TULSA, Okla. — Steven Snyder Jr. won Saturday night‘s KKM Giveback Classic presented by MPI at Port City Raceway for the Lucas Oil POWRi 600cc Outlaw Non-Wing Micros.
Daison Pursley won the pole shuffle to earn the top starting spot for the 67-lap main event.
Pursley jumped to a commanding lead as Jeffrey Newell and Gavan Boschele battled for the runner-up spot. With drivers vying for positions all over the smooth racing surface throughout the pack as Jonathan Beason, Snyder and Frank Flud all climbed into running inside the top six.
Hitting his marks with precision as the front-runner, Pursley would start dealing with lapped traffic quickly with Snyder racing his way into the runner-up position while trying to gain on the leader as the laps clicked away at a rapid pace.
Mid-race restarting saw Snyder use a quick inside line to maneuver himself into position to battle for the lead on the exit of turn four with momentum benefiting the low-line hustle of Snyder into the lead with Pursley sticking to the outside line staying close.
Late race dramatics would surface as caution flags would fly with six laps remaining to bunch the field back together as Snyder stayed to the bottom on the restart with Pursley riding the rim on the outside. Holding off the late-race surge, Snyder emerged victorious.
“Throttle control was the key to win, I knew Daison was going to try to bang the fence down and my crew told me bottom pays the bills, so I stuck down there and it was quick,” Snyder explained. “I know I broke a shock by hitting the Ute-tire but you don‘t use it that much running where I did.”
With so much on the line, a tough decision would be made by Snyder, noting “I‘m taking the ride to the Chili Bowl.”
Pursley would valiantly hold on to finish a close runner-up as Brent Crews placed third. Flud would race his way through the field to finish fourth Boschele rounding out the top five.
Feature (67 Laps): 1. 21S-Steven Snyder JR; 2. 71P-Daison Pursley; 3. 11X-Brent Crews; 4. 81-Frank Flud; 5. 5-Gavan Boschele; 6. 12-Jeffrey Newell; 7. 17S-Baron Silva; 8. 11C-Darren Brown; 9. 51B-Joe B Miller; 10. 28-Chelby Hinton; 11. 71M-Gavin Miller; 12. 56-Jace Park; 13. 1H-Connor Lee; 14. 29-Tanner Thorson; 15. 10J-Dominic Gorden; 16. 13-Cannon McIntosh; 17. 2-Jonathan Beason; 18. 92L-Austin Lambert; 19. 92-Jake Rosario; 20. 1J-Cameron Paul; 21. 78-Ethan Ayars; 22. 66-Matt Moore; 23. 1V-Johnny Boland; 24. 21-Christopher Bell.