Mark Dismore

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Mark Dismore
NationalityAmerican
Born(1956-10-12) October 12, 1956 (age 58)
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 58)
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where he drove for Team Menard though he did try to qualify in the 1992 Indianapolis 500 for Concept Motorsports in an outdated Lola/Buick.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 New Castle Motorsports Park, a Karting facility in New Castle, Indiana, as well as Comet Kart Sales in Greenfield, Indiana. He is married with two children. New Castle Motorsports Park is the home of Indiana karting's signature event, the Dan Wheldon Cup weekend races, held after the INDYCAR season ends. The Wheldon Cup weekend consists of a Pro-Am race with INDYCAR stars on Saturday and a 200-mile, 200-lap endurance karting event Sunday, the Robopong 200 Dan Wheldon Cup.

Motorsports Career Results[edit]

American Open-Wheel racing results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

PPG IndyCar World Series[edit]

YearTeamChassisEngine1234567891011121314151617RankPoints
1989Mann MotorsportsLola T87/00Buick 3300 V6tPHX
LBH
INDY
MIL
DET
POR
CLE
MEA
TOR
MCH
POC
MDO
24
ROA
NAZ
LAG
49th0
1991Arciero RacingPenske PC17Buick 3300 V6tSRF
20
LBH
21
PHX
15
INDY
DNQ
MIL
DET
POR
CLE
MEA
TOR
MCH
DEN
VAN
MDO
ROA
NAZ
LAG
39th0
1992Mann MotorsportsLola T90/00Buick 3300 V6tSRF
PHX
LBH
INDY
DNQ
DET
POR
MIL
NHA
TOR
MCH
CLE
ROA
VAN
MDO
NAZ
LAG
NC-

Indy Lights[edit]

YearTeam123456789101112RankPoints
1993Team LeisyPHXLBHMILDETPORCLETORNHAVANMDO
18
NAZLS
9
20th4

Indy Racing League[edit]

YearTeamChassisEngine123456789101112131415RankPoints
1996Team MenardLola T95/00Menard V6tWDWPHXINDY
19
31st16
1996-1997Team MenardLola T95/00Menard V6tNHA
20
LVS
17
WDWPHX17th158
Kelley RacingDallara IR7Oldsmobile Aurora V8INDY
28
TXS
11
PPIR
11
CLT
19
NHA
11
LVS
5
1998Kelley RacingDallara IR8Oldsmobile Aurora V8WDW
5
PHX
16
INDY
27
TXS
21
NHA
8
DOV
18
CLT
15
PPIR
19
ATL
7
TXS
10
LVS
15
15th180
1999Kelley RacingDallara IR9Oldsmobile Aurora V8WDW
6
PHX
7
CLT
C
INDY
16
TXS
8
PPIR
21
ATL
17
DOV
15
PPIR
3
LVS
20
TXS
1
3rd240
2000Kelley RacingDallara IR-00Oldsmobile Aurora V8WDW
16
PHX
16
LVS
2
INDY
11
TXS
6
PPIR
4
ATL
18
KTY
11
TXS
14
5th202
2001Kelley RacingDallara IR-01Oldsmobile Aurora V8PHX
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 MotorsportsDallara IR-02Chevrolet Indy V8HMSPHXFONNAZINDY
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

Indianapolis 500[edit]

YearChassisEngineStartFinishTeam
1991Penske PC17Buick 3300 V6tPractice CrashArciero Racing
1992Lola T90/00Buick 3300 V6tDNQMann Development
1996Lola T95/00Menard V6t1419Team Menard
1997Dallara IR7Oldsmobile Aurora V82528Kelley Racing
1998Dallara IR8Oldsmobile Aurora V81227Kelley Racing
1999Dallara IR9Oldsmobile Aurora V8516Kelley Racing
2000Dallara IR-00Oldsmobile Aurora V81111Kelley Racing
2001Dallara IR-01Oldsmobile Aurora V8416Kelley Racing
2002Dallara IR-02Chevrolet Indy V83332Sam Schmidt Motorsports

International Race of Champions[edit]

(key) (Bold - Pole position. * – Most laps led.)

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. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Hiro Matsushita
North American Formula Atlantic
Pacific Division Champion

1990
Succeeded by
Jovy Marcelo
(Combined championship)