Atlanta Steven Farr falls out in first round 2000

COMMERCE, GA. - Steven Farr knew that he needed any advantage he could get against Mike Coughlin in his first round match at the NHRA Advance Auto Parts Southern Nationals hosted by Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga. In his second race as driver of...

COMMERCE, GA. - Steven Farr knew that he needed any advantage he could get against Mike Coughlin in his first round match at the NHRA Advance Auto Parts Southern Nationals hosted by Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga. In his second race as driver of the Jerry Haas Chevrolet S-10 Pro Stock Truck, driver Steven Farr jumped the gun and handed the automatic win to Coughlin due to a red light. The 20-year old, college student from Colleyville, Tx., had qualified for his first-ever NHRA Pro Stock Truck event.

The red light was just a matter of being overanxious to establish himself as a frontrunner.

"I know I had went way to early when the truck launched," explained Farr. "I really wanted to win in a bad way. I wanted to do well for Jerry. Things like this are a part of racing. We'll do better next time."

In qualifying, Farr redeemed himself from a DNQ (did not qualify) at the Moto1.net Nationals just a week earlier in Richmond, Va. He had run a best 7.609/177.84 on Friday and had ended qualifying as the ninth seeded entry.

A quick qualifying session among fellow Pro Stock Truck competitors dropped the Haas team to the 13th spot, despite Farr carding a personal best 7.589/176.72.

After the foul opposite Coughlin in the opening round, Farr lifted and coasted to the finish.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Mike Coughlin , Jerry Haas