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MARS Racing Series Sold to Tony Izzo, Jr. and Sixteens Race Promotions

SOMERSET, KY (October 21, 2019)—The MARS Racing Series has been sold to Tony Izzo, Jr. and Sixteens Race Promotions effective October 18, 2019, series promoter Chris Tilley announced today. An agreement between the two parties was reached on October 18, 2019. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank each promoter & race track, each race team & driver, every sponsor & race fan along with all of our great staff who made the last two seasons the best the MARS tour had ever seen,” stated Tilley. “I would like to thank Schaeffer’s Oil for being our title sponsor [...]

David Seibers Crowned 2019 Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Racing Series Points Champion

SOMERSET, KY (September 21, 2019)—David Seibers of Chapel Hill, Tenn. claimed the 2019 Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Racing Series points title over Dean Carpenter of Coldwater, Miss. on Friday August 30 at Thunder Valley Raceway in Salem, Ind. after the tour finale. Seibers started the season off at the first event by finishing fifth in the opening night of the Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic at Clarksville (Tenn.) Speedway then backed that up with a win worth $5,000 on night two of the annual event. Seibers would capture three top-five finishes in the nine events on the tour and capture five top-ten [...]

Greg Johnson Grabs Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Super Late Model Series Finale at Thunder Valley Raceway

SALEM, INDIANA (August 30, 2019)- The Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Super Late Model Racing Series would make their first-ever appearance at Thunder Valley Raceway in Salem, IN on Friday evening with the 2019 series title on the line in the tour’s season finale and Greg Johnson of Bedford, IN would become the ninth different winner on the tour in 2019 with a flag-to-flag victory worth $3,000, while David Seibers of Chapel Hill, TN would lay claim to the 2019 Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Super Late Model Racing Series title. Johnson’s victory would be his first career Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Super Late Model [...]

Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Racing Series Set for Grand Finale on Friday August 30 at Thunder Valley Raceway

SOMERSET, KY (August 24, 2019)—The Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Racing Series will conclude the 20th Anniversary Season on Friday August 30 at the Steve Leonard-promoted Thunder Valley Raceway in Salem, Ind. paying $3,000-to-win and $300-to-start. Going into the final event of the season, David Seibers of Chapel Hill, Tenn. leads the points standings by just 12 markers over Dean Carpenter of Coldwater, Miss. Winners on the MARS tour this season include: Brian Shirley (Clarksville), David Seibers (Clarksville), Devin Gilpin (Brownstown), Kent Robinson (Farmer City), Shelby Miles (Brownstown), Mike Marlar (Brownstown), Daryn Klein (Tri City) and Bobby Pierce (I-55). There hasn’t been a [...]

“Smooth Operator” Bobby Pierce Grabs Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Racing Series Victory at I-55

PEVELY, MO (August 17, 2019)—Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill. became the eighth different winner in eight races on the Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Racing Series by taking the $3,000 payday on Saturday Night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway @ I-55 in Pevely, Mo.   Fast qualifier and heat race winner Pierce and Daryn Klein brought the field of 22 to life for the start of the 30-lapper. Klein would jump to the early race lead but Pierce would get around Klein for the race lead on lap 10 and never look back en route to the feature win over Klein and Jason [...]

Daryn Klein Captures First Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Racing Series Victory at Tri-City Speedway

PONTOON BEACH, IL (August 17, 2019)—Daryn Klein of Fairview Heights, Ill. captured his first career Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Racing Series event on Friday Night August 16 at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill.   Gordy Gundaker was en route to dominating the night when he broke a driveshaft on the lap-19 restart and Klein would then inherit the lead. Klein fended off a challenge from Jason Papich to go on to the feature victory, his first of the tour. The big mover of the race was Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill. who started eighth and finished third. Klein became the seventh [...]

Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Super Late Models Tripleheader in Illinois and Missouri August 16, 17, 18

SOMERSET, KENTUCKY (August 11, 2019)- The Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Super Late Model Racing Series will be in action with three upcoming events August 16, August 17, and August 18. Action begins at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, IL on Friday August 16, followed by Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, MO Saturday August 17, and concludes at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, IL on Sunday August 18. All three events will pay $3,000 to win and $300 to start.    The weekend will kick off at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, IL on Friday August 16 as the track will present [...]

Mike Marlar Wins Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Hall of Fame Classic at Brownstown Speedway

BROWNSTOWN, INDIANA – August 3, 2019 – The Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Super Late Model Racing Series would make their third and final visit of the 2019 season to Brownstown Speedway for the track’s 15th Annual Hall of Fame Classic and Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN would take the lead of the race from Jason Jameson on lap forty-one and drive on to claim the win and $10,000 payday.  The win for Marlar would be his first career Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Super Late Model Racing Series victory and would come in the seat of the Marathon Oil, Delk Equipment Sales, Mark Martin [...]

Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Super Late Models at Brownstown Speedway August 3 for 15th Annual Hall of Fame Classic

SOMERSET, KENTUCKY (July 29, 2019)- The Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Super Late Model Racing Series is set to return to action with a big event on Saturday August 3 at the historic Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN as the series will sanction the track’s 15th Annual Hall of Fame Classic that will see the winner earn $10,000 for their efforts. .  Brownstown Speedway will host the Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Super Late Model Racing Series for the 15th Annual Hall of Fame Classic on Saturday August 3, with the Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Super Late Models in competition in a full program of practice, time trials, [...]

Windy Hollow Speedway Date Removed from Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Racing Series Schedule

SOMERSET, KY (July 22, 2019)—Officials with the Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Racing Series and the Windy Hollow Speedway in Owensboro, Ky. have mutually agreed to cancel the Friday August 2nd event that was scheduled to pay $5,000-to-win. After consideration regarding the possibility of a low car count, track promoter Jimmy Westerfield and series promoter Chris Tilley have mutually agreed that it wouldn’t be best to have the event in 2019. “When Jimmy and I spoke we felt it best to cancel the event. There’s just not any Super Late Models in the Owensboro area anymore and we didn’t feel that it [...]