Mark Dismore

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Mark Dismore
Nationality American
Born (1956-10-12) October 12, 1956 (age 58)
Greenfield, Indiana
Retired 2002
Indy Racing League IndyCar Series
Years active 1996-2002
Teams Team Menard
PDM Racing
Kelley Racing
Sam Schmidt Motorsports
Starts 58
Wins 1
Poles 4
Best finish 1st in 1999
Previous series
1989, 1991-1992
1992-1995
CART
Toyota Atlantic
Championship titles
1990 North American Formula Atlantic
Awards
1993 24 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where he drove for Team Menard though he did try to qualify in the 1992 Indianapolis 500 for Concept Motorsports in an outdated Lola/Buick.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]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
1989 Mann Motorsports Lola T87/00 Buick 3300 V6t PHX
LBH
INDY
MIL
DET
POR
CLE
MEA
TOR
MCH
POC
MDO
24
ROA
NAZ
LAG
49th 0
1991 Arciero Racing Penske PC17 Buick 3300 V6t SRF
20
LBH
21
PHX
15
INDY
DNQ
MIL
DET
POR
CLE
MEA
TOR
MCH
DEN
VAN
MDO
ROA
NAZ
LAG
39th 0
1992 Mann Motorsports Lola T90/00 Buick 3300 V6t SRF
PHX
LBH
INDY
DNQ
DET
POR
MIL
NHA
TOR
MCH
CLE
ROA
VAN
MDO
NAZ
LAG
NC -

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
1993 Team Leisy PHX LBH MIL DET POR CLE TOR NHA VAN MDO
18
NAZ LS
9
20th 4

Indy Racing League[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Rank Points
1996 Team Menard Lola T95/00 Menard V6t WDW PHX INDY
19
31st 16
1996-1997 Team Menard Lola T95/00 Menard V6t NHA
20
LVS
17
WDW PHX 17th 158
Kelley Racing Dallara IR7 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 INDY
28
TXS
11
PPIR
11
CLT
19
NHA
11
LVS
5
1998 Kelley Racing Dallara IR8 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 WDW
5
PHX
16
INDY
27
TXS
21
NHA
8
DOV
18
CLT
15
PPIR
19
ATL
7
TXS
10
LVS
15
15th 180
1999 Kelley Racing Dallara IR9 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 WDW
6
PHX
7
CLT
C
INDY
16
TXS
8
PPIR
21
ATL
17
DOV
15
PPIR
3
LVS
20
TXS
1
3rd 240
2000 Kelley Racing Dallara IR-00 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 WDW
16
PHX
16
LVS
2
INDY
11
TXS
6
PPIR
4
ATL
18
KTY
11
TXS
14
5th 202
2001 Kelley Racing Dallara IR-01 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 PHX
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
14th 205
2002 Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara IR-02 Chevrolet Indy V8 HMS PHX FON NAZ INDY
32
TXS 29th 73
Team Menard PPIR
11
RIR
11
KAN
20
NSH
18
MCH
18
KTY GAT CHI TXS
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)
Top 10s
(Non-podium)
Indianapolis 500
Wins
Championships
7 3 58 4 1 3 11 0 0

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1991 Penske PC17 Buick 3300 V6t Practice Crash Arciero Racing
1992 Lola T90/00 Buick 3300 V6t DNQ Mann Development
1996 Lola T95/00 Menard V6t 14 19 Team Menard
1997 Dallara IR7 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 25 28 Kelley Racing
1998 Dallara IR8 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 12 27 Kelley Racing
1999 Dallara IR9 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 5 16 Kelley Racing
2000 Dallara IR-00 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 11 11 Kelley Racing
2001 Dallara IR-01 Oldsmobile Aurora V8 4 16 Kelley Racing
2002 Dallara IR-02 Chevrolet Indy V8 33 32 Sam 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. 

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

1990
Succeeded by
Jovy Marcelo
(Combined championship)