Memphis, Tenn. -- July 1, 2004 -- The R.E. Technologies Racing team is hoping for Rocky Mountain success this weekend at the King Soopers Rocky Mountain Classic at Pikes Peak International Raceway. "The racetrack is awesome," stated...
Memphis, Tenn. -- July 1, 2004 -- The R.E. Technologies Racing team is hoping for Rocky Mountain success this weekend at the King Soopers Rocky Mountain Classic at Pikes Peak International Raceway.
"The racetrack is awesome," stated driver Boston Reid. "It is a racer's racetrack were you can really pass in the different grooves and get by some body if you are a little quicker."
Boston Reid drove his 2B USAC Valvoline Sprint Car last year at PPIR. The Logansport, Ind. native believes that the experience should aid him in his first ever Silver Crown run at the one-mile oval.
"Our run in a sprint car here last year should help me with the line," said Reid. "You will run a sprint car in a little deeper than a Silver Crown car. I believe with the crews experience here at PPIR, we should have a good finish."
The altitude at the Fountain, Colo. track offers a challenge for the teams.
"Pikes Peak is a motor racetrack," stated Team Manager Chris Santucci. "Knowing what to do to adjust your motors to get them to run right should be the key. We have engine specialist, Robert Hubbard tuning the motors. So we are looking forward to good results."
The "Rocky Mountain Classic" features the USAC Midgets, Sprint cars and Silver Crown cars. The weekend concludes with a midway concert and a spectacular fireworks display.
"Last year's event was a huge event," said Reid. "With the fireworks and all three USAC divisions, the fans should see a good race.
An incident with six laps to go at the Dominic's of New York 100 at Richmond International Raceway ended a great run for the R.E. Technologies Racing team. Boston Reid drove the No. 35 Curb Records J&J Silver Crown car up to 8th position before the incident. The team is looking forward to Pikes Peak to move back up the points ladder.
"The car was great," stated Reid. "We will get back up to the front, hopefully get qualified good at Pikes Peak and have a good run there."
REID LEADS ROOKIES
Boston Reid is currently the highest seeded rookie in the point standings. Reid, the 2002 Valvoline National Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year, is gunning for the Weld Racing Silver Crown Series Rookie of the Year honors this year.
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ON THE WEB
R.E. Technologies Racing 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 Boston's thoughts in the Driver's Audio section. Live coverage of the King Soopers Rocky Mountain Classic at Pikes Peak International Raceway begins Saturday afternoon with live real time qualifying in the live trackside section of our website. This week's Fan Poll question asks: "Who will win Pikes Peak?" Fans can also visit Boston's personal website at www.bostonreid.com.