Summer Nationals Nightly Results for #18 Team
21, 2017) Afternoon rain showers have cancelled
tonight's UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals showdown at Farley Speedway
in Farley, Iowa. There will be no makeup date for the $10,000 to
win event and the "Hell Tour" will now move on to Spoon
River Speedway in Banner, Illinois on Thursday, June 22.
(June 20, 2017)
Following a rare day off, the #18 team was back on the
road with the UMP Summer Nationals tour tonight in another $5,000
to win battle at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois.
Shannon Babb posted the second fastest time in his group during
qualifying prior to running second in his heat race. After rolling
off from the outside of the third row in the 40-lap main event,
Shannon was able to move past a trio of competitors en route to
a strong third place showing behind only race winner Billy Moyer
and runner-up Bobby Pierce.
18, 2017) The first week of the UMP DIRTcar
Summer Nationals wrapped up tonight with a $5,000 to win throwdown
at Daugherty Speedway in Boswell, Indiana. The "Moweaqua Missile"
Shannon Babb swept the night's racing action in the Hoosier State,
as he set Fast Time in his group during qualifying, won his heat
race, and later led all thirty circuits of the main event. Shannon
bagged the $5,000 top prize for his 91st career "Hell Tour"
victory over Billy Moyer, Bobby Pierce, Jason Feger, and Bob Gardner!
(Jim DenHamer Photo)
(June 17, 2017)
The fourth leg of the "Hell Tour" grind took
the #18 SBR team to Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois tonight.
Shannon Babb clicked off the third fastest lap in his group during
time trials and later grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his
heat race. Shannon was then in the tenth position after twenty circuits
in the feature when heavy rain canceled the remainder of the 60-lap
affair. The race has since been deemed official and Shannon was
officially credited with a tenth place finish in the event, which
was downgraded to a $5,000 to win purse.
(June 16, 2017)
The grueling UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour made their
first-ever stop at Sycamore Speedway in Maple Park, Illinois tonight
and 38 competitors showed up to vie for the $7,500 payday. Shannon
Babb laid down the fourth quickest time in Group B during the qualifying
session prior to running second in heat race action. After rolling
off from the outside of the fourth row in the 40-lap feature event,
Shannon stormed all the way up to second in the running order before
settling for a third place showing behind only victor Billy Moyer
and runner-up Ryan Unzicker!
(June 15, 2017)
Round two of the "Hell Tour" ventured north to
Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, Illinois tonight for another
$5,000 to win throwdown. Shannon Babb stopped the clock fourth fastest
in his group during time trials before placing second in his stacked
heat race. Despite gambling on soft tires, Shannon was able to drive
past a trio of competitors during the 40-lapper to record a strong
third place podium performance behind only feature winner Bobby
Pierce and runner-up Cody Mahoney!
(June 14, 2017)
The 2017 edition of the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals kicked
off tonight at the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown,
Indiana. A $5,000 winner's check was on the line at the 1/4-mile,
semi-banked oval in the annual running of the 'Hoosier Dirt Classic.'
Shannon Babb timed in seventh quickest in Group A during qualifying
and was battling for the lead in his heat race when a burnt piston
in the motor sent him pitside. Shannon then switched to a back-up
car for the 40-lap feature and salvaged a fourteenth place effort
in the '17 series lid lifter.
Babb Wins Heat Race Leading into
$100k Dirt Late Model Dream
11, 2017) Shannon Babb and Shannon Babb Racing
(SBR) made the trek to the hallowed high-banks of Eldora Speedway
in Rossburg, Ohio on June 8-10 for the 23rd Annual 'Dirt Late Model
Dream.' The crown jewel extravaganza drew 79 Super Late Model competitors
to the 1/2-mile speedplant to vie for the whopping $100,000 winner's
check. Things kicked off at the "Big E" with a pair of
Twin 25 preliminary programs, which paid $5,000 and $10,000 to win
Shannon ran fourth in his heat race on Thursday night prior to
winding up seventeenth in the final finishing order of the 25-lapper.
