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September 22
Red Cedar Speedway,
Menomonie, WI
Sanction: WISSOTA Late Models (Mahder 55) - $5,555
Information provided by: Track reports (last updated September 23, 4:51 pm)
Mars continues dominance of Mahder 55
Mahder 55
  1. Jimmy Mars
  2. A.J. Diemel
  3. Chad Mahder
  4. Darrell Nelson
  5. Rick Hanestad
  6. Pat Doar
  7. Jeff Massingill
  8. Sam Mars
  9. Nick Anvelink
  10. Nick Panitzke
  11. John Kaanta
  12. Travis Budisalovich
  13. Buddy Hanestad
  14. Kevin Eder
  15. Rick Niemi
  16. Mike Prochnow
  17. Lance Matthees
  18. Harry Hanson
  19. Paul Niznik
  20. Jim Carlson
  21. James Giossi
  22. Mark Hessler
  23. Jesse Glenz
  24. Greg Nippoldt
  25. Dave Flynn
  26. Jake Redetzke
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What won the race: Hometown driver and Hall of Famer Jimmy Mars led all the way from his pole position in Thursday's Mahder 55 at Red Cedar Speedway for his fourth consecutive $5,555 victory in the track's memorial event. Mars crossed the finish line 1.837 seconds ahead of fellow front-row starter A.J. Diemel.
Key notes: Mars also won the Mahder 55 in 2017-19 and '21 (the race wasn't held at Red Cedar in '20). ... Rick Hanestad rallied from 11th for a top-five finish. ... A dozen drivers completed 55 laps. ... The Mahder 55 that pays tribute to late racer Duane Mahder kicked off a weekend tripleheader of racing for the WISSOTA Late Models at Red Cedar Speedway. … Friday and Saturday marks the 42nd annual Punky Manor Challenge of Champions, a two-day show that culminates with Saturday’s $4,500-to-win feature. ... Both events are part of the Explore Menomonie Raceweek, a three-day show making it the biggest race weekend in track history.
On the move: Sam Mars of Menomonie, Wis., the winner's son, started 19th and finished eighth.
Winner's sponsors: Mars drives an MB Customs Race Car powered by a Pro Power Racing engine and sponsored by Veit, Vonco, Deppe Enterprises, T.L. Sinz Plumbing, Keyes Chevytown, Armi Contractors, Mid-States Equipment, Baileigh Industrial, S&S Transport, QualityFreightRate, Groveyard Auto, Joe Signs, VP Racing Fuels and Joe Provo Race Wear.
Points chase: Mark Hessler leads Red Cedar Speedway points at his home track.
Current weather: Clear, 48°F
Car count: 37
Polesitter: Jimmy Mars
Heat race winners: Jimmy Mars, A.J. Diemel, Darrell Nelson, Nick Panitzke
Consolation race winners: Sam Mars, Mike Prochnow
Next series race: September 23, Red Cedar Speedway (Menomonie, WI) $4,500
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

 Feature lineup

Row 1: J. Mars, Diemel
Row 2: Nelson, Massingill
Row 3: Panitzke, Kaanta
Row 4: Mahder, Redetzke
Row 5: Glenz, Eder
Row 6: R. Hanestad, Budisalovich
Row 7: Doar, Giossi
Row 8: Anvelink, Niznik
Row 9: S. Mars, Prochnow
Row 10: Flynn, Hessler
Row 11: Nippoldt, Matthees
Row 12: Niemi, B. Hanestad
Row 13: Hanson, Carlson

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