Babb Pockets Whopping $40,000 for Second Topless 100 Title!!!
(August 16, 2015)
Shannon Babb, of Moweaqua, Illinois, bagged his second career 'COMP Cams Topless 100' title over the August 14-15 weekend at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas! On Friday night during preliminary action, Shannon knocked down the tenth fastest lap in Group A during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying and later grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the seventh row in Saturday's 100-lap grind, Shannon methodically moved to the front and eventually grabbed the point from leader Chris Brown on lap 85. The "Moweaqua Missile" then held the talented field at bay throughout the remainder of the distance to pocket the hefty $40,000 payday ahead of Mike Marlar, Dale McDowell, Chris Brown, and Brandon Sheppard! Full results from BMS can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Rick Schwallie Photo)

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Shannon Babb Emerges Seventh in USA Nationals at Cedar Lake Speedway
(August 2, 2015)
Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) ventured north to the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin from July 30-August 1 for the 28th Annual 'USA Nationals.' Things kicked off on Thursday night with a $6,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series shootout. Shannon Babb timed in third quickest in Group A during qualifying, ran third in his heat race, and later started the 40-lap feature from the inside of the eighth row. At the conclusion of the event, Shannon found himself in the twenty-eighth spot in the final finishing order.

On Friday evening, Shannon knocked down the eighth fastest lap in Group B during WOOLMS time trials prior to grabbing the third and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the seventh row in Saturday's 100-lap 'USA Nationals,' the Moweaqua, Illinois star vaulted forward during the $50,000 to win crown jewel spectacular. At the end of the race, Shannon found himself paid for seventh at the pay window. Complete results from Cedar Lake can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

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Babb Bags $5,000 for Harland Kimler, Jr. Memorial Win at Farmer City!
(July 26, 2015)
Shannon Babb celebrated in victory lane for the fourth time in 2015 on Wednesday night, July 22 at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois! Shannon timed in fifth fastest in qualifying for the 'Harland Kimler, Jr. Memorial' and later scored the win in heat race action. After starting from the outside of the front row in the 40-lap UMP main event, Shannon led each and every circuit en route to capturing the $5,000 top prize over Jonathan Davenport, Jason Feger, Ryan Unzicker, and Scott Schmitt!

On Thursday evening, July 23, the #18 team rolled into Quincy Raceway in Quincy, Illinois for an $8,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series shootout. Shannon ran third in his heat race, but later retired after only 27 circuits in the 40-lap feature to finish in the twenty-third position. The hectic week then wrapped up on July 24-25 with the 26th Annual 'Prairie Dirt Classic' at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois. The Moweaqua, Illinois ace qualified eleventh fastest in Group B during WOOLMS time trials on Friday, but unfortunately hit the wall in his heat race. Following an eighth place effort in Saturday's consolation event, Shannon was forced to watch the $26,000 to win headliner, which was eventually won by Jonathan Davenport. Complete results from all three venues can be viewed online at www.farmercityracing.com and www.woolms.com. (Rich Edwards, Jr. Photo)

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Shannon Babb Debuts New Club 29 Car at Lucas Oil Speedway
(July 13, 2015)
After spending the last month on the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals grind, Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) debuted a new Club 29 racecar on July 11-12 at the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. On Saturday evening, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned the annual running of the 'CMH Diamond Nationals' and a $10,000 winner's check was up for grabs. Shannon Babb ran eighth in his stacked heat race, but later advanced up to second in his B-Main to earn the nineteenth starting spot for the 50-lap headliner. In front of the television cameras of the Lucas Oil Production Studios, Shannon picked off twelve competitors during the A-Main on his way to a strong seventh place showing.

At Wheatland on Sunday night, the completion of the rain-postponed 'Show-Me 100' was held and Shannon started the 100-lap crown jewel main event from the outside of the ninth row by virtue of his third place heat race finish back over Memorial Day weekend. The Moweaqua, Illinois ace once again pointed his Club 29 entry towards the front of the stellar field in the $30,000 to win race and eventually wound up eighth in the final rundown of the 2015 'Show-Me 100.' Full results from both Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series shows can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

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UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Nightly Results...
(July 10, 2015)
Shannon Babb entered his final UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals program of 2015 tonight at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois, as a $10,000 top prize was on the line at the 1/4-mile fairgrounds bullring. Shannon timed in second fastest in his group during the qualifying session prior to finishing second in his heat race. After starting the 50-lap main event from the outside of the third row, Shannon unfortunately ran into problems and wound up fourteenth in the final finishing order.

(July 9, 2015) Yet another "Hell Tour" event has fallen victim to inclement weather, as tonight's annual 'Herald & Review 100' at the tiny Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois has been washed out. The $5,000 to win show will be made up at a later date, but will not be part of the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals circuit.

(July 8, 2015) Tonight's UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals action at Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky was rained out, marking the tenth time that Mother Nature has hampered the month-long grind in 2015. No makeup date was announced for the $5,000 to win showdown.

