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Pierce Fends Off Wenger for FALS Win

Fairbury, IL (September 4, 2021) – The Mars Racing Series closed out the Labor Day weekend with the $10,000 to win Super Nationals event at Fairbury Speedway. 29 cars filled the Fairbury pit area for the nights racing action.  In Allstar Performance Qualifying it was Frank Heckenast Jr who bested the field with a lap of 12.965 seconds. Tanner English and Shannon Babb were second and third quick. In Arizona Sport Shirts Heat Race #1 Frank Heckenast Jr took advantage of the pole starting spot and pick up the win. Bobby Pierce and Mike Mataragas finished second and third. McKay Wenger [...]

High Side Charge Propels Shirley at Farmer City

Farmer City, IL (September 2, 2021) – the Mars Racing Series opened up the Labor Day weekend on Thursday night at Farmer City Raceway. The first of a two-night double header at the quarter-mile facility seen 20 late models checked in for a shot at the $5,000 payday. In Allstar Performance qualifying Taylor Scheffler, the driver from Waukesha, WI laid down the fastest lap with a time of 12.544 seconds. Qualifying set up three heat races that would determine the starting line up for the main event.   In Arizona Sport Shirts Heat Race #1 McKay Wenger took advantage of the outside [...]

Shirley Takes Mars Weekend Opener at Peoria

Peoria, IL (August 20, 2021) – Round ten of the Mars Racing Series took place at the Peoria Speedway to kick off a double header weekend. Fourteen late models checked in for a shot at the $3,000 to win event. In Allstar Performance qualifying Mike Chasteen Jr, the driver from Peoria, IL laid down the fastest lap with a time of 12.145 seconds. Qualifying set up two heat races that would determine the starting line up for the main event. In Arizona Sport Shirts Heat Race #1 Ryan Unzicker took advantage of the outside front row starting spot and was able [...]

Circle City Event Cancelled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LaSalle, IL (August 8, 2021) – The Mars Racing Series unfortunately has been informed by Circle City Raceway that they will not be able to host us this coming Sunday, August 15th. No other details are available at this time. We look forward to working with Circle City in the future to partner for an event. The next action for the Mars Racing Series will happen on Friday and Saturday August 20th and 21st for the Illinois Championship Weekend at Peoria Speedway. Friday night will pay $3,000 to win and Saturday night will pay $5,000 to win. Stay up [...]

Illinois State Championship Weekend Shifts a Week Back

LaSalle, IL (August 5, 2021) – The Mars Racing Series officials and the staff of the Peoria Speedway have decided in the best interest for the race fan and racing teams to move the Illinois State Championship weekend on Friday August 13th and Saturday August 14th. The event will now be rescheduled for the following weekend of Friday August 20th and Saturday August 21st. The event will still pay $3,000 to win on Friday night and $5,000 on Saturday for the Illinois State Championship. All event information can be found at www.peoriaspeedway.com and driver info can be found at [...]