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)

Babb Competes in Lucrative Show-Me 100 at Wheatland
(May 30, 2021)
The Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) team made their way to the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri from May 27-29 for the annual running of the 'Show-Me 100,' which was co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil MLRA Series. Following a rain-out on Thursday, both $6,000 to win preliminary programs were held in a twinbill on Friday evening in the Show-Me State. Shannon Babb placed second in his heat race for both shows before finishing fifteenth in the 'Cowboy Classic' opener and seventeenth in the nightcap, which was actually held in the wee hours of the morning.

By virtue of racking up the eighteenth most points during preliminary action on Friday, Shannon earned the rights to the outside of the ninth row for the start of Saturday's 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza. Shannon fought valiantly to move forward in the 'Show-Me 100,' which once again shelled out $30,000 to the winner, but was eventually an early retiree in the twenty-third finishing position. Complete results from the 'Show-Me 100' weekend can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Shannon Babb Nabs Top Five Performance at Granite City!
(May 26, 2021)
A busy week of racing action for the #18 team heading into the Memorial Day holiday kicked off with a midweek stop to Tri-City Speedway on Tuesday, May 25. The Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series sanctioned the special event at the Granite City, Illinois oval and 27 competitors were in the pit area to vie for the $10,000 winner's check. Shannon Babb stopped the clock seventh fastest overall during the qualifying session prior to running second in heat race action. After starting the 40-lap headliner from the outside of the second row, Shannon fought hard for a top five finish against the national field and eventually crossed underneath the checkers fifth behind only victor Bobby Pierce, Jonathan Davenport, Kyle Larson, and Earl Pearson, Jr. Complete results from last night at Tri-City Speedway can be accessed online at www.floracing.com.

Babb Lands Top Ten Efforts Over Weekend at Farmer City & FALS
(May 16, 2021)
Next up for the Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) team was a lucrative doubleheader with the MARS Racing Series on May 14-15 in the Land of Lincoln. On Friday night in the $10,000 to win 'Farmer City 74,' Shannon Babb grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race before climbing up to finish tenth in the 74-lap Farmer City Raceway headliner. At Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois on Saturday evening, a $15,000 top prize was up for grabs in the 'Spring Showcase.' Shannon suffered mechanical woes during qualifying, but later ran fifth in his heat race, won his consolation event, and salvaged an eighth place showing in the 50-lapper. Complete results from both weekend shows can be viewed online by clicking on www.marsracingseries.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Shannon Babb Tenth in Dairyland Showdown Opener at MTS
(May 9, 2021)
The #18 SBR team was in World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series action on May 7-8 at Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin. On Friday night in the 'Dairyland Showdown' opener, which paid out $12,500 to the winner, Shannon Babb placed fourth in his loaded heat before climbing to finish tenth in the 40-lap feature event. In Saturday's $22,500 to win 'Dairyland Showdown' finale, Shannon once again ran fourth in his heat race and later wound up eleventh in the final rundown of the 60-lap headliner. Complete results from both weekend races at MTS can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

Babb Best in Boone Prelim; Runner-Up in $30,000 Hawkeye 100!
(May 2, 2021)
The Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) team trekked to Boone Speedway in Boone, Iowa on April 30-May 1 for the inaugural running of the 'Hawkeye 100,' which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. On Friday night in the two $3,000 to win preliminary events, Shannon Babb placed twelfth in the first 25-lapper, but with an invert of twelve for the final "Twin Hawk" prelim, Shannon rolled off from the pole position in the nightcap. The Moweaqua, Illinois star then led from flag-to-flag to secure his first victory of the 2021 campaign and the $3,000 payday ahead of Frank Heckenast, Jr., Tyler Bruening, Spencer Diercks, and Logan Martin!

Following the big win, Shannon won his heat race on Saturday evening and later drew the outside of the front row for the start of the 100-lap headliner. With $30,000 on the line in the 'Hawkeye 100,' Shannon was gunning for another big paycheck and he got one ($15,000) with a stellar runner-up performance behind only victor Bobby Pierce! Complete results from the 'Hawkeye 100' weekend can be viewed online at www.woolms.com. (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

 

 

 

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