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MARS IMPROVES TO SEVENTH AT OGILVIE RACEWAY
(July 15, 2018)
Jimmy Mars and his #28 team were back in action with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series on Saturday evening, July 14 at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota. Jimmy knocked down the eleventh fastest lap overall during the qualifying session before grabbing the fourth transfer spot through his stacked heat race. During the course of the $10,000 to win headliner in the Gopher State, Jimmy was able to advance past four competitors in the 50-lap battle to earn a solid seventh place showing. Complete results from Ogilvie Raceway can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

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JIMMY MARS LANDS ON PODIUM AT DUBUQUE!
(July 8, 2018)
The Mars Racing team entered a pair of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series contests in the states of Iowa and Minnesota on July 6-7. On Friday night on a rugged racing surface at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, Jimmy Mars stopped the clock nineteenth fastest overall during qualifying prior to advancing up to fourth in his loaded heat race. After starting tenth on the grid in the 40-lap shootout, Jimmy blasted past seven competitors en route to a sterling third place podium effort behind only victor Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Chris Simpson!

At Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota on Saturday evening, another $10,000 top prize was on the line in the 39th edition of the 'Gopher 50.' Jimmy timed in sixteenth fastest during the qualifying session and later ran third in heat race action. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star then rolled off from the inside of the fourth row in the 50-lapper and drove up to fourth early in the feature distance before settling for an eighth place performance. Complete results from both WOOLMS programs can be found online at www.woolms.com.

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MARS FINDS NO LUCK IN WEEKEND SPECIALS...
(July 2, 2018)
Jimmy Mars wheeled his father-in-law Paul Gilberts #28 MB Customs racecar from June 29-July 1 in a pair of Dirt Kings Tour battles in his home state of Wisconsin. On Friday night in the 'Diamond 40' at 141 Speedway in Maribel, Wisconsin, Jimmy ran third in his heat race before unfortunately getting caught up in an opening lap pileup in the $4,000 to win headliner, which dropped him to a twenty-third place effort. At Eagle Valley Speedway in Jim Falls, Wisconsin on Sunday evening, Jimmy placed second in heat race action, but his right rear wheel packed full of mud early in the $1,776 to win main event and he retired early in the twentieth position. Full results from both weekend races can be found online at www.dirtkingstour.com.

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JIMMY MARS BLASTS TO SIXTH IN MODIFIED MASTERS
(June 17, 2018)
Jimmy Mars unloaded his #28 Open Wheel Modified at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin on June 14-16 for the 2nd edition of the 'Modified Masters,' which was sanctioned by the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). In Thursday night's $2,500 to win weekend opener, Jimmy advanced to fifth in his heat race before finishing second in his B-Main. The Menomonie, Wisconsin ace completed only 15 circuits in the 40-lapper; however, and retired from the race after a flat tire in the twenty-sixth spot.

On Friday evening at Cedar Lake, Jimmy ran eighth in his first heat race of the night and second in his final prelim. He racked up the eighteenth most points during preliminary action, but on Saturday grabbed the fifth transfer position through the B-Main. After rolling off from the inside of the ninth row in the $40,000 to win headliner, Jimmy was able to steer his MB Customs machine past eleven competitors during the 70-lap contest to finish sixth behind only winner Rodney Sanders, Cade Dillard, Dereck Ramirez, A.J. Diemel, and Jason Hughes. Full results from the three days of the 'Modified Masters' can be found online at www.usmts.com.

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MARS ENJOYS STRONG DREAM WEEKEND!
(June 10, 2018)
The Mars Racing team traveled to the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 7-9 to compete in the annual running of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' After Thursday night's $5,000 to win prelim show was washed out until Friday afternoon, Jimmy Mars placed fourth in his heat race prior to advancing up to eleventh in the 25-lap daytime affair. Later that evening, Jimmy ran fifth in heat race action and later blasted past seven competitors during the $10,000 to win headliner on his way to a steady tenth place performance.

At the "Big E" on Saturday, all eyes were focused on capturing the $100,000 top prize in the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Jimmy won his loaded heat race, which enabled him to start the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza from the inside of the second row. After moving up to second early in the distance, the Menomonie, Wisconsin star eventually finished seventh in the extra-distance contest and trailed only winner Scott Bloomquist, Dale McDowell, Jonathan Davenport, Bobby Pierce, Chris Madden, and Tim McCreadie at the unfurling of the checkered flag. Complete results from the soggy weekend at Eldora Speedway can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

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JIMMY MARS SWEEPS RED CEDAR FOR TWO WINS!
(June 2, 2018)
Jimmy Mars unloaded both a Late Model and an Open Wheel Modified at his hometown Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wisconsin on Friday night, June 1 and promptly swept the racing program in both divisions! Behind the wheel of his father-in-law Paul Gilberts #28 MB Customs Late Model, Jimmy won his heat race from the fourth starting spot and later rolled off from the outside of the fourth row in the weekly A-Main. The popular driver known as the "Iceman" was on the move early and often during the headliner and eventually found his way to the point to bag the $1,000 payday ahead of Mike Prochnow, Jesse Glenz, Mark Hessler, and Michael Keller!

