Josh Holt | DriverWebsites.com
06/28/2011 – The team elected to miss their regularly scheduled event at River Cities Speedway and travel to Jackson Speedway to race the $12,000 to win 410 event this past Friday. Coming off a win from Huset’s Speedway, the team had big expectations going into this race. Jackson did things a little differently with the Qualifying as they had 2 heat races.
Each heat was inverted at the start, and each row of the heat were from a different race. This made it interesting as they used passing points and finishing points to determine the starting position for the dash. The top ten in points from the two separate heat races were put in the dash in which a pill was drawn by a driver and that driver could elect where another driver would start. Driver Logan Forler drew the number 4 and elected “Dynamite” Dobmeier to start in that spot. Dobmeier ran third in the dash to line up the Senske & Son Right Choice Electric #13 on the inside of the second row for the main event.
“The track was a little locked down in the heat races, but we were able to come from the back to third in one of them and we finished second in the other,” says Mark. It opened up a lot in the feature, and the crew had the car working great, but we fell back to 6th at the time of the checkered flag. It was a solid night, but it just wasn’t a great night for us.”
Following Jackson, it was off to Princeton Speedway in Princeton, Minnesota, to compete once again with the World of Outlaws.
“Racing with the Outlaws is always fun for us,” explains Dobmeier who has won a World of Outlaw event in Wilmot, Wisconsin, late in 2006. “It gives us a chance to see what our team is made of and a lot of the times it shows how good we can do. We like to take any opportunity we can, racing with these guys.”
Mark qualified 4th quick with a time of 11.083, just a little over a tenth off from Quick Time holder, Jason Sides.
Starting third and finishing third in the heat race put Dobmeier on the pole of the dash right next to the number 15 of Donny Schatz. Dobmeier quickly set the pace, getting the jump on the Outlaw Champion, and finished ahead of the Outlaw boys with nearly a straightaway lead.
That run placed the Big Trucks by Jimco #13 on the pole for the 40 lap contest with the World of Outlaws, and once the green flag dropped, “Dynamite” was off and had the lead for the first 27 laps of the event until a caution flag flew, bunching up the field.
“We don’t race enough with the Outlaws to be used to the double-file restarts,” explains Mark. “I knew we would have trouble coming off the restart, but we did our best off the line and Schatz was able to get the line early to take the lead from us on lap 28. I am a fan of the double-file restarts, but it is certainly something we need to work on.”
Throughout the remaining 12 laps, there was another caution in which Steve Kinser was able to squeeze by and on the last lap, Dobmeier caught the cushion with his RR tire which allowed Jason Meyers get by setting Dobmeier at 5th at the end.
“It was an awesome night,” says Mark. “You always look back on the race once it’s over, and if we wouldn’t have gotten that caution, I think we’d be standing in victory lane! But, I know that our team is capable of winning a World of Outlaw show, so we are just going to keep doing what we are doing, making improvements where we need to and it will come.”
Sunday’s World of Outlaw event at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota, was cancelled due to rain.
Next up for Lunstra/Dobmeier Motorsports will be their traditional three-day weekend of River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND, followed by Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, and then Huset’s Speedway on Sunday.
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