Snyder Taking Experience to the Rock
As the Professional Drag Racers Association heads back to the birthplace of the exciting 1/8th mile door slamming series, Mick Snyder and the Powersource Transportation team roll into Rockingham Dragway excited for the most prestigious race of the PDRA Season. The Snyder Motorsports Crew is rolling into North Carolina’s The Rock with a little extra confidence this year. The 4-time Season Champs were victorious at the PDRA’s last stop, the Memphis Drags, with their supercharged, electronic fuel injected Top Sportsman 1963 Corvette and were victorious last year at the rain delayed Dragstock while the same chassis was in Pro Extreme trim. The former Pro Extreme Champs hope to use the experience from these winning combos to hoist the Dragstock XII trophy in the Winner’s Circle after the race on September 11 and 12.
“We have always had great luck in Rockingham. I think Dad won here back in 1999, and I won in 2000 with the IHRA Pro Outlaw dragsters. Last year, we had a runner-up at the spring race and a win at Dragstock, but that was with the Pro Extreme version of this Corvette. It’s a whole new game now with the Top Sportsman deal. As long as you are in the top 16 after the last qualifier, you have just as good of shot at that Winner’s Circle as the number 1 guy. We are having a lot of fun with this new Top Sportsman deal, where low ET does not necessarily ensure an advantage. With that said, the goal this weekend is a 3 second pass,” Snyder smiled. “It has been a great first half of the season for our team. It says a lot about my crew and these new projects we are helping develop. The ComSyncEFI engine management has proven to be deadly with this supercharged combo, and the VED Hemi Heads are running great numbers and have had a huge role in the new package.”
“We had a small hiccup at the last NHRA race, so the guys at Visner Engine Development have been burning the midnight oil fixing our one of a kind billet manifold. Mark at Flatout Gaskets got us some new gaskets, just in case. Being aligned with such great people and companies make life a lot easier,” Snyder explained. “We have had the car apart and back together, so we should be ready to go some rounds and pedal some Snyder Motorsports parts this weekend.”
“If you ask my son, Cam, we are most excited to watch Tom and his Lucas Oil Jet Dragster fire down the 1/8th mile,” Snyder laughed. The first of 3 rounds of qualifying for the PDRA Dragstock XII begins on Friday at 10:30 AM. Qualifying continues on Saturday with a fourth and final chance to make the 16 car field beginning at 11:00 AM and final eliminations begin at 4 PM. For up to date information please log onto www.dragracecentral.com
Snyder Motorsports would like to thank Powersource Transportation and Barb Bakos for yet another year as the fastest mover in the power-only trucking fleet. The Team would also like to thank all of their great associate sponsors; companies like Lencodrive Racing Transmissions, ComSyncEFI, Coan Converters, JE Pistons, NGK Spark Plugs, Lucas Oil, Flatout Gaskets, R & R Racing Products, VED Hemi Head, Aeromotive, VP Racing Fuels, Mick’s Performance, Snyder Auto, Safety Kleen and Long Printing keep this dream rolling.
Please visit the Snyder Motorsports official website at www.snydermotorsports.com.
Powersource Transportation, Inc. satisfies a unique niche within the trucking industry by providing a power-only source for hauling empty or loaded trailers or trailer-mounted equipment. From mobile concrete and asphalt plants to entertainment/tour transportation and military trailers, Powersource gives owner operators the opportunity to pull a wide variety of high-paying freight without loading, unloading or tarping. Powersource is always looking for professional owner operators to join their fleet of independent businessmen. To learn more about our major sponsor Powersource Transportation, Inc. and job opportunities please log onto www.powersourcetransportation.com.
Started in 1994, Snyder Motorsports has evolved over the years and through the classes. Known for their development of the Lencodrive Racing Transmission, Larry and Mick have been at the forefront of high-horse, converter equipped drag race car technology. They have taken their championship winning on track experience and created a start to finish line of products for Lencodrive/ converter combinations, including SMS Reverse Shifter, Taylor Blankets, SMS Air Throttle and Titanium Bell Housings. The Latest Developments at Snyder Motorsports Include a Couple Joint Venture Projects, ComSyncEFI, the Most Advanced Engine, Fuel and Ignition Management System with Data Record Capabilities Available and the VED Hemi Head, a Fresh Look at Billet Hemi Cylinder Heads with Visner Engine Development. With a “More Than You Thought” approach, Snyder also carries a variety of other championship winning parts, including Air Bottle Kits with Dual Regulators, the Snyder Motorsports 13 lbs. Hi-Per 12 Volt Battery, MSD Mag and Timing Control Products, Flatout Gaskets, PSI Springs, the Plug Gapper, Sheet Metal Hemi Valve Covers with Spring Oilers, Jiffy-tite Fittings and a select line of specialized tools. For the weight conscious, Snyder has a range of products, including Titanium Bolts, Studs and Nuts, Small Electronics Battery and Lightened CSR Flexplates, just to name a few. They specialize in not only products but also application and service. Snyder Motorsports also keeps a select line of products for junior dragsters, including Original Jr. and Eliminator clutches, engine parts and accessories.