Shannon Babb Gets Top Five During Season Finale at Granite City
(October 18, 2020)
The #18 team spent their October 16-17 weekend at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, as the Lucas Oil MLRA Series wrapped up their 2020 campaign with a pair of special events at the St. Louis-area venue. On Friday night in the $5,000 to win weekend opener, Shannon Babb placed second in his heat race prior to moving up to fourth in the 30-lap sprint to trail only victor Mason Oberkramer, Chris Simpson, and Tim Manville. At Granite City on Saturday evening in the finale, which boasted a $7,000 paycheck, Shannon won his heat race and later wound up seventh in the final finishing order of the 40-lapper. Full results from the season-ending weekend for the SBR team can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com. (Fast Track Photos)

Babb Blasts to FALS Frenzy Podium After Starting Twentieth!
(October 12, 2020)
Shannon Babb and his #18 team invaded Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois and LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois on October 10-11 for the final two MARS Racing Series shows of 2020. On Saturday evening in the annual 'FALS Frenzy' at Fairbury, Shannon placed fourth in his stacked heat race prior to winning his B-Main and blitzing past seventeen competitors during the $15,000 to win headliner to land on the podium in third behind only victor Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Josh Richards. At LaSalle on Sunday, Shannon timed in second fastest in Group B during qualifying, finished third in his heat race, and later wound up eleventh in the $10,000 to win feature event. Complete results from both weekend contests in the Land of Lincoln can be viewed online at www.marsracingseries.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Shannon Babb Fifth in $15,000 FALS Special; Seventh at Peoria
(September 19, 2020)
Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) took their Team Zero by Bloomquist racecar to a pair of Land of Lincoln ovals from September 15-18 to compete in two special events. On Tuesday night at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois, a $15,000 winner's check was on the line in the 'One for the Road' program. Shannon Babb stopped the clock second fastest in Group A during the qualifying session at FALS and later picked up a heat race triumph. After starting third on the grid in the 50-lap feature event, Shannon led laps 30-35 of the entertaining race until slipping back to fifth at the unfurling of the checkered flag to finish behind only winner Brandon Sheppard, Josh Richards, Bobby Pierce, and Frank Heckenast, Jr.!

At Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois on Friday evening, a $5,000 top prize was up for grabs in a rain-postponed DIRTcar Summer Nationals battle. Shannon won his heat race in preliminary action and later wound up seventh in the final finishing order of the 40-lap main event, which ran caution-free. Full results from both shows can be viewed by pointing your web browser to www.fairburyspeedway.com and www.dirtcarsummernationals.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Babb Bags $10,000 Payday in Eldora Prelim; Lands on Podium in Finale!
(September 13, 2020)
Shannon Babb, of Moweaqua, Illinois, landed in victory lane for the third time in 2020 on Friday night, September 11 at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio! After winding up fifteenth in Thursday evening's $10,000 to win preliminary event, Shannon turned up the wick on the competition on Friday at the "Big E." He won his heat race and later led the majority of the 30-lap feature from the outside of the front row to pocket the $10,000 payday ahead of Josh Richards, Jonathan Davenport, Chris Ferguson, and Kyle Strickler!

At Eldora on Saturday, September 12, the grand finale of the 'Intercontinental Classic' was held at the 1/2-mile, high-banked venue and a whopping $50,000 top prize was up for grabs. Shannon was unfortunately hit hard by Josh Richards early in his heat race and was forced to head pitside with heavy damage to his #18 Team Zero by Bloomquist racecar. The "Moweaqua Missile" fortunately received a high-point provisional to gain access into the 67-lap headliner and started the contest from the outside of the ninth row. Shannon was on a rail throughout the distance and eventually moved all the way up to third by the checkered flag to trail only victor Jonathan Davenport and runner-up Tim McCreadie! Complete results from the three-day 'Intercontinental Classic' weekend can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Zach Yost Racing Photography)

Shannon Babb Claims Pair of Top Fives at Farmer City Raceway!
(September 6, 2020)
Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) headed to Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois and Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois from September 3-5 for a trio of MARS Racing Series showdowns. On Thursday evening in the $5,000 to win opener at Farmer City, Shannon Babb won his heat race in preliminary action prior to winding up fourth in the 40-lap main event to finish behind only winner Bobby Pierce, Ryan Unzicker, and Ryan Gustin. In the 'Farmer City 74' finale on Friday night, which also featured a $5,000 top prize, Shannon once again secured a heat race triumph before landing in the third spot in the A-Main behind only victor Jason Feger and runner-up Bobby Pierce.

