Earl's Pro-Lite 350 Fast Qualifier update 2002-11-04

Earl's "Top-5" unchanged after Bakersfield. The "top-five" drivers in the 2002 Earl's Pro-Lite 350 Hose Fast Qualifier Championship remained unchanged after Saturday night's USAC races at the Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway. Bobby East recorded...

Earl's "Top-5" unchanged after Bakersfield.

The "top-five" drivers in the 2002 Earl's Pro-Lite 350 Hose Fast Qualifier Championship remained unchanged after Saturday night's USAC races at the Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway.

Bobby East recorded the fastest qualifying time in the Western Midget Car event at Bakersfield, while Danny Stratton was second fastest. They rank eighth and ninth respectively in the 2002 Earl's standings.

J.J. Yeley continues to lead the standings by 48 points over Tracy Hines with only 54 points remaining up for grabs in the final six events November 23, 28 and 30. Yeley could clinch the Earl's title November 23 at Tucson, Ariz.

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 21, 2002)
1. J.J. Yeley-207
2. Tracy Hines-159
3. Dave Steele-124
4. Jay Drake-95
5. Josh Wise-63

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Series USAC
Drivers J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Jay Drake , Bobby East , Josh Wise , Danny Stratton