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Spoon River Speedway to Host Mars Championship Weekend

(January 19, 2021) Burbank, IL – The officials of the Mars Racing Series presented by Rip It Energy Fuel are excited to announce the dates and venue for the 2021 Championship Weekend. This year’s two-day season finale will take place at the Spoon River Speedway. Spoon River Speedway was the 2019 DIRTcar track of the year and  excited about hosting the action-packed weekend. Friday, September 24th the weekend will kick off with a $5,000 to win event. On Saturday night another complete racing program will take place for $5,000 to win. The 2021 Mars Racing Series champion will also be [...]

2021 Season Schedule Update

UPDATE: 2021 is here and the Mars Racing Series presented by Rip It Energy Fuel is gearing up for action! We are very close to announcing our full schedule for this year. At about 90% finished, we are just waiting on the finalized Summer Nationals schedule. We know many of our drivers will race in those events and it does not make sense for us to race on any of those dates. We are excited about the release of our schedule! Dates like the opening night of the USA Nationals and the return of the Thaw Brawl to kick off [...]

LaSalle Speedway Releases 10th Annual Thaw Brawl Dates

December 22, 2020 Burbank, IL – The Thaw Brawl will return to the LaSalle Speedway in 2021. The 10th annual event will return to where it all began. Carpentersville, Illinois driver Dennis Erb Jr. won the inaugural event. Tyler Erb won the 2019 edition as the 2020 edition scheduled at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA fell prey to Covid-19. The 2021 event is scheduled for its familiar dates during the last weekend of March. Be sure to mark March 26th and 27th on the calendar for this year’s event. This year’s event will be sanctioned by the Mars Racing [...]

Sheppard Wins on Late Race Pass at LaSalle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burbank, IL (October 12, 2020) A Feature: (50 Laps) 1) Brandon Sheppard 2) Chris Simpson 3) Brian Shirley 4) Josh Richards 5) Bobby Pierce 6) Frank Heckenast Jr 7) Dennis Erb Jr 8) Jimmy Mars 9) Ryan Unzicker 10) Kyle Strickler 11) Shannon Babb 12) Jason Feger 13) Taylor Scheffler 14) Rich Bell 15) Myles Moos 16) Mike Provenzano 17) Mike Chasteen Jr 18) Rusty Schlenk 19) Mike Spatola 20) Jake Miller 21) Tegan Evans 22) Lyle Zanker  B-Main #1:(12 Laps) 1) Jason Feger 2) Rich Bell 3) Lyle Zanker 4) Mike Chasteen Jr 5) Turk Letizia 6) Titus [...]

Sheppard Rules Field at Fairbury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burbank, IL (October 11, 2020) Feature Finish:(50 Laps) 1) Brandon Sheppard 2) Josh Richards 3) Shannon Babb 4) Kyle Strickler 5) Jimmy Mars 6) Chris Simpson 7) Tim Manville 8) Dennis Erb Jr 9) Brian Shirley 10) Tanner English 11) Ryan Unzicker 12) Bobby Pierce 13) Mason Zeigler 14) Myles Moos 15) Mike Spatola 16) Taylor Scheffler 17) Mike Provenzano 18) Trevor Gundaker 19) Jeffery Ledford 20) Frank Heckenast Jr 21) Jesse Stovall 22) Kevin Weaver 23) Rich Bell 24) Jason Feger B-Main #1:(12 Laps) 1) Bobby Pierce 2) Jefferey Ledford 3) Gordy Gundaker 4) Mike Glasscock 5) Mike [...]

Shirley Wins at Peoria, Closes Gap on Point Leader Heckenast

FOR IMMEDITE RELEASE Burbank, IL (October 10, 2020) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burbank, IL (October 10, 2020) – Friday night the Mars Racing Series presented by Rip It Energy Fuel kicked off a three day race weekend at Peoria Speedway with a $5,000 to win event. The race started the Championship weekend for the 2020 Mars Racing Series campaign. Going in Frank Heckenast Jr had a 33-point lead over second place Brian Shirley in the season long points battle. Forty-two late models signed in for Mars Racing Series competition on Friday night chasing the $5,000 payday in Peoria. It was the third time this [...]

Mars Racing Series Gearing Up for Big Season Ending Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burbank, Illinois (October 6, 2020) – The Mars Racing Series presented by Rip It Energy Fuel is ready to end the 2020 race season with a bang. With $30,000 winner share up for grabs over the three-day weekend all eyes in the late model world will be on the “Land of Lincoln.” After a crazy, interrupted season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the twenty-first edition of the Mars tour has produced some exciting races. The first year series owner Tony Izzo Jr salvaged a trying year and put together a great ten race schedule that will conclude Sunday night at LaSalle Speedway with [...]

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 [...]