It was no surprise Mick Snyder was thrilled to return to Bristol Dragway. Snyder is no stranger to success in Thunder Valley, earning a win in his Top Alcohol Funny Car in his most recent trip to the facility.
In his return to Bristol as part of the ADRL Springs Drags III, Snyder was impressive right off the bat. His teammate, Jason Scruggs, took the No. 1 qualifier spot with a 3.649, but Snyder was on his tail throughout, ending up at No. 3 with a 3.652 at 206 miles per hour.
The 2010 ADRL Rookie of the Year continued his solid start to the season with his showing in Bristol on Friday.
In the first event of the season, the ADRL Carsafe Dragpalooza VII in Houston. Snyder qualified No. 5 in the competitive field.Â But his day was cut short when he ran his quickest pass of the weekend, 3.70, in the second round of competition, when he left just a bit too early turning on the red light by .007 against his tire shaking opponent.
He will hope to avoid that during Saturday’s eliminations, but appears on the right track in his return to Bristol.
â€œWe started off the season pretty well in Texas.Â We got a little testing in beforehand and the car was running well and responding to the changes that we made over the winter.Â We feel that we have a car that can win, so now it is just a matter of putting everything together.Â Hopefully, we will be celebrating with the Powersource Transportation Corvette in the winnerâ€™s circle on Saturday night,â€ Snyder said.
(Photo by ADRL/Richards)