WISE'S SPRINT FQ LEAD IN JEOPARDY AS INDIANA SPRINT WEEK OPENS Josh Wise's 12-point lead over Levi jones in the Earl's Fast Qualifier standings in USAC's National Sprint Car Series could be challenged this week as "Indiana Sprint...
WISE'S SPRINT FQ LEAD IN JEOPARDY AS INDIANA SPRINT WEEK OPENS
Josh Wise's 12-point lead over Levi jones in the Earl's Fast Qualifier standings in USAC's National Sprint Car Series could be challenged this week as "Indiana Sprint Week" opens with four events offering 36 total Earl's points. Earl's points will be up for grabs in Sprint races at North Vernon, Bloomington, Haubstadt and Kokomo, Ind. plus Ford Focus events at Madera, Calif., Shenandoah, Va. and New Castle, Ind.
Drivers earning top Earl's points in last weekend's action included Aaron Pierce (Silver Crown), Bryan Clauson (National Sprints), Josh Wise (National Midgets), Tony Hunt (Western Sprints), Evan Margeson (Western Midgets), Chase Scott (Carolina/Virginia Focus), Ronnie Wuerdeman (Midwest Focus), and Shannon McIntosh (Indiana Focus).
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 FQ 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.
Silver Crown (K & N Engineering): 1-Bud Kaeding-31; 2-Aaron Pierce-21; 3-Brian Tyler-19; 4-Josh Wise-18; 5-Wayne Reutimann Jr.-13.
National Sprint Car: 1-Josh Wise-62; 2-Levi Jones-50; 3-Tracy Hines-44; 4-Bryan Clauson-39; 5-Dave Steele-31.
National Midget Car: 1-Josh Wise-41; 2-Bryan Clauson-20; 3-Bobby Santos III-18; 4-Jerry Coons Jr.-17; 5-Jay Drake & Dave Steele-16.
Western Sprint Car: 1-Tony Hunt-37; 2-Mike Murgoitio & Kody Swanson-22; 4-Nick Green-16; 5-Bradley Galedrige-14.
Western Midget Car: 1-Jerome Rodela-41; 2-Garrett Hansen-26; 3-Ryan Kaplan-25; 4-Bradley Galedrige-20; 5-Robby Flock-18.
CRA Sprint Car: 1-Damion Gardner-117; 2-Cory Kruseman-51; 3-Charles Davis Jr.-27; 4-Mike Spencer-22; 5-Evan Suggs-19.
Midwest Ford Focus: 1-Tate Martz-29; 2-Craig Haack-17; 3-Chett Gehrke & Ronnie Wuerdeman-15; 5-James Robertson-14.
Indiana Ford Focus: 1-James Robertson-22; 2-Tate Martz-21; 3-Zach Schiff-18; 4-Shannon McIntosh-17; 5-Ricky Ehrgott-12.
California Ford Focus: 1-Nic Faas-34; 2-Michael Faccinto-33; 3-Chris Veach-27; 4-Keith Janca & Bobby Michnowicz-22.
Carolina/Virginia Ford Focus: 1-Chase Scott-63; 2-Bradley Riethmeyer-48; 3-Aron Oakley-28; 4-Michael Sboro-13; 5-Mark Burt-10.
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-22; 2-Sean Carman-19; 3-Aaron Wall-12; 4-Jeff Abold-10; 5-Nick Wean & Stephanie Stevens-9.