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When it Rains it Pours, and Today was Almost a Monsoon Indy Racing Northern Light Series-Round 8 Kentucky Motor Speedway-Race Report August 27, 2000 Kelley Racing today was a study in patience and perseverance. Mark Dismore was showing ...

When it Rains it Pours, and Today was Almost a Monsoon
Indy Racing Northern Light Series-Round 8
Kentucky Motor Speedway-Race Report
August 27, 2000

Kelley Racing today was a study in patience and perseverance. Mark Dismore was showing patience: waiting for the end of the race to make his move, and being a sportsman when his car began to "go south". Scott Sharp and the Delphi team displayed great perseverance: repaired their wounded car after a lap six accident, then only to have the engine expire after ten more laps. Mark Dismore had charged from his 24th starting position to the lead! While running third, in the final third of the race, the engine began to run erratic. One lap he was fast and the next he was off the pace. Having lost full power, Dismore wasn't able to keep pace with the leaders. Dismore told the crew before that the OnStar car was awesome through the corners, but lagged down the straights throughout the race, he finished 11th. Scott Sharp and the Delphi team were involved in the lap 6 accident, when Sharp ran over some debris. However, in less than 13 laps the Delphi crew repaired the car and had Scott back underway. Within another ten laps, the engine expired finishing 24th.

Mark Dismore #28 OnStar/Bryant/GM BuyPower Oldsmobile 11th:

"We were awesome through the corners, I could put the car anywhere; but I was a little slow on the straights compared to the other leaders. Then the car just would run good one lap and bad another. The OnStar car was good enough for a podium finish, but it just wasn't our day again."

Scott Sharp #8 Delphi/WorldCom/Futaba Oldsmobile:

"The Delphi car was flying the first three laps, and then we ran over some debris from that accident. The debris broke the upper left A-arm and wing. The Delphi crew did an awesome job repairing the car, and we only lost 13 laps! Then without warning the engine blew; it might have been a result of the accident, I don't know. We'll be back at strong at Texas, and see if we can get the sweep there this year."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Sharp , Mark Dismore