All pictured taken by D&M Racing Photography
(Photo Credit: Ryan Roberts)
(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.
|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.
For more information on the MARS Racing Series, contact Sixteens Race Promotions at (815) 715-1616 or log onto www.SixteensRacePromotions.com or www.MARSRacingSeries.com.
With the 2019 racing season coming to a close, Brian and Marcie Gaylord would like to say THANK YOU to every race fan, every driver, their families and pit crews for your support during the entire season!!!! We also need to say THANK YOU to each and every sponsor who helped to bring the racing action to the small town of Donnellson, Iowa!!! They would also like to say THANK YOU to the entire track crew, fire and ambulance crews, the wrecker crews, the kitchen staff, and the Lee County Fair Association for all your hard work during each race night!! Without all of you we couldn’t keep bringing you all the great racing action to the Pepsi Lee County Speedway. So once again THANK YOU SO MUCH!
As first year promoter’s, yes we did have some hick-ups along the way. But we look to improve on them for the 2020 season. Plans are already in the works on the 2020 schedule, so stay tuned to our website and our Facebook page when we have things finalized. We are also looking at having the 2019 banquet in late January or early February, so stay tuned for more information. Until next year, we hope everyone has a very happy holiday season. And we look forward in seeing everyone in 2020!