Las Vegas Jerry Haas hasn''t missed a beat

LAS VEGAS, NV.- No cobwebs could be found on Jerry Haas' firesuit as he opened qualifying at the NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals at the new Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, NV. The award winning chassis builder took over the driving chores...

LAS VEGAS, NV.- No cobwebs could be found on Jerry Haas' firesuit as he opened qualifying at the NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals at the new Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, NV. The award winning chassis builder took over the driving chores of his graphically appealing Chevrolet S-10 Pro Stock truck for the first time in the 2000 season after former driver Brad Jeter left the team. On the basis of his first day effort, Haas hasn't missed a beat.

Haas was pleased with what transpired at the inaugural event. However, he noted that he noticed a difference in the performance of the two lanes.

"It went well for us," explained Haas. "Our first session was good and at the conclusion of the day we learned that there was a distinct difference between the two. The right lane isn't as good as the left. We'll try again tomorrow and we'll finish up."

Haas launched hard in the first session and emerged as the fourth quickest with a 7.799/173.36.

On his second qualifying attempt, he improved in better conditions, but fell in qualifying status. Haas hammered out a 7.796/173.63. He now holds the ninth spot in the sixteen-truck field.

Qualifying concludes tomorrow at the SummitRacing.com Nationals in Las Vegas. Haas and the balance of the Pro Stock will be granted two more attempts. Final eliminations are slated for Sunday.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Brad Jeter , Jerry Haas