Pomona: Steven Farr Thursday notes

POMONA, Ca. - Steven Farr will have to wait another day to end his three race skid that has produced as many DNQ efforts. The first day of qualifying at the 36th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals offered no reprieve for...

POMONA, Ca. - Steven Farr will have to wait another day to end his three race skid that has produced as many DNQ efforts. The first day of qualifying at the 36th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals offered no reprieve for the driver of the Jerry Haas Chevrolet S-10 Pro Stock Truck. The 22-year old Farr, who hails from Colleyville, Texas, currently resides in the 24th spot with a 7.674/176.30 best.

Obviously Farr would have liked to have enjoyed more success.

"We basically went out there to find our baseline to tune off of," explained Farr, who formerly drove the wildly diverse Pro Modified cars. "The last couple of races have been kind of tough to accept because both Jerry and I are intense competitors. But, we also know that's a part of the game and have learned to put it behind us as the season goes on."

At the recent O'Reilly FallNationals in Ennis, Texas, Farr failed to make the cut when NHRA officials had to make the tough decision to seed the 16-truck program with the top sixteen points earners when rain postponed all of qualifying.

Despite not being in the program, Farr realized the culprit to his off-pace performance.

"We had a fuel pump go bad," explained Farr. "Otherwise I think we would have been a lot quicker and certainly be in the program today. I hit my shift points real good. I thought to myself, 'what if it hadn't failed?' But, I've learned what ifs don't count. We replaced it, so we'll give it another shot tomorrow. Sooner or later, I'm gonna get a break."

Farr admits that he isn't really sure whether or not he's superstitious, but he had a few signs leading into the final event on the NHRA/Winston tour that has him thinking.

"I feel good about this weekend," Farr said. "We pulled into gate 402 at the airport. The time was 11:11, and when you see that without anyone pointing it out, you're supposed to make a wish. I don't know if I'm superstitious or not. At this point, I think I'll take whatever I can get."

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