Mark Dilley (born January 20, 1969) is a Canadian race car driver. He competes in the NASCAR Pinty's Series, driving the No. 64 Leland/BDI/PartSource Ford Fusion for Micks Motorsports. Dilley has been co-owner of Sauble Speedway since May 2017.[1]

Mark Dilley
Mark dilley.jpg
Dilley in 2011
Born (1969-01-20) January 20, 1969 (age 52)
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Heightprobably 5"10
Achievements1994 CASCAR Super Series Champion
NASCAR Pinty's Series career
129 races run over 14 years
Car no., teamNo. 64 (Wight Motorsports)
2019 position9th
Best finish6th (2008, 2011)
First race2007 Dodge Dealers 200 (Cayuga)
Last race2021 Pinty's Fall Brawl (Delaware)
First win2007 Atlantic Dodge Dealers 300 (Riverside)
Last win2011 Wild Wing 300 (Barrie)
Wins Top tens Poles
3 71 3
Statistics current as of August 21, 2021.
Mark Dilley - NASCAR Canadian Tire Series - Autodrome Chaudière - June 13th 2015 (photo Paul-Émile Poulin-Jacques)

Early careerEdit

Dilley drove in the CASCAR Super Series from 1990 until 2006 when the series was bought by NASCAR and rebranded as the Canadian Tire Series. Dilley won the CASCAR Super Series Championship in 1994.[2]

NASCAR Canadian Tire SeriesEdit

Dilley began to race in the Canadian Tire Series in 2007 picking up sponsorship from Dodge, Wild Wing, and Leland Industries. He would go on to rack up 1 pole and 4 top fives in the series inaugural season, including a win at Riverside International Speedway.[3]

The 2008 season was more of the same for Dilley, adding 6 more top fives and another win, this time at the 2008 Coke Zero 200 race. Dilley set a new career high, finishing 6th in series points. He spent one more season with Whitlock Motorsports before moving on to Farwell Racing. In his second season with Farwell, Dilley would pick up his third series win, leading just 1 lap at Barrie Speedway. It would be the only lap Dilley would lead all season.[4]

In 2012 Dilley decided to run a limited schedule with his friend and 1993 CASCAR Super Series Kerry Micks in the No. 02 Ford for Micks Motorsports. Dilley, and oval expert, would race on the oval tracks, while Micks would take driving duties on the road courses.[5] In 2019, Dilley returned for his first full-time season since 2011, driving the No. 64 for Micks Motorsports.

Current lifeEdit

Mark currently lives in Barrie, Ontario. He was the main driver at Sunset Speedway. In 2017, he and a partner purchased Sauble Speedway (near Sauble Beach) and they were planning to attempt to get NASCAR sanctioning in 2018.[6] According to Inside Track News, Mark "has been involved as an owner, promoter and/or race director at the former Barrie Speedway and Sunset Speedway"; he was also the General Manager of Sunset for a time.[7][1]

Motorsports career resultsEdit

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Pinty's SeriesEdit

NASCAR Pinty's Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Rank Points
2007 Whitlock Motorsports 9 Dodge HAM
2
MSP
6
BAR
2
MPS
15
EDM
11
CGV
21
MSP
2
CTR
19
HAM
15
BAR
13
RIS
1
KWA
12
8th 1688
2008 HAM
3
MSP
29
BAR
8
ASE
21
MPS
4
EDM
9
CGV
7
MSP
2
CTR
20
HAM
1*
BAR
5
RIS
4
KWA
23
6th 1819
2009 ASE
5
DEL
16
MSP
10
ASE
20
MPS
11
EDM
8
SAS
12
MSP
15
CTR
19
CGV
5
BAR
2
RIS
3
KWA
12
9th 1767
2010 Farwell Racing Inc DEL
12
MSP
9
ASE
10
TOR
24
EDM
16
MPS
4
SAS
8
CTR
10
MSP
7
CGV
31
BAR
12
RIS
8
KWA
4
8th 1701
2011 MSP
18
ICAR
5
DEL
11
MSP
20
TOR
6
MPS
5
SAS
5
CTR
19
CGV
23
BAR
1
RIS
10
KWA
5
6th 1631
2012 Micks Motorsports 02 Ford MSP ICAR MSP
2
DEL
7
MPS
13
EDM SAS
2
CTR CGV BAR
20
RIS
3
KWA
7
13th 255
2013 MSP DEL
22
MSP ICAR MPS
4
SAS
2
ASE CTR RIS
4
MSP BAR
8
KWA
8
18th 218
2014 MSP ACD
2
ICAR
19
EIR
19
SAS
14
ASE
7
CTR RIS
5
MSP BAR
12
KWA
4
10th 271
2015 MSPS ACD
17
SSS
17
ICAR EIR
14
SAS
4
ASE
2
CTR RIS
4
MSP KWA 12th 239
2016 MSP SSS
14
ACD
5
ICAR TOR EIR
5
SAS
10
CTR RIS
7
MSP ASE
3
KWA
6
11th 261
2017 MSP DEL
15
ACD
13
ICAR TOR SAS
11
SAS
8
EIR
7
CTR RIS
4
MSP ASE
9
JUK
18
13th 269
2018 MSP JUK ACD TOR SAS
7
SAS
8
EIR
10
CTR
10
RIS
18
MSP ASE NHA JUK
14
16th 197
2019 64 MSP
15
JUK
7
ACD
6
TOR
12
SAS
10
SAS
11
EIR
13
CTR
12
RIS
8
MSP
24
ASE
15
NHA
15
JUK
13
9th 411
2021 Wight Motorsports 64 Chevy SUN
11
SUN
8
CTR
17
ICAR
11
ACD ACD MSP MSP FLA FLA DEL -* -*

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  2. ^ [2][dead link]
  3. ^ "Mark Dilley wins Atlantic Dodge Dealers 300 at Riverside". Canadianracingonline.com.
  4. ^ "Driver Season Stats". Racing-Reference.info. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  5. ^ [3][dead link]
  6. ^ "Welcome To Sauble Speedway". Saublespeedway.ca. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  7. ^ "Sauble Speedway sold!". Insidetracks.com. 19 May 2017.

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