Snyder scores big at Bethany in URSS Budweiser Shootout

Friday runner-up Stu Snyder was the Saturday United Rebel Sprint Series Budweiser Shootout winner at Bethany Speedway. (Photo by Lonnie Wheatley)

BETHANY, Mo. (June 5) – The POWRi Drive to Zero United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing debuted at yet another Missouri facility on Saturday. The $1,000 to win Budweiser Shootout feature event at Bethany Speedway was action-packed with several position changes and it was Lincoln, Neb.’s Stu Snyder claiming victory.  

Jacob Dye and Mike Houseman Jr. set the pace for the 25-lap feature. The initial start resulted in hard contact between several cars and Chad Salem flipped into turn one.

A complete restart saw Houseman taking off with the early lead, followed by Dye and Snyder. Snyder took over second while Ty Williams began his march forward from ninth starting. Snyder soon went on to take the lead around the bottom with Houseman keeping a steady pace in second. Kyler Johnson moved up to challenge Williams for third while Snyder began stretching the lead.

The caution flew with five laps complete. Williams moved into second on the restart and soon took over the lead while Johnson advanced to third.

Williams stretched the lead across the field but lapped traffic soon became a factor, allowing Snyder and Johnson to close in. Snyder advanced to the lead, but not without pressure from Williams and Johnson.

A late-race restart with two laps remaining allowed Snyder a clear track and clean air to pull away from the field and go on to the victory, with Williams finishing runner-up and Johnson rounding out the podium finishers. 

Feature results – 1. Stu Snyder; 2. Ty Williams; 3. Kyler Johnson; 4. Mike Houseman Jr.; 5. Kenny Potter; 6. Mike Trent; 7. Jacob Dye; 8. J.R. Topper; 9. Kevin Frisbie; 10. Jake Greenwood; 11. Kevin Dye; 12. Dakota Osborn; 13. Lindrick Willis; 14. Camdin Couch; 15. Chad Salem.