The busy Labor Day holiday weekend then wrapped up with a $10,000 to win showdown on Saturday at Fairbury Speedway. After experiencing mechanical woes early in the night, Shannon switched to a back-up car and ran second in heat race action. Unfortunately, the Moweaqua, Illinois native was an early retiree in the 50-lap headliner and was eventually paid for an eighteenth place performance. Complete results from all three MARS shows can be accessed online at www.marsracingseries.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Babb Sixth in MARS Doubleheader Finale at Peoria Speedway
(August 30, 2020)
A busy month of August wrapped up for the #18 team on August 28-29 in a MARS Racing Series double-dip at Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois. In Friday's $5,000 to win opener at Peoria, Shannon Babb ran third in his heat race, but troubles in the 50-lap headliner led to a disappointing nineteenth place effort. At Peoria on Saturday evening in a similar $5,000 to win shootout, Shannon placed second in his loaded heat race before moving up to finish sixth in the 50-lapper behind only winner Brian Shirley, Jeff Herzog, Dennis Erb, Jr., Todd Bennett, and Jason Feger. Complete results from both weekend races can be located online at www.marsracingseries.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Shannon Babb Makes Noise Early in $40,000 Topless 100...
(August 23, 2020)
Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) made their way to Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas over the August 20-22 weekend for the 28th edition of the 'Topless 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again presided over the crown jewel spectacular, which kicked off with a pair of $5,000 to win preliminary showdowns. On Thursday night, Shannon Babb drove his Team Zero racecar to a third place effort in his heat race before placing eleventh in the 30-lap main event. At BMS on Friday evening, Shannon finished fifth in his heat race and won his consolation event prior to winding up twentieth in the final finishing order of the 30-lapper.

By virtue of racking up the fourteenth most points during the two prelims, Shannon started Saturday's $40,000 to win 'Topless 100' from the outside of the seventh row. Eying another race title, the Moweaqua, Illinois star had blasted up inside of the top five by the halfway mark in the race before going for an unfortunate spin on lap 54. After pitting, Shannon returned to the racetrack to salvage a twelfth place showing in the 100-lap affair. Complete results from the roofless Batesville biggie can be viewed online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

Babb Back on Summer Nationals; Racks Up Four Top Fives!
(August 17, 2020)
Shannon Babb and his #18 team rejoined the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour from August 12-16 in five contests across the states of Illinois and Missouri. Shannon was consistently fast throughout the five day stretch, as he racked up four Top Five finishes and an additional Top Ten effort. His best run of the week came on Friday night at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois in a $10,000 to win "Hell Tour" battle. After earning Fast Time honors during qualifying and winding up third in his loaded heat race following a flat tire, Shannon blitzed past seven competitors during the 50-lap feature to land an impressive runner-up performance behind only race winner Brian Shirley!

In other "Hell Tour" action, Shannon finished seventh on Wednesday at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois, fourth on Thursday in the annual 'Herald & Review 100' at mighty Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois, third on Saturday at Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, and third again on Sunday at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois. You can view results from each of these five races by clicking on www.dirtcarsummernationals.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Shannon Babb Busy Over Weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway
(August 9, 2020)
Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) trekked north to Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin from August 6-8 for the 33rd edition of the 'USA Nationals,' which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. On Thursday night in the $6,000 to win weekend opener, Shannon Babb qualified fifth fastest in Group B during time trials before running third in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the fifth row in the 30-lap main event and battling hard for a top ten showing, Shannon eventually was paid for an eleventh place performance at the Badger State oval.

At Cedar Lake on Friday evening in the double set of qualifying heat races, Shannon was involved in a wreck in his first prelim of the night to finish eighth and later wound up seventh in his second heat race. Following a sixth place effort in his B-Main on Saturday and a seventh place run in the Last Chance Qualifier, Shannon was awarded a track provisional to gain access into the $50,000 to win 'USA Nationals.' The Moweaqua, Illinois star unfortunately slowed to draw an early caution flag and eventually retired from the 100-lap crown jewel headliner in the twenty-sixth position. Complete results from the action-packed weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

