MARS Goes Topless at Tri City Speedway on Friday, August 5th!

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The MARS DIRTcar Series will take on the best of the UMP DIRTcar Series this Friday August 5, 2011 at the Tri City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, IL.  The late models will be ‘topless’ for this race, as the roofs will be removed, giving the race fans a unique view of their favorite drivers.


Drivers expected for this $3,000 to win and $400 to start race include current point leader Brad Looney of Republic, MO;  6-time and defending champion Terry Phillips of Springfield, MO; 2009 Rookie of the Year Eric Turner of Springfield, MO; Jeremy Payne of Springfield, MO; Jesse Stovall of Galena, MO; Jack Sullivan of Greenbrier, AR; Brandon McCormick of Lebanon, MO; Tony Jackson Jr. of Lebanon, MO; RC Whitwell of Tucson, AZ; Leroy Johnson of Springfield, MO; Jason Feger of Bloomington, IL; Tim Manville of Highland, IL; Bryan Collins of Ellsbury, MO; Billy Laycock of Marine, IL; Mark Voight of Marine, IL; Chad Zobrist of Highland, IL; Rodney Melvin of Benton, IL; Craig Smith of Godfrey, IL; Billy Faust of Highland, IL; Rickey Frankel of Quincy, IL; Tim Ratajczyk of Millstadt, IL plus many more.

Support Classes will be; Street Stocks, UMP Modifieds, UMP Pro Crate Late Models and UMP Factory Stocks. General Admission is $18, kids 12 and under are free. Gates open at 6:00pm with racing at 8:00pm. Pit gate will open at 5:30pm and pit pass is $30.  Additional information can be found at

Additional information on the MARS series can be found at

The MARS DIRTcar Series would like to thank their sponsors for the 2011 season. Hoosier Racing Tire, Libscomb Auto Group, Wrisco Industries, Leitle Car Quest Auto Parts, VP Race Fuels, Powertrain Industries, Ron Mitchell Racing Photos, Hatfield Racing Engines, Andy’s Frozen Custard, COMP Cams, Arsenal Racing Graphics, Don Babb Motorsports, Rod End Supply, Larry Shaw Race Cars, GRT Race Cars, Supermoon Graphics and Vicci.

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