MARS Racing Series Heads to Illinois for Belle-Clair and Fayette Co. Double-Header May 4-5mars
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 Chapel Hill, Tenn. captured the season opener at Clarksville (Tenn.) Speedway on March 2 over Tim Manville, Caleb Ashby, Jason Jameson and Tanner English. On Saturday March 3, Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill. took home the second points event victory over Jason Jameson, Tanner English, Austin Rettig and Greg Gokey.
Jason Jameson of Lawrenceburg, Ind. leads the series point standings after two events with just two markers back to second spot which is held by Dennis Erb Jr. Tanner English of Benton, Ky. sits third in the points while Austin Rettig and Caleb Ashby round out the top five in the series points.
On Friday May 4, the series will head to the bull-ring of Belle-Clair Speedway racing for $3,000-to-win. In addition to the MARS/UMP Late Models, the B-Mods, Pure Stocks, Pro-4 and Boss 600 CC Outlaw Micros will also be in action. The Late Model event is presented by Kettler & Son’s Concrete. Pit gates open at 3:00 pm, the grandstand gates open at 5:00 pm, the drivers meeting is at 6:00 pm while hot laps are at 6:30 pm. Adult general admission is $20.00 while adult pit passes are $35.00.
On Saturday May 5, the series will visit Fayette County Speedway racing for $3,000-to-win. In addition to the MARS/UMP Late Models, the American Modified Series will also be in action racing for $2,000-to-win, the B-Mods, Hornets and Street Stocks will also be in action. Pit gates open at 4:30 pm, the grandstand gates open at 4:30 pm while hot laps are at 6:30 pm. Adult general admission is $20.00 while adult pit passes are $35.00.
The tire rule for Belle-Clair and Fayette County will be Hoosier LM20 and LM40. The entry fee is $100 plus transponder rental fee if needed. The Tow money to any car not making the field of 22 is $100. The MARS Racing Series does take random tire samples throughout the season.
Belle-Clair Speedway is located at 200 S. Belt East in Belleville, IL 62223. For more information, call (314) 267-4944 or visit www.BelleClairSpeedway.net .
Fayette County Speedway is located at 1378 E. 2200 Ave. in Brownstown, IL 62418. For more information, call (618) 347-2327 or visit www.FayetteCoSpeedway.com .
For more information on the MARS Racing Series, please call (606) 219-1723 or log on to www.MarsRacingSeries.com .
MARS Racing Series $3,000 to win Purse: 1) $3,000, 2) $1,500, 3) $1,000, 4) $800, 5) $700, 6) $600, 7) $500, 8) $475, 9) $450, 10) $425, 11) $400, 12) $375, 13) $350, 14) $325, 15) $300, 16) $300, 17) $300, 18) $300, 19) $300, 20) $300, 21) $300, 22) $300.
Current MARS Racing Series Points (after March 3)
1. Jason Jameson-388
2. Dennis Erb Jr.-386
3. Tanner English-384
4. Austin Rettig-380
5. Caleb Ashby-378
6. Tim Manville-370
6. Dean Carpenter-370
8. Levi Ashby-366
9. David Seibers-364
10. Roben Huffman-358
Upcoming MARS Racing Series Events:
May 4-Belle-Clair Speedway-Belleville, IL-$3,000 to win
May 5-Fayette County Speedway-Brownstown, IL-$3,000 to win
May 11-Farmer City Raceway-Farmer City, IL-$10,000 to win
May 12-Fairbury American Legion Speedway-Fairbury, IL-$10,000 to win
June 1-Tri-City Speedway-Pontoon Beach, IL-$3,000 to win
June 2-Fayette County Speedway-Brownstown, IL-$3,000 to win