Milwaukee: R.E. Technologies Racing preview

Memphis, Tenn. -- July 21, 2004 -- The R.E. Technologies Racing team is looking for a successful visit to the Milwaukee Mile this weekend as part of the Menards A.J. Foyt 225 Indy Racing Weekend. The event will mark first time the Silver CrownTM...

Memphis, Tenn. -- July 21, 2004 -- The R.E. Technologies Racing team is looking for a successful visit to the Milwaukee Mile this weekend as part of the Menards A.J. Foyt 225 Indy Racing Weekend. The event will mark first time the Silver CrownTM cars have raced around the one-mile oval in eleven years.

"From talking with people who have raced there they say it should be pretty technical which is always good," said driver Boston Reid. "They say Milwaukee is a flat track. We tested at Nazareth, which is flat too. I think we have a pretty good package at Nazareth. We should be able to unload and have a good run at Milwaukee."

Milwaukee represents the halfway point in the season for the USAC Weld Racing Silver Crown Series. For the R.E. Technologies Racing team, it is time to turn it up a notch.

"We hope to seize the moment at Milwaukee," stated Reid. "That is our goal every week. Our pavement package is getting better every time we go out. I think that every weekend from here on out, we will have a shot to do well and hopefully pull a victory off."

The green flag is expected to fly on the USAC Silver Crown Series feature at 3:45pm central time Saturday.

MILE HIGH BUT NOT DRY

Boston Reid and the R. E. Technologies Racing team came from the back of the field to finish fourteenth on July 4th at Pikes Peak International Raceway. The team battled tire problems Saturday during practice and qualifying.

The R. E. Technologies Racing team qualified the No. 35 Curb Records/ Valvoline sponsored car 23rd quick Saturday. The team elected to put on a new right rear tire for the race on Sunday. To do that the team was forced to give up their qualifying position and start at the rear of the field. In the warm-up session on Sunday, the new batch of tires paid off improving the team's time 4th quick. Then the thunderstorm came, dumping dime sized hail and heavy rain on the track. The rain delay forced USAC to shorten the Silver Crown race from 100 to 60 laps. Despite a shortened race and four cautions, driver Boston Reid charged forward passing 17 cars to finish 14th. Jay Drake won the event. The top fifteen finish improves the team's standings in the points, up to 8th.

HEAVY TRAFFIC

The USAC Silver Crown Series will be joined by the USAC National Midget Car Series, the Indy Racing League's Indy Car Series and the Menards Infiniti Pro Series this weekend. The four series will share the track over three days. The No. 91 Ethanol sponsored Hemelgarn 91/ Johnson Motorsports entry driven by Paul Dana will race in the Menards Infiniti Pro Series event. Dana finished second in Nashville last weekend. The four series raced together in Phoenix earlier this year. The USAC Valvoline Sprint Car Series, Midget Car Series, Silver Crown Series and Indy Racing League's Indy Car Series will compete together on the same weekend later this season at Nazareth, Pa.

TESTING TESTING

The R.E. Technoloiges Racing team completed a successful test at Indianapolis Raceway Park last week. The team put over 100 laps on the Curb Records sponsored No.35. The track was very green in the morning due to the overnight rains. As the team laid down rubber and made adjustments, the Curb-Agajanian Special recorded faster times. The R.E. Technologies Racing team also tested the No. 191 Hemelgarn 91 Johnson Motorsports entry and fitted the driver for the car. The test marked Boston Reid's first laps around the .686-mile oval in a Silver Crown car.

The team shared testing time with two USAC Silver Crown regulars. Former Hemelgarn 91 Johnson Motorsports Menard's Infiniti Pro Series driver Aaron Fike tested the Ollie's Bargain Outlet/ Curb Records Dodge Busch Series car and former R.E. Technologies Racing driver Tyler Walker tested the No. 74 Outdoor Channel Chevrolet.

The team will return to IRP on August 5th for the J.D. Byrider 100, a part of Kroger Speed Week. The Busch Series event, the Kroger 200 is scheduled to run on August 7th.

BOSTON TO RACE BUSCH

Boston Reid will make multiple NASCAR Busch Series starts in 2004 as a part of Hendrick Motorsports' driver development program. Reid is scheduled to compete at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway on Sept. 10. He will then race at Lowe's Motor Speedway on Oct. 15 and Atlanta Motor Speedway on Oct. 30. The Logansport, Ind. native has three top-10 finishes in as many ARCA starts in 2004. The Busch Series starts will not conflict with Boston Reid's quest for USAC Silver Crown Rookie of the Year with the R.E. Technologies Racing team.

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 will provide live coverage of the USAC Silver Crown Series this weekend. Beginning on Friday the site will provide updates throughout the day as well as same day photos from the track. The website will also provide Live real-time coverage of qualifying scheduled for the one o'clock hour (central) Friday afternoon. Live real-time qualifying coverage as well as practice times and race results can be found in our live trackside section. The website also provides the latest information about the R.E. Technologies Racing team. One can also hear Boston's thoughts on an upcoming race in the Driver's Audio section. Check back often for an upcoming special feature in Driver Audio. This week's Fan Poll question asks: "Who will win Milwaukee?" Fans can also visit Boston's personal website at www.bostonreid.com.

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Series USAC
Drivers Aaron Fike , Paul Dana , Jay Drake , Boston Reid , A.J. Foyt
Teams Hendrick Motorsports