Mick Snyder Norwalk summary

Parts Failure Ends Snyder's Day in Norwalk Last weekend, Mick Snyder took his Knoll Gas -- Torco Racing Fuels \ Powersource Transportation Top Alcohol Funny Car to the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals and everything was going well until the...

Parts Failure Ends Snyder's Day in Norwalk

Last weekend, Mick Snyder took his Knoll Gas -- Torco Racing Fuels \ Powersource Transportation Top Alcohol Funny Car to the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals and everything was going well until the second round of eliminations. Snyder, on a single run, was on a great pass when just before ½ track a parts failure caused the rod and piston to come out of the motor and basically disintegrate before landing in the pan below the motor.

"It is really frustrating on so many levels. The car was on a great pass that round. We had some of our best ET and MPH ever to half-track and the motor blew before we even got to that point. We are still not 100% sure what caused it, but we believe it was the wrist pin. We don't usually hurt things so this is the first time we ever even attempted to change motors in-between rounds. The crew worked really hard, but we just missed the call by about 10 minutes. We actually started the new motor in the pits while Top Alcohol was running the semi-finals. We did learn a lot about changing motors. Hopefully there isn't a next time, but if there is we will definitely be better prepared," said Snyder.

Snyder qualified #8 for the event with a 5.69 at 252 MPH. In the first round on Saturday night, he earned the win with a 5.67 at 253 MPH. On Sunday, he was on a great pass before a parts failure ended his day.

"The car is coming around and we were are about to turn the corner. We have next week off and then 3 divisional races back-to-back-to-back. Hopefully, we will get this Knoll Gas -- Torco Racing Fuels / Powersource Transportation car in the winner's circle."

The "Divisional Swing" begins in St. Louis July 13th thru the 15th.

-credit: www.snydermotorsports.com.

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