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Sheppard Covers Field at Spoon River

Photo: Brendon Bauman Banner, IL (May 30, 2021) – Round eight of the Mars Racing Series took place at the Spoon River Speedway to close out the Memorial Day weekend. Twenty-eight late models checked in for a shot at the $5,000 to win event. In Allstar Performance qualifying Ryan Unzicker, the driver from El Paso, IL laid down the fastest lap with a time of 14.032 seconds. Qualifying set up three heat races that would see the top five drivers transfer on the nights main event. It was an exciting finish during the Arizona Sport Shirts Heat Race #1. Brain Shirley spent [...]

Feger Rolls to Victory at Fayette County

Brownstown, IL (May 29, 2021) – Twenty-six Mars Racing Series Late Models entered the event on Saturday night at Fayette County Speedway. Drivers from four different states tried their luck on the high banks in Brownstown, Illinois. Drivers took advantage of Brian Shirley not being on hand to close the points gap during round seven of the 2021 tour.  In Allstar Performance Qualifying it was Kentucky driver Josh Rice, making a suprise visit with the Mars Series, he bested the 25 other drivers as they raced the clock.  In Arizona Sports Shirts Heat Race #1 it was Josh Rice who ran [...]

Shirley Makes It a Weekend Sweep

LaSalle, IL (May 24, 2021) – The defending Mars Series Champion Brian Shirley was yet to find victory lane in 2021 through the first four events. That all changed this weekend as the Chatham, IL driver picked up a couple of dominating wins Friday and Saturday night with the series. On Friday night he used the outside front row starting position to grab the lead early and build up an over seven second lead before a late caution gave the field a chance to catch up. Brian pulled away from Mike Spatola to win the 40 lap Big Daddy [...]

English Earns Career Payday in Spring Showcase

Photo: Brendon Bauman Fairbury, Illinois (May 15, 2021) – The fourth round of the 2021 Mars Racing Series happened on Saturday night at Fairbury Speedway. Mother Nature once again tried to play havoc on the event with pesky afternoon drizzles. But once the rain completely moved out the show started on time without any delays. Thirty-five cars signed in to compete for the biggest payday on the 2021 schedule.  In Allstar Performance Qualifying it was the youngster from St. Charles, Missouri Trevor Gundaker who laid down the quickest lap at 12.796 seconds. In Group B the fastest time went to Ryan [...]

Sheppard Flexes Muscles in Farmer City 74

Farmer City, Illinois (May 14, 2021) – The Mars Racing Series rolled into the Farmer City Raceway on Friday night for the 5th Annual Farmer City 74. Twenty-eight cars checked in with hopes to take home the $10,000 payday at the end of the 74-lap event. Due to Covid last year’s event was ran in the fall and split into two-nights. This spring the event was able to be ran in it’s original second weekend in May spot. In Allstar Performance Qualifying it was New Berlin, Illinois driver Brandon Sheppard laying down the quickest lap. Taking advantage of the weekend [...]