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R.E. TECHNOLOGIES HEADS TO TONY BETTENHAUSEN 100 Memphis, Tenn. -- August 18, 2005 -- The R.E. Technologies Racing team and the rest of the stars of the USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series return to the dirt of the semi-banked mile oval ...

R.E. TECHNOLOGIES HEADS TO TONY BETTENHAUSEN 100

Memphis, Tenn. -- August 18, 2005 -- The R.E. Technologies Racing team and the rest of the stars of the USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series return to the dirt of the semi-banked mile oval Saturday for the Tony Bettenhausen 100 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois. The series last three races of the season are on the dirt at tracks the R.E. Technologies Racing has had success on in the past.

"We are hoping for a good run," said driver Jerry Coons Jr. "The guys always give me a good dirt car on the miles and it seems like we are always right up front there."

Coons grabbed the pole for the Tony Bettenhausen 100 in 2004. He finished third, his fourth top three finish at the Springfield track in the past four years.

"I think the dirt program has been good in the past," said Coons. "We have gotten a few poles on the dirt. We just need to turn that into a win."

From Springfield, the team will visit the dirt mile at DuQuoin, Illinois on September 4th and the historic half-mile dirt high banks of Eldora on September 24th.

COONS WINS AT SALEM SPEEDWAY

Jerry Coons Jr. led all 30 laps driving for Wilke-Pak to win the 46th Jasper Engines & Transmissions "Joe James/Pat O'Connor Classic" feature at Salem Speedway last Saturday. The win moves the Arizona native to second in the USAC National Midget Series point's standings.

FIVE RACES IN FOUR DAYS

2005 "Belleville Midget Nationals" Champion will race five times at the next three days. Coons will begin his adventure in the Wilke midget Thursday at Lawrenceburg. He will then travel to Gas City, Friday. Saturday, he will climb into the R.E. Technologies Racing No. 35 Silver Crown™ car at Springfield, Illinois and then travel to Terre Haute, Indiana Saturday night to drive the Wilke midget at the "Hut Hundred." Coons trails USAC National Midget Series point leader Josh Wise by just 58 points. Jerry Coons Jr. will finish his busy race weekend at Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

FAN POLL

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LIVE TONY BETTENHAUSEN 100 WEBCAST FROM SPRINGFIELD

Live coverage of the "Tony Bettenhausen 100" at the Illinois State Fairgrounds will take place August 20th exclusively on USACLive.com. USAC Live provides exclusive stories and photo coverage of the event. USACLive.com is your home for exclusive live coverage of the USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series for the 2005 season. Fans can visit USACLive.com by clicking on the Live Trackside icon on our website.

ON THE WEB

R.E. Technologies Racing's 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 the driver's thoughts in the Driver's Audio section. New photos from IRP have been posted in the photo section. Fans can also visit Jerry Coons' official website at www.jerrycoonsjr.com.

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Series USAC
Drivers Jerry Coons , Josh Wise , Tony Bettenhausen , Jerry Coons Jr.