Earl's Fast Qualifier 2005-08-29

DRAKE, JONES TIE FOR EARL'S SPRINT LEAD! Jay Drake and Levi Jones are now tied for the lead in the 2005 Earl's Fast Qualifier standings in USAC's Valvoline National Sprint Car Series. They will attempt to break the tie when the...

DRAKE, JONES TIE FOR EARL'S SPRINT LEAD!

Jay Drake and Levi Jones are now tied for the lead in the 2005 Earl's Fast Qualifier standings in USAC's Valvoline National Sprint Car Series. They will attempt to break the tie when the series resumes Sept. 23-24 in the "4-Crown Nationals" at Rossburg, Ohio

Top Earl's point earners last week included Drake and Bobby East (National Sprints at Pontoon Beach, Ill. and Milwaukee, Wis. respectively), Jerry Coons, Jr. (National Midgets at Sun Prairie, Wis.), Tony Hunt (Valvoline Western Sprints and Western Midgets at Stockton, Calif.), Damion Gardner (Valvoline CRA Sprints at Santa Maria, Calif.) and Chase Scott, Nick Wean and Keith Janca (Ford Focus Midgets at Mansfield, Ohio, Seekonk, Mass. and Santa Maria, Calif. respectively).

Earl's points will be up for grabs this week in events at DuQuoin, Ill. (Weld Racing Silver Crown), Salt Lake City, Utah (Valvoline Western Sprints), Perris, Calif. (Valvoline CRA Sprints) plus Watsonville and Petaluma, Calif., Tulsa, Okla. and Oswego, N.Y. (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-Dave Steele-30; 2-Josh Wise-29; 3-Bobby East-27; 4-Tracy Hines-22; 5-Jay Drake-16.

Valvoline National Sprint Car: 1-Jay Drake & Levi Jones-55; 3-Bobby East-34; 4-Justin Marvel-30; 5-Dave Darland & Josh Wise-25.

National Midget Car: 1-Michael Lewis-33; 2-Josh Wise-31; 3-Bobby East & Jerry Coons Jr.-27; 5-Billy Wease-25.

Valvoline Western Sprint Car: 1-Brian McClish-37; 2-Tony Hunt-36; 3-Kody Swanson-30; 4-Mike Murgoitio-25; 5-Tim Barber-16.

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-170; 2-Rip Williams-66; 3-Charles Davis, Jr.-51; 4-Mike Spencer & Cory Kruseman-32.

Midwest Ford Focus: 1-Tate Martz-92; 2-Stephanie Mockler-41; 3-Derek Fisher-33; 4-Jordan Noblitt & Chase Scott-22.

California Ford Focus: 1-Alex Harris-86; 2-Chase Barber-70; 3-Robbie Whitchurch-53; 4-Chris Veach-50; 5-Benny Moon-46.

Carolina/Virginia Ford Focus: 1-Chase Scott-64; 2-Robbie Ray-38; 3-Aron Oakley-26; 4-Michael Sboro-25; 4-Mike Ward-22.

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-31; 2-Stephanie Stevens-28; 3-Brit Andersen-24; 4-Jeff Abold-23; 5-Ryan Smith-16.

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Series USAC
Drivers Michael Lewis , Dave Darland , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Cory Kruseman , Jay Drake , Bobby East , Levi Jones , Tim Barber , Jerry Coons , Josh Wise , Wally Pankratz , Billy Wease , Rip Williams , Mike Murgoitio , Stephanie Mockler , Jordan Noblitt , Damion Gardner , Dustin Morgan , Chett Gehrke , Ryan Smith , Chase Scott , Tony Hunt , Mike Spencer , Garrett Hansen , Robbie Ray , Jerry Coons Jr.
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