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Brian Shirley Sweeps Weekend MARS Action

Brian Shirley Sweeps Weekend MARS Action

29th Annual Lucas Oil Show Me 100 on Deck

By Ben Shelton

CHILTON, Wis. (05/24/21) – Brian Shirley enjoyed an exceptional weekend in his Bob Cullen Racing / Thomason Express No. 3s J&J Ventures & Gaming/ Hoker Trucking / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

The Illinois hot shoe swept Friday and Saturday night’s Mid America Racing Series (MARS) competition in Illinois and Indiana to pocket over $10,000 in winnings as he increased his 2021-win tally to four.

“Our team had a great weekend with the MARS Series. When you leave the shop, you hope to put together a weekend where you sweep both shows, and that’s what we were able to do,” Shirley said. “These wins give us added confidence heading into the Show-Me 100 this weekend. There’s a lot of money on the line, and we’re gearing up to take a shot at winning another crown jewel.”

Friday night saw Bob Cullen Racing pilot Brian Shirley follow the MARS Racing Series to Kankakee Motor Speedway (Kankakee, Ill.) for the Big Daddy Scrap 40. With a heat race victory positioning him on the front row for the feature, Brian turned back challenges from Mike Spatola to capture his third win of the season and a $5,000 payday. He finished ahead of Spatola, Taylor Scheffler, Frank Heckenast Jr., and Ryan Unzicker.

On Saturday afternoon at Shadyhill Speedway (Medaryville, Ind.), Shirley lowered the track record in time trials before picking up a heat race win. Leading flag-to-flag in the feature, Brian cruised to his second win in as many nights and fourth of the season over Frank Heckenast Jr., Cody Bauer, Jason Feger, and Logan Nickerson. He collected $5,000.

Brian has taken over the lead in the latest Mars Racing Series point standings. For complete results, please visit

This weekend – May 26-29 – has Shirley preparing to compete in four-straight nights of racing action. Action opens on Thursday through Friday at Missouri’s Lucas Oil Speedway with the 29th annual Show-Me 100 weekend, which includes $6,000-to-win programs on Thursday and Friday followed by a $30,000-to-win finale on Saturday night.

Shirley’s extended holiday racing weekend is scheduled to draw to a close on Saturday night with a $5,000-to-win, MARS event at Spoon River Speedway (Canton, Ill.)

For more information on the weekend’s slate, please visit and .
Brian Shirley and Bob Cullen Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners which include: Hoker Trucking, Thomason Express, J&J Ventures Gaming, Kid’s Castle Learning Center, KBC Graphix, Cheap Cars, Bass Livestock Nutrition, Allgaier Motorsports, Integra Shocks, East Central Coin, Cheers, Cen-Pe-Co Racing Oil, Durham Racing Engines, Rocket Chassis, Jayco Construction, Larry’s Distributing, Hope For A Cure, Midwest Sheet Metal, Ted Brown’s Quality Paint & Body Shop, Peterson Fluid Systems, Hooker Harness, Willy’s Carburetor, Fast Shafts, Keyser Manufacturing, Dyers Top Rods, Wehrs Machine, Sweet Manufacturing, Swift Springs, Allstar Performance, The Joie of Seating, Simpson, Hoosier Racing Tire, Quarter Master, Wilwood Disc Brakes, KKM, Speedwerx, Daugherty Motorsports, Multi Fire, Strange Oval, FK Rod Ends, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

For the latest team news and updates on Bob Cullen Racing, please visit .

By Ben Shelton | MSR Mafia Marketing Services


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