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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 [...]

Erb, Jr. Captures MARS Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic Weekend Finale at Clarksville Speedway

CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE – March 3, 2018 – The MARS Super Late Model Racing Series would conclude its opening weekend of racing for 2018 season on Saturday with the final night of the 14thAnnual Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, TN and Dennis Erb, Jr. of Carpentersville, IL would etch his name in the record books once again by claiming the $5,000 victory for his third triumph in the event. The winning mount driven by Erb, Jr. carries sponsorship from Rhino Ag, J.R. McBride Leasing, McBride Mack, Ideal Ready Mix, M and M Painting and Construction, Deegan’s Truck [...]

Seibers Scores MARS Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Weekend Opener at Clarksville Speedway

CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE – March 2, 2018 – The MARS Super Late Model Racing Series would begin its 19th season on competition on Friday evening with the opening night of the 14th Annual Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, TN and David Seibers of Chapel Hill, TN would pick up the $3,000 victory leading all thirty laps of the main event, scoring his first career MARS victory. The win by Seibers would come behind the wheel of the All Seasons Comfort, SMS Electrical and Plumbing, GPS Motorsports, Circle E Farms, and Nunneley Excavating sponsored #18 Black Diamond Chassis, Custom Race Engines powered [...]

CHAMPIONS 2017

2017 EAST SIDE MIDWEST SHEET METAL CHAMPION   Tanner English                         2017 WEST SIDE MIDWEST SHEET METAL  CHAMPION  Tony Jackson Jr 2017 WEST SIDE GRT RACE CAR  ROOKIE OF YEAR     Joe Godsey