JONES, RODELA CLOSER TO EARL'S TITLES Levi Jones of Olney, Ill. and Jerome Rodela of El Monte, Calif. are closer to 2005 Earl's Fast Qualifier championships following races in USAC's Valvoline National Sprint Car and Western ...
JONES, RODELA CLOSER TO EARL'S TITLES
Levi Jones of Olney, Ill. and Jerome Rodela of El Monte, Calif. are closer to 2005 Earl's Fast Qualifier championships following races in USAC's Valvoline National Sprint Car and Western Midget Car Series this past weekend.
Rodela was the fastest qualifier for Saturday night's Midget race at Ventura, Calif. and holds an 18-point lead over Garrett Hansen in the Western Midget Earl's points with just two races remaining. Jones was the sixth fastest qualifier for Sunday's "Rich Vogler Classic" Sprint race at Winchester, Ind. but has a 13-point lead over Jay Drake in that series' Earl's FQ points entering final events in California in November. Tracy Hines was Sunday's fastest Winchester qualifier.
Earl's points will be up for grabs this week in races at Perris, Calif. (CRA Sprint Cars) and Shenandoah, Va. (Carolina/Virginia 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 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.
Weld Racing Silver Crown: 1-Josh Wise-38; 2-Dave Steele-31; 3-Bobby East-27; 4-Tracy Hines-24; 5-Dave Darland-18.
Valvoline National Sprint Car: 1-Levi Jones-71; 2-Jay Drake-58; 3-Bobby East-43; 4-Josh Wise-41; 5-Justin Marvel-30.
National Midget Car: 1-Michael Lewis-33; 2-Josh Wise & Jerry Coons Jr.-27; 4-Billy Wease-25; 5-Bobby East-21.
Valvoline Western Sprint Car: 1-Tony Hunt-44; 2-Kody Swanson-42; 3-Brian McClish-38; 4-Mike Murgoitio-34; 5-Tim Barber-27.
Western Midget Car: 1-Jerome Rodela-45; 2-Garrett Hansen-27; 3-Michael Lewis & Wally Pankratz-21; 5-Robby Flock-19.
Valvoline CRA Sprint Car: 1-Damion Gardner-200; 2-Rip Williams-72; 3-Charles Davis, Jr.-66; 4-Cory Kruseman-54; 5-Rickie Gaunt-50.
Midwest Ford Focus: 1-Tate Martz-96; 2-Stephanie Mockler & James Robertson-47; 4-Derek Fisher-36; 5-Jordan Noblitt-25.
California Ford Focus: 1-Alex Harris-112; 2-Chase Barber-70; 3-Benny Moon & Chris Veach-62; 5-Robbie Whitchurch-61.
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-36; 3-Jeff Abold-32; 4-Brit Andersen-25; 5-Ryan Smith-20.