MYATT SNIDER READY FOR “TWO-TRACK ACTION” THIS WEEKEND
-Young Charger Heading to Caraway Friday Night & Southern National Saturday Night-
SOPHIA, N.C. (August 13, 2014) – After nearly a month off from racing, rising young NASCAR Whelen All-American star Myatt Snider is ready to jump back into it full steam ahead. Snider is scheduled to race inFriday night’s twin 40-lap Late Model Stock Car features at Caraway Speedway before heading back to Southern National Motorsports Park for Saturday night’s twin 50-lap LMSC features.
“Trust me, our hiatus from the race track certainly has not been by choice,” chuckled the promising and popular 19-year-old racer. “It was just a situation where Mother Nature must not have wanted us to race. It’s frustrating to be all prepared and pumped up to go to the track and have the races cancelled.
“We can’t race in the rain and I really feel sorry for the race track promoters,” said Snider, son of noted TV sports reporter Marty Snider. “Much of the south has been hit by drought conditions. So I guess there’s a blessing in disguise when it comes to the weather we’ve been having.
“That said, I know I don’t have to tell you how much I am looking forward to getting back out there behind the wheel of our No. 2 Chevy this weekend,” said Snider. “We have twin 40’s at Caraway on Fridayand twin 50’s at Kenly (SNMP) on Saturday on our radar screen and can’t wait to get back after it.
“Our game plan is to race our newer chassis with the crate motor both nights this weekend,” said Snider, who mixes his racing with regular work hours at Joe Gibbs Racing and the pursuit of a degree at Belmont Abbey College. “We’re heading into Caraway hoping for a great performance and to keep our car unscathed.
“Caraway Speedway is where it all started for me in the late models,” said Snider, who won the Mid-Atlantic Championship Shootout at Caraway last October. “It will always be a special place for me because of the family connection and due to the fact that it’s the closest track to where we live.”
Snider ran his first-ever late model race in the spring of 2013 at Caraway, driving for his cousin, Jay Hedgecock. Hedgecock, a former winning driver who is now a leader in chassis manufacturing, fielded Snider’s race cars during the 2013 season.
Snider started fourth and was battling for third is his last race at Caraway on July 3rd. But his engine blew after 55 laps, relegating him to a 20th-place finish.
“We are really in the points battle at Kenly, so we need to be at our best when we get there on Saturday,” said Snider, who posted second and third-place finishes there the last time out on July 19th. “We had such a great night when we raced there last. It’s our big goal to have even a better race night there on Saturday.”
Snider will be heading back to Southern National ranked third in the track LMSC point standings. He trails points-leader Tommy Lemons by 50 points and is only 28 points behind second-place Pulliam.
With 11 top-five finishes and 17 top-10s in 25 official points races this season, Snider is currently 28thin the NASCAR national point standings. By not having the opportunity to race, he has fallen 10 spots in the last two weeks.
Friday’s action at Caraway Speedway will include the twin 40-lap features for the LMSC division, twin 20-lap features for the Limiteds and twin 12-lap Mini-Stock features. The Street Stocks, U-Cars, Hornets and Wildcats will also be in action. Grandstands open at 6 p.m. and racing begins promptly at 8 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for kids 7-14 and children 6 & under will be admitted free. The card is being billed as “Chatham/Moore County Night,” with residents of those counties being admitted for only $5 with proof of address.
Saturday’s racing card at Southern National is being billed as the “Lizard Lick 305.” The night will feature the twin 50-lap features for the LMSC division and twin 35-lappers for the Limiteds. The Chargers, Street Stocks, U-Cars, Legends and Bandos will all be in competition on Saturday night. Activities begin at3 p.m. and will feature the crew from the Tru-TV reality series, “Lizard Lick.” Racing begins at 7 p.m. with adult admission charge set at $10. Children ages 6-12 get in for $6 and kids 5 & under are admitted free.
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For additional information on Caraway Speedway, please visit their website at www.carawayspeedway.com. The track is active in social media; with a Facebook page and Twitter account (follow them at @carawayspeedway).
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For additional information on Southern National Motorsports Park, please visit their website at www.snmpark.com. The track is active in social media; with a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SouthernNationalMotorsportsPark) and Twitter account (follow them at @SNM_Park).
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For additional information on Myatt Snider and his No. 2 MyattSnider.com Racing Team, please visit www.myattsnider.com. You can also connect with Myatt on Facebook (www.facebook.com/myatt.snider) and on Twitter (@MyattSnider).