Madison Snow is no stranger to Victory Lane. In fact he enjoyed spending some time at the top step of the podium at the 2021 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. That was then when he was racing a Lamborghini. A late switch to the BMW M4 GT3 GTD car in 2022 caused his Paul Miller Racing Team to miss the opening race of the season at the Rolex 24hrs of Daytona. However, the team got the car in time for the Sebring 12hrs and promptly put it on pole! After a fifth place finish there, he came to Long Beach and put his M4 on pole again and won the race! We caught up with him just after the post-qualifying press conference and he tells us about his racing history and the challenges on the streets of Long Beach. Enjoy!

NOTE: Madison Snow and his teammate Bryan Sellers finished the 2022 season as the IMSA WeatherTech Sprint Cup champions. 

By Larry Mason

Copyright © 2022 Larry Mason

From L-R: Dan Lubin (BMW NA motorsports manager), drivers Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow, and team owner Paul Miller enjoy the winner’s spoils after the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach!Photo courtesy of BMW

Madison Snow and his teammate Bryan Sellers started the year a step behind the super tough competition of the IMSA WeatherTech GTD category by missing the Rolex 24hrs of Daytona. They more than made up for that with a win in their immaculately prepared BMW M4, shown here ahead of a Porsche competitor in the GTD class. 

If you can gain just one extra mph coming out of the hairpin at Long Beach, you can carry that extra speed all the way down the long front straight of Shoreline Drive. The tricky part is getting used to how wide this BMW M4 is after racing a Lamborghini the previous year.

Interview and photos Copyright © by Larry Mason (unless otherwise noted)