GARDNER 8-FOR-9 SO FAR IN 2006 FQs Drivers earning top Earl's points in last weekend's action included Nick Green (Western Sprints), Tony Hunt (Western Midgets), Damion Gardner (CRA Sprints), Ryan Smith (Northeast ...
GARDNER 8-FOR-9 SO FAR IN 2006 FQs
Drivers earning top Earl's points in last weekend's action included Nick Green (Western Sprints), Tony Hunt (Western Midgets), Damion Gardner (CRA Sprints), Ryan Smith (Northeast Focus), Chase Scott (Carolina/Virginia Focus) and Monte Faccinto (California Focus). The FQ at Perris, Calif. was Gardner's eighth in nine USAC/CRA Sprint Car outings so far this year!
Earl's points will be up for grabs this week in races at Concord, N.C. (National Sprints and Midgets), Ventura, Calif. (Western Midgets), Phoenix, Ariz. (CRA Sprints), and Lowville, N.Y., Concord, N.C., Ventura, Calif., Lima and Columbus Ohio (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 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 Silver Crown GQ champ will receive $5,000, while National Sprint and Midget and Western Sprint and Midget and USAC/CRA FQ champs will receive $3,000 each. The Ford Focus FQ champs will each receive $500.
Silver Crown (K & N Engineering): 1-Bud Kaeding and Aaron Pierce-12; 3-Brian Tyler-9; 4-Wayne Reutimann Jr.-6; 5-P.J. Jones-4.
National Sprint Car: 1-Levi Jones-28; 2-Josh Wise-24; 3-Jay Drake-18; 4-Tracy Hines-15; 5-Jerry Coons Jr.-14.
National Midget Car: 1-Dave Steele-9; 2-Bobby East-6; 3-Michael Lewis-4; 4-Billy Wease-3; 5-Cole Carter-2.
Western Sprint Car: 1-Mike Murgoitio-19; 2-Tony Hunt & Nick Green-10; 4-Kody Swanson-9; 5-Bradley Galedrige-8.
Western Midget Car: 1-Michael Lewis & Bradley Galedrige-17; 3-Ryan Kaplan-16; 4-Jerome Rodela-10; 5-Dave Steele & Tony Hunt-9.
CRA Sprint Car: 1-Damion Gardner-76; 2-Cory Kruseman-33; 3-Johnny Herrera-12; 4-Mike Spencer, Charles Davis Jr. & Tony Jones-11.
Midwest Ford Focus: N/A
Indiana Ford Focus: 1-James Robertson-9; 2-Casey Riggs-6; 3-Tate Martz-4; 4-Nick Hansen-3; 5-Laura Poorter-2.
California Ford Focus: 1-Nick Carlson-17; 2-Monte Faccinto-15; 3-Chris Veach-13; 4-Keith Janca-11; 5-Quintin Crye-10.
Carolina/Virginia Ford Focus: 1-Chase Scott-24; 2-Bradley Riethmeyer-18; 3-Aron Oakley-10; 4-Terry Hall & Michael Sboro-6.
Florida Ford Focus: 1-Ryan Smith-21; 2-Ryan Scott-18; 3-Craig Haack-15; 4-Ricky Ehrgott-13; 5-Terry Hall-11.
Northeast Ford Focus: 1-Ryan Smith-18; 2-Sean Carman-10; 3-Stephanie Stevens-6; 4-Jesse State-5; 5-Ryan Osborne-4.