Nazareth: R.E. Technologies race report

Strong Finish For R.E. Technologies at Nazareth Nazareth, Pa. -- August 30, 2004 -- Boston Reid passed nine drivers on a tight racecourse Sunday to finish twelfth at the Bully Hills Vineyards 100 at Nazareth Speedway. "We had a ...

Strong Finish For R.E. Technologies at Nazareth

Nazareth, Pa. -- August 30, 2004 -- Boston Reid passed nine drivers on a tight racecourse Sunday to finish twelfth at the Bully Hills Vineyards 100 at Nazareth Speedway.

"We had a really good race car today," said Reid. The Curb Records/ Valvoline car and our Gaerte motor were strong all day. Our J&J Chassis with the Penske Racing Shocks kept getting better and better as the race went on."

The team started out the weekend solid, scoring top fifteen times in every practice session. When it came time to qualify, the team turned a lap good for a 21st starting position.

"At the end of the day, we were 12th quick in practice," said Reid. "I needed a little bit more left rear drive and I asked the team for more and they gave me exactly what I asked for. That is where I screwed up because the change made us tight and slowed us down in qualifying."

The team bounced back from their qualifying position turning a time good for 8th quick in the morning warm up session. When the green flag fell on final Silver Crown event at the one mile oval, Reid took off. The Indiana native was patient picking off driver after driver to score a 12th place finish.

"We probably had a top five racecar today," said Reid. "This Nazareth racetrack is tough to pass on. We gained nine positions so that just shows you how good our car was."

NEXT RACE

The USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series heads to the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds for the Ted Horn 100 Sunday September 5th. Both Boston Reid and Jerry Coons Jr. will drive for R.E. Technologies Racing. . The team finished second at the one-mile dirt oval in 2001 with Jerry Coons Jr. behind the wheel. Live coverage on www.retechracing.com begins at 5pm with Live Realtime Qualifying at 6:30pm.

COONS TO RETURN

Quicktime setting Jerry Coons Jr. will drive the Hemelgarn 91/ Johnson Motorsports/ R.E. Technologies Racing No. 191 entry Sunday at DuQuoin. Coons won the pole at the dirt mile at Springfield last weekend. He sat on the pole at DuQuoin and finished second there in 2001.

R.E. TECHNOLOGIES VISITS PENSKE RACING SHOCKS

Boston Reid and the R.E. Technologies Racing team visited the Penske Racing Shocks shop in Redding, Pennsylvania on Thursday afternoon. Team Manager Chris Santucci chooses Penske Racing Shocks because of their high performance. Santucci also says he likes Penske's commitment to customer service, going beyond the norm to ensure that the customer is satisfied. The team uses Penske Racing Shocks on all of their Silver Crown machines.

TIGHT ROOKIE RACE

Boston Reid leads fellow rookie Aaron Pierce by one point in the race for the USAC Silver Crown Rookie of the Year title. Reid has a total of 242 points and Pierce has 241 points heading into the final three races of the year.

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. This week's Fan Poll question asks: "Who will win DuQuoin: Dave Darland, Rich Tobias, Tyler Walker, Boston Reid, Jerry Coons Jr. or Brian Tyler?" Fans can also visit Boston's personal website for video from Nazareth at www.bostonreid.com.

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Series USAC
Drivers Dave Darland , Brian Tyler , Tyler Walker , Aaron Pierce , Jerry Coons , Boston Reid , Jerry Coons Jr.
Teams Team Penske