Earl's Pro-Lite 350 Fast Qualifier update 2002-08-05

Yeley, Hines add to Earl'S totals. J.J. Yeley of Phoenix, Ariz. and Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. added to their respective point totals as the 2002 Earl's Pro-Lite 350 Fast Qualifier Championship standings were updated after a series of...

Yeley, Hines add to Earl'S totals.

J.J. Yeley of Phoenix, Ariz. and Tracy Hines of New Castle, Ind. added to their respective point totals as the 2002 Earl's Pro-Lite 350 Fast Qualifier Championship standings were updated after a series of events last week.

Yeley continues to lead Hines by 33 points after second-fastest qualifying efforts in races Thursday and Friday nights at Indianapolis Raceway Park (Silver Crown) and Belleville, Kans. (Midget). Hines was the fastest qualifier for Friday night's Midget Car race at Belleville.

Other fast qualifiers in last week's USAC racing action included Mike Bliss in Thursday night's Silver Crown event at Indianapolis Raceway Park, Mike Hess in Thursday's Belleville Midget Car opener and Danny Ebberts in Tuesday's Midget Car event at Lincoln, Neb.

Points will once again be available in this week's races at the Salem (Ind.) Speedway (National Sprints and Midget Cars), at Carson City, Nev. (Western Sprints) and at Perris, Calif. (Western Midget Cars).

A $20,000 bonus will be paid to the driver accumulating the most points during 2002 in five USAC racing series, computed through an international point system utilized specifically for this title.

The system somewhat mirrors the system used for years for determining the World Driving Champion, with nine points for fast qualifying time, six for second, four for third, three for fourth, two for fifth and one for sixth. Series included in the Earl's Pro-Lite 350 Hose Fast Qualifier Championship are the Weld Racing Silver Crown Series, the Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car Series, Western Sprint Car Series, National and Western Midget Car Series.

The $20,000 cash bonus will be presented in January at the USAC National Awards Dinner in Indianapolis, Ind.

EARL'S PRO-LITE 350
FAST QUALIFIER POINT LEADERS
(As of August 5, 2002)

1. J.J. Yeley-156
2. Tracy Hines-123
3. Dave Steele-88
4. Jay Drake-54
5. Derek Davidson-46

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Series USAC
Drivers Danny Ebberts , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Mike Bliss , Jay Drake