Earl's Pro-Lite 350 Fast Qualifier update 2002-07-22

Yeley back on top of Earl's points for now! J.J. Yeley of Phoenix, Ariz. returned to the top of the 2002 Earl's Pro-Lite 350 Fast Qualifier Championship standings over the weekend, but holds a slim 10-point lead over runner-up Tracy Hines with...

Yeley back on top of Earl's points for now!

J.J. Yeley of Phoenix, Ariz. returned to the top of the 2002 Earl's Pro-Lite 350 Fast Qualifier Championship standings over the weekend, but holds a slim 10-point lead over runner-up Tracy Hines with 45 points available in five Valvoline "Indiana Sprint Week" races this week starting with tonight's event at Twin Cities Raceway Park in North Vernon, Ind.

Yeley posted the fastest qualifying time for the first two rounds of the Valvoline "Indiana Sprint Week" series at Gas City and Putnamville Friday and Saturday, but missed the "top-six" qualifiers Sunday at Haubstadt. Derek Davidson was Sunday's fastest Haubstadt qualifier.

Kenny Hamilton and Jim Waters recorded fast qualifying time in USAC Western Sprint Car competition Thursday and Saturday nights respectively at Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls, Idaho and Rocky Mountain Raceways in Salt Lake City, Utah.,

The battle for the Earl's FQ title continues in the next few days with Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car races at Gas City, Putnamville, Haubstadt and North Vernon, Ind. and Western Sprint Car races at Twin Falls, Idaho and Salt Lake City, Utah.

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 22, 2002)


1. J.J. Yeley-114
2. Tracy Hines-104
3. Dave Steele-88
4. Josh Wise-42
Jay Drake-42

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Series USAC
Drivers J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Jay Drake , Josh Wise