Earl's Fast Qualifier 2006-07-24

FACCINTO CUTS EARL'S CALIFORNIA FOCUS FQ LEAD TO 1 Michael Faccinto was the fastest qualifier for Saturday's California Ford Focus race at Madera, Calif. and now trails Nic Faas by just one point in that series' fast ...

FACCINTO CUTS EARL'S CALIFORNIA FOCUS FQ LEAD TO 1

Michael Faccinto was the fastest qualifier for Saturday's California Ford Focus race at Madera, Calif. and now trails Nic Faas by just one point in that series' fast qualifier points for the season

Drivers earning top Earl's points in last weekend's action included Josh Wise (Silver Crown), Bobby Santos III (National Midgets), Brad Sweet (National Sprints), Tony Hunt (Western Sprints), Brad Curtis (Western Midgets), Damion Gardner (CRA Sprints) and Faccinto, Bradley Riethmeyer and James Robertson (Ford Focuses).

Earl's points will be up for grabs this week in races at Wichita and Belleville, Kans. (National & Western Midgets), Tracy, Calif. (Western Sprints), Alger, Wash. (CRA Sprints) and New Castle, Ind., Seekonk, Mass., Lowville, N.Y., Xenia, Ohio, Tracy, Calif. and Galesburg, Mich. (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-35; 2-Josh Wise-27; 3-Brian Tyler-22; 4-Aaron Pierce-21; 5-Wayne Reutimann Jr.-14.

National Sprint Car: 1-Josh Wise-79; 2-Levi Jones-56; 3-Tracy Hines-44; 4-Bryan Clauson-39; 5-Dave Steele-31.

National Midget Car: 1-Josh Wise-41; 2-Bobby Santos III-27; 3-Bryan Clauson-20; 4-Dave Steele & Billy Wease-18.

Western Sprint Car: 1-Tony Hunt-46; 2-Mike Murgoitio-25; 3-Kody Swanson-22; 4-Nick Green-16; 5-Bradley Galedrige-14.

Western Midget Car: 1-Jerome Rodela-41; 2-Ryan Kaplan-31; 3-Garrett Hansen-26; 4-Bradley Galedrige-20; 5-Robby Flock-18.

CRA Sprint Car: 1-Damion Gardner-126; 2-Cory Kruseman-52; 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-34; 2-Tate Martz-29; 3-Zach Schiff-22; 4-Shannon McIntosh-19; 5-Tyler Irwin-16.

California Ford Focus: 1-Nic Faas-43; 2-Michael Faccinto-42; 3-Chris Veach-31; 4-Bobby Michnowicz-26; 5-Keith Janca-22.

Carolina/Virginia Ford Focus: 1-Chase Scott-75; 2-Bradley Riethmeyer-60; 3-Aron Oakley-32; 4-Mark Burt-17; 5-Michael Sboro-15.

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 , Levi Jones , Aaron Pierce , Josh Wise , Wayne Reutimann , Bobby Santos III , Nick Green , Billy Wease , Bryan Clauson , Robby Flock , Ryan Kaplan , Mike Murgoitio , Damion Gardner , Chett Gehrke , Ryan Smith , Chase Scott , Ricky Ehrgott , Brad Sweet , Tony Hunt , Mike Spencer , Bobby Michnowicz , Nic Faas , Shannon McIntosh , Evan Suggs