November 6, 2006...The 2006 Earl’s Fast Qualifier Championships are nearly completed and Josh Wise and Damion Gardner will finalize their championships in the next two weeks.
Wise leads the National Sprint Car Earl’s standings and was Thursday night’s fast qualifier at Perris, Calif., while Gardner has led the USAC/CRA Earl’s points all year. Mike Spencer was Friday’s fastest Perris qualifier.
Earl’s points will be up for grabs this week in both the National and USAC/CRA series at Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix, Ariz.
Points are awarded 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. When qualifying is not held for Ford Focus events, points are awarded based on a system of lineup points earned in the preliminary heats.
Each USAC National, Western and Ford Focus Midget Car Earl’s Plumbing FQ Champion will be honored at USAC’s Champions Night ceremony in Indianapolis. The Silver Crown FQ champ will receive $5,000, while National Sprint and Midget and Western Sprint and Midget and USAC/CRA FQ champs will receive $3,000 each. The Ford Focus FQ champs will each receive $500.