Ballou Back On The USAC Sprint Car Trail

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Robert Ballou will be back with the USAC National Sprint Car Series full time this season. (Eli Kaikko photo)

INDIANAPOLIS – Fresh off of a season plagued by rehab efforts, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, Robert Ballou is healthy and ready to attack a new year.

Ballou will return to the USAC National Sprint Car Series full time, supplementing his schedule with winged 410ci races after spending time running with the PA Posse last year.

“It feels good to be healthy heading into a season,” Ballou said. “I have been fortunate to have some great doctors put me back together, and after one final surgery this winter, I can’t wait to get to Florida and get this season underway.”

While Ballou is ready to go, he does have sponsorship opportunities available for the full slate of USAC events, as well as a projected 20 events in his winged car.

“I have had some great people behind me over the years, but unfortunately circumstances have arisen and some of these places were forced to close, or simply are unable to sponsor race cars in 2021,” Ballou said. “I am hopeful to acquire a few new partners for the season ahead and make another run at a USAC championship.”

Typically known to keep a low profile both on and off the track, Ballou Motorsports does have a noteworthy resume that boasts some impressive accolades.

Ballou has the 2015 USAC sprint car championship to his credit, as well as the 2015 Indiana Sprint Week title and 29 series victories across 361 starts.

He looks to get back to those winning ways this year with a clean bill of health.

“It’s been a tough last few years,” Ballou said. “Since 2016 it has been very up and down, from injuries to team turnover, to some equipment changes, but I am really excited for the season ahead.”

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