Babb Fourth in LaSalle Speedway Visit; Sees Rain at Peoria
(July 31, 2020)
Shannon Babb and his #18 SBR team rolled into LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois on Wednesday night, July 29 for a special mid-week visit by the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour. Shannon clicked off the second fastest time in Group B during qualifying prior to securing a heat race triumph. After starting third on the feature grid in the $5,000 to win headliner, Shannon hung around the front of the stellar field throughout the 40-lap distance - eventually winding up fourth at the checkered flag behind only race winner Brian Shirley, Tyler Erb, and Dennis Erb, Jr. The Shannon Babb Racing team was then scheduled to invade Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois on Thursday, July 30 for the conclusion of a rain-postponed "Hell Tour" show, but the $5,000 to win event was once again washed out by Mother Nature. Complete results from LaSalle can be accessed online at www.dirtcarsummernationals.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Shannon Babb Racing Enters Lucrative Silver Dollar Nationals
(July 26, 2020)
The Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) team trekked west to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska from July 23-25 to compete in the annual running of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals' weekend. Things kicked off at the 4/10-mile speedplant on Thursday night with a $12,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series program dubbed the 'Dirt Track Bank Go 50.' Shannon Babb, who was back behind the wheel of his Team Zero racecar, ran sixth in his heat race, third in his B-Main, and twentieth in the 50-lap main event.

On Friday evening in the Cornhusker State, a double set of heat races were held to help determine the lineup for Saturday's crown jewel spectacular. Shannon placed fifth in his first heat race of the night, while he wound up seventh in his final prelim. After a sixth place run in his B-Main on Saturday and a twelfth place effort in the $3,000 to win 'S&S Showdown' for non-qualifiers, the Moweaqua, Illinois ace was unfortunately forced to watch the 'Silver Dollar Nationals' headliner, which carried a whopping $53,000 top prize and was won by Brandon Sheppard. Full results from the three days at I-80 Speedway can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

SBR Enters Select DIRTcar Summer Nationals Events...
(July 21, 2020)
Overnight rain and forecasts for additional thunderstorms today have forced another postponement of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals event at Peoria Speedway. The completion of the July 9 program at the Peoria, Illinois oval will now be held on July 30.

(July 18, 2020) Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) invaded Highland Speedway in Highland, Illinois tonight, as a $10,250 top prize was on the line on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals circuit in a race dubbed as the 'Aggressive 50.' Shannon Babb earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session before securing a heat race triumph. He then rolled off from the outside of the second row, led laps 18-40, and eventually guided his #18 Rocket Chassis to a solid third place podium performance behind only victor Jason Feger and runner-up Bobby Pierce!

(July 17, 2020) The "Hell Tour" rolled into Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois tonight to preside over a $10,000 to win throwdown. Shannon Babb clicked off the fourth quickest time in his group during qualifying prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 50-lap feature event from the outside of the fourth row, Shannon steered past six competitors en route to an impressive runner-up effort behind only race winner Brian Shirley!

(July 16, 2020) A stop to Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois greeted the #18 team tonight, as a $5,000 winner's check was up for grabs on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour. Shannon Babb timed in second fastest in Group A during qualifying and ran second in his loaded heat race. Shannon then started seventh on the grid in the 40-lap main event, but ran into issues during the contest and was eventually paid for a nineteenth place showing.

(July 15, 2020) Tonight's $5,000 to win "Hell Tour" showdown at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois was washed out and the program was rescheduled for Wednesday, July 29.

(July 12, 2020) Strong Saturday night storms in Illinois left unfavorable track conditions for tonight's DIRTcar Summer Nationals battle at the Bullring at RICo Fairgrounds in East Moline, Illinois. No make-up date was immediately announced, but track and series officials plan to find a suitable make-up date for the $5,000 to win event.

(July 11, 2020) Another $10,000 top prize was on the line tonight on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals trail at Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois. Shannon Babb clicked off the fifth quickest time in Group A during the qualifying session prior to running second in his loaded heat race. The Moweaqua, Illinois standout then started fifth on the grid in the 50-lap main event, but quickly blasted towards the front of the stellar field. Shannon led laps 33-45 of the contest before winding up third and on the podium behind only race winner Gordy Gundaker and runner-up Rick Eckert.

(July 10, 2020) Next up on the "Hell Tour" grind for the Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) team was a visit to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois tonight for a $10,000 to win throwdown. Shannon Babb posted the tenth quickest time in Group A during the qualifying session before grabbing the fourth transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the seventh row in the 40-lap main event, Shannon had blitzed all the way up to fourth in the running order before a motor issue caused him to retire in the eighteenth finishing position.

