Indiana Fair: RET race report

Indianapolis, IN -- May 31, 2004 -- The R.E. Technologies Racing team scored their first top ten of the young season, finishing seventh Saturday night at the Hoosier Hundred at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, IN. "This car was ...

Indianapolis, IN -- May 31, 2004 -- The R.E. Technologies Racing team scored their first top ten of the young season, finishing seventh Saturday night at the Hoosier Hundred at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, IN.

"This car was awesome," stated Boston Reid. "I can't thank these guys enough."

Boston Reid, in his first time behind the wheel of a dirt Silver Crown car, put the Curb Records sponsored #35 twelfth quick on the speed charts. When the green flag flew on the feature race, Reid and the team worked together to maintain a solid position while saving the car to run all 100 laps. The race was halted on lap 72 when Dane Carter hit the outside retaining wall in turn four. Carter escaped without serious injury. During the red flag, the R.E. Technologies team went to work on the car changing a right rear tire and making other minor adjustments. When the green flag fell again, Reid used the adjustments to move up through the field, finishing in 7th. Dave Darland took the win.

"The Gaerte Engine, Penske Racing Shocks, Valvoline Motor Oil, Sander Engineering wheels and J&J dirt chassis worked great," smiled team manager Chris Santucci. "We gambled with a soft tire on the red to get him into the top ten. It was kind of a gamble but it kind of worked out all right for us."

"Chris (Santucci), (Robert) Hubbard, and Jim (Norris) gave me a good car to qualify," said Reid. "We were a little bit off in the beginning but we had a red to make adjustments. The guys gave me new Hoosier tires, made a few changes and we came right up through there. That was nice."

Santucci says the team is jelling real well as evidenced by their teamwork under the red flag.

"We were able to make the right adjustments during the red flag because of Boston's input," said Santucci. "His input and feel will carry him a long ways. We can build off of this, keep working our way up to a top five and win one here before long."

The race was a homecoming of sorts for driver Boston Reid. Reid, who lives in nearby Fairmount, IN, had a large contingent of family members in the stands.

"I grew up watching this race when I was a kid," smiled Reid. "To be able to participate in it and finish seventh in my first ever attempt in Silver Crown on dirt, that is very cool."

NEXT RACE

The USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series heads to the "Sumar Classic" at Terre Haute Action Track, Saturday June 5th in Terre Haute, IN for the second dirt race of the season. The R.E. Technologies Racing team was second quick in qualifying in 2002. In 2003 the #35 car was gunning for the lead at the end of the race when the car suffered fuel pickup problems.

"The last two years at Terre Haute, we should have won the race," said Santucci. "I believe our car will be good this year. This will be the first track that we are racing at that Boston has raced at before."

"I am excited to go to Terre Haute," said Reid. "Terre Haute has been really good to me so hopefully we can continue that in our Silver Crown car. I think the momentum from this weekend will carry us and we can have a good race. This car has always been good at Terre Haute, so hopefully we can continue and get our first win."

DAILY DOUBLE

Boston Reid is scheduled to drive in the ARCA/REMAX race Saturday at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, KS and then fly to Terre Haute, IN to join up with the R.E. Technologies Racing team for the Sumar Classic. Reid finished 3rd in his first ARCA race at Toledo Speedway in Toledo, Ohio. Watch the R.E. Technologies Racing website for more info on this event later this week.

MOVIN ON UP

The R.E. Technologies Racing team moved up in points again this week. They are now listed in fifth place in the unofficial points standings. This is the highest the team has been in points following the third race of the year.

TUNE IN

You can listen to the R.E. Technologies Racing team's conversations on 460.4125mhz at the track.

FAN POLL

This weeks fan poll question on our website asks the question, "Who will win the Sumar Classic?" To vote, go to our website and click on the fan poll logo on the lower left portion of the main page.

ON THE WEB

The R.E. Technologies Racing website, www.racingeclipse.com, will once again provide live coverage including qualifying coverage and full weekend results in the live trackside section of the website. We will also update Boston's progress on his ARCA/USAC double. Photos and stories will also be added from the track. A new web poll and driver audio will be posted each week. To get to the live coverage, go to www.racingeclipse.com then click on the R.E. Technologies logo, then click on live trackside and the race that you are interested in. Click on the refresh button on for an update. Fans can also visit Boston's personal website at www.bostonreid.com. RSBN.net is scheduled to broadcast the Sumar Classic 100 live.

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Series USAC
Drivers Dave Darland , Dane Carter , Boston Reid
Teams Team Penske