CAMERON DODSON AND THE CARL EDWARDS/ R.E. TECHNOLOGIES RACING TEAM FINISH 4th AT ORP INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- July 26, 2007 -- Cameron Dodson and the Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing team recorded their fifth top five of the season by ...
CAMERON DODSON AND THE CARL EDWARDS/ R.E. TECHNOLOGIES RACING TEAM FINISH 4th AT ORP
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- July 26, 2007 -- Cameron Dodson and the Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing team recorded their fifth top five of the season by finishing fourth Thursday night at the J. D. Byrider 100, presented by TourHendricksCounty.com at O'Reilly Raceway Park.
K & N USAC Silver Crown Championship Series Rookie Cameron Dodson started the night off fast, timing in third quick in only his sixth start for the team. When the green flag dropped on the 100-lap race, the driver of the No. 199 Larry Wallace Ford powered/ Hoosier Tires/ Red Line Oil Silver Crown car slipped by NASCAR Busch Series regular Jason Leffler and into second place. Dodson would remain in second for the majority of the race with the coaching of team owner, Carl Edwards who was spotting. As the race wore on, Silver Crown veteran Pablo Donoso would get by the Indiana native and in the final laps another veteran, Tim Barber would sneak by Cameron Dodson moving him to fourth, giving the rookie his fourth top five Silver Crown finish of his young career.
"Our Larry Wallace built Ford engine and the Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies crew helped us run a good race tonight although I would have rather have finished first," smiled Dodson. "We have several races left this season and I am looking forward to winning one of those next few races"
With the strong showing at O'Reilly Raceway Park, Cameron Dodson moved into third place in the K & N USAC Silver Crown Championship Series driver's points. Dodson is ten points out of first place and just three points out of second. The No. 199 Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing entry remains in first place in the owner's points.
HIT THE DIRT
The K & N USAC Silver Crown Championship Series will now head into a stretch of mainly dirt races, which will be crucial in crowning a Silver Crown champion. The series will head to the Illinois State Fairgrounds on August 18th, and then revisit the Land of Lincoln at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds on September 2nd. The series takes a brief break from the dirt, competing on the NASCAR Nextel Cup weekend at New Hampshire International Speedway on September 22nd. The Silver Crown cars return to the dirt for the final time at the Four Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway on September 22nd. The Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing team won the season opener on dirt at Manzanita Speedway with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. behind the wheel back in February.
NEW SERIES NAME
The United States Auto Club announced Thursday afternoon that their Silver Crown division would now be known as the K & N USAC Silver Crown Championship Series. K & N Engineering of Riverside, Calif. manufactures performance air and oil filters for racing and passenger cars.