Babb Nabs Top Ten in Lucas Oil MLRA Finale at Tri-City Speedway
(October 17, 2021)
Following a rain-out on Friday night, the Lucas Oil MLRA Series wrapped up their 2021 season on Saturday evening, October 16 at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. The show last night at the St. Louis-area oval drew a 25 car field to vie for the $7,000 paycheck. Shannon Babb laid down the second fastest lap overall during qualifying before placing third in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the fourth row in the 40-lapper, Shannon drove to a ninth place performance in the MLRA finale. Full results from Tri-City Speedway can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com.

Shannon Babb Competes in Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals
(September 19, 2021)
The Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) team had a quick turnaround after FALS to compete in this weekend's 17th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' at the sprawling Knoxville Raceway from September 16-18. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again sanctioned the three-day crown jewel program in the Hawkeye State, which started with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary nights. On Thursday, Shannon Babb unfortunately failed to transfer into the 25-lap feature after finishing eighth in his heat race and choosing not to start the B-Main. At Knoxville on Friday, Shannon placed third in his stacked heat race, but drew a late caution in the 25-lapper on his way to being paid for a twenty-first place performance.

By virtue of racking up the twentieth highest point total during the two prelims, Shannon earned the rights to the outside of the tenth row for Saturday's 100-lap crown jewel main event. Eying the lucrative $50,000 winner's check, Shannon was able to move forward and pick off seven competitors en route to a thirteenth place showing. Complete results from the historic Knoxville, Iowa speedplant can be viewed online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

Babb Involved in Early Incident During $15,000 One for the Road...
(September 14, 2021)
A special Monday night showdown greeted the #18 team on September 13 at Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois. The Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series schedule fired back up last night at FALS and the event dubbed as 'One for the Road' shelled out a $15,000 paycheck. Shannon Babb clicked off the third quickest lap overall during the qualifying session prior to running second in his loaded heat race. After starting the 50-lapper from the outside of the third row, Shannon was unfortunately part of an early tangle and retired prematurely in the twenty-first position. Complete results from Fairbury Speedway can be located by pointing your web browser to www.fairburyspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Shannon Babb Runner-Up in 51st Annual World 100 Prelim at Eldora!
(September 12, 2021)
The Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) team and driver Shannon Babb made their way to the Buckeye State from September 8-11 for the double 'World 100s' held at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The 51st edition of the "Granddaddy of Them All" started on Wednesday night with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary events - each of which paid $10,000 to the winner. Shannon placed second in his heat race, led the first seventeen circuits of his 25-lap main event, and eventually recorded an impressive runner-up in the opener behind only winner Tim McCreadie. From the highs to the lows, Shannon then unfortunately missed out on Thursday's 100-lap headliner that boasted a $54,000 paycheck, as he finished fifth in his heat race and seventh in his B-Main.

On Friday evening at the "Big E," the 50th Annual 'World 100' got underway with $10,000 to win Twin 25s. Shannon ran sixth in his loaded heat race, won his B-Main, and later wound up posting a twenty-second place performance in his 25-lapper. Saturday's grand finale was then unfortunately a short one for the #18 team, as the Moweaqua, Illinois ace was involved in a heat race skirmish and was not able to transfer into the $53,000 to win 'World 100.' Complete results from the storied 1/2-mile oval can be located by visiting www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Babb Nets Top Five in Labor Day Weekend Opener at Farmer City
(September 5, 2021)
Shannon Babb and his #18 team spent their Labor Day weekend at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois and Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois from September 2-4, as a trio of MARS Racing Series specials took place in the Land of Lincoln. The holiday weekend triple shot kicked off on Thursday night at Farmer City with a $5,000 to win showdown. Shannon won his heat race and later started third on the grid in the 40-lapper. The Moweaqua, Illinois standout then battled hard for a podium position before winding up in the fourth spot behind only race winner Brian Shirley, Mckay Wenger, and Tanner English.

