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Pierce Dominates at Fairbury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burbank, IL (September 7, 2020) – Saturday night the Mars Racing Series presented by Rip It Energy Fuel closed out the three day race weekend at Fairbury Speedway with the biggest payday of the season so far in the Super Nationals. Thirty-four late models signed in for Mars Racing Series competition on Saturday night chasing the $10,000 payday in Fairbury. The Labor Day weekend event has become a tradition accompanying the $10,000 modified race. In qualifying Taylor Scheffler from the state of Wisconsin put down the quickest lap in qualifying with a lap of 12.936 seconds. Jason Feger was [...]

Feger Holds On for Farmer City 74 Win

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burbank, IL (September 5, 2020) – Friday night the Mars Racing Series presented by Rip It Energy Fuel continued the three day race weekend at Farmer City Raceway with night 2 of the Farmer City 74. Twenty-six late models signed in for Mars Racing Series competition on Friday night for a shot at the $5,000 payday to end the season for the Farmer City Raceway. The fourth annual event has become an instant tradition for the quarter mile facility in Farmer City, Illinois. In qualifying Illinois veteran driver Eric Smith from Bloomington put down the quickest lap in qualifying [...]

Pierce Rules on Night 1 at Farmer City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burbank, IL (September 4, 2020) – Thursday night the Mars Racing Series presented by Rip It Energy Fuel kicked off a three day race weekend at Farmer City Raceway with night 1 of the Farmer City 74. Twenty-nine late models signed in for Mars Racing Series competition on Thursday night for a shot at the $5,000 payday to kick off Labor Day weekend. The fourth annual event has become an instant tradition for the quarter mile facility in Farmer City, Illinois. In qualifying Jason Feger laid down the quickest lap in Group A qualifying with a lap of 13.061. [...]

Shirley Completes Weekend Sweep at Peoria

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burbank, IL (August 29, 2020) – Saturday night the Mars Racing Series presented by Rip It Energy Fuel invaded the Peoria Speedway for round four of the 2020 season with the Illinois State Championship. Thirty-two late models registered for Mars Racing Series competition on Saturday night for the Illinois State Championship race. The rich history of this event runs deep at the Peoria Speedway and an event the Speedway always looks forward to each year. In qualifying Ryan Gustin laid down the overall fastest lap at 12.229 seconds in A & B group qualifying. This set the stage for [...]

Shirley Nips Gustin in Thriller at Peoria

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burbank, IL (August 28, 2020) – Friday night the Mars Racing Series presented by Rip It Energy Fuel invaded the Peoria Speedway for round three of the 2020 season with the make-up of the Steve Lance Sr Memorial race. 33 cars checked in for Friday night action at the Peoria Speedway. Headed into the nights event Frank Heckenast Jr held the series points leader over Lee County winner Bobby Pierce. In heat group qualifying it was Garrett Alberson who set overall quick time with a lap of 12.154 seconds. This set the heat races that would determine the [...]

Mars Racing Series 2020 Season Nearing End

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LaSalle, Illinois (August 18, 2020) – The Rip It Energy Fuel Mars Racing Series has had a trying 2020 season dealing with the pandemic along with everyone else. We have had to cancel, postpone, and reschedule events all year long. It has been a struggle to have the schedule we had envisioned going into the 21st season of the series. We have two exciting weekends coming up. Friday and Saturday August 28th and 29th we will be at Peoria Speedway for a pair of $5,000 to win events. Friday night will the be the Steve Lance Sr Night [...]

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 [...]