Simply put, the crash Saturday was one of the nastiest, scariest looking I can ever remember and I thank God that Ballou’s injuries weren’t any worse. But if something isn’t done, the next time all involved might not be so lucky. The rumbling in the pits among the drivers is that if this was an isolated incident, then maybe they could turn the other cheek, but realistically, that isn’t the case and drivers have long memories so if officials don’t make some sort of call, then my fear is that some driver(s) is going to take matters into his own hands and attempt to settle the score.
All season long Stanbrough has said he’s not taken as many chances because he has his sights set on winning the title this year. It would be a shame if he were to finish second and the only reason was because of the points he lost due to Saturday night’s incident.
• Brett Bowman covers the Kokomo Speedway for the Tribune. He may be reached by email at email@example.com or through the sports department.