“I had a great time battling with Benitez all year. Mosport (Canadian Tire Motorsport Park) was a great time. He passed me in the middle of the race and I stayed right behind him and finally caught him on the last corner at the last second. It was amazing and such a thrill. And off the track I got to know him pretty well especially after the Porsche Young Driver Academy.”
Snow describes this year as a “perfect” one for himself and the Snow Racing/Wright Motorsports team that has supported him all year long.
“The team was perfect all year,” Snow said. “We gave it everything we could in practice to get the car where we wanted. And when it came to the race or qualifications the car was perfect for me. I was able to go and do everything I could and rip fast laps and we never had any issues with the car. Wright Motorsports put together a great car for me to drive.”
Snow proved his speed right off the bat on race weekends, acquiring 10 BBS Pole Awards throughout the season, giving him an advantage by leading the field to the green. He also showed his versatility by posting three track records throughout the year. Snow’s first track record came at Road America, and he followed that performance with back-to-back record establishments in the series’ debut at both the Grand Prix of Baltimore and Circuit of the Americas.
“About halfway through the year I started to realize that consistency wins championships,” Snow said. “And I had that at the beginning of the year luckily so that’s what I was really focusing on the last couple of races. But it’s so hard when race time comes if you have an incident you can easily get flustered, but you have to keep that championship in the back of your mind. Stay calm and know to make smart decisions to keep your chance in the championship rather than taking yourself out of the race.”
Through rain, on street circuits and even with a fogged up windshield, nothing could fluster young Snow who performed with veteran skills throughout the first 14 rounds of the 2013 season. Now entering the final two races at Road Atlanta, the 2013 Platinum Cup champion can sit back and truly enjoy the sport of racing behind a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car.
“Just looking at the Porsche 911, it is one of those cars that has a high class look, so to be able to drive that type of car on track is an amazing feeling,” Snow said about driving the iconic vehicle.