Fireworks will start early this weekend as the stars and cars of the MARS
DIRTcar Series descend upon the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, IA bringing
a field loaded with the nation’s top late model drivers in a $3,000 to win
slobber-knocker set for Thursday July 1st at the “Mahaska County Monster”.
Driver’s expected to be in attendance include 5-time and defending MARS
champion Terry Phillips of Springfield, MO; Kyle Berck of Marquette, NE; 2009
MARS Rookie of the year and current point leader Eric Turner of Springfield, MO;
2007 MARS Rookie of the year Jeremy Payne of Springfield, MO; Dave Eckrich of
Oxford, IA; Chris Spieker of Massena, IA; Denny Eckrich of Tiffin, IA; John
Anderson of Omaha, NE; Bryant Goldsmith of Corning, IA and many more!
Witness all the ‘slideways’ action as the martian’s of the MARS DIRTcar
Series invade Iowa for the first time ever in its eleven year history.
Additional information on the Southwest Missouri based MARS series can be found
at www.marsracingseries.com. Tire rule is Hoosier WRS 55 and LM 40 only.
Pits open at 5:00pm, grandstands open at 5:30pm, hot laps begin at 7:15pm
and racing starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12
and children under 6 always get in for FREE. Pit passes are $30. Support
classes will be the Carter’s USRA B-Mods and USRA Hobby Stock divisions.
Information on the Southern Iowa Speedway can be found at