Myatt Snider is Victorious in ARCA Debut at Toledo Speedway

Myatt Snider at 8:40 pm ET on Monday, May 23, 2016 Photo - ARS

Myatt Snider at 8:40 pm ET on Monday, May 23, 2016 Photo – ARS

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Making it a memorable ARCA Racing Series debut at Toledo Speedway in the Menards 200 this weekend, Myatt Snider with Cunningham Motorsports came home victorious.

After practicing and qualifying in the top-three, Snider maintained his position in third-place until making his move to second on lap 87. Battling his Cunningham Motorsports teammate Chase Briscoe with side-by-side racing, Snider took the lead for two laps, two-thirds of the way into the event.

The only time Snider was outside of the top-three was after the last pit stop for four tires and fuel. One of the challenges of racing for the first time in the ARCA Racing Series includes making pit stops and for Snider, that meant making only his second and third pit stops ever.

“We made two pit stops today. That was only the second and third pit stops I’ve ever made. The biggest thing was getting everything I could from the car getting on pit road, and everything getting off.”

Capitalizing on a late race debris caution, the 21-year-old Snider took on four fresh General Tires, then beat Briscoe off pit road for a fifth-place restart. Snider worked his way to the race leader, Kyle Weatherman, then took back the lead on lap 167 keeping the top-spot to checkered flag by a full-second over Dalton Sargeant.

Rounding out the top-five were Weatherman in third, Briscoe fourth, with Matt Kurzejewski finishing fifth.

In honor of his crew chief Paul Andrews and his late NASCAR driver Alan Kulwicki, Snider took a Polish victory lap around the track.

“Are you kidding me? No,” were the first comments from Snider, as he climbed from his No. 22 Louisiana Hot Sauce Ford in victory lane.  “Kerry Scherer and Briggs Cunningham put together a great team.  I knew the Cunningham organization was capable…I just wasn’t sure if I was. Paul Andrews and Jeff Caudill leading this thing, there’s nobody better in the business.  I couldn’t be happier.”

Snider, who is the son of NBC sports broadcaster, Marty Snider, will be back in the No. 22 in two weeks, when ARCA teams return to the Tricky Triangle, Pocono Raceway on June 3rd.

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