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Kent Robinson Captures MARS 4th Annual Born Free 40 Victory at Brownstown Speedway

BROWNSTOWN, INDIANA – July 7, 2018 – The MARS Super Late Model Racing Series would make its first visit of the 2018 season to the historic Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN for the 4th Annual Born Free 40 and when the checkered flag fell at the famed Jackson County Fairgrounds ¼ mile clay oval, Kent Robinson of Bloomington, Ind. would enjoy the spoils of victory as he would see the checkered flag first and score a $5,500 payday.   The victory for Robinson was his first career MARS Super Late Model Series victory, earning him an extra $500 for his efforts [...]

Born Free 40 for MARS Super Late Models Goes at Brownstown Speedway July 7

SOMERSET, KY – July 1, 2018 – The MARS Super Late Model Racing Series is set to return to action with the first of two visits in 2018 to the historic Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN, located at the famed Jackson County Fairgrounds, for the Fourth Annual Born Free 40, which will see the Super Late Model victor drive away with $5,000 for their efforts.      The MARS Super Late Model Racing Series will be in action at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Ind. on Saturday July 7 for the track’s Fourth Annual Born Free 40 event, which will see the MARS [...]

Brian Shirley Once Again Sweeps MARS Weekend with Fayette County Speedway Win

BROWNSTOWN, ILLINOIS – June 2, 2018 – The MARS Super Late Model Racing Series would make its second and final visit of the 2018 season to Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, IL and just like the first visit, Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill. would take the lead in the early stages of the contest and would never be seriously challenged throughout the event to claim his second win of the weekend and another $3,000 payday.   The win for Shirley would be his fourth of the season with the MARS tour, his second at Fayette County Speedway with the series, and his [...]

Brian Shirley Scores Third MARS Triumph of 2018 with Tri-City Speedway Victory

GRANITE CITY, ILLINOIS – June 1, 2018 – The MARS Super Late Model Racing Series would make its first visit of 2018 to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill. and Brian Shirley of Chatham, IL would take the lead from Tony Jackson, Jr. on lap eleven and lead the remainder of the event to claim a $3,000 victory. The win for Shirley would be his third of the season with the MARS tour and his eleventh career series victory and would come aboard the Bob Cullen owned Thomason Express, Kid’s Castle Learning Center, Jayco Construction, Cheap Cars, Vallejo Inc., KBC Graphics [...]

Tri-City and Fayette County Double-Dip June 1-2

SOMERSET, KY (May 29, 2018)—The MARS Racing Series will get back to action after a few weeks off on Friday June 1st at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill. and then on Saturday June 2nd at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Ill. for a pair of $3,000-to-win events. This will mark the eleventh visit to Tri-City Speedway on Friday June 1 and the second-ever series visit to Fayette County Saturday June 2. Both events pay $3,000-to-win and $300-to-start with 30 laps being contested at Tri-City and 40 laps at Fayette County. Former MARS winners at Tri-City include: Bobby Pierce (2017), [...]

Shannon Babb Makes Last Lap Pass Count for MARS Racing Series Farmer City Payday

FARMER CITY, IL – May 11, 2018 – Shannon Babb of Mowequa, Ill. led the only lap that counted Friday Night at Farmer City Raceway, the final lap. The pass coming off turn four in a photo finish at the flagstand on veteran driver Billy Moyer sent Babb to victory lane and the $10,000 payday. Babb drove the Clements Racing Engines-powered Rocket Chassis to his sixth career MARS Racing Series payday receiving sponsorship from Petroff Towing, Donley Trucking, CJI Piping & Fabricating, Hunting for Hope and Kuebler Ultra Oil. The event was co-sanctioned with the Sunoco American Late Model Series. Polesitter [...]

MARS Racing Series Prepares for Stops at Farmer City and Fairbury May 11-12

SOMERSET, KY (May 7, 2018)—The MARS Racing Series will invade Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Ill. on Friday May 11 and Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Ill. on May 12 to kick-off Mother’s Day weekend in style with a pair of back-to-back $10,000-to-win races. On Friday May 11, the series will make it’s fourth-ever appearance to Farmer City Raceway racing 50 laps for $10,000-to-win and $500-to-start during the Farmer City 74 presented by Douglas Dodge. On Saturday May 12, the tour will invade Fairbury American Legion Speedway racing 50 laps for $10,000-to-win and $500-to-start during the Fourth Annual FALS Frenzy. This will mark [...]

Brian Shirley Sweeps MARS Weekend with Fayette County Speedway Victory

BROWNSTOWN, ILLINOIS – May 5, 2018 – The MARS Super Late Model Racing Series would complete its doubleheader weekend of racing competition in the state of Illinois at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Ill. and Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill. would sweep the weekend of the tour’s racing action, picking up another $3,000 payday.   The win for Shirley would be second of the season with the MARS tour and his tenth career series victory and would come behind the wheel of the Bob Cullen owned Thomason Express, Kid’s Castle Learning Center, Jayco Construction, Cheap Cars, Vallejo Inc., KBC Graphics sponsored [...]

Brian Shirley Shines in Belle-Clair Speedway MARS Weekend Opener

BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS – May 4, 2018 – The MARS Super Late Model Racing Series would return to action with the first event of a weekend doubleheader in the Land of Lincoln as the tour would visit Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill. and Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill. would handle a racing surface with a lot of character on the evening and score a $3,000 victory.   The victory for Shirley would be his first of the season with the tour and his ninth career series checkered flag and it would come aboard the Bob Cullen owned Thomason Express, Kid’s Castle [...]

MARS Racing Series Heads to Illinois for Belle-Clair and Fayette Co. Double-Header May 4-5

SOMERSET, KY (April 29, 2018)—After nearly two months off, the MARS Racing Series will get back to action for two straight weekends of racing in the “Land of Lincoln” as the tour will first travel to Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill. on Friday May 4 and Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Ill. on Saturday May 5.   This will mark the first-ever visits by the MARS Racing Series to Belle-Clair on May 4 and Fayette County May 5. Both events pay $3,000-to-win and $300-to-start and 40 laps will be the feature distance.   During the first two series points races, David Seibers of [...]