Earl's Fast Qualifier 2006-07-17

WISE EXTENDS SPRINT FQ LEAD Josh Wise extended his lead in the 2006 Earl's Fast Qualiofier standings in USAC's National Sprint Car Series with three point-paying performances in the four "Indiana Sprint Week" series openers...

WISE EXTENDS SPRINT FQ LEAD

Josh Wise extended his lead in the 2006 Earl's Fast Qualiofier standings in USAC's National Sprint Car Series with three point-paying performances in the four "Indiana Sprint Week" series openers this past week.

Drivers earning top Earl's points in last weekend's action included Wise, Darren Hagen, Jared Fox and Brad Sweet (National Sprints), Nic Faas (California Focus), Ryan Smith (Carolina/Virginia Focus) and Andy Nock (Indiana Focus).

Earl's points will be up for grabs this week in races at Milwaukee, Wis. (Silver Crown & National Midgets), Gas City, Lawrenceburg and Terre Haute, Ind. (National Sprints), Madera, Calif. (Western Midgets), Salt Lake City, Utah (Western Sprints), Perris, Calif. (CRA Sprints) and New Castle, Ind., Madera, Calif. and Hickory, N.C. (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 FQ 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.

2006 Standings:

Silver Crown (K & N Engineering): 1-Bud Kaeding-31; 2-Aaron Pierce-21; 3-Brian Tyler-19; 4-Josh Wise-18; 5-Wayne Reutimann Jr.-13.

National Sprint Car: 1-Josh Wise-79; 2-Levi Jones-55; 3-Tracy Hines-44; 4-Bryan Clauson-39; 5-Dave Steele-31.

National Midget Car: 1-Josh Wise-41; 2-Bryan Clauson-20; 3-Bobby Santos III-18; 4-Jerry Coons Jr.-17; 5-Jay Drake & Dave Steele-16.

Western Sprint Car: 1-Tony Hunt-37; 2-Mike Murgoitio & Kody Swanson-22; 4-Nick Green-16; 5-Bradley Galedrige-14.

Western Midget Car: 1-Jerome Rodela-41; 2-Garrett Hansen-26; 3-Ryan Kaplan-25; 4-Bradley Galedrige-20; 5-Robby Flock-18.

CRA Sprint Car: 1-Damion Gardner-117; 2-Cory Kruseman-51; 3-Charles Davis Jr.-27; 4-Mike Spencer-22; 5-Evan Suggs-19.

Midwest Ford Focus: 1-Tate Martz-29; 2-Craig Haack-17; 3-Chett Gehrke & Ronnie Wuerdeman-15; 5-James Robertson-14.

Indiana Ford Focus: 1-James Robertson-25; 2-Tate Martz-23; 3-Zach Schiff-22; 4-Shannon McIntosh-17; 5-Tyler Irwin-13.

California Ford Focus: 1-Nic Faas-43; 2-Michael Faccinto-33; 3-Chris Veach-27; 4-Bobby Michnowicz-26; 5-Keith Janca-22.

Carolina/Virginia Ford Focus: 1-Chase Scott-69; 2-Bradley Riethmeyer-51; 3-Aron Oakley-28; 4-Mark Burt-14; 5-Michael Sboro-13.

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-22; 2-Sean Carman-19; 3-Aaron Wall-12; 4-Jeff Abold-10; 5-Nick Wean & Stephanie Stevens-9.

--USAC--

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Series USAC
Drivers Ryan Scott , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Brian Tyler , Bud Kaeding , Cory Kruseman , Jay Drake , Levi Jones , Aaron Pierce , Josh Wise , Wayne Reutimann , Nick Green , Bryan Clauson , Robby Flock , Darren Hagen , Mike Murgoitio , Damion Gardner , Chett Gehrke , Ryan Smith , Kody Swanson , Chase Scott , Ricky Ehrgott , Brad Sweet , Tony Hunt , Mike Spencer , Garrett Hansen , Bobby Michnowicz , Nic Faas , Bobby Santos , Shannon McIntosh , Evan Suggs , Jerry Coons Jr.