Mark Dismore

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Mark Dismore
NationalityAmerican
Born(1956-10-12) October 12, 1956 (age 57)
Greenfield, Indiana
Retired2002
Indy Racing League IndyCar Series
Years active1996-2002
TeamsTeam Menard
PDM Racing
Kelley Racing
Sam Schmidt Motorsports
Starts58
Wins1
Poles4
Best finish1st in 1999
Previous series
1989, 1991-1992
1992-1995
CART
Toyota Atlantic
Championship titles
1990North American Formula Atlantic
Awards
199324 Hours of Daytona Overall win
 
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Mark Dismore
NationalityAmerican
Born(1956-10-12) October 12, 1956 (age 57)
Greenfield, Indiana
Retired2002
Indy Racing League IndyCar Series
Years active1996-2002
TeamsTeam Menard
PDM Racing
Kelley Racing
Sam Schmidt Motorsports
Starts58
Wins1
Poles4
Best finish1st in 1999
Previous series
1989, 1991-1992
1992-1995
CART
Toyota Atlantic
Championship titles
1990North American Formula Atlantic
Awards
199324 Hours of Daytona Overall win

Mark Dismore (born October 12, 1956 in Greenfield, Indiana) is a former driver in the Indy Racing League and the 1990 Toyota Pacific champion as well as the winner of the 1993 24 Hours of Daytona with Dan Gurney's All American Racers in a Toyota GTP car with co-drivers Rocky Moran and P. J. Jones. He made 3 CART starts in 1991 but was badly injured in a practice crash for the Indianapolis 500, when his car veered sharply towards the entrance of pit road at the exit of Turn 4 and back-ended the fence, only to careen across the pit lane and smash virtually head on at sizeable speed against the edge of pit wall; this later impact virtually ripping the car in two pieces. Amongst the injuries he suffered, the most severe was a broken neck.[1] He was largely out of open wheel racing until the 1996 Indy 500 where he drove for Team Menard though he did try to qualify in the 1992 Indianapolis 500 for Concept Motorsports in an outdated Lola/Buick. In 1997 he drove a second car at the Indy 500 for Kelley Racing and would become a full-time fixture there until the 2001 season. He returned to Menard for a partial season in 2002. Dismore has a single IRL win coming in the fall 1999 Texas Motor Speedway race and also finished a career-best third in points that season. Among his 62 career IRL starts he won four poles. He also represented the IRL in the International Race of Champions in 2000 and 2001. He now owns and operates a Karting facility in New Castle, Indiana as well as Comet Kart Sales in Greenfield, Indiana. He is married with two children.

Motorsports Career Results[edit]

American Open-Wheel racing results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

PPG IndyCar World Series[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

YearTeam1234567891011121314151617RankPoints
1989Mann MotorsportsPHX
LBH
INDY
MIL
DET
POR
CLE
MEA
TOR
MCH
POC
MDO
24
ROA
NAZ
LAG
49th0
1991Arciero RacingSRF
20
LBH
21
PHX
15
INDY
DNQ
MIL
DET
POR
CLE
MEA
TOR
MCH
DEN
VAN
MDO
ROA
NAZ
LAG
39th0
1992Mann MotorsportsSRF
PHX
LBH
INDY
DNQ
DET
POR
MIL
NHA
TOR
MCH
CLE
ROA
VAN
MDO
NAZ
LAG
NC-

Indy Racing League[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

YearTeam123456789101112131415RankPoints
1996Team MenardWDW
PHX
INDY
19
31st16
1996-1997Team MenardNHA
20
LVS
17
WDW
PHX
17th158
Kelley RacingINDY
28
TXS
11
PPIR
11
CLT
19
NHA
11
LVS
5
1998Kelley RacingWDW
5
PHX
16
INDY
27
TXS
21
NHA
8
DOV
18
CLT
15
PPIR
19
ATL
7
TXS
10
LVS
15
15th180
1999Kelley RacingWDW
6
PHX
7
CLT
C
INDY
16
TXS
8
PPIR
21
ATL
17
DOV
15
PPIR
3
LVS
20
TXS
1
3rd240
2000Kelley RacingWDW
16
PHX
16
LVS
2
INDY
11
TXS
6
PPIR
4
ATL
18
KTY
11
TXS
14
5th202
2001Kelley RacingPHX
25
HMS
7
ATL
26
INDY
16
TXS
20
PPIR
13
RIR
6
KAN
11
NSH
16
KTY
22
GAT
2
CHI
17
TXS
23
14th205
2002Sam Schmidt MotorsportsHMSPHXFONNAZINDY
32
TXS29th73
Team MenardPPIR
11
RIR
11
KAN
20
NSH
18
MCH
18
KTYGATCHITXS
YearsTeamsRacesPolesWinsPodiums
(Non-win)
Top 10s
(Non-podium)
Indianapolis 500
Wins
Championships
73584131100

Indy 500 results[edit]

YearChassisEngineStartFinishTeam
1991PenskeBuickPractice CrashArciero Racing
1992LolaBuickFailed to QualifyMann Development
1996LolaMenard-Buick14th19thTeam Menard
1997DallaraOldsmobile25th28thKelley Racing
1998DallaraOldsmobile12th27thKelley Racing
1999DallaraOldsmobile5th16thKelley Racing
2000DallaraOldsmobile11th11thKelley Racing
2001DallaraOldsmobile4th16thKelley Racing
2002DallaraChevrolet33rd32ndSam Schmidt Motorsports
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Hiro Matsushita
North American Formula Atlantic
Pacific Division Champion

1990
Succeeded by
Jovy Marcelo
(Combined championship)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark Dismore listed in good condition after Indy crash". The Beaver County Times. 12 March 1991. pp. C9. Retrieved 3 April 2010.