Earl's Fast Qualifier 2006-08-07

SPENCER NIPS GARDNER IN PERRIS CRA QUALIFYING Mike Spencer nosed out Damion Gardner as the fastest qualifier for Saturday night's USAC/CRA Sprint race at Perris, Calif. Spencer was one of nine drivers who earned maximum ...

SPENCER NIPS GARDNER IN PERRIS CRA QUALIFYING

Mike Spencer nosed out Damion Gardner as the fastest qualifier for Saturday night's USAC/CRA Sprint race at Perris, Calif. Spencer was one of nine drivers who earned maximum Earl's Fast Qualifier points last week.

Drivers earning top Earl's points in last weekend's action included Josh Wise and John Heydenreich (Silver Crown), Jerry Coons Jr. (National Sprints), Mike Murgoitio (Western Sprints), Spencer (CRA Sprints) and Shannon McIntosh, Casey Riggs, Brett Engstrom and Nick Wean (Ford Focuses).

Earl's points will be up for grabs this week in races at Salem, Ind. (National Sprints & Midgets) and Elkin, N.C., Lake Odessa, Mich. and New Castle, Ind. (Ford Focuses).

Indianapolis and Terre Haute, Ind. (Silver Crown), Pontoon Beach, Ill. (National Sprints), Boise, Idaho (Western Sprints), Perris, Calif. (CRA Sprints)and Anderson, Ind., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Chemung, N.Y. and Sun Prairie, Wis. (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 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.

2006 Standings:

Silver Crown (K & N Engineering): 1-Bud Kaeding-47; 2-Josh Wise-36; 3-Brian Tyler-26; 4-Aaron Pierce-21; 5-Dave Steele-15.

National Sprint Car: 1-Josh Wise-80; 2-Levi Jones-62; 3-Tracy Hines-44; 4-Bryan Clauson-39; 5-Jerry Coons Jr.-35.

National Midget Car: 1-Josh Wise-56; 2-Bobby Santos III-27; 3-Bryan Clauson & Jay Drake-20; 5-Jerry Coons Jr.-19.

Western Sprint Car: 1-Tony Hunt-50; 2-Mike Murgoitio-34; 3-Kody Swanson-30; 4-Nick Green-20; 5-Bradley Galedrige, Brian McClish & Greg Anderson-14.

Western Midget Car: 1-Jerome Rodela-41; 2-Ryan Kaplan-31; 3-Garrett Hansen-26; 4-Bradley Galedrige-20; 5-Johnny Rodriguez-19

CRA Sprint Car: 1-Damion Gardner-147; 2-Cory Kruseman-65; 3-Mike Spencer-37; 4-Evan Suggs-28; 5-Charles Davis Jr.-27.

Midwest Ford Focus: 1-Tate Martz-46; 2-James Robertson & Chett Gehrke-26; 4-Mario Clouser-20; 5-Casey Riggs-18.

Indiana Ford Focus: 1-James Robertson-36; 2-Shannon McIntosh-34; 3-Tate Martz-29; 4-Zach Schiff-26; 5-Ricky Ehrgott-22.

California Ford Focus: 1-Michael Faccinto-51; 2-Nic Faas-43; 3-Chris Veach & Bobby Michnowicz-32; 5-Keith Janca-26.

Carolina/Virginia Ford Focus: 1-Chase Scott-75; 2-Bradley Riethmeyer-60; 3-Aron Oakley-32; 4-Mark Burt-17; 5-Michael Sboro-15.

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-43; 2-Rick Wean-24; 3-Sean Carman-22; 4-Jeff Abold-19; 5-Jesse State-17.

--USAC--

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Series USAC
Drivers Ryan Scott , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Brian Tyler , Bud Kaeding , Cory Kruseman , Jay Drake , Johnny Rodriguez , John Heydenreich , Levi Jones , Aaron Pierce , Josh Wise , Bobby Santos III , Nick Green , Charles Davis Jr. , Bryan Clauson , Ryan Kaplan , Mike Murgoitio , Damion Gardner , Chett Gehrke , Zach Schiff , Ryan Smith , Chase Scott , Ricky Ehrgott , Mario Clouser , Tony Hunt , Mike Spencer , Bobby Michnowicz , Nic Faas , Casey Riggs , Shannon McIntosh , Evan Suggs , Jerry Coons Jr.