpour. In the regularly scheduled show on Saturday that boasted a $10,000 winner's check, the popular driver known as "The Iceman" won his heat race and led laps 20-26 and 28-39 of the USMTS finale before earning another runner-up performance behind only Ryan Gustin. Full results from the hectic three-day weekend can be located online at www.cedarlakespeedway.com. | press release

JIMMY MARS SOLID IN DLM DREAM PRELIMS
(June 9, 2019)
Jimmy Mars and the #28 team made their annual June trek to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 6-8 to compete in the 25th Annual 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' which started with a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday evening at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant, Jimmy finished second in his heat race and ran in the top five through much of the 25-lap feature before winding up seventh in the final finishing order. In a similar $10,000 to win show on Friday night at the "Big E," Jimmy placed fourth in his stacked heat race before moving up to twelfth in the 25-lap sprint. (Todd Healy Photo)

A huge crowd then gathered at Eldora Speedway on Saturday to watch a lucky driver capture the hefty $125,000 payday in the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Jimmy had a great starting spot for his heat race - due to his strong prelim efforts - but his night was cut short early in the heat when he was wrecked from behind by another competitor. Severe damage to his #28 machine kept the Menomonie, Wisconsin ace from returning to the racetrack and Jimmy unfortunately missed out on transferring into the 100-lap grand finale. Full results from the crown jewel extravaganza can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. | press release

MARS RUNNER-UP AT FOUNTAIN CITY & RICE LAKE!
(May 12, 2019)
Menomonie, Wisconsin Hall of Famer Jimmy Mars was back in his father-in-law's red #28 MB Customs ride on May 10-11 in a pair of specials in his home state. On Friday night at Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin, Jimmy ran third in his heat race prior to vaulting up to second in the $3,000 to win Dirt Kings-sanctioned main event to bag an impressive runner-up behind only victor Jake Timm. At Rice Lake Speedway in Rice Lake, Wisconsin in a $2,000 to win WISSOTA show on Saturday evening, Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary action before claiming another runner-up feature performance behind only race winner Jesse Glenz. Complete results from both Badger State facilities can be accessed online at www.mississippithunder.com and www.ricelakespeedway.net. | press release

HARD WRECK DROPS MARS AT NEARBY RED CEDAR
(May 4, 2019)
Jimmy Mars dropped into Red Cedar Speedway in his hometown of Menomonie, Wisconsin on Friday night, May 3 to compete in a weekly Late Model program. Jimmy won his heat race from the second starting spot and later rolled off from the outside of the fourth row in the A-Main. With a $1,000 payday on the line, Jimmy had moved his #28 machine up inside of the top five when he suffered a flat tire and was awaiting a caution flag when he was swept up in a grinding wreck. Due to the damage inflicted to his MB Customs mount, Jimmy was done for the evening and was forced to settle for a seventeenth place showing. Full results from last night at Red Cedar Speedway can be accessed online at www.redcedarspeedway.com.

MARS STEERS TO RUNNER-UP EFFORT IN ILLINI 100!
(April 7, 2019)
Returning to action for the first time since Arizona in January, Mars Racing invaded Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois on April 5-6 for the 12th Annual 'Illini 100,' which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. On Friday night in the $6,000 to win weekend opener at FCR, Jimmy Mars laid down the tenth quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. In the 25-lap sprint, which was contested on a rugged racing surface, Jimmy worked his way past a handful of cars en route to a steady tenth place showing.

At the 1/4-mile fairgrounds oval on Saturday evening, a standing room only crowd was on hand to witness the $15,000 to win weekend finale. Jimmy stopped the clock second fastest in Group B during time trials before placing second in his loaded heat race. After drawing the inside of the third row prior to the start of the 75-lapper, the Menomonie, Wisconsin Hall of Famer steered past a trio of competitors on his way to an impressive runner-up effort behind only victor Brandon Sheppard! Complete results from the two-day 'Illini 100' can be found online at www.woolms.com. | press release

 

 

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