Mark Dobmeier visits RydellCars.com Victory Lane for the 107th time.
By Mike Spieker
GRAND FORKS, ND (June 5) - Another outstanding field of 32 NOSA Sprint Cars were signed in to take on the Bullring Friday night. The top 24 made the A-main, which was highlighted by yet another Dobmeier/Zomer battle, albeit a brief one.
Mark Dobmeier drove from sixth to the lead in eight laps and was chased by the Sioux Falls, SD invader of Zomer the entire time. As Dobmeier took the lead, Zomer moved into second and the “Border Battle” Scene 3 was in action. Two of the best 410 Sprint Car drivers in the upper Midwest masterfully worked the lapped traffic. On lap 10, however, Dobmeier was boxed in on the low side by traffic and Zomer saw an opportunity. Unfortunately for Zomer, he hooked a rut in turn one and went bouncing off the embankment, bringing out a caution. From there, Dobmeier ran away with his 107th RCS victory, while Zomer put on a show by charging from 20th to fifth in the final 15 laps.
"You pretty much have to start the race wide open to win races around here," said Dobmeier in RydellCars.com Victory Lane. "All of these guys out here are gaining speed, which is great. The level of NOSA competition is getting higher."
"I had a good run into turn one and hit a rut with so much speed that it almost turned me over," said Zomer of his incident. "I was just happy I was able to keep it on all fours and just slide over the track. It was a bad deal because it was for the lead and it was early in the race, but Mark is so good here and I saw an opportunity to pass him and tried to take advantage of it."