Mars Sanctioning Dropped from Hall of Fame Classic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burbank, IL (August 4, 2020) – After much discussion and research as to what would be the best scenario for this weekend’s event, the Mars Racing Series and Brownstown Speedway officials have agreed to drop the Mars sanctioning. For this event we felt in order to not only get the most support of the racers but also keep the cost down for the current regulars who support the speedway that it would be best to let them do this event unsanctioned. Mars Series President Tony Izzo Jr said “We have to be aware that we all need to [...]

Mother Nature Claims Peoria, Sets Up August 2-Day Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burbank, IL (June 28, 2020) – Mother Nature was the winner Saturday night for the Mars Racing Series presented by Rip It Energy Fuel. Before qualifying could be completed as a stubborn rain began to come down putting a halt to on track action. Officials with the Peoria Speedway tired their best to keep the pack trucks on the track as the rain came down off and on. Unfortunately the rain would not stay away forcing the Peoria Speedway and Mars Racing Series officials to pull the plug. Peoria Speedway and Mars Racing Series rescheduled the Steve Lance [...]

Pierce Claims Mars Win at Lee County on Shirley’s Misfortune

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burbank, IL (June 24, 2020) – Friday night the Mars Racing Series presented by Rip It Energy Fuel beat mother nature and got in round two of the 2020 race season at Lee County Speedway. It was the first ever appearance for the series at the three-eights mile oval. With threatening weather in the area the nights event was in question. Eighteen late models came with their eyes on the $5,000 top prize. In Auto Meter qualifying group A it was the winner from Thursday night, Frank Heckenast Jr who put down a lap of 15.761 seconds to [...]

Heckenast Wins Series Opener at Davenport

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burbank, IL (June 24, 2020) – Thursday night the Mars Racing Series presented by Rip It Energy Fuel got the 2020 race season underway. The long awaited opener for the series’ 21st season was long overdue. Being plagued by restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic the series has no been able to hold events early in 2020. That all changed last night at the quarter mile of Davenport Speedway. Twenty-one super late models checked in for competition with their eyes on that $5,000 payday that awaited the winner on Thursday night. A strong field of cars assembled in [...]

Mars Series Introduces MarsTV to Watch Events

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burbank, Illinois (June 24, 2020) – The Mars Racing Series presented by Rip It Energy Fuel is excited to kick off the 2020 race season this weekend with a trio of events. In addition to the three events the officials at the Mars Racing Series are excited to announce the addition of MarsTV. MarsTV will be the go to place for fans that are not able to make the trip to watch the races in person this weekend. MarsTV powered by SpeedSportTV will feature each night of racing during the opening swing of the season for the [...]