GARDNER NOTCHES 15TH EARL'S FQ AT PERRIS Drivers earning top Earl's points in last weekend's action included Tracy Hines (Silver Crown), Jerry Coons Jr. (National Midgets), Damion Gardner (CRA Sprints) and Tate Martz, James Robertson, Ryan Smith...
GARDNER NOTCHES 15TH EARL'S FQ AT PERRIS
Drivers earning top Earl's points in last weekend's action included Tracy Hines (Silver Crown), Jerry Coons Jr. (National Midgets), Damion Gardner (CRA Sprints) and Tate Martz, James Robertson, Ryan Smith and Aron Oakley (Ford Focuses). Gardner's fast time at Perris, Calif. was his 15th this season.
Earl's points will be up for grabs this week in races at Winchester, Ind. (National Sprints), Sun Prairie, Wis. (National Midgets), Santa Maria, Calif. (CRA Sprints), Irwindale, Calif. (Western Sprints) and Anderson, Ind., Quincy, Mich., Irwindale, Calif. and Seekonk, Mass. (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.
Silver Crown (K & N Engineering): 1-Bud Kaeding-47; 2-Josh Wise-38; 3-Brian Tyler-26; 4-Aaron Pierce-21; 5-Jay Drake-17.
National Sprint Car: 1-Josh Wise-86; 2-Levi Jones-71; 3-Tracy Hines-48; 4-Bryan Clauson-42; 5-Jerry Coons Jr.-35.
National Midget Car: 1-Josh Wise-68; 2-Jerry Coons Jr.-40; 3-Bobby Santos III & Bryan Clauson-28; 5-Dave Steele-27.
Western Sprint Car: 1-Tony Hunt-50; 2-Mike Murgoitio-34; 3-Kody Swanson-30; 4-Nick Green-20; 5-Bradley Galedrige, Brian McClish & Greg Anderson-14.
Western Midget Car: 1-Jerome Rodela-41; 2-Ryan Kaplan-31; 3-Garrett Hansen-26; 4-Bradley Galedrige-20; 5-Johnny Rodriguez-19
CRA Sprint Car: 1-Damion Gardner-156; 2-Cory Kruseman-71; 3-Mike Spencer-37; 4-Evan Suggs-30; 5-Charles Davis Jr.-27.
Midwest Ford Focus: 1-Tate Martz-64; 2-James Robertson-41; 3-Chett Gehrke-30; 4-Mario Clouser-28; 5-Robbie Ray & Craig Haack-19.
Indiana Ford Focus: 1-James Robertson-45; 2-Shannon McIntosh-40; 3-Tate Martz-38; 4-Ricky Ehrgott-33; 5-Zach Schiff-31.
California Ford Focus: 1-Michael Faccinto-51; 2-Nic Faas-43; 3-Chris Veach & Bobby Michnowicz-32; 5-Keith Janca-26.
Carolina/Virginia Ford Focus: 1-Chase Scott-79; 2-Bradley Riethmeyer-63; 3-Aron Oakley-41; 4-Mark Burt-23; 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-52; 2-Nick Wean-25; 3-Sean Carman-24; 4-Jeff Abold-19; 5-Jesse State-17.