GARDNER'S FQ LEAD NEARLY 100! Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. has soared to nearly a 100-point lead over Rip Williams in the 2005 Earl's Fast Qualifier standings in the Valvoline USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series. Gardner,whose ...
GARDNER'S FQ LEAD NEARLY 100!
Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. has soared to nearly a 100-point lead over Rip Williams in the 2005 Earl's Fast Qualifier standings in the Valvoline USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series. Gardner,whose lead stands at 98 points, posted his 16th fast qualifying time of the year Saturday night at Perris, Calif.!
Other top Earl's point scorers this past week included Jason Leffler (Weld Racing Silver Crown), Jay Drake (Valvoline National Sprint Cars) and Robbie Whitchurch and Chris Veach (California Ford Focuses).
Earl's points will be up for grabs this week in events at Salem, Ind. (National Sprints and Midgets), plus Lakeville, Ohio, Oxford, Maine and Tulsa, Okla. (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.
Weld Racing Silver Crown: 1-Dave Steele-30; 2-Bobby East-27; 3-Tracy Hines-22; 4-Josh Wise-20; 5-Jay Drake-16.
Valvoline National Sprint Car: 1-Levi Jones-43; 2-Jay Drake-37; 3-Bobby East-34; 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-160; 2-Rip Williams-62; 3-Charles Davis, Jr.-51; 4-Rickie Gaunt-29; 5-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-63; 3-Robbie Whitchurch-52; 4-Chris Veach-44; 5-Benny Moon-37.
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.