Earl's Fast Qualifier 2004-06-21

3-Way Logjam in Midwest Focus Earl's FQ Points! A three-way tie exists in the new standings for the 2004 Earl's Plumbing Fast Qualifier Championship in USAC's Midwest Ford Focus Midget Car Series. Tate Martz, Ryan Litt and Rex...

3-Way Logjam in Midwest Focus Earl's FQ Points!

A three-way tie exists in the new standings for the 2004 Earl's Plumbing Fast Qualifier Championship in USAC's Midwest Ford Focus Midget Car Series. Tate Martz, Ryan Litt and Rex Norris III enter this Friday night's race at South Bend, Ind. with 29 points apiece!

Drivers posting Earl's FQs in USAC action week included Jon Stanbrough, Shane Cottle and Critter Malone in the Valvoline National Sprint Cars and Jerome Rodela in the Western Midget Cars.

Events offering Earl's FQ points this coming week include the Weld Racing Silver Crown and Valvoline National Sprint Car races at Richmond, Va., the Western Midget Car race at Perris, Calif. and the Ford Focus race at Elkin, N.C.

Points are traditionally awarded at each USAC event based on an international system awarding the top-six qualifiers with points in the following scale: 1st-9. 2nd-6, 3rd-4, 4th-3, 5th-2, 6th-1.

Each USAC National, Western and Ford Focus Midget Car Earl's Plumbing FQ Champion will be honored at USAC's Champions Night ceremony in Indianapolis in December. The National and Western FQ champs will receive $5,000 each, while the Ford Focus FQ champs will each receive $1,500.

2004 Standings:

Weld Racing Silver Crown: 1-Dave Steele-27; 2-Dane Carter-12; 3-Levi Jones-11; 4-Jon Stanbrough-10; 5-Tyler Walker & Dave Darland-7.

Valvoline National Sprint Car: 1-Bud Kaeding-20; 2-Shane Cottle-18; 3-Cory Kruseman-17; 4-Jon Stanbrough-16; 5-Jay Drake & Josh Wise-14.


1National Midget Car: 1-Bobby East-29; 2-Josh Wise & Dave Steele-26; 4-Dave Darland-25; 5-Ron Gregory-18.

Valvoline Western Sprint Car: 1-Tony Hunt-30; 2-Michael Lewis-21; 3-Brian McClish-12; 4-Chad Nichols-11; 5-Greg Taylor-9.

Western Midget Car: 1-Jerome Rodela-48; 2-Stave Paden-31; 3-Garrett Hansen-28; 4-Michael Lewis-16; 5-Wally Pankratz-15.

California Ford Focus: 1-Chris Rahe-53; 2-Bradley Galedrige-40; 3-Josh Lakatos-37; 4-Bobby Michnowicz-24; 5-Nick Morago-21.

Carolina/Virginia Ford Focus: 1-Chase Scott-34; 2-Sam Beam-25; 3-Kevin Conway-16; 4-Mike Ward-12; 5-Danny Bopp-11.

Midwest Ford Focus: 1-Tate Martz, Ryan Litt & Rex Norris III-29; 4-Trenton Darland & Jordan Noblitt-20.

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Series USAC
Drivers Michael Lewis , Dave Darland , Dave Steele , Bud Kaeding , Jay Drake , Bobby East , Dane Carter , Ron Gregory , Tyler Walker , Josh Wise , Jon Stanbrough , Wally Pankratz , Chris Rahe , Shane Cottle , Jordan Noblitt , Chase Scott , Tony Hunt , Bobby Michnowicz