BRANDON, S.D. — Mark Dobmeier battled from a 10th starting position Wednesday night, passing 293-time winner Sammy Swindell for the lead and holding off a late challenge from five-time champion Donny Schatz to claim the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win at Huset’s Speedway.
Dobmeier, a five-time Huset’s champion, crossed the finish line in his Senske and Son car to loud cheers from fans at the three-eighths-mile track.
“That cheer right there says it all,” Dobmeier said. “I can’t thank my team enough. They always stick behind us. They always work harder and harder. I’ll tell you what, I gave 110 percent in that race.
“We’ve been very strong at this track,” he continued. “I’d say we’ve been the fastest car out there for the last two weeks. We had a blown motor and I was going for it for the lead last week, just the other night, pulled a wheelie and got in a tangle up. But that’s the fine line of pushing the edge all the time. That could have been the same thing right there but we were able to tame her down and keep her to the win.”
Dobmeier, who is a native of Grand Forks, N.D., said he considers the track his second home track.
“Anytime you bring it home for the home crowd, this is what it’s all about here,” Dobmeier said. “I appreciate every one of you guys out there.”
With his win, Dobmeier became the 17th different winner so far this season. This was his third Outlaws win and second at Huset’s. He notched his first win with the series at Wilmot Raceway in 2006. His previous Huset’s win with the Outlaws came in 2012.