St. Louis Steven Farr Thursday Final Report

MADISON, IL. - Sometimes it's not how you start a race, it's how you finish that counts. Thus was the case for Pro Stock Truck driver Steven Farr after the first day of qualifications for the Sears Craftsman Nationals hosted by Gateway ...

MADISON, IL. - Sometimes it's not how you start a race, it's how you finish that counts. Thus was the case for Pro Stock Truck driver Steven Farr after the first day of qualifications for the Sears Craftsman Nationals hosted by Gateway International in Madison, IL. Steven Farr, the hired gun for the highly regarded Jerry Haas Chevrolet S-10 Pro Stock Truck, failed to make a full pass during the first session of qualifying, but made up with a blast that catapulted him to the fifth position after the first day of qualifying.

Farr knew from the moment that he dumped the clutch on the second pass that he was on a good one.

"It felt good," explained Farr, who once piloted radical Pro Modified machinery. "The first lap was one where I knew that it was just best to lift. The second was totally different, everything hooked well and the S-10 gave me all the ammo that we needed. I really felt comfortable and I think our elapsed time pretty much gave proof."

Haas was pleased to say the least.

"I think this gives us an excellent baseline to work off of," explained Haas. "Steven has been good about relaying the information about what the car is doing and that has helped me to be able to know what direction to take the truck. I think it's only going to get better as we get more laps in."

The first qualifying attempt was not an impressive one as Farr skated all over his lane and wisely chose to lift. He coasted to an 8.945/111.52, which dropped him to a dismal 31st in the qualifying pecking order.

The second attempt provided him with a new approach and he responded with a tremendous 7.619/177.07 that helped him to ascend to the fifth position in the sixteen-truck field.

Farr has two more attempts to improve on his current status today. Final eliminations are slated for tomorrow.

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Drivers Jerry Haas