GRAND FORKS, N.D. (July 20, 2022) – For the first time since May 13, 2017, Mark Dobmeier is a Huset’s Speedway feature winner. Dobmeier led the final 11 circuits of the feature on Sunday night to claim his 69th career Huset’s Speedway win and his third victory of the season.
After picking up a heat race win, Dobmeier drew the pole for the 25-lap feature. As the green flag flew, 410 Sprint Car rookie Kaleb Johnson took the early lead and set a blistering pace.
However, races are won and lost in lapped traffic at Huset’s and that’s ultimately what cost Johnson as he got upside down after contact with a lapped car just past the halfway point.
Dobmeier then inherited the lead for the ensuing restart and never looked back.
“It feels like it’s been way too long since I’ve been here (to victory lane at Huset’s),” said an elated Dobmeier after the race. “This team never gives up. We were on (a set up package) and we were trying it for a long time and it wasn’t working. We just keep changing stuff and a couple of weeks ago we finally figured some stuff out. We’ve got some speed going in this thing and I’ve got a good car underneath me again.”
Dobmeier said patients was the key in lapped traffic on Sunday night.
“That’s what wins you races here at Huset’s Speedway. We’ve got the walls that contain everything and you can run wide open when your by yourself, but when you get to lapped traffic, you have to think about it and pick your way through the traffic. I couldn’t stay with Kaleb in open track - he was blistering fast when he was on his own - but I knew when we got to lapped cars that was going to shake things up and make or break the race. That’s where I tend to be a little bit more patient and try to pick and choose my lines.”
Dobmeier was also in action on Friday and Saturday night at River Cities Speedway for the Buffalo Wild Wings King of the Wings, featuring the NOSA and IRA Sprints.
The driver of the Buffalo Wild Wings No. 13 picked up a heat race win on Friday night and drove from seventh to third in the 30-lap feature.
He also had a strong run going on Saturday, battling for position inside the top five, until a mechanical failure forced Dobmeier off the track and back to the trailer on lap 20 of 30.
Despite being credited with 24th place on Saturday, Dobmeier still holds the NOSA Sprints points lead heading into Friday’s event at River Cities Speedway. He currently sits seventh in the Huset’s Speedway standings.
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