MARS USES LATE MODEL PLUS TO WIN WILD WEST SHOOTOUT
TUCSON, AZ (January 17, 2010) If the finale of the 4 th Annual Wild West Shootout at USA Raceway is a harbinger of the coming 2010 season, Jimmy Mars put the dirt late model fraternity on notice. Starting from the pole, he captured Sunday night’s Bill Cheesbourg Memorial to bookend his season opening win from one week ago. Powered by VP’s Late Model Plus racing fuel and Pro Power engine, Mars secured his fourth career Wild West Shootout win, equaling Billy Moyer and Steve Francis for second on the all-time list.
Mars would lead at the drop of the green and took firm command as he put a comfortable distance between himself and Jeremy Payne, who also had opened a significant margin on the rest of the field. Mars began to experience the back of the field on lap 11 as the shuffling within the top ten remained fluid lap after lap. Mars continued to stretch his lead by lap 15 as Payne remained a comfortable second. On lap 22, Billy Moyer, Jr cruised past Randy Korte to run a distant third to Mars and Payne.
On this night, no one had anything for Mars as he lapped up to ninth place in a dominating performance to capture the $10,000 winner’s check. Payne settled for second in his best run of the week, while Moyer, Jr. also came home with his best finish of the week in third.