Richmond: RET race summary

Richmond, Va. -- June 28, 2004 -- Saturday at Richmond International Raceway had both the good and the bad for the R.E. Technologies Racing team. The team qualified 13th quick Friday under unique circumstances. USAC used the teams' best practice...

Richmond, Va. -- June 28, 2004 -- Saturday at Richmond International Raceway had both the good and the bad for the R.E. Technologies Racing team. The team qualified 13th quick Friday under unique circumstances. USAC used the teams' best practice times to grid the field due to the rain that plagued the day.

"The car was great," stated Reid. "The guys had a good set up but it was just a matter of me getting comfortable with the car at Richmond in one practice session."

When the green flag fell Saturday on the Dominic's of New York 100, passing was very minimal but driver Boston Reid made use of the well-prepared car to move through the field. On lap 94, Reid was battling Busch Series driver J.J. Yeley for 8th and slid under him to grab the position. As Reid gained the position, the No. 19 broke it's throttle, according to the No. 19's team members, and slowed. The No. 35 driven by Reid climbed the No. 19's right rear tire, which sent the No. 35 into the wall. The accident ended a great run for the Curb Records sponsored R.E. Technologies Racing team.

"We had a good day going and were going to have a top five by the end of the day," said Reid. "You know there are some things that we just can't control."

The team tried a few new things at Richmond, which team manager Chris Santucci credits with the great setup.

"We tried some new Penske Racing Shocks and they made the car work so well," said Santucci. "We were taking our time passing through the guys. Luckily, we have another car pretty much ready to go to Pikes Peak."

Next weekends event at Pikes Peak holds a great opportunity to move back up in the points for Reid and the team.

"We will get back up to the front, hopefully get qualified good at Pikes Peak and have a good run there," said Reid. "I am looking forward to getting back in the car at Pikes Peak."

NEXT RACE

The R.E. Technologies Racing team will drive across the country to Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, Colo. for the King Soopers Rocky Mountain Classic on July 3-4. The event features the USAC National Midget Series, USAC Valvoline National Sprint Car Series and USAC Silver Crown Series. The program is capped off with a beautiful fireworks display.

REID LEADS ROOKIES

Boston Reid is currently the highest seeded rookie in the point standings. Reid, the 2002 Valvoline National Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year, is gunning for the Weld Racing Silver Crown Series Rookie of the Year honors this 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. Live coverage of the King Soopers Rocky Mountain Classic at Pikes Peak International Raceway begins Saturday afternoon with live real time qualifying in the live trackside section of our website. This week's Fan Poll question asks: "Who will win Pikes Peak?" Fans can also visit Boston's personal website at www.bostonreid.com.

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Series USAC
Drivers J.J. Yeley , Boston Reid
Teams Team Penske