Wise hangs on to 2nd as Yeley, Kaeding join chase. Californians Bud Kaeding and Josh Wise joined Earl's Pro-Lite 350 Fast Qualifier Point Leader Dave Steele as fast qualifiers in USAC events this past weekend. Steele was the fastest qualifier...
Wise hangs on to 2nd as Yeley, Kaeding join chase.
Californians Bud Kaeding and Josh Wise joined Earl's Pro-Lite 350 Fast Qualifier Point Leader Dave Steele as fast qualifiers in USAC events this past weekend.
Steele was the fastest qualifier for the National Midget Car race at Kentucky Speedway Friday night, while Kaeding was the fastest for Saturday night's Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car race at Terre Haute, Ind. Wise was the fastest qualifier in the Western Midget Car Series at Hanford, Calif. Saturday. Ironically Kaeding and Wise were unable to start their respective features, Kaeding flipping on his second qualifying lap and Wise encountering engine problems during his heat race.
Wise was able to hang on the runner-up point spot in the new standings as Kaeding and J.J. Yeley joined the "top-six." Yeley was fourth-fastest at Kentucky and second-fastest at Terre Haute.
A $20,000 bonus will be paid to the driver accumulating the most points during 2002 in five USAC racing series, computed through an international point system utilized specifically for this title.
The system somewhat mirrors the system used for years for determining the World Driving Champion, with nine points for fast qualifying time, six for second, four for third, three for fourth, two for fifth and one for sixth. Series included in the Earl's Pro-Lite 350 Hose Fast Qualifier Championship are the Weld Racing Silver Crown Series, the Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car Series, Western Sprint Car Series, National and Western Midget Car Series.
The $20,000 cash bonus will be presented in January at the USAC National Awards Dinner in Indianapolis, Ind.
EARL'S PRO-LITE 350
FAST QUALIFIER POINT LEADERS
(As of May 13, 2002)
1. Dave Steele 51
2. Josh Wise 33
3. Tracy Hines 27
4. J.J. Yeley 23
5. Aaron Fike 19
6. Bud Kaeding 19