GRAND FORKS, N.D. (June 20, 2023) - Mark Dobmeier scored his biggest win of the season so thus far, as he parked the Buffalo Wild Wings / Lunstra Motorsports No. 13 in Victory Lane at the $10,000-to-win Border Battle at southern Minnesota's Jackson Motorplex.
Dobmeier started his night with the 12th quickest qualifying lap, and followed it up with a win in his heat race, making the redraw where he drew the pole for the 25 lap main event.
Dobmeier led from the drop of the green, and held the top spot in lapped traffic through ten laps. Following a lap 12 debris caution, Mark continued to lead, and remained pretty much unchallenged for the remainder of the race, scoring his second win of the 2023 campaign.
"We started off on the bottom for about the first lap, but I had to slow it down so much to stay there, I knew that top was gonna hold it," Dobmeier said post race.
About that final restart, Dobmeier said, "coming out of four there was a nice strip of moisture, so I knew I could get a good start, and I could hit the top, and as long as I didn't bobble, I knew I'd be okay in (turns) one and two. The part I was worried about, the bottom was still there in three and four, but it wasn't on exit, so if someone could get across there, they could slide me over there. Just got up and ripped the lip."
On Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway, Dobmeier started his night with the 16th quickest lap, and a fourth place run in his heat. Starting 19th in the 25 lap main event, which went green-to-checkers, Dobmeier was able to make up six spots in his season debut at the famed half-mile, ending the nine minute race as the hard charger.
On Sunday night at Huset's Speedway, Dobmeier was second quickest in his qualifying group, and third in his heat race, setting up a starting spot on the outside of row three for his final 25 lap feature of the weekend.
Dobmeier battled with Brendan Mullen for fourth early on, taking the spot before a lap eight red flag. On the ensuing restart, Dobmeier remained fourth, eventually closing in on Tim Kaeding and Christopher Thram for second and third until a caution set up a green-white-checkered to finish the race.
Dobmeier peeked to the inside of Thram for a podium spot, but remained fourth at the checkers.
This week, Dobmeier returns to Huset's for the $250,000-to-win High Bank Nationals that run from Wednesday through Saturday. Dobmeier, no stranger to big wins at the speedway, has two wins with the Outlaws, one with the All Stars, and the 2017 Silver Shootout, among his more prestigious victories at Huset’s.
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