Bobby East racing news 2009--07-29

East Comes Home Second in ORP Silver Crown 100-Lapper Brownsburg, Ind. (July 29, 2009) -- Bobby East picked up two solid finishes in USAC competition at O'Reilly Raceway Park, bringing the Klatt Enterprises No. 6 ClubSport/Ford Racing ...

East Comes Home Second in ORP Silver Crown 100-Lapper

Brownsburg, Ind. (July 29, 2009) -- Bobby East picked up two solid finishes in USAC competition at O'Reilly Raceway Park, bringing the Klatt Enterprises No. 6 ClubSport/Ford Racing Technology/Beast Chassis Beast home in second in the 100-lap Silver Crown feature and racking up a seventh-place finish in the National Midget Series 40-lap feature.

"Racing at ORP is a lot of fun and we've always had a lot of success here in everything we've done," East said. "We won this race the last couple of years and we were just one spot short of making it three in a row. Bobby Santos (Silver Crown winner) is on a roll right now and he's picking up wins in all three divisions. We have some really fast cars too but like tonight we just came up one spot short.

"We're not chasing points in the Silver Crown cars, we're just out for wins so when we don't it's always a little bit of a disappointment. But at the same time we're proud to come home second too. We were seventh in the Midget, and right now the competition there is really tough. There's a lot of really tough competitors out there and everyone seems to be really evenly matched. We're trying to get back in the roll we were on back in 2004 when we won the championship. A lot of times it's just getting one win out of the way and a couple more fall into place afterwards. That's what we're trying for."

East was scheduled to compete in a 200-lap National Midget Series feature at Anderson Speedway on Saturday night, but that race was cancelled due to rain.

"It's disappointing because we won the Sprint Car race there in the spring," East said. "Anderson is a fun place to race and there's a lot of action there, for the drivers and the fans. It's a shame the weather didn't work out because that would have been a fun race for everyone."

East remains sixth in the USAC National Midget Series standings, 137 points behind leader Jerry Coons, Jr. and just 57 points behind fifth-place Tracy Hines.

-credit: -BRC-

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Series USAC
Drivers Tracy Hines , Bobby East , Jerry Coons , Bobby Santos