HUNT TAKES WESTERN SPRINT FQ LEAD Tony Hunt of Fair Oaks, Calif. is the new leader in the battle for the 2005 Earl's Fast Qualifier Championship in USAC's Valvoline Western Sprint Car Series. Hunt was the third-fastest qualifier...
HUNT TAKES WESTERN SPRINT FQ LEAD
Tony Hunt of Fair Oaks, Calif. is the new leader in the battle for the 2005 Earl's Fast Qualifier Championship in USAC's Valvoline Western Sprint Car Series. Hunt was the third-fastest qualifier for Sunday's race at Stockton, Calif. but vaulted past Brian McClish into the Earl's lead.
Top Earl's point earners last week included Hunt (Stockton, Calif. Western Midgets), Tim Barber (Stockton Western Sprints), Mike Kirby (CRA Sprints at Ventura, Calif.), plus Ford Focus drivers Audra Sasselli (Stockton, Calif.), James Robertson (Sparta, Ky.) and Chase Scott (Shenandoah, Va.).
Earl's points will be up for grabs this week at Perris, Calif. (Valvoline CRA Sprints).
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-31; 2-Josh Wise-29; 3-Bobby East-27; 4-Tracy Hines-24; 5-Jay Drake-16.
Valvoline National Sprint Car: 1-Jay Drake & Levi Jones-55; 3-Bobby East-34; 4-Justin Marvel-30; 5-Dave Darland & Josh Wise-25.
National Midget Car: 1-Michael Lewis-33; 2-Josh Wise-31; 3-Bobby East & Jerry Coons Jr.-27; 5-Billy Wease-25.
Valvoline Western Sprint Car: 1-Tony Hunt-40; 2-Brian McClish-38; 3-Kody Swanson-36; 4-Tim Barber & Mike Murgoitio-25.
Western Midget Car: 1-Jerome Rodela-36; 2-Michael Lewis & Garrett Hansen-21; 4-Robby Flock-20; 5-Tony Hunt-18.
Valvoline CRA Sprint Car: 1-Damion Gardner-170; 2-Rip Williams-69; 3-Charles Davis, Jr.-66; 4-Cory Kruseman-40; 5-Rickie Gaunt-37.
Midwest Ford Focus: 1-Tate Martz-92; 2-Stephanie Mockler-47; 3-Derek Fisher-36; 4-James Robertson-29; 5-Jordan Noblitt & Chase Scott-22.
California Ford Focus: 1-Alex Harris-101; 2-Chase Barber-70; 3-Robbie Whitchurch-61; 4-Benny Moon-52; 5-Chris Veach-50.
Carolina/Virginia Ford Focus: 1-Chase Scott-73; 2-Robbie Ray-44; 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-37; 2-Nick Wean-32; 3-Jeff Abold-29; 4-Brit Andersen-24; 5-Ryan Smith-20.