ROBERTSON CLAIMS INDIANA FOCUS EARL'S TITLE James Robertson of Indianapolis, Ind. locked up the 2006 Earl's Fast Qualifier Championship in the Indiana Ford Focus Series Wednesday night, finishing eight points in front of...
ROBERTSON CLAIMS INDIANA FOCUS EARL'S TITLE
James Robertson of Indianapolis, Ind. locked up the 2006 Earl's Fast Qualifier Championship in the Indiana Ford Focus Series Wednesday night, finishing eight points in front of Tate Martz, who was Wednesday's top point earner.
Drivers earning top Earl's points in last weekend's action included Jerry Coons Jr. (National Midgets), Kody Swanson (Western Sprints), Cory Kruseman (CRA Sprints) and Martz, Ryan Smith and Tim Skoglund (Ford Focuses).
Earl's points will be up for grabs this week in races at DuQUoin, Ill. (Silver Crown), Haubstadt, Ind. (National Sprints), Tracy and Madera, Calif. (Western Sprints and Midgets), Perris, Calif. (CRA Sprints), plus Oswego, N.Y., Tracy and Madera, Calif. (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.-49; 3-Bobby Santos III & Bryan Clauson-28; 5-Dave Steele-27.
Western Sprint Car: 1-Tony Hunt-56; 2-Kody Swanson-39; 3-Mike Murgoitio-34; 4-Nick Green-22; 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-80; 3-Mike Spencer-37; 4-Evan Suggs-31; 5-Charles Davis Jr.-27.
Midwest Ford Focus: 1-Tate Martz-73; 2-James Robertson-41; 3-Chett Gehrke-30; 4-Mario Clouser-28; 5-Jordan Noblitt-24.
Indiana Ford Focus (Final): 1-James Robertson-49; 2-Tate Martz-41; 3-Shannon McIntosh & Zach Schiff-40; 50Ricky Ehrgott-39.
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-61; 2-Nick Wean-29; 3-Sean Carman-24; 4-Jeff Abold-20; 5-Jesse State-17.