Dobmeier does it again.
By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, ND (July 25) - After getting involved in incidents not of his own doing the past two weeks, Mark Dobmeier put an end to his steak of bad luck by parking his #13 in RydellCars.com Victory Lane.
The race went back green and Kennedy, who had faster lap times than Dobmeier throughout the race, was back on the chase as he tried to catch the winningest Sprint Car driver in RCS history. Kennedy was right on Dobmeier's heels as they headed into turn one on the 15th circuit when Kennedy hit a rut which upset the car and sent him barrel rolling off the turn two embankment. The upset and dejected Kennedy was OK, but knew his golden opportunity of picking up his first career victory at RCS was over.
The race resumed when Kennedy's #20K was removed from the track and Dobmeier picked up right where he left off. He drove a flawless final 10 laps and cruised to his 105th victory at RCS.
"On the first start I saw some moisture in turn one and two and everybody was all going around it. I knew that was going to be a great opportunity, then a whole opened up and I went right for it," said Dobmeier following the race.
"I was able to slip up to second in that first corner and that's what got me going. Then I just got whipping up around the top and carried my momentum through the race."