George Snider

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For the Canadian politician, see George Snider (Canadian politician).

George "Ziggy" Snider (born December 8, 1940, in Fresno, California) is a retired American race car driver. A longtime driver in the United States Automobile Club Silver Crown series, Snider is also a 22-time starter of the Indianapolis 500, the most starts without winning the race. His best finish was eighth in the 1975 Indianapolis 500. Snider made many starts driving for his good friend A.J. Foyt. His last Indy start was in 1987. Snider is known to many fans by his nickname "Ziggy".

Snider is the 1971 USAC Silver Crown Champion and the 1981-1982 USAC Champ Car champion, the last "big car" championship to include pavement races other than the Indy 500.

Snider owns Silver Crown race cars and, in 2005, allowed Foyt's grandson A.J. Foyt IV to race a car at the Milwaukee Mile.

Snider is currently a partner in ownership of non wing 360ci and 410ci sprint car teams in California (BUSTER AND ZIGGY RACING). Peter Murphy (originally from Australia now residing in Fresno, CA) currently drives their 360ci non wing sprint car in USAC West Coast 360 competition. Bud Kaeding (multi time USAC champion and Oval Nationals champion) drove the 410ci sprint car for the team on August 14, 2010 at Santa Maria Speedway in a USAC/CRA racing event where he placed 3rd.

Indy 500 results[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish
1965 Gerhardt Offy 16th 21st
1966 Lotus Ford 3rd 19th
1967 Mongoose Ford 10th 28th
1968 Mongoose Ford 29th 31st
1969 Coyote Ford 15th 16th
1970 Coyote Ford 10th 20th
1971 Eagle Offy 21st 33rd
1972 Coyote Foyt 21st 11th
1973 Coyote Foyt 30th 12th
1974 Atlanta Foyt 13th 28th
1975 Eagle Offy 24th 8th
1976 Eagle Offy 27th 13th
1977 Wildcat DGS 13th 24th
1978 Coyote Foyt 23rd 8th
1979 Lightning Offy 35th 33rd
1980 Parnelli Cosworth 21st 15th
1981 Parnelli Cosworth Sold Car to Tim Richmond
1982 March Cosworth 26th 21st
1983 March Cosworth 13th 32nd
1984 March Cosworth 31st 11th
1985 March Chevrolet 28th 32nd
1986 March Cosworth 31st 26th
1987 March Chevrolet 31st 33rd
1988 March Chevrolet Did Not Qualify
1990 Lola Buick Did Not Qualify

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