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Indiana-based drag racer Mick Snyder changes classes about every five years. He was a certified "hitter" with both his Top Alcohol Funny Car and his PDRA Pro Extreme Corvette. This year he has changed classes once again and will race in the Top Sportsman division.
Snyder made his Top Sportsman debut at the August NHRA points race at Gateway Motorsports Park across the Mississippi River from downtown St. Louis, and he put his ’63 Corvette on the pole with a 6.30-second quarter-mile lap.
Asked why he quit the Pro Extreme program when he and the car were still very competitive, Snyder’s answer was basically that he was tired of the ever-escalating cost of competing in the PDRA Pro Extreme class so he decided to build a Top Sportsman car.
Snyder's new Top Sportsman engine was considerably cheaper to build and maintain. Snyder's motor has a new Darren Mayer (DMPE) roots supercharger, Aeromotive fuel pump, and the first production ComSYNC EFI, ignition, and data logger system.