Earl's Fast Qualifier update 2003-09-15

Wise closes on Yeley in Western Midget quals. Josh Wise of Riverside, Calif. posted the second-fastest qualifying time for Saturday's USAC Western Midget race at Bakersfield, Calif. and now trails J.J. Yeley by only six points in that series' ...

Wise closes on Yeley in Western Midget quals.

Josh Wise of Riverside, Calif. posted the second-fastest qualifying time for Saturday's USAC Western Midget race at Bakersfield, Calif. and now trails J.J. Yeley by only six points in that series' Earl's Plumbing Fast Qualifier standings.

Steve Paden (Bakersfield Midgets), J.J. Yeley (Tulsa Silver Crown) and Jimmy Wysong (Salt Lake City Sprints) were top point-scorers in Earl's qualifying action this past weekend.

Earl's points will next be distributed in the USAC Western Sprint Car and Midget Car events at Madera (Calif.) Speedway Saturday night, September 20.

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-72
2-Dave Steele-44
3-Tracy Hines-28
4-Dave Darland-21
5-Jay Drake-15.

National Sprint Car:
1-Jay Drake & J.J. Yeley-120
3-Tracy Hines-118
4-Boston Reid-53
5-Jon Stanbrough-26.

National Midget Car:
1-Tracy Hines-85
2-J.J. Yeley-78
3-Bobby East-65
4-Jay Drake-27
5-Dave Steele-24.

Western Sprint Car: 1-Tony Hunt-47
2-Michael Lewis-41
3-Rick Hendrix-34
4-Jeff Gardner-20
5-Jim Waters-15.

Western Midget Car: 1-J.J. Yeley-37
2-Josh Wise-33
3-Bobby East-22
4-Steve Paden-19
5-Dave Steele-18.

--USAC--

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