PETER SHEPHERD SIXTH AT MILWAUKEE WEST ALLIS, Wis. -- July 23, 2006 -- Peter Shepherd continued his Silver Crown education Sunday at the Milwaukee Mile. The USAC rookie finished 6th on the flat one mile oval. It was Shepherd's first race on a...
PETER SHEPHERD SIXTH AT MILWAUKEE
WEST ALLIS, Wis. -- July 23, 2006 -- Peter Shepherd continued his Silver Crown education Sunday at the Milwaukee Mile. The USAC rookie finished 6th on the flat one mile oval. It was Shepherd's first race on a flat track in a Silver Crown car. The Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing team had only one practice session to get their driver accustomed to the new track. The Canadian quickly settled into his surrounding and was 6th quick in the practice session. When it came time to qualify, the youngster turned a time that would secure him a position of 8th on the grid for Sunday's race. Peter Shepherd's goal for the race on Sunday was to learn from the Silver Crown veterans who had more experience at the Milwaukee Mile.
"I used this weekend as a learning experience," said Shepherd. "Going into a race coming off of a second place finish we wanted to do one better and that is a win but I underestimated the track and maybe over estimated my experience. I know that these guys are good and they have been doing it for a long time. I respect them and know I can learn a lot from them."
Peter Shepherd finished 6th Sunday, the team's seventh top ten finish of the season.
"Our Ford powered C&R chassis was good all weekend," said Shepherd. "I would like to thank my team for their hard work at Milwaukee. We are still not far away from a win. I think that we will have a shot at a top three or a win at Iowa and Kansas. We are still right there. I believe strongly that it will come before the end of the year."
ON THE POINT
Peter Shepherd remains in seventh in the USAC Silver Crown drivers points following Milwaukee. The Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing team is fifth in the owner's points. The young Canadian is second in the USAC Silver Crown Rookie of the Year points standings.
USAC SILVER CROWN SERIES ON TV
The Milwaukee 100 is scheduled to air on the Outdoor Channel August 12 at 5pm Eastern 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. The USG Fiberock 100 from Chicagoland will air this coming Saturday night at 5pm Eastern on the Outdoor Channel. Peter Shepherd and the Carl Edwards/ R.E. Technologies Racing team scored their first podium finish of the season at Chicagoland. For a complete TV schedule, please visit our website.
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. Please visit our website for a complete recap of the race weekend.