CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 2, 2015) – Rising young racing star Myatt Snider returns to NASCAR Whelen All-American Series competition in a big way this weekend. The 20-year-old Late Model Stock Car driver will be competing at South Boston Speedway on Friday night and at Caraway Speedway on Saturday night.

“We’re going to have a lot of fun out there and I feel really good about our chances of winning this weekend,” said Snider, who is focusing on winning the CARS Tour LMSC championship this season and sprinkling in Whelen Series races during the off weekends. “With no concern about the points we earn on either night, I think that will allow us to really race for the wins and we’re really ready to get after it.”

At the CARS Tour season’s midpoint, Snider is third in the LMSC division’s point standings, currently only 11 points out of the lead. After the first five (of 10) races have been put into the record book, he is the only competitor to score top-10 finishes in every race.

“We have two cars and will keep our CARS Tour Chevy up on the jack stands at the shop this weekend,” said Snider. “The plan is to run our secondary and older chassis in both races this weekend. If we can come out of Friday night unscathed, Jeff (crew chief Jeff Caudill) says there is not that much we’ll have to change in our setups between the two tracks.

“The biggest difference in racing on the CARS Tour and in Whelen competition really comes down to the tires we run,” Snider said. “There are two different brands which offer quite a bit of variation. The American Racers we use on the CARS Tour tend to wear less and are a bit more durable. So, one of the major challenges for me this weekend is to get back in the mode of racing on the Hoosiers and practicing even greater tire management than normal for this season.

“I’ve logged many laps on both tracks, so I know the preferred lines. I’m very much aware of the demands of the tracks and what to expect out there. There is a distinction in my mind when I look at how to race on the Hoosiers versus the American Racers. It comes down to the degree of being conservative that you have to exercise out there.

“The cool thing is that I feel like I have a pretty good grasp on that aspect of racing and feel like I can adapt as well as any driver out there,” Snider offered. “Like at South Boston on Friday night, I already have etched in my mind a strategy of what it calls for in a 200-lap race. I know how conservative I need to be and what kind of pace I need to run in order to have something left for the end of the race.
“I’m still relatively young in this sport, but I take great pride in absorbing all the knowledge I can. I have a ton of confidence from knowing how important patience and tire management is out there and I am blessed by having a team who constantly reinforces that. Jeff and my spotter, Paul Griffin, are always aware of what is going on out there. If we’re down to the final 30 laps and it’s ‘go time,’ all they have to do is remind me and it’s ‘hammer down’ to the finish.

“I think that all of us are looking forward to this weekend and will enjoy racing with a little less pressure than we have on the CARS Tour,” offered Snider, son of noted NBC-TV sports broadcaster Marty Snider. “But, the big thing with our team is that when we come to the track, we’re there to put forth the best effort we can. It doesn’t matter what series we are racing in. We’re always doing all we can to be fastest in practice, trying to win the pole and giving it 100 percent to win the race. That will never change.”

Friday’s action at South Boston gets under way with practice from noon until 1 p.m. Final practice is scheduled from 3:15 p.m. till 4:15 p.m. Qualifying is set for 4:45 p.m. Green flag racing begins at 7:00 p.m. and will include the Pure Stocks and Limited Late Models. The featured Dr. & Mrs. Maresca of St. Lawrence Radiology presents the Thunder Road Harley Davidson 200 for the Whelen Series will be followed by a spectacular fireworks program. Tickets for the racing program are currently on sale and priced at $15 for adults. Advance tickets are available until 5 p.m. Thursday, July 2. Tickets on the day of the race will be priced at $20.

Saturday’s racing card at Caraway Speedway features the special 171-lap Daggett Shuler Attorrneys at Law Rusty Harpe Memorial LMSC battle, plus a 150-lap race for the Southern Modifieds, a 25-lap dash for the Chargers and a 20-lap Mini Stock race. Registration begins at 11 a.m., with pit and trackside parking gates opening at 12 noon. Grandstands open at 6:00 p.m. with racing beginning at 8:00 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults, $5 for Youth (ages 7-14) and kids 6 & under are admitted free.

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For additional information on South Boston Speedway, please visit their website at The track is active in social media, with a Facebook page ( You can follow the track on Twitter (@SoBoSpeedway57).

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For additional information on Caraway Speedway, please visit their website at 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 Myatt Snider and his No. 2 NASCAR America Chevy Racing Team, please visit You can also connect with Myatt on Facebook ( and on Twitter (@MyattSnider).


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