Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Racing Series Set for Grand Finale on Friday August 30 at Thunder Valley Raceway

SOMERSET, KY (August 24, 2019)—The Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Racing Series will conclude the 20th Anniversary Season on Friday August 30 at the Steve Leonard-promoted Thunder Valley Raceway in Salem, Ind. paying $3,000-to-win and $300-to-start.

Going into the final event of the season, David Seibers of Chapel Hill, Tenn. leads the points standings by just 12 markers over Dean Carpenter of Coldwater, Miss. Winners on the MARS tour this season include: Brian Shirley (Clarksville), David Seibers (Clarksville), Devin Gilpin (Brownstown), Kent Robinson (Farmer City), Shelby Miles (Brownstown), Mike Marlar (Brownstown), Daryn Klein (Tri City) and Bobby Pierce (I-55). There hasn’t been a repeat winner this season.

Thunder Valley Raceway in Salem, Ind. will host the Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Super Late Model Racing Series on Friday August 30th for the first-time ever and the main event will see the MARS Super Late Model drivers race for $3,000-to-win in the 30-lap main event. Joining the Super Late Models (which will be in competition for the first time at Thunder Valley Raceway since 2005) will be the track’s Outlaw Four Cylinders, Pure Stocks, Crown Vic’s and Mod Lites. The pit area will open at 3:00 p.m. and the general admission area will open at 5:30 p.m., with the drivers meeting set for 6:30 p.m., followed by practice at 7:00 p.m. Ticket prices for the Friday August 30 event at Thunder Valley Raceway in the general admission area will be $20.00 for adults, children ages 6 to 12 will be $12.00, with children age 5 and under free. A pit pass will be $35.00.

The Super Late Model portion of both racing programs will be sanctioned by the Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Super Late Model Racing Series. The entry fee will be $100, plus transponder rental for timing/scoring purposes. The Super Late Model tire rule will be as follows: Hoosier 1350 anywhere on the car and a LM40 right-rear option. Random tire samples will be taken by the series. Drivers not making the feature event will receive $50 tow money. In addition, at Thunder Valley Raceway on August 30, there will be a $100 bonus to highest finishing driver that utilizes a GM604 crate engine. Driver must finish the feature to receive the bonus.

Thunder Valley Raceway is located at 600 East Market Street in Salem, IN. For more information about Thunder Valley Raceway, call (812) 844-0558 or visit the track’s webpage at

For more information concerning the Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Super Late Model Racing Series, please call series promoter/race director Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or (828) 361-5981 or log on to the series official webpage at .

The Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Racing Series would like to thank the following 2019 Series Sponsors: Schaeffer’s Oil, VP Racing Fuels, Hoosier Tire Midwest, AR Bodies, Cruise with the Champions, Knowles Race Parts & Bodies,, Brucebilt Performance, Wiles Racing Driveshafts and Custom Suspension.

Thunder Valley Raceway Feature Purse August 30 (30 laps): 1) $3,000, 2) $1,500, 3) $1,000, 4) $800, 5) $700, 6) $600, 7) $500, 8) $400, 9) $375, 10) $350, 11) $325, 12) $300, 13) $300, 14) $300, 15) $300, 16) $300, 17) $300, 18) $300, 19) $300, 20) $300, 21) $300, 22) $300

Current Schaeffer’s Oil MARS Racing Series Points:
1. David Seibers-1,450
2. Dean Carpenter-1,438
3. Brian Shirley-904
4. Jose Parga-672
5. Devin Gilpin-625
6. Allen Weisser-582
7. Dennis Erb Jr.-562
8. Greg Johnson-558
9. Shelby Miles-546
10. Chad Stapleton-534

2019 Series Winners/Upcoming MARS Racing Series Events:
March 1-Clarksville (TN) Speedway-Brian Shirley
March 2-Clarksville (TN) Speedway-David Seibers
April 13-Brownstown Speedway-Devin Gilpin
May 10-Farmer City (IL) Raceway-Kent Robinson
July 6-Brownstown (IN) Speedway-Shelby Miles
August 3-Brownstown (IN) Speedway-Mike Marlar
August 16-Tri-City (IL) Speedway-Daryn Klein
August 17-Federated Auto Parts (MO) Raceway @ I-55-Bobby Pierce
August 30-Thunder Valley Raceway-Salem, IN-$3,000 to win