WINS LATE MODEL MASTERS OPENER AT CLS!
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
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.
JIMMY MARS SOLID IN
DLM DREAM PRELIMS
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
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.
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
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.