St Louis: Steven Farr final report

MADISON, IL. - Sometimes fate can come back and bite you and no one knows that better than Pro Stock Truck competitor Steven Farr. Just one week after upending Mark Whisnant in the first round of Columbus on a holeshot, in a rematch a week...

MADISON, IL. - Sometimes fate can come back and bite you and no one knows that better than Pro Stock Truck competitor Steven Farr. Just one week after upending Mark Whisnant in the first round of Columbus on a holeshot, in a rematch a week later at the Sears Craftsman Nationals, the hands of fate put Farr on the losing end this time.

The Sears Craftsman Nationals hosted by Gateway International Raceway in Madison, IL., provided the closest venue for the team to their Fenton, MO., base. Losing in the first round was frustrating for the Colleyville, TX.-based driver of the Jerry Haas Chevrolet S-10.

"I really wanted to win this one for Jerry," explained Farr, who had qualified a career best sixth in the field. "Sometimes things don't always work out the way we want them. I am going to dwell on the positives of this event and not use the negatives."

Haas was likewise disappointed with the first round loss, but was pleased with the impressive qualifying performance that his rookie driver turned in.

"Last week, we won several matches on quicker reaction times," explained Haas, who is a multi-award winning chassis builder. "I was really proud of what our team accomplished in qualifying. This class is so competitive that we must always be on our toes when we roll to that line. It's anybody's ballgame when you roll to that starting line for eliminations. We'll regroup and be ready to win at Bristol."

The next event for the duo of Farr and Haas will be at the Winston Showdown in Bristol, TN., July 7-9.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Mark Whisnant , Jerry Haas