Earl's Fast Qualifier update 2003-05-19

Yeley now leads 3 Earl's divisions. J.J. Yeley, who claimed $20,000 in Earl's Fast Qualifier bonuses last year, is eyeing at least $15,000 in similar bonuses this year, leading three of the five USAC series qualifier standings. Yeley posted a...

Yeley now leads 3 Earl's divisions.

J.J. Yeley, who claimed $20,000 in Earl's Fast Qualifier bonuses last year, is eyeing at least $15,000 in similar bonuses this year, leading three of the five USAC series qualifier standings.

Yeley posted a first, second and third in National qualifying sessions at Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Terre Haute, Ind. over the weekend. He was the fastest Terre Haute Sprinter, while Bobby East topped the Cedar Rapids Sprints and Dave Darland bested the Cedar Rapids Midgets. Rick Hendrix, the Western Sprint Car Earl's bonus leader, was the fastest qualifier for Saturday's race at Stockton, Calif.

Events offering Earl's points this week include Wednesday's Sprint race at Anderson, Ind, Thursday and Friday Weld Racing Silver Crown races at Indianapolis Raceway Park and the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Saturday's Midget race at Indianapolis Raceway Park and Sunday night's Sprint race at Rossburg, Ohio.

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-J.J.Yeley-29; 2-Jay Drake-26; 3-Tracy Hines-17; 4-Dave Darland & Dave Steele-9.

National Midget Car: 1-J.J. Yeley-32; 2-Bobby East-27; 3-Tracy Hines & Dave Steele-12; 5-Kasey Kahne-9.

Western Sprint Car: 1-Rick Hendrix-18; 2-Tony Hunt-10; 3-Michael Lewis-7; 4-Jim Waters-5; 5-Jeff Gardner-4.

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

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Series USAC
Drivers Kasey Kahne , Michael Lewis , Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Brian Tyler , Jay Drake , Bobby East , Josh Wise , Tony Hunt , Rick Hendrix