Milwaukee: R.E. Technologies race report

West Allis, Wis. -- July 26, 2004 -- Boston Reid and the R.E. Technologies Racing team endured to finish fifteenth Saturday at the Milwaukee Mile. The team's first trip to the Milwaukee Mile proved to be successful but disappointing.

West Allis, Wis. -- July 26, 2004 -- Boston Reid and the R.E. Technologies Racing team endured to finish fifteenth Saturday at the Milwaukee Mile.

The team's first trip to the Milwaukee Mile proved to be successful but disappointing. The R.E. Technologies Racing team started out the weekend with solid times qualifying 15th. During morning warm up, the team was the third quickest car on the track. When the green flag dropped the teams quickness showed moving up through the field to 11th place when a caution came out. After the caution, the team's luck would change.

"I don't know what happened to our right rear," said driver Boston Reid. "There was a lot of fluid out on the race track. I don't know if the fluid got on it or what."

"We tried to do cockpit adjustments and it just didn't work," stated team manager Chris Santucci. "Nothing that we tried seamed to help."

The team endured the last 75 laps to finish 15th. Jay Drake won his second Silver Crown event in a row.

"Overall, we had a good run," said Reid. "From the beginning we unloaded close for never having run or tested here. Every time we were on the racetrack, we got better and better and better. We are disappointed because of the great car that Chris, Hubbard and Jim gave me. The end results don't show it but we were pretty good at the beginning."

DANA WINS

Paul Dana and the Ethanol Hemelgarn 91/ Johnson Motorsports team won the IRL Menards Infiniti Pro Series Milwaukee 100 Sunday at the Milwaukee Mile. Dana inherited the lead on Lap 76 when runaway leader Thiago Medeiros retired because of a broken right wheel bearing. Rookie P.J. Chesson finished second. The win was Dana's first Menard's Infiniti Pro Series win of his career. The victory was the team's fourth victory in the three year history of the series.

The No. 191 Hemelgarn 91/ Johnson Motorsports/ R.E. Technologies Racing Silver Crown team will race on August 5th at Indianapolis Raceway Park.

NEXT RACE

The USAC Silver Crown Series will visit Indianapolis Raceway Park on August 5th for the J.D. Byrider 100, part of Kroger Speedweek. Kroger Speedweek also features the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series on August 6th and the NASCAR Busch Series on August 7th.

ASK BOSTON

Ever wanted to ask Boston Reid a question but couldn't make it to a race? Now you can. Email a question to blakej@racingeclipse.com and you will be able to hear Boston answer the question via driver audio. Please include your first name, city and state when you send the question.

ON THE WEB

R.E. Technologies Racing website www.retechracing.com provides the latest information about the R.E. Technologies Racing team. The site also offers photos of the team from the track, live coverage of events from the track as well as the opportunity to hear Boston's thoughts in the Driver's Audio section. Check back often for an upcoming special feature in Driver Audio. This week's Fan Poll question asks: "Who is your favorite former USAC driver who is now in NASCAR: Kasey Kahne, Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman, Jason Leffler or Mike Bliss?" Fans can also visit Boston's personal website at www.bostonreid.com.

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Series USAC
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Tony Stewart , Ryan Newman , Kasey Kahne , Mike Bliss , Carl Edwards , Paul Dana , Jay Drake , P.J. Chesson , Boston Reid , Thiago Medeiros