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31 Mark Pace          Updated by Driver: 2/3/2008
Edited by Staff: 2/4/2008

 Driver Information
Nickname: Funhaver
Hometown: Lincoln,NE
Birthdate: 10/8/69
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 160
Email Address: sprintpilot@yahoo.com
Racing Web Site: www.markpace31.com
Marital Status: Married - Carol
Children: Matthew, Catarina
Employer: Nebraska Dent
Job: Paintless Dent Removal
Year Started Racing: 2006
Total Years Racing: 1
Racing Hero: Ayrton Senna - he was the best!

 Car Information
Crew Chief: John Reifschneider
Crew: Shad Roth, James Nieman, Kurt Holle, Mike Ciegalman.
Sponsors & Support: Nebraska Dent, Russ Kennedy Motorsports, Roth ASCS Power - Shad Roth, Dave Brenning, Jim, Carrol & Angie Pace (Mark's Family), Security Storage - Bob & Soni Muller (Carol's Parents), Universal Financial Strategies - Michael Puls, Fueled by Chiggy, Schaaf Auto Body - Dan Schaaf, CMH Construction - Kurt & Lisa Holle, RMS - Randy Lawrence, Doug McCall, Trade Center Automotive.



 Tracks & Series
Eagle Raceway (NE) - RaceSaver Sprint #31

 Awards & Accomplishments
Many wins at many tracks in Karting.

July 1, 2006 at Eagle Raceway was the 12th time driving my #31. I started 18th in the A Feature. I led the race for ten laps until a lapped car went high in turn three and I slid up the track. I hit the fourth turn wall, breaking the Jacob's ladder and puncturing both rear tires. Chad H. passed me for 1st in turn two. I held on for the last seven laps with a wounded car to finish 2nd.

Finished 2006 in the Top 15 at Eagle Raceway, 6th in Points for ASCS Midwest Regional, and I received an award for Most Improved Driver in the ASCS Midwest Series - WHAT A BLAST!!

 
 Career Summary
I raced Karts a few times in Europe and Australia prior to racing dirt ovals. I started racing Karts in 2002. My paintless dent removal business keeps me on the road most of the summer season and I never raced a full Karting season. I owned the Kart shop, Uncle Frank's of Lincoln, and built Spellman Karting Raceway in the Lincoln area until 2005.

Spring 2006 was my first time ever in a Sprint Car. I was working dents in Canada during all the practice dates, and April 8th and 15th were rained out. My first time driving my #31 was April 22nd, 2006, for hot laps at Eagle Raceway.

 
 Racing Goals
Not to run out of talent half way through a corner! Be fast and smooth. HAVE FUN!
 

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