WINCHESTER, Ind. - Mark Dismore was having his best race of the year at the 31st Annual Winchester 400, but unfortunately, his day ended early after contact from a competitor sent him sliding into the turn two wall. Dismore finished a ...
WINCHESTER, Ind. - Mark Dismore was having his best race of the year at the 31st Annual Winchester 400, but unfortunately, his day ended early after contact from a competitor sent him sliding into the turn two wall. Dismore finished a disappointing 23rd, after running as high as fourth at the grueling Winchester Speedway.
"We were just hanging out," Dismore said. "We were faster than most everyone out there. We just wanted to keep the Monster.com/WorldBestBuy.com Chevrolet out of trouble. The car was awesome and I never told the guys to change a thing."
After having to run the 100-lap qualifying race, Dismore started the No. 44 Herzog Motorsports entry in 24th place. Dismore quickly moved up and with some pit strategy was able to be in the top-5 for a good portion of the event.
With tight quarters racing, Dismore was in sixth place just riding along. On lap 278, heading into turns one and two, the field jumbled up in front of Dismore and Dismore was tapped from behind. Dismore made heavy contact with the wall and severely damaged the Monster.com/WorldBestBuy.com Chevrolet.
"The car in front of me slowed down, so I slowed," Dismore continues. "The car behind me didn't have time to slow and drilled me from behind. It's just so unfortunate. This was the best and fastest racecar I've had all year. We were content with just riding for the first 300 laps, then race the last 100 laps. We were going to make one more stop and tighten it up. We were going to have our first podium and could've possibly won this race. We just can't seem to buy any luck. We'll be strong at Gateway. We tested well there and I like the larger tracks."
Dismore now sits 18th in the ASA Series National Point standings, with one race remaining this year. Dismore is only 14 points behind 17th place as the series head to Gateway International Raceway in two weeks.
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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 BFGoodrich Tires 200 is set to go green under the lights of the Gateway International Raceway on October 14 at 9:00 p.m. EST. The race will be broadcast live on TNN Sports.