Dismore heads home to face Dad at IRP

SUSSEX, Wis. - "Little Mark" Dismore returns to his home state of Indiana to compete in the ASA 200 on Saturday evening. Many family and friends will be in attendance to watch Dismore race at the Indianapolis Raceway Park, with one family ...

SUSSEX, Wis. - "Little Mark" Dismore returns to his home state of Indiana to compete in the ASA 200 on Saturday evening. Many family and friends will be in attendance to watch Dismore race at the Indianapolis Raceway Park, with one family member taking it a step further. Mark A. Dismore, father of "Little Mark" and current Indy Racing Northern Light Series driver, will challenge his son for the first time in a competitive stock car race.

"This is the first time we've raced against each other competitively," young Dismore said. "We've raced go-karts together for fun, but it's going to actually mean something this time. I want to out-qualify him and when it gets to racing, he'll have to earn everything he gets. There won't be any special treatment given just because he's my dad. He's just another competitor out there and I want to beat him."

Although Dismore is excited to compete against his father, Dismore remains focused on his own driving duties. "I'm just going to continue with what I've been doing each week," Dismore commented. "Testing went okay and I like the track. We just need to figure out the set-up on the Monster.com/WorldBestBuy.com Chevrolet to be able to run all night. A lot of people will be there to watch me and I want to make sure I'm around at the end. We need a good weekend for this Herzog Motorsports team."

Dismore, a resident of nearby Greenfield, Ind., is coming off his best finish of a grueling nine-week stretch, with an 11th place at the Memphis Motorsports Park. Dismore maintains 19th in the ASA ACDelco Series point standings and fifth in the Pat Schauer Memorial Rookie of the Year title chase, with two races remaining on the 2000 schedule.

The ASA 200 will get underway at 8:00 p.m. CST from the Indianapolis Raceway Park. TNN Sports will broadcast the event on a tape-delayed basis, beginning at 10:00 p.m. CST.

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