PEI’s BPMS Sees Changes After Brandon Snow Sidelined
Team Release/Photo by Marlie Paynter
Sherwood, PEI – A freak ATV accident on the week-end of April 15th has altered the racing plans for the 2 car PEI team of SnowStorm Racing (SSR) and Big Poppas MotorSports (BPMS) for the upcoming season. The talented 18 year old driver suffered 2 compression fractures of his vertebrae, L1 and L3. Brandon is resting at home now and hopes to return to the track later in the season. Father Kenny will now take over the driving duties of the #7 SSR street stock, while Randy Snow will drive the #63 BPMS street stock.
Speaking on behalf of the team, Tom Nicholls commented “Obviously first and foremost is that Brandon is okay which he is and that the fractures heal properly. I was out to see him on the week-end and he was up and walking with a cane, laughing and joking, still the same kid. One thing about the young lads they heal up pretty fast”. As for when Brandon will return to the street stock, he stated “There is no time frame, the family feels he will be back before the year is out if things continue to go well”.
With the accident it has changed the early season plans for BPMS and SSR. Father Kenny will drive the #7 synonymous with the Snow Family and brother Randy Snow will be in the #63. The two long-time friends, Kenny Snow and Tom Nicholls are back together for a second season strengthening their alliance as a Maritime street stock team. They will field two cars this year- the #63 Taylor Built Rentals Concussion and TBI Awareness Monte Carlo and the #7 P.D. Construction Monte Carlo.
Of interest for the local race fans on PEI, is that father Kenny, a big fan favourite at the oval will return to racing after a one-year absence filling in for son Brandon. Brought into the fold is brother Randy who will get his first taste of full time action at Oyster Bed Speedway (OBS) as a rookie driver.
Nicholls noted “It has changed our plans somewhat; we still want to run here at OBS full time for the points championship with the #7 SSR car and do some off –island racing as well. With the #63 car we want to get Randy as much seat time as possible and grow as a driver in the class. We will miss Brandon for sure. I always trying to find a bright side with events like these occur, in this case it brings a level of new excitement to our team with Kenny back in the car and the welcoming of Randy to the team while Brandon heals up. We will see what the two old guys can do now! It should still be a lot of fun’.
Race fans can follow the teammates on the BPMS website at www.bpmsracing.com throughout the season, as well on twitter at @bpmsracing.