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12
Nov

GUNR4sR Xfinity Recap

by Ryan Senneker
10 Nov 2021
GUNR4sR | Championship Race
Xfinity Series | Phoenix Raceway

Nick Snyder of Nick Snyder Motorsports took home the checkered flag after a chaotic race around Phoenix Raceway with the GUNR4sR (Guys Using NASCAR Rules for Sim Racing) Racing League. Starting out in 6th, Snyder was caught up in several early incidents that sent him to the back of the field. The pack seemed to settle in for the second half of the race and that’s when Snyder was able to work his way back into the lead and hold it ahead of Sebastian Marin and Brad Lane through a GWC finish. With Snyder’s win in the Cup Series the night prior, league rules made him ineligible for the Xfinity championship which means Lane, who finished the race in 3rd place, is your 2021 GUNR4sR Xfinity Series Champion!

The playoff drivers were being cautious for the first half, trying to avoid issues while racing in a partially unfamiliar field. Unfortunately, Snyder was caught out early and had to restart from 16th after a hard hit into the outside wall. “Didn’t start the night off pretty well. Got caught up in a wreck a couple times and just at the beginning I was just way too tight. And once the sun went down my car just came to life and I had to come through the field twice.” Snyder’s run to the front was a showcase of his talent as a driver who overcame adversity to take the checkered flag.

The first half of the event had frequent incidents and restarts that kept the playoff drivers on the defensive as Lane described the night as a “survival race”. By lap 60, most drivers had found their groove and settled in for a long green flag run. Lane held a position toward the front as the race went on and was able to get a podium finish by taking advantage where he could. “I went into this thinking I could win the race, but I just wanted to race it clean and at least get a second of third place finish.”

10
Nov

GUNR4sR Cup Series Recap

by Ryan Senneker
09 Nov 2021
GUNR4sR | Championship Race
Cup Series | Phoenix Raceway

As the 2021 season comes to a close for the GUNR4sR (Guys Using NASCAR Rules for Sim Racing) Racing League at Phoenix Raceway, Nicholas Snyder of Nick Snyder Motorsports claims the checkered flag as well as the season championship after a dominating performance ahead of Brad Lane and Brandon Shirley. Rich Reimuller finished in 4th with Chris Gilbert rounding out the top 5. Adam Monts De Oca, who was also a playoff driver, finished in 9th after a risky pit strategy did not pay off for him in the end.

“I kind of thought I gave it away when I didn’t take tires the first stop and was just too far behind the traffic when we were all on equal tires.”, Snyder commented on dropping back to the middle of the field after not taking new tires during an early caution on lap 15 and finishing the 40 lap stage in 6th. Different pit strategies were emerging as the race went on with many drivers choosing to pit under green for fuel late in the race.

“That first run was trying to just make it to the end of stage one and then we had that short fifteen lap run.” Snyder’s winning pit strategy was based around quick planning and reacting to the rest of the field, “When I saw the top 2 didn’t come in I figured I’d just do the opposite of them and it really played out because that last caution didn’t come out and I was five to the good (laps left of fuel) so I wouldn’t have to pit and I think Brad (Lane) and I were the only ones that were gonna make it.”