Earl's Fast Qualifier 2004-09-06

Jones Now Atop Earl's Sprint Standings! Valvoline "Indiana Sprint Week" Champion Levi Jones has snatched the lead away from Dave Steele in the 2004 Earl's Plumbing Fast Qualifier points in USAC's Valvoline National Sprint Car ...

Jones Now Atop Earl's Sprint Standings!

Valvoline "Indiana Sprint Week" Champion Levi Jones has snatched the lead away from Dave Steele in the 2004 Earl's Plumbing Fast Qualifier points in USAC's Valvoline National Sprint Car Series. Levi was Saturday night's fast qualifier at Terre Haute. Ind. and leads Steele by eight points in the new standings.

Other Earl's fast qualifier top point earners this past week included Tyler Walker at DuQuoin, Ill. (Weld Racing Silver Crown), Tony Hunt at Stockton, Calif. (Valvoline Western Sprint), J.J. Ercse at Ventura, Calif. (California Ford Focus) and Chase Scott at South Boston, Va. (Carolina/Virginia Ford Focus).

Points toward Earl's titles are available this weekend at Joliet, Ill. (National Sprint and Midget), Anderson, Ind. (National Midget), Nashville, Tenn. (National Sprint), Salt Lake City, Utah (Western Sprint) and Gastonia, N.C. and Perris, Calif. (Ford 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-40
2-Jerry Coons, Jr.-28
3-Dane Carter-27
4-Tyler Walker-26
5-Jay Drake-21.

Valvoline National Sprint Car:
1-Levi Jones-53
2-Dave Steele-45
3-Josh Wise-40
4-Jay Drake-32
5-Bud Kaeding & Jon Stanbrough-31.

National Midget Car:
1-Bobby East-65
2-Dave Steele-53
3-Josh Wise-52
4-Dave Darland-29
5-J.J. Yeley-28.

Valvoline Western Sprint Car:
1-Tony Hunt-82
2-Michael Lewis-74
3-Brian McClish-28
4-Brad Bumgarner-26
5-Tim Barber-20.

Western Midget Car:
1-Jerome Rodela-77
2-Garrett Hansen-61
3-Steve Paden-42
4-Johnny Rodriguez-39
5-Josh Wise & Michael Lewis-17.

California Ford Focus:
1-Chris Rahe-109
2-Josh Lakatos-73
3-Bradley Galedrige-62
4-Bobby Michnowicz-34
5-Nick Morago-33.

Carolina/Virginia Ford Focus:
1-Chase Scott-70
2-Danny Bopp-27
3-Sam Beam-25
4-Mike Ward-21
5-Aron Oakley-20.

Midwest Ford Focus:
1- Rex Norris III-53
2-Jordan Noblitt-49
3-Tate Martz-47
4-Ryan Litt-31
5-Ronnie Wuerdemann-27.

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Series USAC
Drivers Michael Lewis , Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Dave Steele , Bud Kaeding , Jay Drake , Johnny Rodriguez , Bobby East , Levi Jones , Tyler Walker , Tim Barber , Jerry Coons , Josh Wise , Jon Stanbrough , Chris Rahe , Josh Lakatos , Jordan Noblitt , Chase Scott , Tony Hunt , Garrett Hansen , Bobby Michnowicz , Brad Bumgarner