(July 9, 2020) The #18 SBR team was in the pit area tonight at Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois for the second leg of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour. While Shannon Babb will not follow the entire "Hell Tour" in 2020, he will enter select shows especially in the month of July. Shannon clicked off the fourth quickest lap in his group during the qualifying session and placed third in his loaded heat race. The "Moweaqua Missile" was then scheduled to start ninth on the grid in the $5,000 to win main event, but unfortunately Mother Nature swooped in and heavy rains postponed the consolation race and the 40-lap A-Main until Tuesday, July 21.

Shannon Babb A Close Runner-Up in $10,555 Slocum 50!
(July 4, 2020)
Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) rolled into 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Friday night, July 3 for the annual running of the 'Slocum 50.' The Lucas Oil MLRA Series sanctioned the high-profile event, which once again boasted a $10,555 payday. After picking up a heat race triumph, Shannon Babb started the 50-lap headliner from the outside of the front row. The Moweaqua, Illinois standout then ran up front, battled for the lead on several different occasions, and eventually recorded a close runner-up effort behind only victor Bobby Pierce! Full results from last night at 34 Raceway online at www.mlraracing.com. (Fast Track Photos)

Babb Makes Rare Appearance at Lernerville for Firecracker 100
(June 28, 2020)
Next up on the racing calendar for the #18 team was a visit to the storied Lernerville Speedway on June 25-27, as the Sarver, Pennsylvania facility played host to the annual running of the 'Firecracker 100,' which kicked off with a pair of $6,000 to win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series preliminary programs. On Thursday night at the Keystone State oval, Shannon Babb ran third in his heat race prior to winding up seventeenth at the checkered flag in the 25-lap sprint. In a similar $6,000 to win prelim on Friday evening at Lernerville, Shannon placed second in heat race action before slipping to eleventh in the final rundown of the 25-lapper.

When Saturday rolled around at the 4/10-mile speedplant, all eyes were fixated on the finale of the 'Firecracker 100' weekend and the hefty $30,000 payday. Shannon ran sixth in his loaded heat race prior to claiming the second transfer spot through his B-Main. With a fast racecar in front of the cameras of the CBS Sports Network in the 50-lap finale, the Moweaqua, Illinois star was moving forward until a broken rear-end forced him out of the race and relegated him to a disappointing twenty-third place effort. Complete results from the lucrative 'Firecracker 100' weekend can be found online by clicking on www.woolms.com.

Shannon Babb Bags $5,000 in Midweek FALS Summer Showcase!
(June 25, 2020)
Before heading east to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania for this weekend's annual 'Firecracker 100,' Shannon Babb picked up a midweek triumph on Wednesday, June 24 at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois! Shannon qualified well during DIRTcar time trials and later recorded a heat race victory. After rolling off from the inside of the second row in the 'Summer Showcase' main event, Shannon took the lead on the first circuit and never looked back in leading each of the forty laps. At the checkers, the "Moweaqua Missile" was celebrating his second win of the 2020 campaign by besting Bobby Pierce, Mike Spatola, Kent Robinson, and Jason Feger to capture the $5,000 payday. Complete results from last night at FALS can be viewed by clicking on www.fairburyspeedway.com. (Brendon Bauman Photo)

Babb Beats MLRA Field for $3,000 Randolph County Win!
(June 14, 2020)
Shannon Babb and his #18 SBR team celebrated in victory lane for the first time in the young 2020 racing season on Friday night, June 12 at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Missouri! Shannon clicked off the fastest lap in Group A during Lucas Oil MLRA Series qualifying before securing a heat race triumph. After leading the first nine circuits of the headliner from the pole position, Shannon retook the point for good from Tony Jackson, Jr. on a lap 18 restart and drove to the $3,000 triumph over Ryan Gustin, Chad Simpson, Tony Jackson, Jr., and Will Vaught!

On Saturday evening, June 13, a $5,000 top prize was on the line with the Lucas Oil MLRA Series at Maquoketa Speedway in Maquoketa, Iowa. Shannon posted a New Track Record for the Super Late Models during the qualifying session and later ran second in his heat race. After starting the 40-lapper from the outside of the third row, the Moweaqua, Illinois star was unfortunately an early retiree and was officially placed twentieth in the final finishing order. Full results from both weekend battles can be accessed online at www.mlraracing.com. (Mike Ruefer Photo)

 

 

 

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