Phoenix: Edwards/RET Racing race report

Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing Scores Top Ten at PIR Avondale, Ariz. -- Jerry Coons Jr. and the Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing team finished 9th today at Phoenix International Raceway in the USAC Silver Crown Series inaugural...

Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing Scores Top Ten at PIR

Avondale, Ariz. -- Jerry Coons Jr. and the Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing team finished 9th today at Phoenix International Raceway in the USAC Silver Crown Series inaugural race in the new generation car. The No. 99 Ford powered C&R Racing chassis had a solid weekend at PIR turning in top four lap times in every practice session. On Saturday, Coons qualified the car 6th. The No. 99 started in 5th but just after halfway into the 50 lap feature, Jerry Coons pulled the car into the pits due to a water leak.

"The C&R Racing chassis performed great all week," stated Coons. "Unfortunately, the water leak prevented us from a sure top five."

"The Ford engine kept us up front all weekend," said Team Manager Chris Santucci. "The C&R engineers and our team worked well together. We didn't win this one but with the team we have here at Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing, Ford engines and C&R Racing, we will definitely be ready for Homestead."

The Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing team along with the other competitors will challenge the 1.5 mile oval at Homestead-Miami Speedway March 25-26.

Dave Steele won his record fifth USAC Silver Crown Series presented by K&N Copper World Classic in a row. The Silver Crown portion of the Copper World Classic is scheduled to air on February 8th at 8pm eastern on the Outdoor Channel.

JERRY'S DOUBLE

In addition to driving the No. 99, Jerry Coons began his quest to become the 2006 USAC National Midget Series Champion driving for Wilke Pak Motorsports. Coons finished 8th in the midget portion of the Copper World Classic.

COONS TO AUSTRALIA

Jerry Coons will travel to Australia immediately following this weekend's Copper World Classic to compete at Parramatta City Raceway driving a midget for Mark Cooper.

USAC SILVER CROWN SERIES ON TV

The Silver Crown portion of the Copper World Classic is scheduled to air on the Outdoor Channel February 8 at 7pm Central time. The Outdoor Channel will air twelve, one-hour broadcasts this season with additional replays scheduled. Veteran racing broadcast icon, Jack Arute will call the race while Rob Klepper will handle the color commentary. Brienne Pedigo will report from pit lane. For a complete TV schedule, please visit our website.

FAN POLL

Who do you think will win the Silver Crown race at Homestead? Vote now by going to www.retechracing.com and clicking on the Fan Poll icon.

ON THE WEB

Our website www.retechracing.com provides the latest information about the Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing team. The site also offers photos and stories of the team from the track. Fans can also visit Jerry Coons Jr.'s official website at www.jerrycoonsjr.com.

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Series USAC
Drivers Dave Steele , Carl Edwards , Jerry Coons , Jerry Coons Jr.