Jimmy Mars Records Third
$50,000 Win of Season in Dirt Track World Championship!
(MENOMONIE, WISCONSIN) 10/22/09 - Menomonie, Wisconsin native Jimmy Mars
captured his unprecedented third $50,000 victory of the year on Sunday,
October 18 at the Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana! The 29th
Annual 'Dirt Track World Championship' was held at the Cincinnati area venue
over the weekend and 71 of the best Dirt Late Model drivers in the country
were in attendance. Jimmy started out the weekend by posting the second
quickest lap in his group and overall during qualifying on Saturday afternoon
and later won his heat race.
When DTWC action heated back up on Sunday afternoon, Jimmy started the
100-lap feature event from the outside of the front row. After taking a back
seat to polesitter Ray Cook during the early stages of the race, Jimmy grabbed
the top spot from Cook on lap 27. The win did not come easy for the driver
known as the "Iceman," as he had to fend off challenges from Rick
Eckert, Shane Clanton, and finally Brady Smith. Officially, Jimmy led 73 of
the 100 circuits and crossed the finish line ahead of Brady Smith, Rick
Eckert, Earl Pearson, Jr., and Steve Francis to pocket the $50,000 payday. You
can view complete results from the prestigious DTWC by clicking on
"This whole year has been unbelievable and to add my name to the
winners list of the Dirt Track World Championship is just unreal," quoted
Mars this week. "I had my hands full throughout the race, as Ray (Cook)
was really strong early and then Rick (Eckert) and Brady (Smith) both
challenged for the lead later in the race. I didn't know exactly where to be
on the racetrack, but when Brady showed him his nose with about ten laps to
go, I figured I better try to fend him off on the bottom. I can't thank my
brother Chris enough, as well as my entire crew, Dave Deppe, all of my great
sponsors, and my family for all of their support throughout this season and my
entire career. This dream season would not have been possible without all of
The Mars Racing team plans to take a month off from Dirt Late Model action
before invading the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday
and Saturday, November 20-21. The 'Silver State Dirt Championships' will be
held at LVMS and a $5,000 top prize will be up for grabs in the first ever
topless Dirt Late Model event at the pristine facility. You can learn more
about the two-day show, which will be sanctioned by the Western DIRTcar
Allstars Series, by pointing your web browser to www.lvms.com.
Mars Racing would like to thank all of their supporters including: Deppe
Enterprises, T.L. Sinz Plumbing, ESSI Motorsports, Keyes Chevytown, Baileigh
Industrial, Pro Power Racing Engines, MasterSbilt Race Cars, Jimmy's Pub,
Allstar Performance, Beyea Headers, BSB Manufacturing, Buzz Signs &
Graphics, Champ Pans, CMD Shocks, Delph Communications, Hoosier Racing Tires,
ISC Racers Tape, JE Pistons, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Joe Provo Race Wear,
Manley Performance, Sweet Mfg., VP Racing Fuels, Wehrs Machine & Racing
Products, Wiles Driveshafts, and Wilwood.
Keep up all year long with all of the latest news and information
concerning the Jimmy Mars Racing team at www.jimmymarsracing.com.
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