Earl's Fast Qualifier update 2003-08-04

Yeley's gains & slips in Earl's standings J.J. Yeley of Phoenix, Ariz. extended his lead in one Earl's Plumbing Fast Qualifier standings last week, but saw his lead in another nearly evaporate! Yeley was the IRL "Road to Indy" fast qualifier...

Yeley's gains & slips in Earl's standings

J.J. Yeley of Phoenix, Ariz. extended his lead in one Earl's Plumbing Fast Qualifier standings last week, but saw his lead in another nearly evaporate!

Yeley was the IRL "Road to Indy" fast qualifier for Thursday night's "J.D. Byrider 100" USAC Weld Racing Silver crown race at IRP and now leads Dave Steele by eight points in that category. Steele was second fastest at IRP.

In Wednesday's "Bosma 50" USAC National Midget action at Anderson, Ind., Tracy Hines was the fast qualifier, while J.J. failed to earn points, which moved Hines to within just two points of the leader in that category.

Rains forced postponement of Saturday night's USAC Sprint/Midget "doubleheader" at Mansfield, Ohio to August 17. This week, Earl's points will be awarded in the National Midget events at Lincoln, Neb. (Tuesday) and Belleville, Kans. (Thursday and Friday - no qualifying Saturday at Belleville). Also, Earl's points will be awarded Sunday at the "Joe James/Pat O'Connor Classic" Sprint Car race at Salem, Ind.

Earl's Plumbing Fast Qualifier points are again available this week in National Midget Car races at Lincoln, Neb. Tuesday (Aug. 5) and Belleville, Kans. (Aug. 7-8-9, "Belleville Midget Nationals") as well as in Sunday's "Joe James/Pat O'Connor Classic" Sprint Car race at Salem, Ind.

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-44
2-Dave Steele-36
3-Tracy Hines-19
4-Jay Drake-12
5-Dave Darland-9.

National Sprint Car:
1-Jay Drake-107
2-J.J. Yeley-106
3-Tracy Hines-94
4-Boston Reid-50
5-Jon Stanbrough-26.

National Midget Car:
1-J.J. Yeley-59
2-Tracy Hines-57
3-Bobby East-46
4-Dave Steele-18
5-Jay Drake-14.

Western Sprint Car:
1-Tony Hunt-38
2-Michael Lewis-36
3-Rick Hendrix-34
4-Jeff Gardner-20
5-Jim Waters-11.

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