Another $5,000 top prize was scheduled to be on the line on Friday evening at Farmer City, but rain showers during heat race action nixed the 40-lap main event. The MARS tripleheader then wrapped up on Saturday at Fairbury with the annual running of the 'FALS Super Nationals,' which shelled out a $10,000 paycheck. Shannon placed second in his heat race, but brought out an early caution flag in the 50-lap headliner and was officially relegated to a disappointing eighteenth place effort. Complete results from each of these Labor Day weekend races can be found online at www.marsracingseries.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Shannon Babb Fourth in Quad Cities 150 Opener at Davenport
(August 29, 2021)
The inaugural running of the 'Quad Cities 150' took place from August 26-28 and brought the Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) team to Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa for the three-day World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series show. Things kicked off in the Hawkeye State with a pair of $10,000 to win throwdowns. Shannon Babb ran second in his heat race on Thursday night before advancing past four competitors during the 40-lap feature en route to a sterling fourth place effort behind only winner Devin Moran, Bobby Pierce, and Frank Heckenast, Jr. On Friday evening in a similar program, Shannon placed third in his loaded heat race and tenth in the 40-lapper.

On Saturday, a whopping $30,000 paycheck was up for grabs in the 'Quad Cities 150' grand finale. The Moweaqua, Illinois star unfortunately slipped over the banking in his heat race to finish eighth, but later battled back to grab the third transfer spot through his B-Main. Shannon then started the 70-lap headliner from the outside of the eleventh row and was officially placed sixteenth in the final rundown. Complete results from each of these three races can be found by logging onto www.woolms.com.

Babb Makes Trip South to Batesville for $40,000 Topless 100...
(August 22, 2021)
The #18 SBR team made the trip to Batesville Motor Speedway on August 19-21 for the 29th edition of the 'Topless 100.' The popular roofless crown jewel event was once again sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and started with a pair of $5,000 to win preliminary races. Following a rain-out on Thursday at the Locust Grove, Arkansas facility, Shannon Babb unfortunately narrowly missed out on Friday's 30-lap feature after finishing fourth in both his heat race and his B-Main.

When Saturday rolled around at BMS, a record crowd assembled at the track to see who would emerge victorious in the 'Topless 100,' which once again boasted a whopping $40,000 payday. Shannon placed fifth in his loaded B-Main, which was two mere spots away from a coveted transfer position into the 100-lap headliner that was ultimately won by Hudson O'Neal. Complete results from the Batesville biggie can be accessed by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

Shannon Babb Sixth at Highland; Improves to Fourth at Pevely!
(August 15, 2021)
Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) invaded both Highland Speedway in Highland, Illinois and Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri over the August 13-14 weekend for a pair of rain-postponed DIRTcar Summer Nationals battles, which each boasted a $10,000 payday. On Friday night on a rugged racing surface at Highland, Shannon Babb ran second in his heat race prior to starting and finishing sixth in the 50-lapper to trail only race winner Brandon Sheppard, Bobby Pierce, Tanner English, Garrett Alberson, and Ashton Winger. At Pevely on Saturday evening, Shannon earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session and finished second in his heat race before advancing up to fourth in the 40-lap feature to trail only victor Bobby Pierce, Brandon Sheppard, and Ashton Winger. Complete results from both "Hell Tour" races can be found online at www.dirtcarsummernationals.com.

Babb Caught Up in Early Wreck During 34th Annual USA Nationals...
(August 8, 2021)
The #18 SBR team trekked north to the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin from August 5-7 for the 34th Annual 'USA Nationals,' which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. Things kicked off on Thursday with a $6,000 to win preliminary event in the Badger State and Shannon Babb posted the seventh fastest lap in Group B during qualifying before running third in his loaded heat race. In the 30-lap feature event, which was pushed back to late Friday afternoon due to rain showers, Shannon started the contest from the outside of the seventh row and was eventually paid for a steady twelfth place performance.

On Friday evening at Cedar Lake, Shannon won his first heat race of the night before placing sixth in his final prelim. By virtue of racking up the thirteenth most passing points during the double heat race format, Shannon earned the rights to the inside of the seventh row for Saturday's 100-lap crown jewel main event. With a whopping $50,000 paycheck on the line, the Moweaqua, Illinois star was unfortunately caught up in an early wreck and retired prematurely in the twenty-fifth position. Complete results from the 'USA Nationals' weekend can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

Shannon Babb Runner-Up in FALS Prelim; Third in $50,000 PDC!
(August 1, 2021)
Shannon Babb and Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) were one of the 74 teams that descended upon Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois on July 30-31 for the 31st edition of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic.' The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series once again presided over the mega-event, which shelled out a whopping $50,000 paycheck. Shannon timed in twenty-fifth fastest in Group A during qualifying on Friday night, but thrilled the home state fans by rallying past eleven competitors to finish an impressive runner-up in his 25-lap qualifying feature behind only $3,000 victor Ryan Gustin!

