Richmond; Steven Farr falls short

DINWIDDIE, VA.- Steven Farr made his debut as a driver in the NHRA Pro Stock Truck division at the NHRA Moto1.Net Nationals presented by Chevrolet hosted by the Virginia Motorsports Park located in Dinwiddie, Va. However, the newly appointed...

DINWIDDIE, VA.- Steven Farr made his debut as a driver in the NHRA Pro Stock Truck division at the NHRA Moto1.Net Nationals presented by Chevrolet hosted by the Virginia Motorsports Park located in Dinwiddie, Va. However, the newly appointed driver of the Jerry Haas Chevrolet S-10 fell short of earning a berth in the quickest-ever Pro Stock Truck field in NHRA history.

Farr made a gradual progression of improvement with a 7.741/170.41 during the first session on his maiden run in NHRA competition. With the second session cancelled due to rain, the team bolted in their best motor and the Bill Jenkins powerplant yielded a 7.628/175.57.

Farr improved in the final session, but his run fell short of the record bump spot. The 21-year old college student from Colleysville, Tx., dumped the clutch and reeled off a 7.605/175.94. He was disappointed with the DNQ, but remains determined to maintain a positive note.

"I really wanted to do well for Jerry," explained Farr. "The weekend just didn't turn out as well as I wanted it to. I'm going to put this behind me and get ready for Commerce and I'm sure we'll have better luck there."

Haas knows that the Pro Stock Truck division presents drivers with a pretty steep learning curve.

"Steven did well even if he failed to make the show," explained Haas, who finished tenth in the Pro Stock truck class last year. "These Trucks are a lot tougher to drive than people think. He has shown steady improvement and I feel the same way he does...that we'll do well at Atlanta."

The next event for the Fenton, Mo.-based team with Farr handling the driving chores will be the NHRA Advance Auto Parts Southern Nationals in Commerce, Ga., with qualifying slated to begin on Friday and conclude on Saturday. Eliminations are slated for Sunday.

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