On Friday evening, Shannon placed fifth in heat race action before
moving up to finish fourteenth in the 25-lap main event. When action
really heated up in the Buckeye State on Saturday, the Moweaqua,
Illinois star won his stacked heat race, but was an early retiree
in the 100-lap 'Dirt Late Model Dream' - eventually settling for
a twenty-seventh place performance. View complete results from all
three days at Eldora Speedway by pointing your Internet browser
Shannon Babb Racing Scores Top Ten
in Annual Show-Me 100
29, 2017) Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) made
their way to the pristine Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri
from May 25-28 for the 25th edition of the 'Show-Me 100,' which
was once again sanctioned by both the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series and the Lucas Oil MLRA Series. Shannon Babb unfortunately
failed to transfer into Thursday's $6,000 to win preliminary program,
but then placed nineteenth in Friday's $6,000 to win prelim. After
the 'Show-Me 100' finale was pushed back to Sunday evening due to
inclement weather, Shannon scored the victory in his consolation
event and later rolled off from the outside of the tenth row in
the $30,000 to win headliner. The Moweaqua, Illinois star then drove
past ten competitors during the 100-lap crown jewel spectacular
en route to a solid tenth place showing. Full results from the extended
weekend at Wheatland can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Babb Beats Lucas Oil Foes for $10,000
Payday at Luxemburg!!!
20, 2017) Moweaqua, Illinois star Shannon
Babb beat the cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
on Friday night, May 19 in his first-ever visit to Luxemburg Speedway
in Luxemburg, Wisconsin! Shannon swept the racing program in the
Badger State last night by laying down the quickest lap overall
during qualifying to earn Fast Time honors, winning his loaded heat
race, and later leading all fifty circuits of the headliner. Shannon
held off Josh Richards, Darrell Lanigan, Gregg Satterlee, and Tim
McCreadie in the A-Main to score his twelfth career win with the
national touring series and the $10,000 payday!
On Thursday evening, May 18, Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) was in the
pit area at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois for a similar
$10,000 to win LOLMDS shootout. Shannon pulled in during his heat
race with problems, but later stormed to second in the consolation
event to earn a transfer position into the 50-lap main event. The
"Moweaqua Missile" was indeed a missile during the feature,
as he blasted past fourteen competitors on the 1/4-mile bullring
en route to a solid sixth place showing behind only winner Scott
Bloomquist, Mike Marlar, Dennis Erb, Jr., Don O'Neal, and Tim McCreadie.
Full results from the double-dip can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Shannon Babb's Busy Weekend Headlined
by $3k Farmer City Win!
15, 2017) Shannon Babb scored his first feature
win of the young 2017 racing season on Thursday, May 11 in the 'Farmer
City 74' opener at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois!
Shannon clicked off the fastest time overall during the qualifying
session prior to winning his stacked heat race. The Moweaqua, Illinois
superstar then grabbed the top spot on the fifth circuit and led
the remainder of the 35-lap affair to bag the $3,000 winner's check
over Mason Zeigler, Billy Moyer, Jimmy Mars, and Ryan Unzicker!
On Friday night in the $20,000 to win 'Farmer City 74' finale,
Shannon set Fast Time during qualifying once again, won his heat
race, led laps 23-29 of the 74-lap headliner, and eventually garnered
an impressive runner-up showing behind only victor Bobby Pierce.
At Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois on Saturday
evening, Shannon advanced into the $10,000 to win 'FALS Frenzy,'
but was an early retiree and settled for a twenty-eighth place effort.
In the weekend finale on Sunday at Spoon River Speedway in Banner,
Illinois, Shannon advanced past five competitors during the $5,000
to win feature to finish fourth behind only race winner Gregg Satterlee,
Bobby Pierce, and Billy Moyer, Jr. Full results from the hectic
quadruple header can be accessed online at www.marsracingseries.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Babb Posts 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)