He was right.
Schnitz, who has accrued multiple wins and records in MIROCK, AMA Prostar and NHRA, achieved what is likely to be the acomplishment of his career with a 6.907 at 203.06 mph during the first round of eliminations at the MIROCK Fall Nationals from Maryland International Raceway, Oct., 1-2.
In round No. 2 Schnitz ran 8.06 at 119 mph during his bye run. Schnitz was upset in the semifinals by Greg Wallace, who ran 7.30 to Schnitz’s 12.90.
Schnitz needed a 6.976 to back up the 6.90.
Making the accomplishment even sweeter, Schnitz will collect $10,000 from Hays Machine Works, who agreed to pay the hefty sum only if the first Pro Street rider in the sixes utilized a Hays clutch. Schnitz and Towner replaced their MTC clutch with a Hays earlier in the week.
Schnitz utilizes a Michelin street tire and will not be eligible for the $3,000 bonus from Mickey Thompson.
For a historical perspective, it has been nearly 12 years since Brock Davidson became the first rider to put a street bike in the seven second zone. Davidson said it changed the course of his life. Read about it here.