Rodela, Rahe Extend Earl's Leads Jerome Rodela of El Monte, Calif. and Chris Rahe of Placentia, Calif. extended their leads in respective Earl's Plumbing Fast Qualifier Championships with qualifying performances Saturday night.
Rodela, Rahe Extend Earl's Leads
Jerome Rodela of El Monte, Calif. and Chris Rahe of Placentia, Calif. extended their leads in respective Earl's Plumbing Fast Qualifier Championships with qualifying performances Saturday night. Both will continue their search of Earl's titles in this Saturday night's USAC "tripleheader" at Las Vegas, Nev.
Rodela has a 19-point lead over Garrett Hansen in the Western Midgets, while Rahe has a comfortable 33-point lead over Josh Lakatos in the California Ford Focuses. Tony Hunt of Fair Oaks, Calif. leads Michael Lewis by just seven points in the Valvoline Western Sprints, also slated to compete at Las Vegas.
Steve Paden of Downey, Calif. was Saturday night's fastest Midget qualifier at Hanford, Calif., while Bobby McGowan of Ramona, Calif. was Saturday's fastest Focus qualifier at Irwindale, Calif.
Earl's points will also be distributed Wednesday and Saturday nights to Valvoline National Sprint participants at Charlotte, N.C. and Woodstock, Ga. Levi Jones of Olney, Ill. holds a four-point lead over Josh Wise in that series' qualifying points.
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.
Weld Racing Silver Crown:
3-Jay Drake & Jerry Coons, Jr.-30
Valvoline National Sprint Car:
4-Bud Kaeding & Jay Drake-43.
National Midget Car:
Valvoline Western Sprint Car:
Western Midget Car:
California Ford Focus:
Carolina/Virginia Ford Focus:
5-Mike Ward & Robbie Ray-21.
Midwest Ford Focus:
1- Rex Norris III-54