Haas And Jeter Make Major Move In Qualifying, Promises More To Come POMONA, CA. - Jerry Haas predicted yesterday that his driver Brad Jeter would step up in a major way in qualifying at the NHRA AutoZone Winternationals in the Pro Stock Truck ...
Haas And Jeter Make Major Move In Qualifying, Promises More To Come
POMONA, CA. - Jerry Haas predicted yesterday that his driver Brad Jeter would step up in a major way in qualifying at the NHRA AutoZone Winternationals in the Pro Stock Truck division. The 12-time Car Craft All-Star Award recipient from Fenton, Mo., established his worth as a prognosticator. The newly aligned Haas-Jeter team not only improved, but their Chevrolet S-10 Pickup powered by a Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins powerplant made a drastic jump by seven spots to the second position.
The 25-year old driver from Greenville, SC improved a remarkable .09, to hammer out a 7.577/178.14. To be ranked second out of 32-entries, is something that makes team owner Haas very happy.
"We knew with the conditions that Mother Nature provided us was going to be a blessing," explained Haas. "I was very confident in the set-up that we had when we went to the line. The scoreboard confirmed it. Tomorrow will be a new day and we are going to attack it with another angle."
The angle that Haas refers to is another engine, which could be the strongest in the team's healthy arsenal of Jenkins powerplants. Saturday qualifying will feature the same engine that Jeter used to establish the class world record at 179.21 mph.
Jeter was a happy camper as he exited the truck and gave a few high fives.
"It's coming together," Jeter explained. "I knew when I left the line that this was going to be a good run. I just tried to do my part as a driver, but the car gets most of the credit here. I am real excited with the direction we went today."
The duo will conclude qualifying tomorrow at the NHRA AutoZone Winternationals in Pomona, Ca., with two sessions scheduled. Final eliminations are scheduled for Sunday.