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Mark Voigt, (born October 5, 1961 in Marine, IL) is a former NASCAR driver. He raced three times in the Busch Series in 2001. He is also a local dirt track driver.

Dirt Tracks CareerEdit

Voigt began his career at age four, when his father (involved in racing) bought him his first go-kart. It took him a while, but at the age of 16 he began his career by winning back to back St. Louis Karting Association Championships.

In 1982, at the Highland Speedway, Mark moved to the Sportsman class and was Rookie of the Year. Then, he later moved up to the modifieds, where he claimed another Rookie of the Year. By the 1990s he was in Late Models, where he began finishing high in the UMP (late model) point standings. By 1995, he had finished second nationally, and had won the Missouri state championship.

In the 1997 racing season, Mark moved to the ARCA series running two asphalt tracks and one dirt track. In a 1997 Monte Carlo, after his second attempt on asphalt, he pulled out a 4th place finish at Winchester, Indiana in an upset run. So, in 1998, he ran three speedway races - with a best run of 20th (Michigan) His best finish in 1998 was 6th at Xenia, Ohio and best qualifying run at Salem, Indiana, starting 3rd. He finished 17th in ARCA points. Mark left the series following 2000, but finished in ARCA seven times in twenty-nine starts.

In 2002, Voigt moved to the Busch East Series, with little sucess. So he moved in 2003 to the Midwest Divison. He would finish 16th in points in his first full season. However, Voigt would leave that ride after 2004.

Since 2005, Voigt has been winning a number of races at I-55, running late models.


NASCAR careerEdit

Voigt attempted to make two races early in the 2001 season, but failed both times. Finally, he made his debut in a #30 Voigt Racing Chevy at Darlington in September 2001. He barely made the field, qualifying last place in 43rd. However, he did improve to 36th before falling out of the race. He then ran Memphis, starting 41st and finishing 34th in a minor improvement from his debut. Voigt then ran a race at Phoenix for Armando Fitz. However, he finished last (43rd) after parking the car early. He has not pursued any more NASCAR rides since.

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