Clauson Conquers Terre Haute
Ballou tallied his strongest finish of the year, coming home a strong second in the Ballou Motorsports – Deaton’s Waterfront Services No. 12x Maxim/Ott.
“I was rolling the middle pretty good and caught Brady through there. I saw Bryan working underneath me, and I knew I probably wasn’t good enough. I probably went a little too hard on my tires early. I moved around a little and he got by me. By the time I was catching him a little with traffic, he was gonna have to make a major mistake for me to have a chance. Usually, you get a few cautions here to let you get another chance at it, and wouldn’t you know tonight dang near goes green to checkered,” Ballou said.
Bacon held on for third, keeping the leaders in sight as he added to his point lead in the Hoffman Auto Racing – Mean Green No. 69 Triple X/Williams Mopar.
“We’ve been on the podium here every time I’ve raced for the Hoffmans, but unfortunately we haven’t gotten a win yet. I felt a bit like a sitting duck, running the high side like that and not knowing for sure if I needed to leave it. Usually, even when it feels slow, it’s still the place to be. I still felt better than them on the top through one and two, but once you lose it, there’s no way to get them back,” Bacon said.
Sprintweek point leader Chris Windom kept up his consistent week by finishing fourth with Brady Short fifth.