East Holds Off Coons At Pikes Peak


FOUNTAIN, Colo. – Bobby East won Saturday’s 100-mile Rocky Mountain Classic Traxxas USAC Silver Crown Championship Series race at Pikes Peak Int’l Raceway.

The victory, which came in the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing Chevrolet Performance/Curb Beast/Kistler, was the 29th in series competition for Stewart as a car owner.

East passed Brian Tyler on lap 26 and held off a late-race challenge from Jerry Coons Jr. to post the victory over Coons, Tracy Hines, Tyler and fast qualifier Kody Swanson, who qualified at 141.188 mph.

Coons emerged as the series point leader by 18 over East.

Hines led the first four laps and Tyler led the next 21 before yielding to East.