Snyder's Back! Early Season Dominator Scores Decisive Victory STANTON, MI.-- We'd like to believe this to be true, but we know it cannot be. Imagine after the first few races of the season if all the Super Eliminator racers bonded together to...
Snyder's Back! Early Season Dominator Scores Decisive Victory
STANTON, MI.-- We'd like to believe this to be true, but we know it cannot be. Imagine after the first few races of the season if all the Super Eliminator racers bonded together to form a boycott of the class unless current points leader Larry Snyder agreed to give other racers a chance. That's the only thing we'd like to think of that caused a two-race stumble for the DeMotte, Ind.,-based, driver. He's only got two words for the Super Eliminator contingent following his win at the IHRA CARQUEST Northern Nationals in Stanton, Mi.
He smiles and utters, "I'm back." That tells the whole story as he claimed his fourth event title of the season and further extended an intimidating points lead. Extreme conditions made his bid anything but a cakewalk.
Snyder returned to familiar territory in the first session of qualifying as he ascended to the top spot with a 6.369/213.64 after the first session. He failed to improve during the second session and managed to retain the top spot.
He stumbled during the third attempt and his run was disallowed when he rolled the beams before the tree was activated. His failure to step up and the improvement of Dave Price relegated him to the second spot going into the final session. He ran a 6.289/216.38 during the final session, but was not enough to improve his position. Snyder claimed the second spot.
Facing John Vourous in the first round, Snyder lost the advantage at the starting line, but overpowered Vourous with a 6.470/213 run for the first round win. Going into round two, Snyder was looking at tough competition in Mark McElwee, who had been charging the competition. However, McElwee took a wild ride, and Snyder posted a great reaction time and a 6.293/215.96 run for the win.
With four competitors left, Snyder kept pushing. He met Laurie Cannister at the starting line, and in spite of Cannister's hole-shot, Snyder again reigned in victory with a 6.284/215.62.
This put Snyder in prime form to meet his nemesis, Dave Price, in the final round. Price took the advantage on the start, but Snyder's Spitzer dragster took the win, on a 6.247/217.46 run.
Snyder and his Snyder Motorsports Team plans to continue their championship conquest at the IHRA MOPAR PARTS World Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio, August 26 - 29. Snyder, along with each Super Eliminator contestant, will be afforded four qualifying runs during the course of the event and the quickest sixteen entries will compete in final eliminations on Sunday. This event will be televised on ESPN2 with the dates TBA in an upcoming issue of Drag Review.