Mick Snyder Joliet summary

Semi-final Finish for Snyder in Joliet The defending Division 3 champions were on the road again last weekend at the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional event in Joliet, Illinois. Despite struggling during qualifying, the Knoll Gas & ...

Semi-final Finish for Snyder in Joliet

The defending Division 3 champions were on the road again last weekend at the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional event in Joliet, Illinois. Despite struggling during qualifying, the Knoll Gas – Torco Racing Fuels / Powersource Transportation Team raced to a semi-final finish on Sunday taking out the #1 qualifier during the first round of eliminations.

"I feel like I keep saying this, but we really do learn a lot every time we take this car out on the track. We have made so many changes to the set up this year and we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. My Dad has been working night and day to create more power and that has been coming around the last couple of races. It is just a matter of applying it to the track at this point," said driver Mick Snyder.

With 21 cars trying to make that field, Snyder qualified #8 with a 5.79 at 254 MPH. He got a good jump on his opponent during the first round of eliminations and continued to pull away running a 5.73 at 255 MPH for the win. In the second round, Snyder ran a 5.78 at 256 MPH in his losing effort.

"We are happy with the outcome of the weekend. With so many good cars, it is really tough to even make one of these fields. First round was the first time the car actually made a smooth pass down the track and during the second round we continued to learn more about car. We are going to get all the "little things" worked out and when we do, all the hard work this Team puts in will begin to pay off. We are getting close; hopefully Norwalk will be the place it all comes together."

The next event for the Team will be the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals, June 28th thru July 1st.

-credit: sm

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