COMMERCE, GA. - Steven Farr is working diligently to shed the new driver image. The 20-year old, college student, who pilots the Jerry Haas Chevrolet S-10 Pro Stock Truck, holds the ninth spot in the sixteen truck program at the Advance Auto...
COMMERCE, GA. - Steven Farr is working diligently to shed the new driver image. The 20-year old, college student, who pilots the Jerry Haas Chevrolet S-10 Pro Stock Truck, holds the ninth spot in the sixteen truck program at the Advance Auto Parts Southern Nationals hosted by Atlanta Dragway, located in Commerce, Ga.
Farr is happy to be in the program after the first day, but he still wishes to be higher in the program.
"I'll be satisfied for the time being with this run," explained Farr, who had previous experience driving Pro Modified cars. "I usually critique each one of my runs and I feel that I could have left at a higher rpm on the first one. I'll put this run behind me and try to do better in tomorrow's sessions."
Haas feels that their Chevrolet S-10 has the potential to dip into the 7.50s.
"There's a lot of room for improvement," explained Haas, who finished tenth in last season's Pro Stock Truck points chase. "We know where we went wrong on the first session and we'll correct that. Don't get me wrong, I'm satisfied with being in the field at this point. I just always want us to be at our peak potential." Farr got off to a good start during the first session as he hammered out a 7.609/177.84. The run stood as the seventh quickest of the session out of 33 entries.
He failed to improve in the second session, carding a 7.673/177.56.
Haas is pulling double duty as crewchief and driver during the course of the weekend. Haas is subbing for Pro Stock car driver Ray Franks, who is unable to make it to the event due to business constraints. All the while, he's still wrenching his Chevrolet S-10.
He is currently qualified in the 23rd position with a 7.045/195.28 best.
Both Farr and Haas will conclude qualifying tomorrow at the NHRA Advance Auto Parts Southern Nationals in Commerce, Ga., with two sessions scheduled. Final eliminations are scheduled for Sunday.