Earl's Pro-Lite 350 Fast Qualifier update 2002-09-02

Yeley's Earl's lead stands at 40. Midgets, Sprint Cars at Route 66 Friday. J.J. Yeley's lead in the Earl's Pro-Lite 350 Fast Qualifier Championship stands at 40 points over Tracy Hines going into this Friday night's USAC "doubleheader" at Route...

Yeley's Earl's lead stands at 40.
Midgets, Sprint Cars at Route 66 Friday.

J.J. Yeley's lead in the Earl's Pro-Lite 350 Fast Qualifier Championship stands at 40 points over Tracy Hines going into this Friday night's USAC "doubleheader" at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. The Stoops Freightliner Sprint Cars and National Midget Cars share the program at the 1/2-mile dirt track and Yeley and Hines are slated for "double duty."

Yeley was the second fastest qualifier for Saturday night's National Midget Car race at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich., while Hines timed in fifth. On Sunday Yeley added a fifth fast qualifying time for the Weld Racing Silver Crown race at DuQuoin, Ill. Fast qualifiers were Bobby East at Marne, Mich. and Ed Carpenter at DuQuoin.

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 at the USAC Champions Night in Indianapolis at season's end.

EARL'S PRO-LITE 350 FAST QUALIFIER POINT LEADERS (As of September 2, 2002)


1. J.J. Yeley-179
2. Tracy Hines-139
3. Dave Steele-106
4. Jay Drake-69
5. Josh Wise-51

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Series USAC
Drivers J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Jay Drake , Bobby East , Josh Wise , Ed Carpenter