Earl's Pro-Lite 350 Fast Qualifier update 2002-07-08

Hines within 10 of Earl'S lead after Sun Prairie. Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. closed to within 10 points of J.J. Yeley in the race for the 2002 Earl's Pro-Lite 350 Fast Qualifier Championship in last week's USAC activity. Hines posted ...

Hines within 10 of Earl'S lead after Sun Prairie.

Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. closed to within 10 points of J.J. Yeley in the race for the 2002 Earl's Pro-Lite 350 Fast Qualifier Championship in last week's USAC activity.

Hines posted fourth-fastest qualifying time for Wednesday's "Hut Hundred" Midget race at Terre Haute, Ind. and second-fastest time for Friday's Stoops Freightliner Sprint car race at Winchester, Ind., then added a fourth in time trials Sunday night in the Sun Prairie, Wisc. Sprint car program.

Yeley, on the other hand, missed the top-six at Terre Haute and Sun Prairie but was fourth-fastest at Winchester.

Fast qualifiers in last week's USAC Earl's events included Brian Gerster at Terre Haute, Dave Steele at Winchester and Tony Elliott at Sun Prairie.

The battle for the Earl's FQ title continues this weekend with Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car races at Toledo, Ohio Friday and Indianapolis Raceway Park Saturday.

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 July 8, 2002)

1. J.J. Yeley-95
2. Tracy Hines-85
3. Dave Steele-76
4. Josh Wise-42
5. Jason Leffler-41

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Series USAC
Drivers Jason Leffler , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Tony Elliott , Josh Wise , Brian Gerster