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Doing something for the first time in his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards career Friday, Myatt Snider returns to a track he already competed at in the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway, testing and racing there in June driving the No. 22 Louisiana Hot Sauce Ford for Cunningham Motorsports.
He led 33 laps and finished ninth while being on a different pit strategy shuffling the finishing order of the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible200. June’s event also marked the first time composite-bodied style cars ran a superspeedway race, with their drivers sweeping the top-six spots.
Cunningham Motorsports was quick at both Pocono and Michigan in the new-style cars and points leader Chase Briscoe and Snider posted the fastest times in practice at MIS. Snider’s speed showed, but the Cunningham driver wrecked in qualifying, forcing the No. 22 team to go to the steel-bodied back-up. Once the green flag dropped, Snider made it all the way up to ninth on lap 39 before getting loose and smacking the turn two wall, ending the 21-year-old driver’s day.
“I was in it a little bit too hard and slipped out from under me,” Snider said about the wreck. “Coming from short tracks, you’re used to just correcting it to try and save it. But here, it kind of shoots it towards the wall so I got to break about 10 years of habit. It’s going to be difficult, but that’s a part of learning it.”
The learning curve that comes with racing on short tracks to superspeedways in ARCA can give drivers a challenge. The fastest car doesn’t always win, but putting the right strategy together along with the race car may end up in a trip to victory lane.
It didn’t take Snider long to do, winning in his series debut in May at Toledo before running two superspeedway races. He came back from a lap down at Iowa to finish fifth and had a third-place showing last week at Lucas Oil Raceway.
Myatt is the son of NASCAR on NBC pit reporter Marty Snider and won the CARS Late Model Stock Tour UNOH Battle at the Beach race at Myrtle Beach Speedway last November.
What’s next for the 21-year-old driver remains to be seen, but expect the No. 22 Louisiana Hot Sauce Ford to be up front each-and-every week Snider is behind the wheel in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.