Houston: Haas reverts to setup used at Houston in January for trucks

Jerrry Haas Race Cars Pro Stock Truck Nhra Winston Drag Racing Series Driver: Charlie Greco-Chevy S-10 Driver: Matt Rhodes-Chevy S-10 14th Annual Nhra O'Reilly Nationals Presented By Pennzoil March 22-25, 2001 Houston Raceway Park -- Houston...

Jerrry Haas Race Cars
Pro Stock Truck
Nhra Winston Drag Racing Series

Driver: Charlie Greco-Chevy S-10
Driver: Matt Rhodes-Chevy S-10

14th Annual Nhra O'Reilly Nationals Presented By Pennzoil
March 22-25, 2001 Houston Raceway Park -- Houston (Baytown) Texas

Baytown, Texas - - The first two sessions of professional qualifying get underway today at the O'Reilly Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park. Jerry Haas, from Fenton, Mo., is hoping to reverse the problems that faced Team Haas at the last outing.

"We will be using the same setup that we used when were here in January. That setup produced record runs, though unofficial, and I feel confident that the same setup will put both Charlie (Greco) and Matt (Rhoades) into the field this weekend," said Haas.

Team Haas, owned by renowned chassis builder Jerry Haas, fields two identically prepared Chevy S-10 Pro Stock Trucks on the NHRA Winston Championship Drag Racing Series. One, in team terms: the white truck, is driven by second year Pro Stock Truck driver Charlie Greco, from St. Davids, Penn. The other, the orange truck, is piloted by rookie driver Matt Rhoades, from Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

In other developments, Haas will drive a Haas-built Pro Stock Pontiac Grand Am, owned by veteran driver Tom Martino.

"We are honored to be asked to put Martino's Grand Am through its shakedown tests. Hopefully, we can get it qualified and have a successful weekend here in Houston," says Haas.

Qualifying for the O'Reilly Nationals presented by Pennzoil for all professional classes will start this afternoon with two sessions and concludes on Saturday with two additional sessions. Final eliminations begin at 12 noon (ET) on Sunday.

If you can't attend the O'Reilly Nationals presented by Pennzoil in person, be sure to catch all the action on television: <pre> Saturday, March 24: ESPN2 Qualifying Highlights 6:30-8:30 p.m. (ET) Sunday, March 25: ESPN2 Final Round Action 6-9 p.m. (ET)

-Team Haas

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Drivers Tom Martino , Jerry Haas