After drawing the sixth starting spot on Saturday evening, Shannon had his focus set on a fourth 'Prairie Dirt Classic' title. In front of a standing-room-only crowd, the Moweaqua, Illinois ace moved forward early in the 100-lap contest before slipping back to as far as the eighth position. Shannon then made a stirring charge late in the distance to land on the podium in third behind only race winner Kyle Larson and runner-up Bobby Pierce! Complete results from the PDC weekend can be accessed online at www.woolms.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Babb Claims Top Five in Second Summer Nationals Stop to Granite City!
(July 24, 2021)
Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) invaded Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois on Friday night, July 23. The second stop of the year by the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour to the St. Louis-area facility took place and a $10,000 winner's check was on the line in the 'Russ Wallace Memorial.' Shannon Babb earned Fast Time honors of the 38 entrants during "Hell Tour" qualifying and later secured a heat race triumph. After drawing the inside of the second row for the start of the 40-lap feature event, Shannon wound up placing fifth in the caution-free affair behind only victor Bobby Pierce, Ryan Unzicker, Ashton Winger, and Tanner English. Complete results from last night at Tri-City Speedway can be located online at www.dirtcarsummernationals.com.

Shannon Babb Records 100th Career Summer Nationals Victory!!!
(July 10, 2021)
Shannon Babb, of Moweaqua, Illinois, captured his 100th career DIRTcar Summer Nationals triumph on Friday night, July 9 at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois! Shannon timed in second fastest in Group B during the qualifying session at the 1/4-mile fairgrounds oval and later secured a heat race triumph. After drawing the inside of the second row for the start of the 40-lap feature event, Shannon overtook race-long leader Mckay Wenger on the 24th circuit and led the remainder of the contest to bag the $10,000 top prize. Finishing behind Babb was a top five that consisted of runner-up Wenger, Garrett Alberson, Brian Shirley, and Joe Godsey!

In other "Hell Tour" action this week, the #18 team was in competition at Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois and Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois. On Wednesday in a $5,000 to win shootout at Spoon River, Shannon suffered engine troubles following qualifying and was forced to a back-up car for the remainder of the program. He then rallied to fifth in his heat race and won his B-Main before retiring early in the 40-lapper and settling for a twenty-first placing showing. At Macon on Thursday in the 41st Annual 'Herald & Review 100,' which boasted a $5,500 winner's check, Shannon placed second in his heat race before climbing four spots to finish third and on the podium after 100 green flag circuits behind only victor Bobby Pierce and runner-up Ryan Unzicker! Full results from all three of these Summer Nationals races can be located online by clicking on www.dirtcarsummernationals.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Babb Bags Pair of Top Fives in Summer Nationals Action!
(July 4, 2021)
Shannon Babb has been busy in recent weeks on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals trail and this past weekend - July 1-3 - was no different, as the Moweaqua, Illinois ace competed in a trio of series contests in the states of Iowa and Illinois. Things kicked off on Thursday night on the 1/4-mile oval at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa. Shannon finished sixth in his heat race and fourth in the B-Main, but later received a provisional to gain access into the $5,000 to win main event. He then blasted past sixteen competitors during the 40-lap main event to land in the fifth finishing position behind only victor Bobby Pierce, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Brandon Sheppard, and Tony Jackson, Jr.!

At the pristine Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Illinois on Friday evening, a $10,000 top prize was up for grabs at the sprawling 1/2-mile speedplant. Shannon grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race, but was unfortunately an early retiree in the 30-lap feature and was officially paid for a twenty-first place showing. In a similar $10,000 to win clash on Saturday at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois, Shannon won his heat race and ran second in the early stages of the 50-lapper before eventually crossing underneath the checkers in the third spot behind only race winner Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Tanner English! Complete results from the Independence Day holiday weekend can be located online at www.dirtcarsummernationals.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Rain-Soaked Week Nets Top Ten at Sycamore Speedway
(June 27, 2021)
Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) was set to compete in four different DIRTcar Summer Nationals shootouts from June 23-26 in the states of Illinois and Missouri. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans, as two events at Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois and Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri were washed out and rescheduled. On Wednesday at LaSalle Speedway, Shannon Babb knocked down the seventh quickest lap in Group B during qualifying before running fourth in his heat race. After starting the $5,000 to win headliner at the LaSalle, Illinois bullring from the inside of the eighth row, Shannon was an early retiree in the 40-lapper and was officially placed twenty-first in the final rundown.

