Earl's Fast Qualifier 2004-05-03

5 Drivers Post FQs; Busy Earl's Week Ahead Five different drivers posted Earl's Plumbing Fast Qualifier efforts during USAC racing action last week and seven different drivers continue to lead the divisional Earl's standings...

5 Drivers Post FQs; Busy Earl's Week Ahead

Five different drivers posted Earl's Plumbing Fast Qualifier efforts during USAC racing action last week and seven different drivers continue to lead the divisional Earl's standings going into one of USAC's busiest weekends ever. Earl's FQ honors are up for grabs in eight different series Wednesday through Saturday.

Drivers posting FQ honors this past weekend were John Wolfe (National Sprint Cars at Gas City, IN), Michael Lewis (Western Sprint Cars at Madera, CA), Tony Hunt (Western Midgets at Madera), Sam Beam (Carolina/Virginia Ford Focuses at Hickory, NC) and Nick Morago (California Focuses at Madera).

Earl's honors are available this week at Memphis, TN (Weld Racing Silver Crown, Valvoline National Sprint and Midwest Focus), Indianapolis, IN (Midwest Focus), Anderson, CA (Valvoline Western Sprint), Hanford, CA (Western Midget), and Watsonville and Hanford, CA (California Focus),

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.

Valvoline National Sprint Car:
1-Jay Drake-11
2-Josh Wise-10
3-Jason McCord & John Wolfe-9
5-Cory Kruseman & Dave Steele-6.

National Midget Car:
1-Dave Steele-18
2-Josh Wise & J.J. Yeley-9
4-Bobby East-8
5-Brian Gerster & Ron Gregory-6.

Valvoline Western Sprint Car:
1-Tony Hunt-15
2-Michael Lewis-12
3-Brian McClish-8
4-Chad Nichols-7
5-Jeff Gardner-3.

Western Midget Car:
1-Michael Lewis-16
2-Jerome Rodela-12
3-Garrett Hansen-11
4-Steve Paden-10
5-Tony Hunt & Dave Steele-9.

California Ford Focus:
1-Chris Rahe-21
2-Bradley Galedrige-13
3-Bobby Grewohl- & Nick Morago12
5-Bobby McGowan and Josh Lakatos-11.

Carolina/Virginia Ford Focus:
1-Chase Scott-22
2-Sam Beam-21
3-Kevin Conway-11
4-Jordan Noblitt-9
5-Danny Bopp and Terry Hall-6.

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.

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Series USAC
Drivers Michael Lewis , J.J. Yeley , Dave Steele , Brian Tyler , Cory Kruseman , Jay Drake , Ron Gregory , Tyler Walker , Steve Paden , Josh Wise , Chris Rahe , Brian Gerster , Josh Lakatos , Brandon Wagner , Jordan Noblitt , Chase Scott , Tony Hunt , Robbie Ray