Earl's Fast Qualifier update 2003-07-15

Yeley atop 4 Earl's standings again! J.J. Yeley of Phoenix, Ariz. is again leading four of the five Earl's Plumbing Fast Qualifier Championship standings after nearly scoring maximum points in weekend events. Yeley was the fastest qualifier...

Yeley atop 4 Earl's standings again!

J.J. Yeley of Phoenix, Ariz. is again leading four of the five Earl's Plumbing Fast Qualifier Championship standings after nearly scoring maximum points in weekend events.

Yeley was the fastest qualifier for Saturday night's USAC National Sprint Car race at Indianapolis Raceway Park and was second fastest qualifier behind Boston Reid in Friday night's USAC National Sprint action at Toledo, Ohio. Those performances vaulted him back in front of Jay Drake in the National Sprint Car segment of the Earl's championship for 2003.

Yeley has now earned a total of 170 Earl's points this season, compared to 131 for Tracy Hines and 96 for Drake. Hines ranks second in the National Midget Earl's points, plus third in National Sprints and Weld Racing Silver Crown and fifth in Western Sprints. Drake is second in the Sprints, fourth in Silver Crown and Western Sprints and fifth in National Midgets.

Earl's points are again up for grabs in this week's four Valvoline "Indiana Sprint Week" USAC National Sprint Car races, plus USAC Western Sprint Car events at Boise, Idaho Friday and Saturday.

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-J.J. Yeley-35
2-Dave Steele-30
3-Tracy Hines-18
4-Jay Drake-12
5-Dave Darland-9

National Sprint Car:
1-J.J. Yeley-76
2-Jay Drake-70
3-Tracy Hines-62
4-Boston Reid-28
5-Jon Stanbrough-18

National Midget Car:
1-J.J. Yeley-59
2-Tracy Hines-48
3-Bobby East-40
4-Dave Steele-18
5-Jay Drake-14

Western Sprint Car:
1-Rick Hendrix-28
2-Tony Hunt-19
3-Michael Lewis-18
4-Jay Drake-9
5-Jeff Gardner, Jim Waters, Tracy Hines & Brian McClish-7

Western Midget Car:
1-J.J. Yeley-37
2-Josh Wise-27
3-Bobby East-22
4-Dave Steele-18
5-Rick Hendrix-16

--USAC--

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Series USAC
Drivers Michael Lewis , Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Jay Drake , Bobby East , Josh Wise , Jon Stanbrough , Boston Reid , Tony Hunt , Rick Hendrix