Earl's Fast Qualifier update 2003-05-12

Wise tops Earl's Western Midget Standings Josh Wise of Riverside, Calif. posted the fastest qualifying time for Saturday night's USAC Western Midget Car race at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. and closed in on J.J. Yeley in the battle for the...

Wise tops Earl's Western Midget Standings

Josh Wise of Riverside, Calif. posted the fastest qualifying time for Saturday night's USAC Western Midget Car race at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. and closed in on J.J. Yeley in the battle for the $5,000 cash bonus from Earl's Plumbing at season's end for the driver earning the most series qualifying points.

Wise trails Yeley by 10 points foing into a June 7 race at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway.

Also earning Earl's points at Hanford Saturday night were Steve Paden, Rick Hendrix, Jerome Rodela, Wally Pankratz and Jimmy Christian.

Rains postponed Saturday night's USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown race at Indianapolis Raceway Park to May 22.

This year, each USAC National and Western Series qualifying champion will receive a $5,000 bonus from Earl's in recognition of their accomplishment. Points are earned 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.

The current Earl's Plumbing Fast Qualifier standings for each series are as follows:

Weld Racing Silver Crown:
1-Dave Steele-9
2-J.J. Yeley-6
3-Tracy Hines-4
4-Jay Drake-3
5-Brian Tyler-2.

National Sprint Car:
1-Jay Drake-16
2-2-J.J. Yeley-14
3-Tracy Hines-13
4-Dave Steele-9
5-Jason McCord-6.

National Midget Car:
1-J.J. Yeley-28
2-Bobby East-18
3-Dave Steele-12;
4-Kasey Kahne and Tracy Hines-9.

Western Sprint Car:
1-Rick Hendrix-9
2-Michael Lewis-6
3-Tony Hunt-4
4-Tracy Hines-3
5-Jim Waters-2.

Western Midget Car:
1-J.J. Yeley-28
2-Josh Wise and Bobby East-18
4-Dave Steele-12
5-Rick Hendrix-10.

--USAC--

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Series USAC
Drivers Kasey Kahne , Michael Lewis , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Brian Tyler , Jay Drake , Bobby East , Jason McCord , Steve Paden , Josh Wise , Wally Pankratz , Tony Hunt , Rick Hendrix