Earl's Fast Qualifier update 2003-07-21

Earl's sprint points tighten up Valvoline "Indiana Sprint Week" served to tighten the 2003 Earl's Plumbing Fast Qualifier Championship, with three National drivers separated by only seven points after the four races this past week. Similarly,...

Earl's sprint points tighten up

Valvoline "Indiana Sprint Week" served to tighten the 2003 Earl's Plumbing Fast Qualifier Championship, with three National drivers separated by only seven points after the four races this past week.

Similarly, the Earl's Western Sprint standings are tight as well after races in Idaho Friday and Saturday. Three drivers in that standing are separated by only six points!

J.J. Yeley continues to lead all three National and the Western Midget Earl's rankings, while Rick Hendrix is atop the Western Sprint points going into events this week.

Earl's points will be up for grabs Tuesday at Twin Falls, Idaho and Thursday at Salt Lake City, Utah, in addition to the four Valvoline "Indiana Sprint Week" races at Kokomo, Lawrenceburg, Bloomington and Terre Haute Wednesday through Saturday.

Earl's fast qualifiers this past week included Boston Reid, Tracy Hines, J.J. Yeley and Damion Gardner in Indiana and Michael Lewis and Jeff Gardner in Idaho.

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-88
2-Jay Drake-86
3-Tracy Hines-81
4-Boston Reid-41
5-Jon Stanbrough-20.

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-31
2-Michael Lewis-27
3-Tony Hunt-25
5-Jeff Gardner-20
5-Jay Drake-9.

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 , Damion Gardner , Tony Hunt , Rick Hendrix