(July 7, 2015) Rain in central Illinois has knocked out tonight’s UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals showdown at Vermilion County Speedway in Danville, Illinois. No makeup date was announced for the $5,000 to win program.

(July 6, 2015) Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) followed the "Hell Tour" to Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois tonight for a rain-postponed $5,000 to win tilt. Shannon Babb clicked off the second quickest lap in his group during time trials and later slipped back to third in his loaded heat race. After starting the 40-lap headliner from the outside of the fourth row, Shannon had moved up to third in the running order before bringing out a lap 30 caution when sliding off the frontstretch. The Moweaqua, Illinois hotshoe then rallied from the tail end of the lead lap cars to salvage a fifth place effort behind only victor Brandon Sheppard, Jason Feger, Brian Shirley, and Wendell Wallace.

(July 5, 2015) Shannon Babb, of Moweaqua, Illinois, racked up his third UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals triumph of 2015 tonight at one of his favorite racetracks - the Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana! Shannon posted the fastest lap overall during the qualifying session prior to finishing second in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the third row in the 40-lap main event, Shannon worked his way past leader Billy Moyer, Jr. in lapped traffic on lap 38 to grab the point and the $5,000 payday. Finishing behind his #18 machine at the checkers was Bobby Pierce, Billy Moyer, Jr., Scott James, and Dennis Erb, Jr.! (Jim Denhamer Photo)

(July 4, 2015) Independence Day took the Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) team to Highland Speedway in Highland, Illinois tonight for another $10,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals battle. Shannon Babb qualified fifth fastest in his group during time trials and later moved up to third in his loaded heat race. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the outside of the fifth row, Shannon eventually wound up fifteenth in the final finishing order tonight in the Land of Lincoln.

(July 3, 2015) Next up on the "Hell Tour" for the #18 team was a visit to Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois tonight for a $10,000 to win program. Shannon Babb laid down the fastest lap in his group during qualifying and later finished second in his heat race. The Moweaqua, Illinois ace then slipped back from his eighth starting position in the 50-lapper to finish the caution-free affair in the eleventh spot.

(July 2, 2015) Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) followed the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals grind to LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois for tonight's throwdown, which once again boasted a $5,000 payday. Shannon Babb knocked down the second quickest lap in his group during time trials prior to scoring the victory in his heat race. After drawing the pole position before the drop of the green flag in the 40-lapper, Shannon hung around the front of the stout field and eventually garnered a strong third place performance behind only victor Chris Simpson and runner-up Jason Feger.

(July 1, 2015) The UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour presided over a $5,000 to win event tonight at the renamed Daugherty Speedway in Boswell, Indiana and 37 competitors piled into the pit area in the Hoosier State. Shannon Babb timed in sixth fastest in his group during qualifying and later finished fifth in his loaded heat race. After choosing to scratch from the B-Main, Shannon received a provisional to gain access into the 40-lap main event. Shannon then drove past eight competitors during the A-Main on his way to a steady eleventh place effort.

(June 30, 2015) Rain showers continue to plague the 2015 version of the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour, as tonight's $5,000 to win show at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan was washed out in the mid-afternoon.

(June 28, 2015) For the third straight evening, the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals were rained-out tonight at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois. Inclement weather has canceled the $5,000 to win program scheduled for tonight in the Land of Lincoln.

(June 27, 2015) Persistent rain showers that have caused water to rise around Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri has forced DIRTcar and track officials to cancel tonight's UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals showdown, which was scheduled to pay $10,000 to the winner.

(June 26, 2015) Heavy rain has forced DIRTcar Racing and Paducah International Raceway officials to cancel tonight’s $10,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals event at the Paducah, Kentucky speedplant.

(June 25, 2015) Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) headed south to Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee tonight for another round of UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals competition. Shannon Babb qualified faster than anyone else in his group during time trials and later finished second in his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the fourth row in the $5,000 to win feature event, Shannon was able to move up a couple of spots during the 40-lapper on his way to a sixth place showing behind only winner Levi Kissinger, Wendell Wallace, Dennis Erb, Jr., Richard Frost, and Rodney Melvin.

(June 24, 2015) The #18 team passed through the pit gate today at the tiny Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Illinois, as another $5,000 top prize was up for grabs on the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals circuit. Shannon Babb - fresh off two straight "Hell Tour" victories - laid down the fastest lap overall during time trials prior to finishing second in his heat race. After starting the 40-lap main event from the inside of the fourth row, Shannon was able to pick off five competitors en route to an impressive runner-up outing behind only victor Bobby Pierce.

