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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 [...]

Pierce Rules on Night 1 at Farmer City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Burbank, IL (September 4, 2020) – Thursday night the Mars Racing Series presented by Rip It Energy Fuel kicked off a three day race weekend at Farmer City Raceway with night 1 of the Farmer City 74. Twenty-nine late models signed in for Mars Racing Series competition on Thursday night for a shot at the $5,000 payday to kick off Labor Day weekend. The fourth annual event has become an instant tradition for the quarter mile facility in Farmer City, Illinois. In qualifying Jason Feger laid down the quickest lap in Group A qualifying with a lap of 13.061. [...]