Earl's Fast Qualifier 2005-09-19

VALUABLE EARL'S POINTS UP FOR GRABS AT ELDORA This weekend's "4-Crown Nationals" at Tony Stewart's Eldora Speedway will have a profound effect on the 2005 Earl's Fast Qualifier Championships, with valuable points available for...

VALUABLE EARL'S POINTS UP FOR GRABS AT ELDORA

This weekend's "4-Crown Nationals" at Tony Stewart's Eldora Speedway will have a profound effect on the 2005 Earl's Fast Qualifier Championships, with valuable points available for three series. The event will conclude the battle for the Earl's title in the USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series.

Dave Steele leads the Silver Crown Earl's points by two over Josh Wise, while Jay Drake and Levi Jones are tied in the USAC National Sprint Car Earl's standings, and Michael Lewis leads Wise by two points in the National Midget Earl's points.

In last week's USAC action, Rickie Gaunt posted the fastest qualifying time for the Valvoline USAC/CRA event at Perris, Calif. Earl's points are again available in this Saturday's CRA race at Phoenix, Ariz. Other events this weekend offering Earl's points are the Western Midget and Ford Focus races at San Bernardino, Calif. Saturday and Saturday's Midwest Focus race at Lakeville, Ohio.

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 for Ford Focus events, 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-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-44; 2-Brian McClish-38; 3-Kody Swanson-36; 4-Mike Murgoitio-34; 5-Tim Barber-23.

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-176; 2-Rip Williams-69; 3-Charles Davis, Jr.-66; 4-Rickie Gaunt-46; 5-Cory Kruseman-40.

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.

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Series USAC
Drivers Tony Stewart , Michael Lewis , Dave Darland , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Cory Kruseman , Jay Drake , Bobby East , Levi Jones , Tim Barber , Josh Wise , Billy Wease , Rip Williams , Robby Flock , Mike Murgoitio , Stephanie Mockler , Jordan Noblitt , Damion Gardner , Dustin Morgan , Chett Gehrke , Ryan Smith , Chase Scott , Tony Hunt , Robbie Ray , Jerry Coons Jr.
Teams Williams