Snyder Semis at St. Louis and takes Top Qualifying Spot
At the fifth NHRA North Central Lucas Oil Divisional of 2016, Mick Snyder and the Powersource Transportation Team traveled to Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis for the NHRA All-American Hot Rod Showdown. The 5-time Season Champs and their unconventional Supercharged, ComSyncEFI Top Sportsman combination gained a lot of exposure and posted some near combination best numbers on their way to the Number 1 Qualifying Position in some extreme heat conditions. During final eliminations, the team fell just short during the semifinals with a wild pass. While the team fell short of hoisting the Wally, the weekend was not without successes.
“It was a great weekend for the Powersource Transportation Team at the Arch. We went some rounds and kept it exciting with some unintentional stunt driving a couple passes. We had a lot of fun this weekend, but that happens when win lights are turning your way and the family is all together. We also made some changes to the engine program during our month and a half break, and the car seems to be a little quicker,” Snyder stated. “Snyder Motorsports has a lot going on at the shop right now, building blown Hemi engines and Lencodrive transmissions and sending out parts to our customers. With the next race less than a week away, it is going to be a hectic week at Snyder Motorsports.”
During qualifying, the Powersource Transportation Corvette ran an impressive 6.177 seconds and 230.69 miles per hour to put them first on the qualifying sheet. Snyder took the win in the opening round of competition with a lifting 6.208 at 211.63 mph effort. In the second round, Snyder had the winning package with the hole shot and a coasting 6.171 at 222.44 to take the stripe at the quarter mile. Snyder put together a 9 thousandths package in the quarterfinals with a perfect light and the 6.159 at 230.29 mph pass. During the semifinals, Snyder got out of the groove for an off pace 6.203 in the losing effort.
“We go back to the PDRA, faster competition and eighth mile racing at the next one. We will also be defending event champs, which is always a little more fun,” Snyder smiled. The next event on the 2016 Snyder Motorsports Powersource Transportation Schedule is the PDRA Memphis Drags on August 12 and 13 at Memphis International Raceway.
The Snyder Motorsports Race Team would like to thank their associate sponsors Lencodrive Racing Transmissions, ComSyncEFI Engine Fuel Ignition Management, Coan Converters, JE Pistons, NGK Spark Plugs, Lucas Oil, HotRod Tracker, Flatout Gaskets, R & R Racing Products, VED Hemi Heads, Aeromotive Fuel Systems, VP Racing Fuels, Mick’s Performance, Snyder Auto, Safety-Kleen and Long Printing for their continued support over the years.
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.