Mars Releases 2020 Series Schedule, Kicks Season Off with 9th Annual Thaw Brawl

Mars Releases 2020 Series Schedule, Kicks Season Off with 9th Annual Thaw Brawl



(January 11, 2020) – The Mars Dirt Car Series is pleased to release the dates of the 2020 season. The current schedule will see the series travel to 9 different venues in three different states. The 21st season of the Mars tour will kick off at Lee Country Speedway with the 9th Annual Thaw Brawl. This will be a two day show March 27th and 28th. Friday night will feature two features paying $2,500 to win each. The finale on Saturday will pay $12,000 to win.

A trio of $10,000 to win events also highlight the 2020 Schedule. This includes a return to Farmer City May 8th for the 4th Annual Farmer City 74 followed by a May 9th visit to Fairbury Speedway for the FALS Spring Showcase, both races paying $10,000 to the winner. The other $10,000 to win show is the Hall of Fame Classic at Brownstown Speedway Saturday August 8th.

The Series will also be making first time visits to Peoria Speedway and East Moline at the Bullring of RICO Fairgrounds. The season will wrap up Labor Day weekend with a pair of $5,000 to win shows at Farmer City and Fairbury. The Series still has a few dates they are looking to secure before the season begins.

Date Location Event Payout
Friday, March 27th Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA) 9th Annual Thaw Brawl Twin $2,500-to-win
Saturday, March 28th Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA) 9th Annual Thaw Brawl $12,000-to-win
Sunday, March 29th Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA) 9th Annual Thaw Brawl RAIN DATE
Friday, April 10th TBA TBA TBA
Saturday, April 11th Peoria Speedway (Peoria, IL) Steve Lance Sr. Night $5,000-to-win
Friday, May 8th Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, IL) Farmer City 74 $10,000-to-win
Saturday, May 9th Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, IL) FALS Spring Showcase $10,000-to-win
Saturday, May 16th Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, IN) TBA $3,000-to-win
Sunday, May 17th Bullring at RICo Fairgrounds (East Moline,IL) TBA $5,000-to-win
Sunday, May 24th Spoon River Speedway (Banner, IL) Gary Cook Jr. Memorial $5,000-to-win
Monday, May 25th TBA TBA TBA
Friday, May 29th TBA TBA TBA
Saturday, May 30th Shadyhill Speedway (Medaryville, IN) TBA $5,000-to-win
Friday, Aug 7th TBA TBA TBA
Saturday, August 8th Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, IN) Hall of Fame Classic $10,000-to-win
Saturday, August 22nd Peoria Speedway (Peoria, IL) Illinois State Championship $5,000-to-win
Sunday, August 23rd Quincy Raceways (Quincy, IL) Sunday Funday $5,000-to-win
Friday, September 4th Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, IL) Casey’s General Stores Nationals $5,000-to-win
Saturday, September 5th Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, IL) Late Model Shootout $5,000-to-win

*All events are tentative and subject to change.

(Photo Credit: Ryan Roberts)

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