Mark Dismore Hawkeye Downs review

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Mark Dismore finished 27th in the Iowa 250 at Hawkeye Downs Speedway on Saturday. Dismore and the Monster.com/WorldBestBuy.com team can't seem to break free of the bad luck that has been plaguing them for the past few...

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Mark Dismore finished 27th in the Iowa 250 at Hawkeye Downs Speedway on Saturday. Dismore and the Monster.com/WorldBestBuy.com team can't seem to break free of the bad luck that has been plaguing them for the past few races. This weekend, a lapped car tagged Dismore and sent the Monster.com/WorldBestBuy.com Chevrolet into the wall, damaging it beyond repair.

"We were running well from the start," Dismore said. "We were slowly moving up, just trying to be patient. Our first pit stop was great. We were able to pick up two or three spots and some valuable track position. Everything was going well."

"We had a problem on our second pit stop and it cost us about twenty seconds," Dismore continues. "We lost all the ground we had made up and knew we would have to work for those positions again. I didn't think we would have to work on passing the lapped cars though."

On lap 176, Dismore was attempting to pass a lapped competitor when contact was made coming out of turn four. Dismore was forced into the wall with such impact that the No. 44 Monster.com/WorldBestBuy.com Chevrolet could not be repaired to complete the race, although the Herzog Motorsports team put forth the best effort possible.

"We definitely had a top-10 car here today," Dismore said. "Had we not had a bad pit stop and not gotten involved in the crash, I feel we could've had a top-10 finish. I hope we can break free from all this hard luck and really get up to where this team deserves to be."

Dismore started the Iowa 250 in the 24th starting position. Dismore ran the 100-lap qualifying race on Friday evening to obtain a position in the feature event. "It helped us work on the car," Dismore explains. "It was a good opportunity to see what the car was going to do and for me to get more laps."

Monster.com, headquartered in Maynard, Mass., is the leading global careers Web site with over 15.2 million unique visits per month. Monster.com connects the most progressive companies with the most qualified career-minded individuals, offering innovative technology and superior services that give them more control over the recruiting process. Monster.com is the flagship brand of the Interactive Division of TMP Worldwide Inc.

San Diego-based WorldBestBuy.com is a wholly owned division of International Brands, Inc., a publicly traded technology company with majority or partial interests in Internet, media, entertainment, e-commerce, and broadcasting enterprises.

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 fields two teams in the ASA ACDelco Series.

The next stop on the 2000 ASA ACDelco Series schedule is this Saturday evening at the Madison International Speedway in Oregon, Wisconsin. The ACDelco Factory Motor Parts 300 begins at 9 p.m. EST with a live televised broadcast from TNN Sports.

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