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
HARD WRECK DROPS MARS
AT NEARBY RED CEDAR
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!
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.
WILD WEST SHOOTOUT NIGHTLY
RESULTS FROM ARIZONA...
13, 2019) Jimmy Mars wrapped up the 13th
edition of the 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries tonight at Arizona
Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona. A forty car field signed into
the pit area to do battle for the $14,000 payday. In preliminary
action, Jimmy streaked to the fastest lap in his group during the
qualifying session prior to recording a heat race triumph. After
drawing the third starting spot before the drop of the green flag
in the 'Shaw Trucking 50,' Jimmy ran second early in the feature
distance before eventually notching a strong fifth place effort
in the grand finale behind only victor Ricky Weiss, Brandon Overton,
Brandon Sheppard, and Chase Junghans! (Mike
12, 2019) A day/night doubleheader in the
desert - due to an earlier rainout - took place today at Arizona
Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona, as a pair of $5,000 to win programs
were held during the busiest day of the 'Wild West Shootout.' During
the afternoon tilt, Jimmy Mars grabbed the fourth and final transfer
spot through his heat race before winding up twenty-second in the
30-lap feature. In the nightcap, Jimmy won his heat race in preliminary
action, but unfortunately slipped backwards early in the 40-lapper
only to retire after only 17 circuits in the twenty-third position.
11, 2019) The third contest of the 'Wild
West Shootout' miniseries took center stage tonight at Arizona Speedway
in Queen Creek, Arizona. A total of 46 Super Late Model entrants
piled into the desert facility to vie for another $5,000 windfall.
Jimmy Mars posted the fastest lap in his group during the time trial
session and later scored an impressive win in heat race action.
After drawing the fourth starting spot before the drop of the green
flag in the 30-lap main event, Jimmy ran as high as second prior
to slipping back to fifth at the checkers to finish behind only
victor Bobby Pierce, Kyle Beard, Hudson O'Neal, and Brandon Sheppard.
9, 2019) Another $5,000 winner's check was
on the line for the #28 team during the 13th edition of the 'Wild
West Shootout' tonight at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona.
Jimmy Mars knocked down the fourth fastest time in his group during
the qualifying session before grabbing the fourth and final transfer
spot through his loaded heat race. The Menomonie, Wisconsin ace
then started the 30-lapper from the outside of the seventh row and
quickly moved up inside of the top ten before eventually landing
in the eleventh finishing position.
6, 2019) Heavy overnight rain at Arizona
Speedway has postponed tonight's second round of 'Wild West Shootout'
action to Saturday afternoon, January 12. A day/night doubleheader
will now take place next Saturday with both unsanctioned Super Late
Model programs boasting a $5,000 top prize. Dirt-slinging competition
at the Queen Creek, Arizona facility will resume on Wednesday, January
5, 2019) The 2019 campaign officially kicked
off tonight at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona with the
opening round of the 13th Annual 'Wild West Shootout.' A strong
field of 45 competitors converged at the Copper State venue for
the $5,000 to win throwdown. Jimmy Mars stopped the clock fourth
quickest in his group during the qualifying session prior to placing
third in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the inside
of the fifth row in his 2019 season lid lifter, Jimmy streaked up
to third in the running order, but unfortunately retired with problems
with just over ten laps remaining. The Menomonie, Wisconsin ace
was forced to settle for a disappointing twentieth place showing.
MARS READY TO START
2019 THIS WEEK IN ARIZONA!!
2, 2019) Things kick off for the #28 team
later this week in Arizona with the 2019 edition of the 'Wild West
Shootout.' From January 5-13, six unsanctioned Super Late Model
specials will be held at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona.
The first five shows (January 5, 6, 9, 11, and 12) will boast a
$5,000 paycheck, while the grand finale on Sunday, January 13 is
slated to pay a whopping $14,000 to the winner. Jimmy Mars has five
(5) career wins in Arizona in the month of January and will be looking
to add more early-season success to his resume when the dirt starts
flying this Saturday at the Phoenix-area facility! More information
on the 'Wild West Shootout' can be obtained online at www.wildwestshootout.net.