Snyder Looks Forward To 2007 Season DAYTONA BEACH, FL (January 11, 2007) - Trent Snyder is looking forward to the inaugural season of the American Speed Association Midwest Tour with great anticipation. The 23-year-old Ironton, Minnesota driver...
Snyder Looks Forward To 2007 Season
DAYTONA BEACH, FL (January 11, 2007) - Trent Snyder is looking forward to the inaugural season of the American Speed Association Midwest Tour with great anticipation. The 23-year-old Ironton, Minnesota driver has been gaining experience throughout the Midwest the last few years, running an aggressive schedule that has put him on several different tracks, tasting success along the way.
Snyder began his racing career running karts at age nine, winning two Track Championships before moving into Legends Cars in 1999. Trent stepped up again in 2000 as he moved into Late Models and quickly became successful, capturing the 2003 I-94 Raceway (Sauk Centre, MN) Track Championship. In 2004, Trent took to the road with the now defunct MARS Late Model Series, running at many different tracks throughout the Midwest. In 2006, Trent ran a variety of racing series, turning in great finishes at nearly every event.
The all new American Speed Association Midwest Tour has Snyder excited about this season. "It's been awhile since we have had any type of decent traveling series in the Upper Midwest". I think this (series) is going to bring the whole package on race day with quality race teams and a reason for local fans to attend," said Snyder. "They have so many good people involved and every step they are taking is in the right direction."
Snyder is one of the drivers looking to be a part of the Touring Stars program. This will increase the level of competition at all the races, as large car counts are expected at every event. "It sounds like they are going to have a lot of good drivers and hopefully we can be a good part of that" said Snyder. I think (the series) is going to be a huge success and we are truly excited to be a part of it."
Last year, Steve Strasburg (Owner of Race Car Help) worked with Trent to build and set up cars. "Steve has been a huge part of our success," said Snyder. The highlight of the year was Trent's win at Hawkeye Downs, a track the ASA Midwest Tour will run this year. "I'm definitely looking forward to getting back to that track." Many of the tracks on the 2007 schedule are familiar to Trent, but there are a few that he has little or no experience at such as Raceway Park in Shakopee, MN, where he has only raced a Legends Car at in the past. "I think that is going to be a huge setup track. Just because it's so flat and so small and tight. That's definitely a tough one."
Trent is very mindful of all of those who have helped him to get to where he is now especially his father, Steve Snyder. "He's pretty much the reason I'm racing," said Trent. Steve has worked with Trent in everything that they have raced, building experience every lap along the way, transforming Trent from just another car on the track to being a perennial contender. "We feel like we have a pretty good chance of winning a lot of the races that we go to."
Sponsor support has been very important to Snyder. Dondelinger Automotive Group and RaceCarHelp.com came on board in 2006, joining longtime sponsors Milaca Unclaimed Freight, Jean Ross Eyewear, National Fleet Graphics and Shannon's Auto Body.
Snyder's immediate focus is getting cars prepared for the upcoming season. Being selected to the ASA Midwest Tour Touring Stars is something that he would like to see. "The Touring Stars program seems like a real good deal for the drivers and teams, hopefully I can be part of that." Whether he is selected for the program or not, Trent Snyder will be one of the rising stars competing with the seasoned veterans when the ASA Midwest Tour takes to the track in 2007.