Plymouth Dirt Track,
Sanction: DiscountShopTowels.com Dirt Kings Tour - $4,000
Information provided by: Series, staff and contributor reports (last updated August 3, 12:41 am)
Mars tops race-long duel for victory at Plymouth
- Jimmy Mars
- Brian Shirley
- Jason Feger
- Nick Anvelink
- Tyler Erb
- Billy Moyer
- Brent Larson
- Justin Hirt
- Jared Siefert
- Mitch McGrath
- Shane Clanton
- Chris Carlson
- Jim Schmidt
- Brett Swedberg
- Taylor Scheffler
- Joel Bennett
- Tim Buhler
- Brad Mueller
- Ron Berna
- Jim Letizia
- Billy Rezutek
- Justin Schmidt
Jimmy Mars picks up his paycheck for 50 laps of work at Plymouth, Wis.
What won the race: Fighting past Jason Feger on three different occasions, fourth-starting Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, Wis., took command for good past halfway, then fought off a late charge from Brian Shirley for a $4,000 DiscountShopTowels.com Dirt Kings Tour victory at Plymouth Dirt Track. Shirley ended up a half-straightaway behind in second with Feger third after the trio battled up front much of the caution-free 50-lapper.
Quotable: "It was pretty crazy. Jason and Brian, they drove a good race, and we had to be patient there in the lapped traffic," Mars said. "It got a little crazy, a little dicey, but it all turned out good."
Key notes: Jimmy Mars led the final 16 laps of a race where 21 of 22 starters finished. ... Runner-up Brian Shirley started on the pole but slipped back behind Jason Feger and Jim Schmidt in the early laps. ... The frontrunners faced traffic all race long, traffic that twice helped Feger regain the lead from Mars. ... Mars scored his third victory of the 2017 season; his previous two came in weekly action at Cedar Lake Speedway. … The Dirt Kings Tour made its lone stop at Plymouth on the 2017 season. … The $4,000-to-win event was the tour’s highest-paying of the season.
On the move: Nick Anvelink of Navarino, Wis., started ninth and finished fourth.
Winner's sponsors: Mars drives an MB Customs entry with a Vic Hill Race Engine and sponsorship from Deppe Enterprises, S&S Transport, T.L. Sinz Plumbing, Baileigh Industrial, Moore Wireline, CMD and Keyes Chevytown.
Points chase: Entering Monday's event, Nick Anvelink topped the series standings with 199 points over Justin Hirt and Ron Berna who were tied with 175 points a piece.
Car count: 34
Fast qualifier: Brian Shirley
Polesitter: Brian Shirley
Heat race winners: Jim Schmidt, Brent Larson, Jimmy Mars, Brian Shirley, Jason Feger
Next series race: August 11, Luxemburg Speedway (Luxemburg, WI) $1,200
Editor's note: Corrects winner's engine builder.