Myatt Snider wins in first ARCA start
TOLEDO, Ohio (May 22, 2016) – If rookie Myatt Snider wasn’t exactly sure of his ability to win going into his career-first ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race, he’s more than convinced now.
The 21-year-old Charlotte, North Carolina driver, in the No. 22 Original Louisiana Hot Sauce-Cunningham Motorsports Ford, won the Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care Sunday afternoob at Toledo Speedway.
“I knew Cunningham Motorsports was capable of doing it; I just wasn’t sure if I was capable,” Snider said from the 7-Up Winner’s Circle.
There were indeed several new variables to conquer heading into the race…like pit stops.
“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.”
Snider got everything he could out of his car on the track too, putting up the fastest lap of the race and getting himself in position to take the lead when it mattered most. Snider beat his teammate Chase Briscoe off pit road during the final stop inside of 40 laps to go. Restarting fifth, Snider quickly worked his way forward and slipped underneath race leader Kyle Weatherman to the 167th lap. Snider never gave it up from there, although he had a hard-charging Dalton Sargeant growing in his rear view mirror.