Strong Weekend for Dobmeier
Each and every week Lunstra/Dobmeier Motorsports begins their race weekend with the home track of River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND and each and every weekend, they are always towards the front. This past Friday was shortened due to rain falling after the heats, but before the rain Dobmeier started last in the heat race and charged to the front, winning the heat and setting the team up for a great night. But the night ended early and the Speedway will be holding double features next Friday.
“We really do our homework week in and week out,” says Dobmeier, “Our team works very hard to be fast everywhere we go, and we had a great shot to win tonight, but we’ll have to bring that back next week!”
Going into Knoxville’s double feature night, Lunstra/Dobmeier Motorsports felt pretty confident as they have put down some very solid finishes with 2 wins so far at the famed half-mile of Knoxville Raceway. “We started the night out qualifying fifth quick only two tenths behind (Terry) McCarl,” says Dobmeier, “Then we finished fifth in the heat.”
Dobmeier lined up fifth for the start of the main event and made it up to second with about half way through the event.
Challenging Terry one last time with a dive to the bottom through turns one and two on the last lap, Mark scrubbed too much speed which allowed Johnny Herrera to slide by putting the Senske and Son Right Choice Electric #13 back to third.
For the second feature of the night, the starting lineup was completely inverted lining up Dobmeier on the inside of the ninth row at 17th. Mark made it up to thirteenth by the time the checkered flag flew, missing that top ten finish by only three spots.
Huset’s Speedway is a fast 3/8 mile dirt oval that always brings much excitement to the fans and the racers. Mark had a night to remember as he came from seventh in the heat racing his way to the front of the field and then flipped the Senske & Son Right Choice Electric #13 down the backstretch when there was no room to get by the sideways #94 of Zach Zimmerly.
The team worked hard to get the car ready to rock for the main event after the heat race altercation, and managed to get the car back in one piece and ready to race the 25 lap main event. Since Mark was starting in the back of the pack at 20th, and that he knew the track was probably going to take rubber, he needed to make his moves early before the one lane rubber down surface appeared.
Dobmeier raced strong, passing ten cars and saving the near disaster night with another solid finish of 10th.
FAST FACTS ON DOBMEIER:
Mark graduated from The University of North Dakota in Grand Forks with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business in which he then put the degree to work as he currently has a business in his hometown called Forx Radiator where he specializes in radiator repair and other vehicle service work.
Mark will be racing River Cities Speedway, Knoxville Raceway and Huset’s Speedway weekly throughout the 2010 season with as many close World of Outlaw, IRA and other NOSA events to fill in the gaps of the schedule.
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SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Senske & Son Transfer, Right Choice Electric, Big Trucks by Jimco, Dekalb Seed, Dahlstrom Motors, Forx Radiator, Delta Oil , Dammer Brothers Livestock Transportation, Anderson Brothers Body Shop, Fragola Hoses, Willow Ridge, Rose Creek Tavern, Forks Mobile Wash, Awesome Racewear, Rite Spot Liquor, X-treme Polishing, the Disabled American Veterans and Driver Websites.com.