Indianapolis: Steven Farr Sunday note

CLEREMONT, Indiana - Steven Farr knew that qualifying in the NHRA U.S. Nationals Pro Stock Truck field was going to be no cakewalk, but the freshman driver from Colleyville, Texas, sure made it look like one during the final day of...

CLEREMONT, Indiana - Steven Farr knew that qualifying in the NHRA U.S. Nationals Pro Stock Truck field was going to be no cakewalk, but the freshman driver from Colleyville, Texas, sure made it look like one during the final day of qualifications of the Indianapolis-based event. The 22-year old driver of the Jerry Haas Chevrolet S-10 completed the final session as the tenth quickest among entries in the Pro Stock Truck division.

Despite going into the fourth session unqualified, Farr's confidence never wavered in the slightest.

"Jerry Haas does a tremendous job of not only coaching me, but giving me the horsepower to make all he's instructing me to come true," said Farr. "He told me that if I did all that I am supposed to do, that there would be enough horsepower to back me up. Jerry was exactly rightly right. What can I say? We are in the field and I can thank him for helping me to get there."

>From the time Farr dumped the clutch in Sunday's early session, he knew he was on a pass. The scoreboard confirmed it as it displayed a 7.646/175.11, which laid claim to the tenth position. He failed to improve during the final session with a 7.685/175.50, but retained his spot. He will face John Coughlin in the first round of eliminations and loses lane choice by nearly .02.

It wasn't always as easy as his Sunday performance might have led some to believe. Friday lone qualifying session only afforded a 7.720/174.44, which established the Farr/Haas duo as the 20th quickest among the 36 entries in attendance.

Farr delivered a 7.692/174.44 and then a 7.683/174.73 on Saturday, which only provided them the 20th seeding in a scheduled 16-truck program. He had earned a berth in the field momentarily, but several quicker runs from his competition relegated him to alternate status.

He more than made up for it on Sunday by making the show.

Final eliminations are slated to begin today.

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