Tri City: Race report

Tracy Hines, winner of Sunday night's Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car race at Haubstadt, Ind., gained one point on leaders Josh Wise and Dave Steele in the new Earl's Pro-Lite 350 Hose Fast Qualifier Championship by virtue of his sixth-fastest ...

Tracy Hines, winner of Sunday night's Stoops Freightliner Sprint Car race at Haubstadt, Ind., gained one point on leaders Josh Wise and Dave Steele in the new Earl's Pro-Lite 350 Hose Fast Qualifier Championship by virtue of his sixth-fastest qualifying effort at Tri-State Speedway. He ranks third in the current standings. Steele and Wise did not compete in USAC events this past weekend.

Eric Shively and Sleepy Tripp, new to the Earl's standings this week, were fast qualifiers respectively in USAC Sprint Car and Western Midget Car action at Haubstadt, Ind. and Madera, Calif. respectively.

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 May 20, 2002)
1. Dave Steele 51
2. Josh Wise 33
3. Tracy Hines 28
4. J.J. Yeley 23
5. Aaron Fike 19
6. Bud Kaeding 19

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Series USAC
Drivers J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Bud Kaeding , Aaron Fike , Josh Wise