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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

WILD WEST SHOOTOUT NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM ARIZONA...
(January 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 Ruefer Photo)

(January 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.

(January 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.

(January 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.

(January 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 9.

(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!!
(January 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.

 

 

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