Snyder Runs the Table in Brainerd Earns Second Win in Three Races Last weekend, the Snyder Motorsports Race Team made the trip up to Brainerd, Minnesota for the Lucas Oil National Event. The event, his third national...
Snyder Runs the Table in Brainerd
Earns Second Win in Three Races
Last weekend, the Snyder Motorsports Race Team made the trip up to Brainerd, Minnesota for the Lucas Oil National Event. The event, his third national of the season, would turn out to be a very good weekend for the Powersource Transportation sponsored Top Alcohol Funny Car Team who qualified #1 for the event and earned their second career National event victory. With the win, Snyder became the first person in Top Alcohol Funny Car history to win and qualify #1 at a National event with a converter and a clutch.
"This is so exciting for us. After getting the win a couple weeks ago and qualifying number one last week, we thought we were starting to get this new car and set up figured out; it gets better just about every time we go down the track. The car is making so much horsepower right now. I had to drive around every one of my opponents but Dad and the Team gave me the car to do it," commented the 27 year old driver.
In Snyder's third qualifying attempt he made a great 5.63 second pass at 256 mph to earn his second number one National event qualifying spot. Later that afternoon, during his first round bye he ran a 5.64 at 255 mph, the quickest pass of the session, to earn lane choice in the second round of eliminations. On Sunday, in the second round, Mustang Sally earned the win light and lane choice in the semi-finals with a 5.61 second pass at 257 mph. With a 5.57 pass at 257 mph, Snyder once again drove around his opponent at the top end and secured lane choice in the final where the Powersource Transportation car ran another nice pass down the quarter mile, 5.61 at 256 mph, to earn the Wally.
"It has been quite a while since we were in a National event winner's circle and since Lucas has been helping us out this year it was really special to get the win at their event. We changed so many things this year and it looks like they are all paying off. The guys at Spitzer Race Cars built one amazing car for me over the winter and I can't thank them enough for everything they do for us. We are thrilled to get Powersource Transportation in the winner's circle in their first year with us as a major sponsor. Over the last couple years, Skip and Barb have become good friends of ours and we couldn't ask for better people behind this car. And I need to mention Goodson, who is an associate sponsor on our car, this is their home race and Dave was hanging out with us all weekend, it was really nice to be able to have him there to help us celebrate. Hopefully, we will be able to use this momentum throughout the rest of the season."