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CLEREMONT, IND. - It's been nearly two months since the Pro Stock Trucks have been in national event competition on the NHRA Winston series, but don't assume for a moment that driver Steven Farr has been sitting around twiddling his thumbs. The...

CLEREMONT, IND. - It's been nearly two months since the Pro Stock Trucks have been in national event competition on the NHRA Winston series, but don't assume for a moment that driver Steven Farr has been sitting around twiddling his thumbs. The 19-year old driver from Colleyville, TX., who pilots the Jerry Haas Chevrolet S-10, has actually gained a valuable lesson in patience. Quite simply, it would suit the up and coming driver if he had a race every weekend. Farr is very much aware that more seat time equals a better driving performance and most importantly, experience.

"It has been a while," smiles Farr, who has kept himself sharp in the downtime by testing the team's truck. "We were building up a pretty good head of steam before the break and we'll look to go out there and pick up where we left off at."

Haas, who is a multi-award winning chassis builder, agrees that it will be good to get back to racing.

"I don't prefer to have a long lapse of time between races like that," explained Haas, who drove to a tenth place finish in the season-ending Pro Stock points chase. "But, it's not going to affect us. We've put in some testing time and tried to keep it as if we are racing so we can stay fresh and ready to go."

Farr's best finish thus far has been a semi-final showing at the Pontiac Excitement Nationals in Columbus, Ohio. He also qualified for one of the two open spots at the Winston No-Bull Showdown in Bristol, TN.

The team will have plenty of reason to smile going into the first round of qualifying tomorrow as they will be doing battle with a newly freshened Bill Jenkins motor.

Qualifying for the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, Ind., will begin on Friday, September 1st, with each driver in the Pro Stock division afforded one attempt at 6 PM. They will be afforded two more on Saturday and Sunday. Final eliminations are slated for Labor Day Monday, September 4th.

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