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George Snider III

athlete

Inducted February 1976

Born in Bakersfield and attended Bakersfield schools. Became interested in cars and racing at early age. Started drag racing at age 15. Drove a dragster 150 miles an hour at age 16. Graduated through jalopies, stocks, racing midgets. Became National Dirt Track Champion in 1971. Qualified and raced many times in Indianapolis 500. Associated with A.J. Foyt team. Placed 8th at Indianapolis in 1975. Racd successfully on every major track in the United State and sever abroad. Recognized as Kern County’s #1 auto racer. Wife Joy; children Kelly and George IV.