By Dick Jordan
Bobby East of Brownsburg, Ind. and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team celebrated their second consecutive TRAXXAS USAC Silver Crown championship Saturday night after Bobby’s sixth-place finish in the “4-Crown Nationals” finale at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio left him with a six-point margin over series runner-up Chris Windom.
Windom, of Canton, Ill., passed East on lap four and led the rest of the 50-lap race to win in the RW Motorsports/Mike Curb-Agajanian Rotondo Weirich/Curb Records Beast/Wallace Toyota. Matt Westfall finished second ahead of Shane Cockrum, Taylor Ferns and Dave Darland.
East led the first three laps and protected his “top-10” run in the Chevrolet Performance/Curb Maxim/Kistler as the race wore on. Tracy Hines, who was second on the white-flag lap, flipped exiting turn four but escaped injury.
Windom’s win made him the eighth different race winner in eight 2013 TRAXXAS USAC Silver Crown races.
Final 2013 TRAXXAS USAC Silver Crown Point Standings: 1-Bobby East-387, 2-Chris Windom-381, 3-Tracy Hines-359, 4-Jerry Coons Jr.-359, 5-Kody Swanson-349, 6-A.J. Fike-272, 7-Brian Tyler-249, 8-Taylor Ferns-213, 9-Shane Hollingsworth-182, 10-Shane Cockrum-165.