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MARS West plans 36 races and MARS East plans 25 races in 2017

The MARS DIRTcar Series West division has announced its 2017 schedule with 37 races in seven states mostly mirroring recent seasons when the tour was based in Missouri. Monett (Mo.) Speedway and Springfield (Mo.) Raceways are set to host a series-high four races a piece while the series is set to return to Salina (Okla.) Highbanks Speedway, Legit Speedway Park in West Plains, Mo.,  among others. Clarksville (Tenn.) Speedway is set to launch the season for the eighth consecutive year. Among MARS West tracks hosting co-sanctioned events with other regional tours are Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., La Salle [...]

New owners plan two MARS divisions

Missouri’s MARS DIRTcar Series has been sold to a new Tennessee-based promoting group that plans West and East divisions for the DIRTcar-sanctioned organization, series co-owner William Scogin told DirtonDirt.com today. Scogin (pictured), the promoter of Clarksville (Tenn.) Speedway and three partners with Volunteer Racing Promotions, recently completed purchase of MARS from Monett (Mo.) Speedway promoter Randy Mooneyham, who operated the 16-year-old regional tour eight seasons. “It’s just time to pass the torch. You can’t do it forever,” said the 65-year-old Mooneyham, who enters his 37th year of promotions at Monett in 2017 and co-founded the the Midwest LateModel Racing Association in [...]

Manville To Legit

West Plains, MO – July 31, 2016 – Tim Manville of Highland, IL slid job his way to his first ever MARS win at Legit Speedway Saturday night and pocketed $3000 for his efforts. Manville started the 40 lap feature in 11th position and had his car setup perfectly for the slick surface of the 3/8 mile oval.  Justin Wells of Aurora, MO started on the pole and withstood the challenges of Jesse Stovall of Billings, MO for the first half of the race.  Manville would break into the top five and set his sights on Wells.  Slide job after [...]

Phillips Takes Kuntz Memorial

Monett, MO – July 18, 2016 – Terry Phillips of Springfield, MO outlasted 23 other drivers and won the 10th annual John Kuntz Memorial Friday night at the Monett Speedway and picked up $3000 for his efforts. After the redraw, Phillips would sit on the pole and lead the field to the green flag.  Tony Jackson Jr of Lebanon, MO would give chase to Phillips early but a flat tire on lap 17 sent him to the tail of the field and mechanical problems would end his night on lap 30.  Phillips would lead every lap of the 40 lap [...]

John Kuntz Memorial Next For MARS

Republic, MO July 12, 2016 – The MARS DIRTcar Series presented by Andy’s Frozen Custard will be at their home track for the 10th annual John Kuntz Memorial Friday, July 15th at the Monett Speedway in Monett, MO. Andy’s Frozen Custard will also be in attendance with some of that famous frozen custard mini’s for the kids, as well as some give-aways during intermission.  Also racing will be Amods, Bmods, Pure Stocks, Pro-4 and Midwest Mods.  Grandstands open at 5:30pm, Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing at 7:30pm.  Adult general admission will be $20, Juniors 15 – 12 are $5 [...]

Sanders Wins at Salina

Salina, OK – July 3, 2016 – Rodney Sanders of Happy, TX picked up his first ever MARS win at the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, OK for the Freedom Classic on Saturday July 2, 2016. Will Vaught of Crane, MO looked to have the car to beat but a flat tire on lap 35 would end his chances.  Sanders would inherit the lead and hold off Jesse Stovall of Billings, MO for the win and the $5,000 payday.  Tad Pospisil of Norfolk, NE; Terry Phillips of Springfield, MO and Austin Siebert of Grandview, MO rounded out the top five. Full [...]

Freedom Classic Night 1 Rained Out

Salina, OK – July 1, 2016 – The first night of the Freedom Classic has been rained out.  Rain began to fall around the Salina Highbanks Speedway at 6:45pm.  Hotlaps had not begun and the rain continued to fall for the next hour forcing officials to cancel the race. Tomorrow’s $5000 to win is on as scheduled with grandstand gates opening at 5pm and racing set to begin at 7pm.

Freedom Classic Up Next For MARS

Republic, MO June 28, 2016 – The MARS DIRTcar Series presented by Andy’s Frozen Custard returns to the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, OK for the Freedom Classic July 1st and July 2nd. Friday July 1st will be $3000 to win and Saturday July 2nd pays $5000 to win.  Also racing will be the $1500 to win each night for the A-mods.  Gates open at 5pm, racing at 7:30pm Friday night and racing begins at 7pm on Saturday night.  Pit pass is $35. Additional information on the race track is available at www.salinahighbanksspeedway.com   The MARS DIRTcar Series would like to thank their [...]

Stovall Sweeps Weekend

Corning, IA – June 17, 2016 – Jesse Stovall of Billings, MO swept the weekend as he recorded wins at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE and Adams County Speedway in Corning, IA.  Stovall led every feature lap ran this weekend and pocketed $8000 for his efforts. Stovall started on the pole of the 30 lap, $3000 to win feature at I-80 Speedway for the Alphabet Soup race featuring MARS, MLRA and CBS late model series.  Chad Simpson of Mt. Vernon, IA; Terry Phillips of Springfield, MO; Tony Jackson Jr of Lebanon, MO and Brantlee Gotschall of Nevada, MO rounded the [...]