LAKELAND, Fla. (March 26, 2001) - Mark Dismore, Jr. overcame a late-race incident Saturday night to complete the Florida 200 from the USA International Speedway in Lakeland, Fla. in the 15th position. Dismore, Jr. fought an ill-handling racecar...
LAKELAND, Fla. (March 26, 2001) - Mark Dismore, Jr. overcame a late-race incident Saturday night to complete the Florida 200 from the USA International Speedway in Lakeland, Fla. in the 15th position.
Dismore, Jr. fought an ill-handling racecar throughout the race and rarely had an opportunity to make adjustments on the WOWemployers.com Chevrolet, with only four short caution periods during the 200-lap event.
"I just couldn't get a good handle on the WOWemployers.com Chevrolet Monte Carlo tonight," explains Dismore, Jr. "We were really loose from the start of the race. We needed a caution to adjust on the car, and uncharacteristic of most of these ASA races, the race went pretty smoothly and without many cautions. We were just unable to come in and make the necessary changes to make us handle better."
Even after going a lap down on lap 72, Dismore, Jr. and the No. 22 Herzog Motorsports team were still in contention for a possible top-10 finish, as the leaders set a dominant pace.
On lap 167, as the laps were winding down, Dismore, Jr. encountered trouble. Prepared to go another lap down by the leaders, Dismore, Jr. maintained position at the bottom of the track. With the leaders dicing behind him, Dismore, Jr. got tagged from behind by the leader and spun around into oncoming traffic. The collision caused minimal damage to the WOWemployers.com Chevrolet, and Dismore, Jr. was able to continue the race, while two of the leaders were forced behind the wall for major repairs.
"We just suffered the highs and lows of racing," said Dismore, Jr. "We ran really well in practice and qualifying, then couldn't get the breaks we needed during the race. We needed a caution to adjust on the car. We were lucky to only get spun out in the crash. We'll just hold our heads up and keep cruising."
Dismore, Jr. and his Herzog Motorsports teammate, Toby Porter, are testing Monday at Concord Motorsports Park and Tuesday at South Boston Speedway, in preparation for the next two events on the 2001 ASA schedule.
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