In Open Wheel Modified action, Jimmy took advantage of the opportunity to shake his MB Customs ride down for the upcoming $40,000 to win 'Modified Masters' at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin, which will take place on June 14-16. At Red Cedar, Jimmy scored a heat race triumph prior to starting the 30-lap main event from the outside of the front row. The Menomonie native then thrilled his hometown fans by claiming his second feature win of the evening in dominant fashion, as he collected the $1,000 top prize in the special event over Mike Anderson, Ashley Anderson, Jordan Hessler, and Kevin Eder! Full results from Red Cedar Speedway can be viewed by pointing your Internet browser to www.redcedarspeedway.com. (Fry Pan Productions Photo)

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MARS EIGHTH IN OPENER; TRANSFERS INTO SHOW-ME 100
(May 27, 2018)
The Mars Racing team invaded the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri from May 24-26 for the 26th version of the Lucas Oil 'Show-Me 100,' which was co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil MLRA Series. The three-day crown jewel spectacular at the 3/8-mile facility kicked off with a pair of preliminary programs - each of which paid $6,000 to the winner. On Thursday night, Jimmy Mars ran second in his heat race prior to advancing past four competitors during the 45-lap feature event on his way to a strong eighth place showing. At Wheatland on Friday evening, Jimmy unfortunately could not transfer into the 40-lap main event after finishing fourth in his heat race and twelfth in his B-Main.

In the final day of the 'Show-Me 100,' Jimmy placed third in his B-Main, but later won the Midwest Sheet Metal Challenge to gain access into the 100-lap headliner. After rolling off from the inside of the fifteenth row in the $30,000 to win extravaganza, the Menomonie, Wisconsin ace wound up completing only 23 circuits and settled for a twenty-eighth place performance. Complete results from the Show-Me State can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com. (Fast Track Photos)

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JIMMY MARS CONSISTENTLY FAST IN LUCAS DOUBLE-DIP
(May 20, 2018)
Jimmy Mars and his #28 team tackled a pair of high-profile Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showdowns in the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota over the May 18-19 weekend. On Friday night, Jimmy made the trip to 141 Speedway in Maribel, Wisconsin for a $12,000 to win contest. After laying down the twelfth quickest lap overall during the qualifying session, Jimmy grabbed the third transfer spot through his stacked heat race. The Menomonie, Wisconsin star then steered his MB Customs mount past five competitors during the 50-lap headliner to secure a strong fourth place showing behind only victor Earl Pearson, Jr., Bobby Pierce, and Hudson O'Neal!

Another $12,000 payday was on the line on Saturday evening at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota, as the 'NAPA North Star Nationals' drew a stout field of 30 competitors to the Gopher State venue. Jimmy clicked off the third fastest time in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying before scoring a popular heat race triumph. After leading the first twenty circuits of the 50-lap main event, Jimmy fell back on a restart and eventually settled for a solid seventh place effort in the 'NAPA North Star Nationals.' Full results from the LOLMDS double-dip can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.

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MARS SIXTH IN FARMER CITY 74; RICE LAKE RUNNER-UP
(May 13, 2018)
The Mars Racing team started their May 11-12 weekend at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois on Friday, as the MARS Racing Series presided over the 'Farmer City 74.' A strong field of 35 competitors signed into the pit area at the 1/4-mile fairgrounds oval to vie for a $10,000 winner's check. Jimmy Mars stopped the clock fourth fastest in Group B during the qualifying session prior to finishing second in heat race action. Jimmy then moved past two competitors during the 74-lap headliner to secure a solid sixth place effort behind only winner Shannon Babb, Billy Moyer, Brian Shirley, Tim Manville, and Devin Gilpin.

Following a rain-out early in the day at Fairbury American Legion Speedway on Saturday, the #28 team bolted to Rice Lake Speedway in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Jimmy entered the $2,000 to win WISSOTA Late Model show at his home state facility. The Menomonie native placed fourth in his heat race before advancing up to second in the A-Main to finish behind only victor Steve Laursen. Complete results from both tracks can be found online at www.marsracingseries.com and www.ricelakespeedway.net. (Todd Healy Photo)

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JIMMY MARS SWEEPS WEEKEND FOR FIRST TWO WINS!
(May 6, 2018)
In only his second weekend of the racing season, Jimmy Mars picked up two feature wins on May 4-5 behind the wheel of his father-in-law Paul Gilberts #28 MB Customs entry! On Friday night at his hometown Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wisconsin, Jimmy ran second in his heat race and later started the weekly A-Main from the outside of the third row. He then worked his way to the front and grabbed the top spot in the middle stages of the race to bag his first feature win of 2018 over Darrell Nelson, Jesse Glenz, Mike Prochnow, and Michael Keller!

At Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota on Saturday evening, the WISSOTA Challenge Series opened up their 2018 campaign and 25 competitors piled into the pit area. Jimmy once again finished second in heat race action prior to rolling off from the inside of the third row in the 40-lap headliner. The Menomonie native and 2018 National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame Inductee then raced to the lead and pocketed a $3,000 payday for besting Jake Redetzke, Jeff Wildung, Pat Doar, and Jesse Glenz! Full results from both venues can be located online at www.redcedarspeedway.com and www.ogilvieraceway.com. (Speed Shop North Photo)

 

 


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