Saturday, November 3, 2012
AMA Pro Flat Track & Steve Nace Racing's Kevin Snyder Recovering From Surgery
Round 4 of the 2012 AMA Pro Flat Track Harley-Davidson Insurance Grand National Championship presented by Motorcycle-Superstore.com season saw the return to the track of former National #31, Clermont, Indiana's own Dan Ingram, after being injured at the Springfield Mile in spring of '93. Returning to the track that almost cost him his life and his racing dreams, Ingram is greeted during the rider intros portion of the program by AMA Pro Flat Track and Steve Nace Racing's Kevin Snyder, a former AMA Grand National Championship racer himself from back in the day.
KevSny, who dutifully helps take care of scoring for the Blue Crew at all of the AMA Pro Flat Track events across the country, recently had spinal surgery performed that will see him have to give up his racing dreams on-track, but is expecting to have him back in full and stronger duty in his scoring roles for the AMA and SNR events after the first of the 2013 season.
This is great news and we just wanted to take the time to give a shout-out to Kevin while he recuperates at his home in Peoria, Illinois and wish him a speedy recovery and let him know that Stu's Shots is thinking of him and will be looking forward to seeing his smiling face back at the track in '13. Get well soon man, we can't do without you!
Mid-America Speedway on Indianapolis' southeast side hosted their 'Night Before the Indy Mile' event on August 17, 2012 and that evening's schedule included the Indian Arrow Challenge race that saw identically prepared and pristine Indian Arrow 250cc machines compete against one another on the track's nicely-prepped facility at the Marion County Fairgrounds.
Kevin Snyder is shown on the #1 machine battling with Texan and multi-time flat track champion Wild Will Kelley on the #6 Arrow during one of the evening's heat races. Snyder went on to win the race over Jason Griffin and Andy McRoberts.
You can check out some more from that great event here and we continue to wish Kevin a healthy and speedy recovery from his surgery:
And here's a shot of Kevin and his daughter just before heading out for the first practicce session of the day at Mid-America's 'Night Before the Indy Mile' on the #1 Indian Arrow 250. Get well man and keep on keepin' on!
You can read about Kevin's surgery here thanks to Mia Moore and Chew Larcom, The Fans in the Stands from FlatTrack.com, for this update on what he is going through. We wish him a speedy and safe recovery and will be looking forward to seeing him back at the track taking care of his scoring duties once again. Get well man and God Bless!