WISE BACK IN EARL'S "TOP-5" Josh Wise of Riverside, Calif. was the only driver to make a significant move in the Earl's Pro-Lite 350 Fast Qualifier Championship standings this past weekend, posting second fast qualifying time for Saturday...
WISE BACK IN EARL'S "TOP-5"
Josh Wise of Riverside, Calif. was the only driver to make a significant move in the Earl's Pro-Lite 350 Fast Qualifier Championship standings this past weekend, posting second fast qualifying time for Saturday night's USAC Western Midget Car race at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif.
Standings leaders J.J. Yeley and Tracy Hines failed to add to their totals in qualifying for Saturday's USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown finale at Syracuse, N.Y. as Jerry Coons, Jr. earned the pole for that race. Dallen McKenney was the fastest Midget Car qualifier at Hanford and won the main event, while Tony Hunt was the fastest qualifier for the Western Sprint Car race at El Cajon, Calif. Saturday night.
Points will again be available at this Saturday night's "Indy Midget 200" USAC National Midget Car race at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway in Virginia, as well as at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway in the Western Sprint Cars and 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 at the USAC Champions Night in Indianapolis at season's end.
EARL'S PRO-LITE 350
FAST QUALIFIER POINT LEADERS
(As of October 14, 2002)
1. J.J. Yeley-204
2. Tracy Hines-159
3. Dave Steele-115
4. Jay Drake-95
5. Josh Wise-57