Earl's Fast Qualifier 2004-04-19

Steele Leads 2 Earl's Standings Dave Steele has stamped himself as an early contender for big year-end cash bonuses from Holley Performance Products as he leads wo of the 2004 Earl's Plumbing Fast Qualifier Championships after...

Steele Leads 2 Earl's Standings

Dave Steele has stamped himself as an early contender for big year-end cash bonuses from Holley Performance Products as he leads wo of the 2004 Earl's Plumbing Fast Qualifier Championships after early-season races.

Steele leads the qualifying standings in the Weld Racing Silver Crown and National Midget Car Series and is second to Jason McCord in the Valvoline Sprint Car qualifying points.

Other early-season Earl's Fast Qualifier leaders are Michael Lewis in Western Midget Cars, plus Bobby McGowan, Bobby Gerwohl, Chase Scott and Rex Norris III in Ford Focus Midgets.

Points are traditionally awarded at each USAC event based on an international system awarding the top-six qualifiers with points in the following scale: 1st-9. 2nd-6, 3rd-4, 4th-3, 5th-2, 6th-1.

Each USAC National, Western and Ford Focus Midget Car Earl's Plumbing FQ Champion will be honored at USAC's Champions Night ceremony in Indianapolis in December. The National and Western FQ champs will receive $5,000 each, while the Ford Focus FQ champs will each receive $1,500.

2004 Standings:

Weld Racing Silver Crown:
1-Dave Steele-9
2-Tyler Walker-6
3-J.J. Yeley-4
4-Michael Lewis-3
5-Brian Tyler-2.

National Sprint Car:
1-Jason McCord-9
2-Dave Steele-6
3-Aaron Pierce-4
4-Marc Jessup-3
5-Jay Drake-2.

National Midget Car:
1-Dave Steele-18
2-Bobby East-8
3-J.J. Yeley & Ron Gregory
5-Steve Paden-4.

Western Sprint Car:
NONE

Western Midget Car:
1-Michael Lewis-10
2-Dave Steele & Garrett Hansen-9
4-Ron Gregory, Brad Kuhn & Johnny Rodriguez-6.

California Ford Focus:
1-Bobby McGowan & Bobby Gerwohl-9
3-Josh Lakatos & Chris Rahe-6
5-Scott Pierovich-4.

Carolina/Virginia Ford Focus:
1-Chase Scott-18
2-Sam Beam-12
3-Jordan Noblitt-9
4-Danny Bopp-6
Terry Hall & Kevin Conway-5

Midwest Ford Focus:
1-Rex Norris III-9
2-Brandon Hartsell-6
3-A.J. Davis-4
4-Brandon Wagner-3
5-Robbie Ray-2.

--USAC--

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Series USAC
Drivers Michael Lewis , Brad Kuhn , J.J. Yeley , Dave Steele , Brian Tyler , Jay Drake , Johnny Rodriguez , Bobby East , Ron Gregory , Tyler Walker , Jason McCord , Aaron Pierce , Steve Paden , Kevin Conway , Marc Jessup , Chris Rahe , Josh Lakatos , Scott Pierovich , Brandon Wagner , Chase Scott , Garrett Hansen , Robbie Ray