Las Vegas: Stanfield qualifies number 1 in Pro Stock Truck

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (April 7) - Qualifying at the 2nd Annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals is now officially on the books, and Greg Stanfield, driver of the DBP Enterprises Chevrolet S-10 Pro Stock Truck has qualified Number 1. Even though...

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (April 7) - Qualifying at the 2nd Annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals is now officially on the books, and Greg Stanfield, driver of the DBP Enterprises Chevrolet S-10 Pro Stock Truck has qualified Number 1.

Even though Stanfield felt that he was struggled all weekend with the tune-up on his Chevrolet S-10, he still managed to top all the other competitors and take the Number 1 qualifying position.

It was in the third session of qualifying where Stanfield ran a 7.595 / 178.47 mph to secure the Number 1 position.

"I am pretty happy to be qualified Number 1," said Stanfield. "I have just missed the top spot a couple times this year, so it feels pretty good to finally get there. I am actually kind of surprised, when you consider how we fought the racetrack and altitude all weekend.

"The lanes are pretty uneven out there. The racetrack is so uneven here that the calls you make for the right lane are completely opposite from what you make in the left. They (the lanes) are that uneven. We struggled with that some, but I guess it turned out okay.

In Stanfield's usual unselfish manner, his Number 1 qualifier was spoiled for him by team owner/driver Bart Price not qualifying for the show. Price's 7.702 / 175.96 mph in the third session would only be good for the 24th position.

"I am pretty happy with where we ended up, but I would have liked to have gotten Bart (Team DBP Owner and driver Bart Price) into the show today.

"For the morning session we put the motor that we won the race in Pomona last fall in Bart's truck. We knew we needed to throw everything we had at it in the morning session, because there might not be an afternoon session, but it wasn't enough. I wanted him to be racing with me on Sunday.

"In the morning I have Matt Rhoades in Round 1. He's a good driver, and I will have to be ready for him. You can't take anyone for granted in this class. With only .060 of a second separating the field anyone can beat you at anytime, so we will have to be ready."

Eliminations at the 2nd Annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals will take place on Sunday April 8 at 11:00 AM PST.

-Patti Miles

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