WISE CHALLENGING FOR 2 EARL'S FQ TITLES Josh Wise has closed in on two Earl's Fast Qualifier Championship point leaders following results of last week's USAC races. Wise now trails Dave Steele by just one point in the Weld Racing Silver Crown...
WISE CHALLENGING FOR 2 EARL'S FQ TITLES
Josh Wise has closed in on two Earl's Fast Qualifier Championship point leaders following results of last week's USAC races.
Wise now trails Dave Steele by just one point in the Weld Racing Silver Crown FQ standings after winning the pole for Saturday's "Tony Bettenhausen 100" at Springfield, Ill. He also trails Michael Lewis by two points in the National Midget FQ standings, although Danny Stratton was Saturday's fast qualifier for the "Hut Hundred" at Terre Haute, Ind.
Other top Earl's FQ point scorers last week were Mike Spencer (CRA Sprints) and Tate Martz, Robbie Ray and Benny Moon (Ford Focus Midgets).
Earl's points will be up for grabs this week in events at Granite City, Ill. (National Sprints and Midgets), Milwaukee, Wis. (Sprints), Sun Prairie, Wis. (Midgets), Santa Maria, Calif. (CRA Sprints), Stockton, Calif. (Western Sprints and Midgets) and Mansfield, Ohio, Seekonk, Mass. and Santa Maria, Calif. (Ford Focuses).
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-Josh Wise-29; 3-Bobby East-27; 4-Tracy Hines-22; 5-Jay Drake-16.
Valvoline National Sprint Car: 1-Levi Jones-49; 2-Jay Drake-46; 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-25; 5-Jerry Coons, Jr.-18.
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-161; 2-Rip Williams-62; 3-Charles Davis, Jr.-51; 4-Mike Spencer & Cory Kruseman-32.
Midwest Ford Focus: 1-Tate Martz-86; 2-Stephanie Mockler-38; 3-Derek Fisher-31; 4-Jordan Noblitt-22; 5-James Robertson-19.
California Ford Focus: 1-Alex Harris-86; 2-Chase Barber-66; 3-Robbie Whitchurch-52; 4-Benny Moon-46; 5-Chris Veach-44.
Carolina/Virginia Ford Focus: 1-Chase Scott-64; 2-Robbie Ray-38; 3-Aron Oakley-26; 4-Michael Sboro-25; 4-Mike Ward-22.
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.