(June 23, 2015) The Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) team celebrated in victory lane for the second time on the 2015 "Hell Tour" tonight at Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois! Shannon Babb knocked down the fastest lap in his group during the qualifying session and later scored the win in heat race action. After drawing the fourth starting spot prior to the drop of the green flag in the 40-lapper, Shannon worked his way past leader Bobby Pierce on lap 19 and led the remainder of the race to claim the $5,000 payday. Following Babb to the checkers was Pierce, Ryan Unzicker, Dennis Erb, Jr., and Billy Moyer, Jr.! (Jim Denhamer Photo)

(June 22, 2015) Back on the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals grind, the #18 team traveled to Quincy Raceway in Quincy, Illinois tonight for a $5,000 to win program. Shannon Babb posted the fifth fastest lap in his group during time trials prior to advancing up to second in his heat race. The "Moweaqua Missile" was then slated to start fifth on the grid in the 40-lap headliner, but Mother Nature swooped in before the feature and postponed it to a later date.

(June 20, 2015) After becoming a father a day earlier when his wife Emalie gave birth to daughter Finnlee Jo Babb, Shannon Babb cashed in on his first win of the 2015 racing season tonight at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois! Shannon clicked off the third fastest lap in his group during the qualifying session and later placed third in his heat race. The Moweaqua, Illinois star then drove from the twelfth starting spot in the 50-lapper to grab the point on the 28th circuit. Shannon then held the talented field at bay throughout the remainder of the distance to score the $10,000 UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals triumph over Ryan Unzicker, Billy Moyer, Jr., Bobby Pierce, and Jason Feger! (Jim Denhamer Photo)

(June 17, 2015) Shannon Babb pulled through the pit gate tonight at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa for a $10,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals show. Shannon timed in third fastest in his group during the qualifying session and later moved up to finish second in his heat race. After starting the 50-lapper from the inside of the third row, Shannon moved forward to fourth in the Hawkeye State and trailed only winner Billy Moyer, Jr., Chris Simpson, and Bobby Pierce at the checkers. The Moweaqua, Illinois native will now take some time away from the track, as he and his wife Emalie enjoy the birth of their baby girl!

(June 16, 2015) The SBR team rolled into Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois tonight, as the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour resumed with a $5,000 to win showdown in the Land of Lincoln. Shannon Babb set Fast Time in his group during the qualifying session prior to picking up the win in heat race action. Shannon then drew the third starting spot before the 40-lap main event went green and eventually finished the caution-free affair in the third position behind only race winner Bobby Pierce and runner-up Timothy Culp.

(June 14, 2015) Tonight's UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals stop at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin has been rained-out. The $5,000 to win event will not be rescheduled.

(June 13, 2015) Night two of the 'Masters' weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin took place tonight and a $10,000 top prize was on the line. Shannon Babb knocked down the fastest lap in his group during the time trial session and later scored the win in heat race action. After drawing the third starting spot prior to the drop of the green flag in the 50-lapper, Shannon hung around the front in the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour feature event, eventually landing in the fifth finishing position behind only winner Jason Feger, A.J. Diemel, Billy Moyer, Jr., and Bobby Pierce!

(June 12, 2015) Following a long overnight haul, the #18 team unloaded at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin for night one of the annual 'Masters' extravaganza. Shannon Babb posted the second fastest lap in his group during time trials, but blew a tire in his heat race, which dropped him to a sixth place showing. After starting the $5,000 to win main event from the inside of the ninth row, Shannon blasted past twelve competitors during the 40-lapper en route to an impressive fifth place outing behind only winner Jimmy Mars, Jason Feger, Frank Heckenast, Jr., and Billy Moyer!

(June 11, 2015) Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) officially kicked off their version of the UMP Summer Nationals tonight at Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, Illinois. Shannon Babb clicked off the fifth fastest lap in his group during qualifying and later advanced up to third in heat race action. After rolling off from the inside of the fifth row in the $5,000 to win headliner, Shannon unfortunately retired early in the 40-lapper due to a broken torque arm bracket and was slotted in the twenty-first finishing position.

(June 10, 2015) Shannon Babb and his #18 SBR team were scheduled to start the grueling UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour tonight at the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana. However, they experienced transmission problems on the transporter en route to compete in the 'Hoosier Dirt Classic' and unfortunately were not able to enter the $5,000 to win "Hell Tour" opener.

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Babb Busy in 21st Edition of Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora
(June 7, 2015)
Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) made their way to the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 4-6 for the 21st edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' The crown jewel extravaganza once again kicked off with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday night at Eldora, Shannon Babb ran eighth in his heat race, fourth in his B-Main, and seventeenth in the $2,500 to win weekend opener. At the "Big E" on Friday evening, Shannon finished third in his heat race prior to nabbing a solid eighth place performance in the $5,000 to win feature event.

When Saturday rolled around at the Buckeye State venue, all eyes were fixated on the hefty $100,000 winner's check. Shannon grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his heat race, which lined him up starting seventeenth on the grid in the 100-lap 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' The Moweaqua, Illinois star was then able to move up three spots during the extra distance affair to claim a fourteenth place effort. Complete results from the Darke County oval can be accessed by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.

 

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