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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 [...]

Mars to Kick of 2020 Season with Three Race Swing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burbank, Illinois (June 17, 2020) – The Mars Racing Series presented by Rip It Energy Fuel is ready to get the 2020 race season underway. A trio of events in Iowa and Illinois will get the action started for the series 21st season. Racing will kick off with a $5,000 to win event on the quarter-mile at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa Thursday June 25th. This will be the first time the series has been to Davenport since 2016. On Friday June 26th the series will invade Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa for another $5,000 to win [...]

Mars Racing Series Officials Working on Revised Schedule for the 2020 Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burbank, Illinois (May 5, 2020) – The Rip It Energy Fuel Mars Racing Series hopes everyone is staying safe during this very difficult time with COVID-19. Just like you, we too want to get back to racing very soon. First and foremost we want to bring back the events of the Mars Racing Series safely and properly for everyone involved. We are currently in contact with race tracks and their representatives working on a revised schedule for the 2020 race season. This is a difficult task with our events taking place in different states that have varied restrictions [...]

Mars Shifts April Event to May

Mars Shifts April Event to May FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Mars Racing Series officials would like to give an update to the 2020 season schedule. The April 10th date scheduled at Peoria Speedway will be moved to May 16th. Brownstown Speedway and series officials have removed the event scheduled on May 16th to accommodate the changing schedule. This will make it a three day race weekend in May. Friday, May 15th the series will race at Kankakee County Speedway, Saturday, May 16th at Peoria Speedway and the weekend will end on Sunday, May 17th at East Moline. Series officials are continuing to work [...]

Mars Racing Series Officials Left With No Choice, Postpone the Thaw Brawl to Possible Later Date

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burbank, Illinois (March 17, 2020) – In response to Iowa’s Governor Kim Reynolds statement today declaring the gatherings of more than 10 people must be canceled or postponed through March 31st. This has left us no other option but to postpone the 9th annual Thaw Brawl presented by Rip it Energy Fuel Mars Racing Series to a possible later date. Series officials are working closely with the Lee County Speedway and other race tracks that currently hold a series date in hope we can come up with a rescheduled date for this event.  For more info and news [...]

2020 Thaw Brawl Advanced Tickets Now on Sale!

  February 18, 2020 – Advanced tickets are now on sale online. $20 for Friday and $25 for Saturday. Prices on race day at track will be $25 for Friday and $30 for Saturday. Pit passes are $40 each night. We have 20 motor home spots with electric for a fee of $100 for the weekend and also have motor home spots reserved without electric for $50 for the weekend. Sky boxes are also for sale and include 4 VIP tickets that includes pit access. The cost is $400 for the weekend. People can contact us regarding tickets, sky boxes [...]

Mars Releases 2020 Series Schedule, Kicks Season Off with 9th Annual Thaw Brawl

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   (January 11, 2020) – The Mars Dirt Car Series is pleased to release the dates of the 2020 season. The current schedule will see the series travel to 9 different venues in three different states. The 21st season of the Mars tour will kick off at Lee Country Speedway with the 9th Annual Thaw Brawl. This will be a two day show March 27th and 28th. Friday night will feature two features paying $2,500 to win each. The finale on Saturday will pay $12,000 to win. A trio of $10,000 to win events also highlight the 2020 Schedule. [...]