At Sycamore Speedway in Maple Park, Illinois on Friday evening, a $10,000 top prize was up for grabs for the "Hell Tour" competitors. Shannon clicked off the sixth fastest time overall during the qualifying session prior to placing second in his loaded heat race. The Moweaqua, Illinois ace then fought hard for a top five showing in the 40-lap headliner, but problems late in the feature distance dropped Shannon to a tenth place performance. Complete results from both LaSalle and Sycamore can be located online at www.dirtcarsummernationals.com.

Shannon Babb Beats Summer Nationals Foes for $10,000 at Fairbury!
(June 20, 2021)
Shannon Babb stood tall in victory lane for the second time in 2021 on Saturday night, June 19 at Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois! Shannon clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during DIRTcar Summer Nationals qualifying before running second in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the third row in the 50-lap main event, Shannon utilized the bottom groove of the 1/4-mile facility to streak to the front and past leader Tanner English on lap 36. The Moweaqua, Illinois ace then held the point for the remainder of the feature distance to pocket the $10,000 payday ahead of English, Devin Moran, Frank Heckenast, Jr., and Bobby Pierce!

Earlier in the weekend on Friday in a similar $10,000 to win "Hell Tour" throwdown at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, Shannon posted the third quickest time in Group A during qualifying prior to placing second in his heat race. He then started the 40-lapper from the inside of the third row and eventually finished right where he started... in the fifth spot behind only race winner Tanner English, Bobby Pierce, Brian Shirley, and Jason Feger. Full results from the Summer Nationals double-dip can be viewed online at www.dirtcarsummernationals.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Babb Leads Majority of Dream Prelim; Finishes a Strong Runner-Up!
(June 13, 2021)
A very lucrative week at Eldora Speedway took place from June 9-12, as a pair of 'Dirt Late Model Dreams' were held at the storied Rossburg, Ohio oval. On Wednesday evening in his Twin 25 preliminary program, Shannon Babb ran second in his heat race prior to claiming a solid seventh place effort in his $10,000 to win feature. At the "Big E" on Thursday, Shannon placed fifth in his heat race, but received a high point provisional to gain access into the $127,000 to win headliner. The Moweaqua, Illinois standout then moved past six competitors during the 100-lapper to land in the fourteenth finishing position.

The 26th Annual 'Dirt Late Model Dream' then took center stage at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant over the weekend. In Friday's $10,000 to win Twin 25, Shannon won his heat race and later led the first 17 circuits of the 25-lap sprint before winding up a strong runner-up behind only victor Gregg Satterlee. All eyes in the pit area were then focused on capturing the $126,000 payday on Saturday night. Shannon finished fourth in his heat race, received a high point provisional once again, and quickly retired from the 100-lap headliner in the twenty-eighth spot. Full results from all four days of racing action at Eldora Speedway can be located online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Shannon Babb Leads Majority of Thursday Night Shootout at FALS
(June 4, 2021)
The #18 team invaded Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois on Thursday night, June 3 for a special 'Thursday Night Shootout.' The DIRTcar Super Late Model showdown drew a strong field of cars to do battle for the $5,000 paycheck. Shannon Babb clicked off the second fastest lap overall during the qualifying session prior to picking up a victory in heat race action. After starting the 40-lap headliner from the outside of the front row, Shannon led laps 9-36 of the contest until eventual winner Frank Heckenast, Jr. pulled off a daring slider in turns one and two on the 37th circuit. Shannon eventually settled for a strong runner-up performance at FALS and will take the rest of the weekend off to start preparing for the huge 'Dirt Late Model Dream' week at Eldora (OH) Speedway. Full results from last night at Fairbury Speedway can be viewed online at www.fairburyspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

 

 

 

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