JACKSON, Minn. — Mark Dobmeier and the Jimco Racing/Polaris No. 13t sprint car team clinched the 410 sprint car track championship at Jackson Motorplex over the weekend.
After rain washed out the first night of a two-day event to conclude the season, Dobmeier finished fourth in the season finale to wrap up the title.
“There was a lot more traction at the beginning and we were tight,” Dobmeier said. “About halfway through, our car really came into play and we got lightning fast. We were able to drive up to fourth. With a yellow, three-quarters of the way through, it would have been interesting. That didn’t happen, and we had to settle for a fourth-place finish.”
Dobmeier was pleased with winning the championship, despite never quite making it to victory lane.
“We were really proud of that,” he said. “Our team has been working hard all year, and our big track program is where it needs to be. We did it without winning a race there, but if you look at our results at Jackson, we’ve qualified well, started back in the pack most nights, and finished in the top three or five.”
The Blazin’ Back Row Challenge has become a tradition at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., and the event is scheduled for this weekend.
Staring at the tail and winning the finale nets a driver $8,200.
“I’ve always enjoyed the back row challenge at River Cities Speedway,” Dobmeier said. “They used to offer a little more for finishing in the top five, but after I pulled it off a few times, they haven’t been paying quite as much there. But $8,200 to win isn’t bad at all to go for!”
CREDIT: Bill Wright Media