Jennifer Snyder Joins Harley Dirt Track Team

Brent Avis
by Brent Avis
Jennifer Snyder of Grand Saline, Texas,will join Rich King as the newest member of the Harley-Davidson factory dirttrack team. Snyder recently agreed to terms to ride factory-prepped dirttrackers for the 2001 AMA and Formula USA dirt track racing season.Snyder, 17, finished sixth in the final point standings of the Formula USAPro Singles Series.

Although she competed in only seven of the races on the2000 schedule, Snyder displayed her potential with a 4th place finish atTexas Motor Speedway and a 7th place finish at Manzanita Speedway. She alsocame from the back of the pack to finish 7th at the series finale in DelMar...

Snyder began her racing career at age 11. Her father, Joe Snyder, createda track on their property so she could train and race. The Pro Singlesseries is where she will spend most of her time in 2001 but she will alsohave opportunities aboard the Harley-Davidson XR 750, in the AMA series, asshe becomes more familiar with the equipment.

"This is a dream-come-true for me," said Snyder. "I grew up watching ScottParker race and I followed his career closely. We both started racing ateleven and he's been a huge influence on me as far as my racing career isconcerned. I'm really excited to be a part of the factory team and racewith Rich King as my teammate. Lots of people tell me I'm pretty good for agirl. Hopefully after next season they'll drop the girl part and recognizeme for my racing ability, period!"

In addition to her racing career, Snyder will be finishing her high schoolstudies this year and plans to go on to college.

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