Yeley, Leffler join Earl's Fast Qualifier point race. J.J. Yeley, winner of Sunday night's Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car race at Rossburg, Ohio, and Jason Leffler, winner of two USAC races in Indianapolis, Ind. this past week, are the latest to...
Yeley, Leffler join Earl's Fast Qualifier point race.
J.J. Yeley, winner of Sunday night's Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car race at Rossburg, Ohio, and Jason Leffler, winner of two USAC races in Indianapolis, Ind. this past week, are the latest to join the battle for the 2002 Earl's Pro-Lite 350 Fast Qualifier Championship.
Leffler was the fastest qualifier for Friday night's Golden "Hoosier Hundred" Weld Racing Silver Crown race at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, which he won, as well as for Saturday night's "Night Before the 500" Midget race at Indianapolis Raceway Park, which he also won! Yeley was the fastest qualifier for Wednesday night's Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car race at Anderson, Ind. Other fast qualifiers this past week included Danny Stratton, Saturday night's USAC Western Midget Car feature winner at Stockton, Calif., and Boston Reid in the Sprint Car Series on Sunday night at Rossburg, Ohio.
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 27, 2002)
1. Dave Steele-52
2. J.J. Yeley-38
4. Jason Leffler-36
5. Josh Wise-33