Southern California-based In-N-Out Burger has had strong connections to drag racing since founder Harry Snyder took a 50-percent stake in ownership of Irwindale Raceway in the 1960s and began selling his famous hamburgers out of the track’s concession stands.
Snyder’s sons, Rich and Guy, took over the famed company after his passing and continued to immerse the company in drag racing through sponsorships of drivers like Mark Oswald, Dale Pulde, Tripp Shumake, Shane Gay, and Melanie Troxel. Guy Snyder raced in Comp and other classes and passed his love of the sport on to his daughter Lynsi.
Lynsi became president of In-N-Out in 2010, and her love for the sport remains as strong as the pull of a Double-Double cheeseburger is to the legions of fans of the company she now owns.
Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson competes in Top Sportsman with her Plymouth Barracuda-bodied machine and spent some time with NHRA’s Amanda Busick during the recent Protect the Harvest NHRA Northwest Nationals presented by Lucas Oil in Seattle.
You can read more about the Snyder family's early involvement in drag racing here.