Earl's Fast Qualifier 2006-06-05

CRAWFORD TOPS CRA QUALIFYING!!! Drivers earning top Earl's points in last weekend's action included Jerry Coons Jr. (National Midgets), Tony Hunt (Western Sprints), Jimmy Crawford (CRA Sprints), Michael Faccinto ...

CRAWFORD TOPS CRA QUALIFYING!!!

Drivers earning top Earl's points in last weekend's action included Jerry Coons Jr. (National Midgets), Tony Hunt (Western Sprints), Jimmy Crawford (CRA Sprints), Michael Faccinto (California Focus), Chett Gehrke (Midwest Focus) and Zach Schiff (Indiana Focus). Crawford was the fastest qualifier for the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars at Ventura, Calif., while runaway Earl's leader Damion Gardner qualified fourth fastest, only the second time this season he has not been the top qualifier.

Earl's points will be up for grabs this week in races at Eldon, Mo. and Winchester, Ind. (National Sprints), Eldon, Mo. (National Midgets), Ventura, Calif. (Western Midgets), Perris, Calif. (CRA Sprints), and New Castle, Ind., Gas City, Ind., Hickory, N.C. and Ventura, Calif. (Ford Focuses).

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 for Ford Focus events, 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 Silver Crown GQ champ will receive $5,000, while National Sprint and Midget and Western Sprint and Midget and USAC/CRA FQ champs will receive $3,000 each. The Ford Focus FQ champs will each receive $500.

2006 Standings:

Silver Crown (K & N Engineering): 1-Bud Kaeding-16; 2-Aaron Pierce-12; 3-Brian Tyler & Josh Wise-9; 4-Wayne Reutimann Jr. & Levi Jones-6

National Sprint Car: 1-Levi Jones & Josh Wise-28; 3-Dave Steele-21; 4-Jay Drake & Tracy Hines-18.

National Midget Car: 1-Jerry Coons Jr.-13; 2-Billy Wease-12; 3-Dave Steele & Bobby Santos III-9; 5-Bryan Clauson-8.

Western Sprint Car: 1-Mike Murgoitio & Tony Hunt-19; 3-Kody Swanson-15; 4-Bradley Galedrige-11; 5-Nick Green & Brian McClish-10.

Western Midget Car: 1-Jerome Rodela-34; 2-Michael Lewis & Bradley Galedrige-17; 4-Ryan Kaplan & Garrett Hansen-16.

CRA Sprint Car: 1-Damion Gardner-97; 2-Cory Kruseman-37; 3-Rickie Gaunt-16; 4-Mike Spencer-15; 5-Tony Jones-13.

Midwest Ford Focus: 1-Craig Haack & Tate Martz-15; 3-James Robertson-14; 4-Chett Gehrke-9; 5-Casey Riggs-7.

Indiana Ford Focus: 1-James Robertson-12; 2-Zach Schiff-9; 3-Tate Martz-8; 4-Casey Riggs & Shannon McIntosh-6.

California Ford Focus: 1-Michael Faccinto-24; 2-Keith Janca-22; 3-Chris Veach-20; 4-Nic Faas-19; 5-Nick Carlson-17.

Carolina/Virginia Ford Focus: 1-Chase Scott-30; 2-Bradley Riethmeyer-27; 3-Aron Oakley-12; 4-Michael Sboro-10; 5-Terry Hall-6.

Florida Ford Focus: 1-Ryan Smith-21; 2-Ryan Scott-18; 3-Craig Haack-15; 4-Ricky Ehrgott-13; 5-Terry Hall-11.

Northeast Ford Focus: 1-Ryan Smith-18; 2-Sean Carman-10; 3-Nick Wean & Jeff Abold-9; 5-Stephanie Stevens-7.

--USAC--

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Series USAC
Drivers Michael Lewis , Ryan Scott , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Brian Tyler , Bud Kaeding , Tony Jones , Cory Kruseman , Levi Jones , Aaron Pierce , Josh Wise , Wayne Reutimann , Bobby Santos III , Nick Green , Billy Wease , Bryan Clauson , Ryan Kaplan , Mike Murgoitio , Damion Gardner , Chett Gehrke , Zach Schiff , Ryan Smith , Kody Swanson , Chase Scott , Ricky Ehrgott , Tony Hunt , Mike Spencer , Garrett Hansen , Nic Faas , Casey Riggs , Shannon McIntosh , Jerry Coons Jr.