CLEREMONT, Indiana - Steven Farr enjoyed an interesting weekend that not only tested his patience, but his knowledge of racing at the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. The Pro Stock Truck driver of the Jerry Haas S-10 was one of the...
CLEREMONT, Indiana - Steven Farr enjoyed an interesting weekend that not only tested his patience, but his knowledge of racing at the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. The Pro Stock Truck driver of the Jerry Haas S-10 was one of the fortunate sixteen drivers that made the program at the world renowned drag racing event. He may have failed to win the event; but at least he was part of the final eliminations. In the big picture, any accomplishment at Indy, is a major one.
That's exactly why the sting of losing in the first round of eliminations to John Coughlin didn't pain him too terribly much.
"We wanted to win," said Farr. "There's no doubt about that one. However, when you lose one as close as we did against John, it doesn't make you feel all that great, but it doesn't make you feel that bad either. That race could have went either way. That is how racing goes sometimes. We'll be back and get them next time."
Both drivers reacted nearly identical in their first round match. Coughlin was just .001 quicker on the line and that proved to be added insurance as he outmuscled the 22-year old, former Pro Modified driver from Colleyville, Texas to the finish with a 7.593/175.66. Farr put forth a tremendous effort, but fell short with a 7.636/175.50.
The impressive part of Farr's first round match is that he actually ran quicker than his best qualifying attempt of 7.646/175.11, which landed him in the tenth position in the program.
The next NHRA Winston event for the duo of Haas and Farr will be later this month in Topeka, Kan., for the 12th annual Advance Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, September 29 - October 1.