DBP Enterprises Chevy S-10 Pro Stock Trucks Bart and Donna Price - Owners Greg Stanfield and Bart Price - Drivers TOPEKA, Kan. (Pre-race) - Coming into this weekends 13th Annual Advance Auto Parts NHRA Nationals in Topeka Kan., Team DBP drivers,...
DBP Enterprises Chevy S-10 Pro Stock Trucks Bart and Donna Price - Owners Greg Stanfield and Bart Price - Drivers
TOPEKA, Kan. (Pre-race) - Coming into this weekends 13th Annual Advance Auto Parts NHRA Nationals in Topeka Kan., Team DBP drivers, Bart Price and Greg Stanfield, both hold spots in the top 20 in NHRA Pro Stock Truck points. Stanfield is the current points leader, with Price holding the 13th position.
As the trucks close in on the midway point in the 2001 season, many would think that the points chase would be on the minds of all the competitors, but that is not the case with Stanfield and Price. They are more interested in staying consistent and winning more races.
Stanfield to date has qualified at every race. Has won one race (Mac Tools Gatornationals), has runner-upped at two (Pomona and Las Vegas), and has had two semi-final round appearances. His consistency has placed him at the top of the Pro Stock Truck points, but it is a place neither he nor his team really spends a lot of time thinking about.
"I don't really care about the points," said Stanfield of Bossier City, La., "I just want to win more races."
"Winning races is what it is about for me. I know to do that I have to keep a good attitude and stay focused. Focused both at the racetrack and at the shop; I have to focus on building more power at the shop, and focused on driving at the racetrack. That is how you stay ahead of the competition and go rounds on Sunday in Pro Stock Truck.
"As far as championships go; what ever happens, happens. I am not going to spend a lot of time counting or worrying about points. I'm a racer, and I am going to race as well as I can, at every race I go to. If I do everything right, and stay focused, I will get a couple more wins before the end of the season. If that works out to earning a championship.well I'll take it, but I won't feel any less if I end up second or third or even last, as long as I know I did a good job, and I had fun doing it."
Price sits in the 13th spot. To date he has qualified at for three races, and has advanced to the second round. For Pro Stock Truck, where the smallest qualifying field this season has 27 drivers vying for 16 spots, three out of five is considered very successful. However, Price is more concerned with how his driver is doing, than his own record.20
"Hey I'm just having a good time," said Price. "I have just as much fun when Greg wins, or if we just run good. I am very proud of this team and what we have done so far this year. So, it's all good for me.
"We have a plan when we go to the racetrack. We don't just go there half-cocked. We know what we want to do, and what we have to do when we get there. Then we try to stay focused and let the plan come together. Keeping focused keeps us consistent; being consistent is what wins races and championships.
"Like Greg said we don't spend a lot of time thinking about points. We think a lot about winning more races, and I think that if we continue to stay with our program that we will end up ahead at the end of the season."
Pro Stock Truck qualifying at the 13th Annual Advance Auto Parts NHRA Nationals in Topeka, Kan. will begin on Friday May 25 and continue on Saturday May 26. Eliminations will take place on Sunday May 27 at 11:00 AM CST.