Earl's Fast Qualifier 2005-07-18

SPRINT FQ POINTS TIGHTEN UP! Bobby East holds a slim lead in the latest Earl's Fast Qualifying points in USAC's Valvoline National Sprint Car Series, despite not competing in last week's events. He is now just four points ahead...

SPRINT FQ POINTS TIGHTEN UP!

Bobby East holds a slim lead in the latest Earl's Fast Qualifying points in USAC's Valvoline National Sprint Car Series, despite not competing in last week's events. He is now just four points ahead of Levi Jones and six ahead of Jay Drake, but that should all change this week with four more Valvoline "Indiana Sprint Week" races on tap.

Top Earl's point earners last week included Dave Darland, John Wolfe and Justin Marvel (Valvoline National Sprints), Garrett Hansen (Western Midgets) and Brett Engstrom (California Ford Focus Midgets).

Earl's points will be up for grabs this week in events at Milwaukee, Wis. (Weld Racing Silver Crown and National midgets), Putnamville, Gas City, Lawrenceburg and Terre Haute, Ind. (Valvoline National Sprint Cars), Salt Lake City, Utah (Western Sprints), Perris, Calif. (CRA Sprints) and Seekonk, Mass., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Watsonville, Calif. and Sun Prairie, Wis. (Ford Focus Midgets).

Points are 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. When qualifying is not held, points are awarded based on a system of lineup points earned in the preliminary heats.

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. The National and Western FQ champs will receive $5,000 each, while the Ford Focus FQ champs will each receive $1,000.

2005 Standings:

Weld Racing Silver Crown: 1-Bobby East & Dave Steele-15; 3-Josh Wise-14; 4-Tracy Hines-13; 5-Dave Darland-10.

Valvoline National Sprint Car: 1-Bobby East-34; 2-Levi Jones-30; 3-Jay Drake-28; 4-Dave Darland-25; 5-Justin Marvel-24.

National Midget Car: 1-Josh Wise & Bobby East-27; 3-Michael Lewis-24; 4-Billy Wease & Ron Gregory-13.

Valvoline Western Sprint Car: 1-Brian McClish-37; 2-Tony Hunt-25; 3-Mike Murgoitio-21; 4-Kody Swanson-19; 5-Tim Barber-12.

Western Midget Car: 1-Jerome Rodela-36 2-Garrett Hansen-21; 3-Robby Flock-20; 4-Michael Lewis & Wally Pankratz-15.

Valvoline CRA Sprint Car: 1-Damion Gardner-127; 2-Rip Williams-54; 3-Charles Davis, Jr.-44; 4-Rickie Gaunt-22; 5-Seth Wilson-19.

Midwest Ford Focus: 1-Tate Martz-53; 2-Stephanie Mockler-26; 3-Derek Fisher-23; 4-Jordan Noblitt-18; 5-James Robertson-17.

California Ford Focus: 1-Alex Harris-76; 2-Chase Barber-49; 3-Robbie Whitchurch-40; 4-Benny Moon-37; 5-Jace Meier-35.

Carolina/Virginia Ford Focus: 1-Chase Scott-53; 2-Michael Sboro-25; 3-Robbie Ray-23; 4-Mike Ward-19; 5-Aron Oakley-16.

Oklahoma Ford Focus: 1-Jasiel Randolph-18; 2-Dustin Morgan-17; 3-Evan Sewell-16; 4-Leon Bacon-15; 5-Chett Gehrke-14.

Northeast Ford Focus: 1-Nick Wean & Stephanie Stevens-15; 3-Ryan Smith & Jeff Abold-10; 5-Brit Andersen-9.

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Series USAC
Drivers Michael Lewis , Dave Darland , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Jay Drake , Bobby East , Ron Gregory , Levi Jones , Tim Barber , Josh Wise , Wally Pankratz , Billy Wease , Seth Wilson , Rip Williams , Stephanie Mockler , Jordan Noblitt , Damion Gardner , Dustin Morgan , Chett Gehrke , Ryan Smith , Kody Swanson , Chase Scott , Tony Hunt , Garrett Hansen , Robbie Ray
Teams Williams