GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 17) - The Pro Stock Truck field is set at the 32nd Annual Mac Tools Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., and Team DBP drivers Bart Price and Greg Stanfield have placed both their trucks in the top half of the field, which...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 17) - The Pro Stock Truck field is set at the 32nd Annual Mac Tools Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., and Team DBP drivers Bart Price and Greg Stanfield have placed both their trucks in the top half of the field, which was one of the goals the team set for its self prior to the race.
On Saturday Greg Stanfield would run a 7.440 / 181.59 mph to place him in the second slot on the eliminations ladder. Also on Saturday Stanfield would set a new national speed record of 182.08 mph in the morning session.
Price used the quick Saturday morning session to pilot his S-10 to a 7.483 / 180.45 mph. The run would be good for the seventh spot on the eliminations ladder. Successfully placing both Team DBP trucks in the top half of the field.
"So far this has been a pretty good race for us," said Price. "We came here trying to put both trucks in the top half. Now we have to work on our other goals of going a few rounds on raceday, and getting Greg another shot at the winner's circle. Greg setting a new national speed record is just the icing on the cake.
"I've got Don Smith in Round 1. He is always a tough competitor, and we can't take him for granted. You can't take anyone in this class for granted, because the moment you let down your guard someone is going to take you out."
Stanfield will meet Joe Pigford in the first round. The bad news is that if he gets by Pigford there is a possibility that he could meet his boss, Bart Price in Round 2.
"Hey I'm just going to take them one round at a time," said Stanfield. "I can't think about if I might, or night not, have to race the boss. I just have to concentrate on getting by the guy in the lane next to me. It doesn't matter if it's Bart or someone else. That's the way Bart wants it. He wouldn't want me to lay down for him, and I definitely don't want him the lay down for me. If I have to race him, then I will give it everything I've got, just like I always do."
Eliminations at the 32nd Annual Mac Tools Gatornationals will begin at 11:00 AM EST on Sunday March 18.