Another Strong Showing in Slocum 50 at Burlington!
16, 2017) Shannon Babb and his #18 SBR team
traveled to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Saturday evening,
April 15 for the annual running of the 'Slocum 50.' The Corn Belt
Clash Super Late Model Series presided over the single-day throwdown
and a hefty $10,555 winner's check was on the line. Shannon laid
down the eighth fastest lap during the qualifying session prior
to running second in his loaded heat race. After starting the 50-lap
feature event from the outside of the second row, Shannon drove
up to second in the caution-free affair before eventually sliding
back to fourth at the checkers behind only victor Chris Simpson,
Bobby Pierce, and Chad Simpson. Full results from last night at
Burlington can be accessed online at www.cornbeltclash.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
New Cyberspace Home Launched for
Shannon Babb Racing!
9, 2017) Delph Communications, Inc. and Shannon
Babb Racing (SBR) welcomes you to the newly-refurbished www.ShannonBabb.net!
The new website has a fresh look, but still provides viewers with
all of the same great information as the old site. Shannon Babb,
who just kicked off his '17 season a few weeks ago, has already
knocked down strong top five efforts in both the $15,000 to win
'Illini 100' at Farmer City (IL) Raceway and the $20,000 to win
'Bad Boy 98' at Batesville (AR) Motor Speedway. The popular driver
known as "The Moweaqua Missile" has plans to take a more
hands-on approach to his apparel this year and his merchandise will
be available for purchase by fans through an online store hopefully
very soon. Keep up on the latest schedule dates, results, race recaps,
news, and so much more concerning the #18 SBR team by pointing your
Internet browser to www.ShannonBabb.net! (Brendon
Babb Impressive Again at Batesville;
Podiums Bad Boyd 98!
9, 2017) Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) invaded
Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas on April 7-8
for the 'Bad Boy 98.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie
drew 45 competitors to the Razorback State to vie for the whopping
$20,000 top prize. On Friday night, Shannon Babb posted the seventh
fastest lap in Group B during time trials prior to grabbing the
fourth and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After
starting Saturday's 98-lap headliner from the outside of the seventh
row, Shannon stormed past eleven competitors during the 'Bad Boy
98' on his way to an impressive third place podium showing. The
Moweaqua, Illinois ace trailed only victor Tim McCreadie and runner-up
Scott Bloomquist at the checkers last night at Batesville. Full
results can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Shannon Babb Lands in Top Five Throughout
Illini 100 Weekend!
3, 2017) Shannon Babb and his #18 team rolled
into Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois on April 1-2 for
the annual running of the 'Illini 100,' which was once again sanctioned
by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. The doubleheader
actually started on Saturday evening due to inclement weather and
a $15,000 winner's check was on the line in the weekend opener.
Shannon ran fourth in his loaded heat race and later started the
75-lapper from the outside of the seventh row. The Moweaqua, Illinois
standout then blitzed past nine competitors en route to a stellar
fifth place effort behind only winner Brandon Sheppard, Brian Shirley,
Billy Moyer, and Devin Moran!
Things then wrapped up at the 1/4-mile bullring in the Land of
Lincoln on Sunday afternoon with a $6,000 to win shootout, which
was initially scheduled for Friday night before heavy rain hit the
area. Shannon clicked off the third fastest time in Group B during
qualifying, ran second in his heat race, and later placed fifth
in the 25-lap sprint behind only victor Brian Shirley, Billy Moyer,
Bobby Pierce, and Chris Madden. Complete results from both of these
lucrative races can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
Kicks Off Season in Thaw Brawl Opener; Saturday Rained Out...
26, 2017) The #18 SBR team drove through
the pit gate at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois on Friday,
March 24 for the opening event of their 2017 campaign and the 6th
Annual 'Thaw Brawl.' The two-day extravaganza at the 1/4-mile bullring
was tri-sanctioned by the American Late Model Series (ALMS), the
Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series, and MARS West tours. Shannon
Babb knocked down the ninth quickest time in Group B during qualifying
prior to running fifth in his heat race. After grabbing the second
transfer spot through his B-Main, Shannon advanced to fifteenth
in the $7,000 to win feature event, which went forty laps caution
free. Saturday's $17,000 to win 'Thaw Brawl' finale unfortunately
fell victim to Mother Nature. Full results from LaSalle can be viewed
online at www.lasallespeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Babb Releases Partial '17 Schedule; Opens Up Season at LaSalle
1, 2017) The Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) team
is currently getting geared up for their 2017 racing season, which
is now scheduled to start with the annual running of the 'Thaw Brawl'
at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois on March 24-25. Shannon
Babb, who will be heading to Rocket Chassis in Shinnston, West Virginia
shortly to complete his second XR1 racecar, has released a partial
schedule full of special events including the 'Dirt Late Model Dream,'
the 'World 100,' the 'USA Nationals,' the 'Knoxville Late Model
Nationals,' the 'Topless 100,' the 'Show-Me 100,' the 'Prairie Dirt
Classic,' the 'Illini 100,' and the 'Gateway Dirt Nationals.' A
decision on the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals has not yet been made
and Shannon will be adding additional shows to his schedule throughout
the year. You can view when and where the #18 team will race in
2017 by clicking on the SCHEDULE
page of the website! (Todd Healy Photo)