It continues to amaze me how people underestimate Jimmy Mars. Walking down from the tower after shooting a thrilling Firecracker 100 Saturday night at Lernerville Speedway, where Mars rallied to win after changing a lap-27 flat tire, a fan said: "I can't believe that Mars guy won tonight." Huh? That Mars guy? Really?
Perhaps he wasn't a national Dirt Late Model fan. Maybe he's never seen Mars race. Or maybe he'd had one too many Keystone Lights. But it's not the first time that I find people MORE