Its never easy losing a good friend or member of your family.
Bob Snell from Salt Lake City, Utah, passed away Friday, May 19, 2006.
An avid motorsport's enthusiast and competitive drag racer, Bob supported quite a number of Firebird events over the years. Dating back to the early 90's, he attended both the Oldies But Goodies Drags and Halloween Classic with great deal of passion and enthusiasm. His all-steel `39 Ford two-door sedan was one of the big fan and racer favorites anytime it came to the starting line. With a traditional stick shift and small block for power, the black fat-fendered hot rod was a sight to behold, each and every time it made a lap down the quarter-mile.
Typically running in the low 10's at over 130 miles per hour at Firebird, the hard runnin' sedan earned a best of 9.97 elapsed time at a speed of 135 miles per hour. His last competitive outing at Firebird was at Halloween Classic XI in October 2004.
Every member of the New family and the staff are deeply saddened by the loss of a real gentlemen and truly admirable person that touched many, many people within the sport of Drag Racing, Firebird and beyond.
We are most definitely going to miss Bob. Our deepest condolences to his family, close friends and acquaintances. God speed.