Earl's Fast Qualifier 2005-08-01

NATIONAL MIDGET FQ CHASE TIGHTENS Josh Wise now trails Michael Lewis by just two points in the latest Earl's Fast Qualifier standings in the National Midget Car Series. Wise posted the fourth fastest qualifying time at...

NATIONAL MIDGET FQ CHASE TIGHTENS

Josh Wise now trails Michael Lewis by just two points in the latest Earl's Fast Qualifier standings in the National Midget Car Series. Wise posted the fourth fastest qualifying time at Belleville, Kan. Friday night. The National Midget Series resumes Aug. 13 at Salem, Ind.

Top Earl's point earners last week included Brad Kuhn (National & Western Midgets), Damion Gardner and Bud Kaeding (CRA Sprints), and Stephanie Stevens and Shawn Gosselin (Northeast Ford Focus Midgets).

Earl's points will be up for grabs this week in events at Indianapolis Raceway Park (Silver Crown), Rossburg, Ohio (National Sprints), Perris, Calif. (CRA Sprints), plus Ventura, Watsonville and Santa Maria, Calif., Timmonsville, S.C. and Kokomo, Ind. (Ford Focus Midgets).

Points are 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. When qualifying is not held, points are awarded based on a system of lineup points earned in the preliminary heats.

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. The National and Western FQ champs will receive $5,000 each, while the Ford Focus FQ champs will each receive $1,000.

2005 Standings:

Weld Racing Silver Crown: 1-Dave Steele-30; 2-Bobby East-24; 3-Tracy Hines-22; 4-Josh Wise-18; 5-Dave Darland & Jay Drake-10.

Valvoline National Sprint Car: 1-Levi Jones-43; 2-Bobby East-34; 3-Jay Drake-28; 4-Justin Marvel-26; 5-Dave Darland-25.

National Midget Car: 1-Michael Lewis-33; 2-Josh Wise-31; 3-Bobby East-27; 4-Billy Wease-19; 5-Jerry Coons, Jr.-17.

Valvoline Western Sprint Car: 1-Brian McClish-37; 2-Kody Swanson-28; 3-Tony Hunt-27; 4-Mike Murgoitio-25; 5-Tim Barber-12.

Western Midget Car: 1-Jerome Rodela-36 2-Garrett Hansen-21; 3-Robby Flock-20; 4-Michael Lewis & Wally Pankratz-15.

Valvoline CRA Sprint Car: 1-Damion Gardner-151; 2-Rip Williams-60; 3-Charles Davis, Jr.-45; 4-Rickie Gaunt & Tony Jones-28.

Midwest Ford Focus: 1-Tate Martz-68; 2-Stephanie Mockler-38; 3-Derek Fisher-25; 4-Jordan Noblitt-18; 5-James Robertson-17.

California Ford Focus: 1-Alex Harris-85; 2-Chase Barber-55; 3-Robbie Whitchurch-41; 4-Benny Moon-37; 5-Jace Meier-35.

Carolina/Virginia Ford Focus: 1-Chase Scott-53; 2-Michael Sboro-25; 3-Robbie Ray-23; 4-Mike Ward-19; 5-Aron Oakley-16.

Oklahoma Ford Focus: 1-Jasiel Randolph-18; 2-Dustin Morgan-17; 3-Evan Sewell-16; 4-Leon Bacon-15; 5-Chett Gehrke-14.

Northeast Ford Focus: 1-Stephanie Stevens-28; 2-Jeff Abold & Nick Wean-22; 4-Brit Andersen-18; 5-Michael Sboro & Ryan Smith-13.

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Series USAC
Drivers Michael Lewis , Brad Kuhn , Dave Darland , Dave Steele , Bud Kaeding , Tony Jones , Jay Drake , Bobby East , Levi Jones , Tim Barber , Jerry Coons , Josh Wise , Wally Pankratz , Billy Wease , Rip Williams , Mike Murgoitio , Stephanie Mockler , Jordan Noblitt , Damion Gardner , Dustin Morgan , Chett Gehrke , Ryan Smith , Kody Swanson , Chase Scott , Garrett Hansen , Robbie Ray
Teams Williams