RET/Boston Reid race notes 2004-06-07

Terre Haute, Ind. -- June 7, 2004 -- Boston Reid and the R.E. Technologies Racing team battled adversity to finish in the top fifteen in their second dirt race of the season. "The guys gave me a great car tonight," stated Reid. "The fact that I...

Terre Haute, Ind. -- June 7, 2004 -- Boston Reid and the R.E. Technologies Racing team battled adversity to finish in the top fifteen in their second dirt race of the season.

"The guys gave me a great car tonight," stated Reid. "The fact that I came in, jumped in the car and only ran two good laps, which were our qualifying laps, prior to the feature is a testament to how well this car was set up."

With no practice laps on the car, the team qualified 15th quick just minutes after Reid arrived in Terre Haute, Ind. from the ARCA RE/MAX race in Kansas. When the green flag waved on the feature, Reid maneuvered a well-prepared No. 35 though traffic from 15th position to 5th by lap 60. The Indiana native held his position until lap 76 when Dave Steel made contact with the No. 35 car sending Reid spinning. Luckily the minor damage did not prevent the car from finishing the race. Instead of giving up, the team restarted at the tail end of the field and Reid worked his way up to 15th, finishing on the lead lap.

"We really ran well tonight," said Reid. "There are some things we can't control. We had to go to the rear but we were able to gain a position back and finish on the lead lap."

The spin knocked the R.E. Technologies Racing team to 7th in the points. Brian Tyler won the race. Full results can be found in the Live Trackside section of our website.

BOSTON'S TRIPLE RACE WEEKEND

Boston Reid had a long weekend coming into the Silver Crown event at the Terre Haute Action Track. Reid started his journey at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. He then flew to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for the USAC Valvoline National Sprint Car Series Race were he finished 20th.

On Saturday morning, he was back in Kansas for the Kansas Lottery $200 Grand. Reid in his second ARCA RE/MAX race of his career qualified the ditech.com Chevrolet third. When the green flag fell, Reid piloted the car to the lead on lap 54. Later in the race a caution came out and the team pitted. Reid came out of the pits in 13th and drove the car up to 8th on lap 80 when the race was halted due to heavy rain. Ryan Hemphill won the event.

From Kansas, Boston Reid flew to Terre Haute, Ind. to climb into the R.E. Technologies Racing Silver Crown car.

"It was a long thirty-six hours," said Reid. "I am pretty exhausted at the moment. When you are in the racecar, your adrenaline is going so much you don't get tired until the race is over. I will definitely sleep well tonight."

NEXT RACE

The Dominic's of New York 100 at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday June 26th is next up for the R.E. Technologies Racing team. Last year, the team finished 5th at Richmond. Live coverage from Richmond begins on Friday June 25th in the afternoon in the Live Trackside section of our website www.racingeclipse.com.

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Series USAC
Drivers Brian Tyler , Ryan Hemphill , Boston Reid