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Goon's North Dakota Red Neck would like to congratulate Mark Dobmeier on being name Sportsman of the Year. Mark is one of the best driver in the Upper Midwest and it's been fun watching him do well on the big stage when he has had the chance to show what he can do.
Wayne Nelson, Grand Forks Herald --- If a driver wants to make it on the national stage, the place to do that is at the Knoxville Nationals — the Super Bowl of sprint racing
Mark Dobmeier — the driver to beat weekly at River Cities Speedway — made it to the national stage at the 2011 Knoxville Nationals. The Grand Forks driver captured one of the two preliminary features at the Nationals, earning him a spot in the event’s 50-lap feature — one that pays $150,000 to win.
Dobmeier’s preliminary win came against the country’s best. And driver of the familiar blue-and-white No. 13 sprint car went on to finish sixth in the Knoxville Nationals feature — the highest finish by an RCS driver in the 51 years of the event.
“Best win yet,” Dobmeier said of his preliminary win.
And it was Dobmeier’s best year as a sprint driver as well.
For his accomplishments at Knoxville and for his continued domination of the local racing scene, Dobmeier is the Herald’s 2011 Sportsperson of the Year