(Elk Mound, WI-- July 2, 2002) Jimmy Mars took his MasterSbilt Chevrolet Monte Carlo to a strong 2nd place finish Friday night at Nebraska Raceway Park in Greenwood, NE as part of the continuing Midwestern swing on the United Dirt Track Racing ...
(Elk Mound, WI-- July 2, 2002) Jimmy Mars took his MasterSbilt Chevrolet Monte Carlo to a strong 2nd place finish Friday night at Nebraska Raceway Park in Greenwood, NE as part of the continuing Midwestern swing on the United Dirt Track Racing Association (UDTRA) tour across America's heartland. Mars stayed in the thick of the battle for the lead throughout the night before following eventual race winner Dale McDowell across the finish line as the checkered flag waved. The runner-up result in Nebraska yielded Mars his 12th top-5 UDTRA finish of the 2002 season as the determined Wisconsin campaigner continues to mount a challenge for the national championship of dirt late model racing. On Saturday evening Mars brought his Monte Carlo home to an eighth place run pushing his UDTRA top-10 results to 16 in just 20 events during this season. Mars is part of a four-driver battle for the national title in one of the nation's most exciting championship wars in auto racing and enters this week's action just 86 points behind the leader on the UDTRA title chase.
This week's schedule on the UDTRA campaign will see Jimmy Mars appearing in three UDTRA sanctioned events beginning at Muskingum County Speedway (Zanesville, OH-July 3rd); Raceway 7 (Conneaut, OH-July 5th); and West Virginia Motor Speedway (Parkersburg, WV-July 6th).
Mars campaigns a MasterSbilt Race Car prepared Chevrolet with backing from T.L. Sinz Plumbing, Weld Wheels and Pro-Power Engines. Throughout the season Jimmy Mars Racing offers opportunities for marketing and promotional partnerships in relation to the team's National Television appearances on the SPEED Channel with the National Championship efforts on the UDTRA circuit. Jimmy Mars' goals are to find the opportunity to showcase his talents in a Busch Grand National ride by parlaying his past successes in both asphalt and dirt racing events along with a proven understanding of chassis set-up and the young driver's overall professionalism and marketability. Jimmy Mars is a former Rookie of the Year winner on the NASCAR RE/MAX Challenge Series. Mars is a former champion of the 1997 Dream race at Eldora Speedway which yielded a career-high payday of $100,000 while also capturing titles at the Batesville (AR) Speedway's 2000" Topless 100" and the 1996"USA Nationals" (Cedar Lake Speedway). Mars has also charted high-profile national wins at both Bristol Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway.