Mark A. Dismore Indy race report

CLERMONT, Ind. - Mark A. Dismore, current Indy Racing Northern Light Series driver, made his first career ASA ACDelco Series start at the Indianapolis Raceway Park in the ASA 200 Saturday. Dismore ran as high as ninth before another ...

CLERMONT, Ind. - Mark A. Dismore, current Indy Racing Northern Light Series driver, made his first career ASA ACDelco Series start at the Indianapolis Raceway Park in the ASA 200 Saturday. Dismore ran as high as ninth before another competitor took him out of contention with fifteen laps remaining in the event.

"It was a lot of fun while it lasted," Dismore said following the race. "The Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems Chevrolet Monte Carlo was on a charge up to the front. Before that last caution came out, I was catching Ricky (Johnson, Herzog Motorsports teammate). I think I could've passed him for seventh because this car was hooked up at the end."

Dismore started the ASA 200 in 28th place, after finishing sixth in the qualifying race Friday evening. Dismore picked his way through the field, before his pit stop to change right side tires. The Bryant crew, made up mostly of Dismore's IRNLS Kelley Racing team, had never before performed a pit stop on a stock car. They got Dismore out in 23rd place and from there on out it was Dismore's race.

Dismore was up to ninth position when contact from behind sent him spinning and hard into the turn two wall. Dismore, obviously upset, climbed from his No. 43 Herzog Motorsports entry uninjured and applauded the efforts of the instigator.

    "It's too bad one guy has to be mad at me for racing him clean," Dismore 
said.  "It's a shame he can't pass fair and square and deliberately moves me 
out of his way.  I feel bad for Herzog Motorsports and Bryant Heating & 
Cooling Systems.  We had a good run going for them and I surely didn't want 
it to turn out this way.  I just want to thank both of them for making it 
possible for me to race here.  I hope I can do it again.  I'd love to race 
every weekend.  It just makes me a better racer."

Dismore was not only making his debut in the ASA ACDelco Series, but also competed against his son, Mark E., for the first time. The Dismores never battled each other on the track, as "Little Mark" ran behind his father for most of the race.

"The only time I saw 'Little Mark' was when he drove down on the inside lane to come into the pits," the elder Dismore said. "I was hoping I could see him come into view in my mirror, but it never happened."

Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems, a national brand of heating and cooling equipment, has been making North America comfortable since 1904. Through the years, Bryant has established and maintained a reputation for delivering top-quality, energy-efficient home comfort equipment. Offering high-quality products that meet varied and changing needs has been the key to that tradition of success.

Herzog Motorsports is a successful, championship-winning race team. Based in Los Angeles, Calif.; St. Joseph, Mo.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Milwaukee, Wis., Herzog Motorsports regularly fields two teams in the 2000 ASA ACDelco Series with backing from Nationwide Auction Systems and Monster.com.

Dismore will return to the ASA Series this weekend at Winchester (Ind.) Speedway, but not to compete, but rather to watch son, Mark E., race in the longest event of the 2000 ASA ACDelco Series season. The Winchester 400 gets underway on Sunday, October 1 at 1:00 p.m. CST, with live television coverage from TNN Sports.

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