Earl's Fast Qualifier update 2003-05-27

Yeley rakes in $82,600, leads 4 Earl's standings! It seems the only thing J.J. Yeley isn't leading is the Western Sprint Car standings in the 2003 Earl's Plumbing Fast Qualifier Championships! He shares the lead with Dave Steele in the Weld...

Yeley rakes in $82,600, leads 4 Earl's standings!

It seems the only thing J.J. Yeley isn't leading is the Western Sprint Car standings in the 2003 Earl's Plumbing Fast Qualifier Championships! He shares the lead with Dave Steele in the Weld Racing Silver Crown Earl's points, but leads outright the Earl's points in the National Sprint Car and National and Western Midget Car Series! In addition he's leading the USAC point standings in all three National racing series in his quest of matching Tony Stewart's 1995 "Triple Crown" achievement.

If he maintains his Earl's lead in all four series, he'll rake in another $20,000 cash bonus at year's end to match the $20,000 in Earl's prizes he claimed last year as the 2002 qualifying champion.

Yeley earned a whopping $82,600 in prize money during USAC competition last week, winning four races and adding a second and a sixth. He was the Road to Indy Fast Qualifier for the "Hoosier Hundred" Weld Racing Silver Crown rcae and the "Night Before the 500" Midget classic.

Other Road to Indy fast qualifiers earning maximum Earl's Plumbing Fast Qualifier points were Tracy Hines in the Anderson, Ind. Sprint race, Dave Steele in the "Hoosier Twin 50s" Weld Racing Silver Crown race at Indianapolis Raceway Park and Jay Drake in the Rossburg, Ohio Sprint race.

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 & J.J. Yeley-18
3-Tracy Hines-9
4-Dave Darland & Tyler Walker-6

National Sprint Car:
1-J.J.Yeley-39
2-J.J. Yeley-34
3-Tracy Hines-26
4-Dave Darland & Dave Steele-9.

National Midget Car:
1-J.J. Yeley-41
2-Bobby East-30
3-Tracy Hines-18
4-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.

--USAC--

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