Snyder Excited About Strides Made in Gainesville This weekend in Gainesville, Mick Snyder and the Knoll Gas - TORCO Racing Fuels / Powersource Transportation Top Alcohol Funny Car opened their 2007 season with a quarter-final finish. The Team...
Snyder Excited About Strides Made in Gainesville
This weekend in Gainesville, Mick Snyder and the Knoll Gas - TORCO Racing Fuels / Powersource Transportation Top Alcohol Funny Car opened their 2007 season with a quarter-final finish. The Team made numerous changes to the set-up over the winter and they were anxious to see how it would translate to track performance.
"Overall, it was a very good weekend for us. Even though we struggled some, we were able to get a good line on our new systems that should help us throughout the season. There is nothing like track time and we were able to get quite a bit of that, but as is the norm, we could always use just one more pass. We also got our first round win of the season and in a class as competitive as this one, that is a huge accomplishment," said Snyder.
"Besides the obvious excitement of going to our first race of the year, our new sponsor, Skip Bakos, the founder and president of Powersource Transportation, Inc. flew in to watch qualifying on Friday. It was really great to have him out at the track to see us start off the new year."
The defending Division 3 championship team is ready to get back out on the track, but they will have to wait a few weeks until the Division 3 opener in Indianapolis the middle of April. The Team, sponsored by Knoll Gas -- Torco Racing Fuels / Powersource Transportation, has already stepped up their performance from last year running in the low 5.6's all weekend. After qualifying #7, first round, Snyder posted a 5.63 at 257 MPH in a whole shot victory over his opponent. Second round, he stepped up his performance posting a 5.62 at 257 MPH, but it wasn't enough to hold off his competitor.
"With Knoll Gas -- Torco Racing Fuels and Powersource Transportation, Inc. as well as a host of other associate sponsors behind this operation, we feel like we have all the necessary tools to compete at a very high level in this class. Everything takes time and we learn more every time we have the opportunity to be on the track. Hopefully, everything will really come together in the upcoming months and we will have a very successful 2007."