PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to his roots over the weekend, Robert Ballou traveled to Montpelier Speedway to do a little BOSS winged racing, the discipline in which his career started back in California. Making limited winged starts over the year, Ballou showed good speed on Saturday night, Ballou would close the night out with a fifth place finish.
“We had really good speed all night long and actually probably should have finished in the Top-Five, but the driver got in the way and made a couple of mistakes,” Robert Ballou said.
Time trials saw the Rocklin, CA native turned Hoosier state resident time the Dickinson Farms/Deaton Waterfront Services/Abreu Vineyards backed mount in seventh quickest in his group but 11th overall on the speed charts.
Lining up in the fourth row of his heat race, Ballou showed no signs of rust with the wings bolted on as he was able to make some big time moves and race his way forward. Getting better each and every lap, Ballou would charge his way to a second place finish which was good enough to line up 11th in the feature event.
From his sixth row starting position, Ballou would continue to shake off some rust and impress as he was able to continue to work his way forward. Getting up to fifth within the race’s first eighth laps, Ballou would make a couple of mistakes in the coming laps that would see him fade back to 10th.
Settling down and getting back into a rhythm, ‘The Mad Man’ would pick up a couple of positions in the waning laps to close his night out with an eighth place finish.
“It was a fun night at the track,” Ballou said. “To come out and have good speed and feel comfortable that quick was huge. Looking forward to some more winged racing here in the next few weeks.”
Robert Ballou would like to thank Dickinson Farms, Lucas Oil Products, Abreu Vineyards, Deaton’s Waterfront Service, Rossie Feed and Grain, MPHG Promotion, Unique Breedz, Suburban Subaru, Jamie Davidson Scrap Metal, Twister-X, Hinchman Indy, Don Ott Racing Engines, Manvel Motorsports, Blakesley Auto, Olson Custom Design, Konnected Clothing, Hooker Harness, Indy Race Parts, Hoosier Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, ISC Racers Tape, Chalk Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, and Bell Helmets for their support.
ON TAP: Ballou is scheduled to race with the MOWA this Friday and Saturday night in Jacksonville, IL.
2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 49, Wins- 4, Top 5’s- 23, Top-10’s- 37
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