Driver Profile

Quick Info

HometownRocklin, CA
NicknameThe Madman
Racing Since1994
OccupationOwner/Driver
Birthday3/30
WebsiteVisit Website

Classes

410 Sprints - Winged#12
360 Sprints - Winged
410 Sprints - Non-Winged#12
360 Sprints - Non-Winged
Midgets

Driver Bio

Robert Ballou

About Robert

Robert began his racing career on the west coast in quarter midgets at the young age of 5 years old. Robert quickly proved he had a natural gift when sitting behind the wheel of a racecar. After many years of affectionately being nicknamed "Bug" in his early racing career, he was well on his way to becoming "The Madman" and of course the original favorite "The Rocklin Rocket".

Now 28 years later Robert has successfully built what is now referred to as "Ballou Motorsports". Ballou Motorsports is a primarily self-funded team but we are thankful to have a couple amazing sponsors to stand behind us year in and out. This team wouldn't be where it is today without the people that have stood behind this team all these years. Robert is one of the few current National drivers that owns his own team, is the primary crew chief and mechanic along with being the main driver of the rig to and from each racing event.

Career Highlights

Two-time Quarter Midget Grand National Champion - 2004 Rebel Cup Rookie of the Year
Civil War Series Rookie of the Year
Youngest driver in history to win Golden State Challenge race
2008 Ron Shuman Classic Champion. ($10,000 To Win).
2008 MSCS Don Smith Classic Champion.
2-Time Lawrenceburg Nationals Champion. ($10,000 To Win).
2007 4 Crown Nationals Sprint Car Champion.
2010 Sprint Bandits TnT Championship Winner
2014 USAC National Sprint Cars Indiana Sprint Week - 2nd in points
2014 Bob Darland Memorial Winner
2015 No Way Out 40 - Jesse Hockett Memorial
2015 USAC National Sprint Cars Indiana Sprint Week Champion
2015 USAC National Sprint Car Champion

Sponsors

Suburban Subaru, Hinchman Racing Uniforms, Berks Western Telecom, Deaton's Waterfront Services, Don Ott Racing Engines, Indy Race Parts, Manvel Motorsports, Blakesley Auto, Rossie Feed & Grain
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