Snyder and Broadus get first wins at Memphis


On Saturday night, Oct. 17, at Memphis International Raceway, Russel Snyder (shown) and Caffey Broadus won their first Summit Bracket Racing Series presented by COMP Cams races of the season.

“It’s a long time coming,” said Snyder, who won the Super Pro class. “The car was really no different than it had been all season. We changed out a converter but that’s the only change we’ve made. It was important to take what the track was giving us tonight.”

After a number of runner-up finishes through the season in Footbrake, Broadus broke through with what he called a satisfying victory.

Snyder beat Michael Hall in the Super Pro finals completing a night of near razor sharp consistency. Snyder crossed the line in 5.055 seconds at 128.84 mph on a 5.00-second index. Although Hall was off the starting line first, he slowed to a 5.532-second lap at 86.55 mph on a 4.84 dial in.

Broadus won Footbrake with a final lap of 6.229 at 92.97 mph on a 6.03 index over Mark Doty, who had problems in the final with a 11.802 at 53.19 on a 6.57 dial.

Foster beat Ron Hall in the finals of DOT Street when Hull left the starting line .037 seconds too early and fouled out. With the win in hand, Foster broke out on his lap with a 13.809 at 95.84 mph on a 13.82 dial.

Tyler Poindexter beat his brother Justin in the finals of Junior Dragster. During the pass it looked like Justin might be primed to take the victory, but ended up a little too quick in the end and broke out. Tyler’s winning lap came in 8.363 seconds at 63.36 mph on an 8.06 index, while Justin crossed the finish line in 7.985 seconds at 78.91 mph on an 8.04 second dial.

Devin Johnson won the Junior Dragster Second Chance race over Wade Rose. Rose left the line .025 seconds too early and Johnson raced to a victory lap of 8.729 at 74.05 mph on an 8.60 dial.