George Snider

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.

Complete USAC Championship Car resultsEdit

Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Pos Points
1964 PHX
TRE
INDY
MIL
LAN
TRE
SPR
MIL
DUQ
ISF
TRE
SAC
PHX
9
39th 80
1965 PHX
23
TRE
INDY
21
MIL
DNQ
LAN
16
PPR
TRE
9
IRP
9
ATL
25
LAN
7
MIL
ISF
2
MIL
DSF
14
INF
8
TRE
10
SAC
15
PHX
DNQ
21st 453
1966 PHX
6
TRE
INDY
19
MIL
10
LAN
21
ATL
DNQ
PIP IRP
6
LAN
11
SPR
6
MIL
10
DUQ
DNQ
ISF
12
TRE
DNP
SAC
11
PHX
19th 365
1967 PHX
21
TRE
INDY
26
MIL
18
LAN
DNQ
PIP MOS
MOS
IRP
DNQ
LAN
MTR
MTR
SPR
18
MIL
DNQ
DUQ
16
ISF
17
TRE
DNQ
SAC
3
HAN
22
PHX
RIV
30th 140
1968 HAN
9
LVG
5
PHX
6
TRE
6
INDY
31
MIL
8
MOS
MOS
LAN
PIP
CDR
NAZ
8
IRP
IRP
LAN
LAN
MTR
MTR
SPR
3
MIL
DUQ
10
ISF
3
TRE
DNQ
SAC
13
MCH
HAN
PHX
3
RIV
DNP
16th 919
1969 PHX
HAN
14
INDY
16
MIL
DNQ
LAN
9
PIP
CDR
NAZ
TRE
5
IRP
20
IRP
MIL
25
SPR
2
DOV
DUQ
7
ISF
7
BRN
DNQ
BRN
TRE
5
SAC
DNQ
KEN
KEN
PHX
26
RIV
18
17th 840
1970 PHX
7
SON
TRE
INDY
20
MIL
LAN
CDR
MCH
23
IRP
23
SPR
14
MIL
ONT
DNQ
DUQ
4
ISF
14
SED
15
TRE
18
SAC
2
PHX
7
21st 460
1971 RAF
RAF
PHX
18
TRE
INDY
33
MIL
21
POC
33
MCH
14
MIL
5
ONT
32
TRE
14
PHX
15
29th 200
1972 PHX
16
TRE
DNQ
INDY
11
MIL
23
MCH
6
POC
21
MIL
18
ONT
8
TRE
10
PHX
10
16th 517
1973 TWS
TRE
TRE
INDY
12
MIL
POC
25
MCH
MIL
ONT
ONT ONT
14
MCH
MCH
TRE
TWS
PHX
12
32nd 29
1974 ONT ONT
10
ONT
11
PHX
17
TRE
INDY
28
MIL
POC
25
MCH
MIL
MCH
16
TRE
TRE
PHX
29th 130
1975 ONT
DNS
ONT ONT
20
PHX
18
TRE
INDY
8
MIL
POC
10
MCH
22
MIL
MCH
TRE
PHX
18th 400
1976 PHX
TRE
INDY
13
MIL
POC
9
MCH
TWS
TRE
MIL ONT
MCH
22
TWS
7
PHX
10
19th 365
1977 ONT
PHX
TWS
TRE
INDY
24
MIL
POC
33
MOS
MCH
DNQ
TWS
20
MIL
ONT
32
MCH
21
PHX
10
40th 45
1978 PHX
ONT
TWS
TRE
INDY
8
MOS
MIL
POC
6
MCH
15
ATL
TWS
DNS
MIL
ONT
27
MCH
TRE
SIL
11
BRH
8
PHX
20
15th 766
1979 ONT
8
TWS
5
INDY
33
MIL
18
POC
25
TWS
MIL
11
14th 361
1980 ONT INDY
15
MIL POC
DNQ
MDO 44th 25
1981-82 INDY
DNQ1
POC
4
ILL
1
DUQ
3
ISF
8
INDY
21
1st 1,395
1982-83 ISF DSF
15
NAZ
9
INDY
32
19th 95
1983-84 DUQ
4
INDY
11
8th 340

Complete PPG Indy Car Series resultsEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos. Pts
1979 Hoffman Racing PHX ATL ATL INDY
33
TRE TRE MCH MCH WGL TRE ONT MCH ATL PHX - 0
1980 Gilmore Racing ONT
INDY
15
MIL
POC
DNQ
MDO
MCH
WGL
MIL
ONT
MCH
MEX
PHX
48th 25
1982 PHX
ATL
MIL
CLE
MCH
19
MIL
POC
21
RIV
ROA
MCH
PHX
40th 3
1983 ATL
INDY
32
MIL
CLE
MCH
ROA
POC
RIV
MDO
MCH
CPL
LAG
PHX
59th 0
1984 Gilmore Racing LBH
PHX
INDY
11
MIL
POR
MEA
CLE
MCH
ROA
POC
MDO
SAN
MCH
PHX
LAG
CPL
38th 2
1985 Gilmore Racing LBH
INDY
32
MIL
POR
MEA
CLE
MCH
ROA POC
MDO SAN
MCH
LAG PHX
MIA
60th 0
1986 A. J. Foyt Enterprises PHX
LBH INDY
26
MIL
POR MEA CLE TOR MCH
27
POC
MDO SAN MCH
ROA LAG PHX
MIA
48th 0
1987 A. J. Foyt Enterprises LBH PHX INDY
33
MIL
POR MEA CLE TOR MCH
POC
ROA
MDO
NAZ
LAG
MIA
50th 0
1988 Calumet Farms PHX LBH INDY
DNQ
MIL POR CLE TOR MEA MCH POC MDO ROA NAZ LAG MIA - 0
1990 PHX LBH INDY
DNQ
MIL DET POR CLE MEA TOR MCH DEN VAN MDO ROA NAZ LAG - 0
1992 Gilmore Racing SRF
PHX
22
LBH
INDY
DET
POR
MIL
NHA
TOR
53rd 0
Euromotorsport MCH
24
CLE
ROA
VAN
MDO
NAZ
LAG

Indianapolis 500 resultsEdit

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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