Shannon Babb Racing Wraps Up Busy Trip to New Mexico
(January 15, 2024)
Shannon Babb and his #18 SBR team concluded the 2024 version of the 'Wild West Shootout' in four Super Late Model specials from January 10-14 at Vado Speedway Park in Vado, New Mexico. On Wednesday night in an $11,000 to win program, Shannon won his heat race in preliminary action, led laps 2-3 of the 30-lap main event, and settled for a strong third place podium effort behind only victor Bobby Pierce and runner-up Garrett Alberson. Shannon then backed that performance up on Friday evening with another heat race win and a fourth place showing in the 30-lapper behind only $11,000 victor Bobby Pierce, Garrett Alberson, and Cade Dillard.

At Vado on Saturday, Shannon clicked off the fastest time in Group B during the qualifying session prior to running second in his heat race and sixth in the $11,000 to win headliner. In Sunday's finale, which boasted a $26,000 first place prize, the Moweaqua, Illinois standout ran third in his heat race before knocking down a thirteenth place finish in the 50-lap feature. During his stint out west, Shannon was able to rack up a pair of Top Fives and four Top Tens in the six-race miniseries. Complete results from the 'Wild West Shootout' can be found online by clicking on www.vadospeedwaypark.com. (Mike Ruefer Photo)

Babb Begins 2024 Campaign in Vado's Wild West Shootout
(January 8, 2024)
Following a very short two week off-season, Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) kicked off their 2024 campaign on January 6-7 in the first two night's of the 18th Annual 'Wild West Shootout' at Vado Speedway Park in Vado, New Mexico. On Saturday in the $11,000 to win opener, Shannon Babb placed sixth in his loaded heat race, won his B-Main, and later moved past a handful of cars during the 40-lap feature to earn a thirteenth place showing. At Vado on Sunday evening with another $11,000 paycheck up for grabs, Shannon grabbed the second transfer spot through his heat race before finishing seventh in the 40-lapper. Complete results from the first two rounds of the unsanctioned 'Wild West Shootout' can be found online at www.vadospeedwaypark.com. (Mike Ruefer Photo)

Shannon Babb Ends 2023 Season in Gateway Dirt Nationals
(December 17, 2023)
The 2023 season finale for Shannon Babb took place from December 14-16 in the 'Gateway Dirt Nationals' at The Dome at America's Center in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. The popular indoor spectacular got underway with a pair of $5,000 to win preliminary events and the Moweaqua, Illinois ace participated in Thursday's program. Shannon knocked down the twelfth quickest lap in Group A during qualifying, ran second in his heat race, and later placed thirteenth in the final finishing order of the 25-lapper.

On Saturday with a $30,000 paycheck up for grabs in the finale, Shannon finished second in his qualifier and later rolled off from the inside of the seventh row in the 40-lap headliner. At the end of the contest, Shannon was paid for a fourteenth place performance. Complete results from the annual 'Gateway Dirt Nationals' can be found online by pointing your web browser to www.gatewaydirt.com. (Josh James Artwork)

Babb Scratches from Rainy DTWC Weekend at Eldora
(October 23, 2023)
The 2023 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season came to a close on October 20-22 in a rainy weekend at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The 43rd edition of the 'Dirt Track World Championship' took place for the first time at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant and the #18 team was in the pit area to vie for the $100,000 first place prize money. With inclement weather shuffling the order of events, Shannon Babb kicked off the weekend on Saturday by posting the twenty-second quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying session.

When action resumed on Sunday afternoon at the "Big E," Shannon opted to scratch from the remainder of the DTWC program due to the weather and rugged track conditions. Complete results from the entire 'Dirt Track World Championship' weekend can be found online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com. (Ryan Roberts Photography)

Driveline Woes Hamper Shannon Babb in FALS Frenzy
(October 8, 2023)
Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) made their way to Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois on Saturday night, October 7. The World of Outlaws CASE Construction Late Model Series roared into town to preside over the annual running of 'FALS Frenzy' and a $15,000 paycheck awaited the winner. Shannon Babb fought driveline woes the entire evening and ultimately finished seventh in both his heat race and his B-Main. Unfortunately, Shannon was unable to make the start in the 50-lap feature that was won by Bobby Pierce. Complete results from last night at #FALS can be found online by visiting www.woolms.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Pair of Top Fives for Shannon Babb in Land of Lincoln!
(September 16, 2023)
Shannon Babb, of Moweaqua, Illinois, entered a pair of Super Late Model specials in the Land of Lincoln from September 12-15. On Tuesday night in 'One for the Road' at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois, Shannon grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his loaded heat race and later started eleventh on the grid in the $23,023 to win Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series main event. During the course of the 50-lap contest, Shannon scooted past eight competitors to land on the podium in third behind only race winner Bobby Pierce and runner-up Dennis Erb, Jr.!

At the Brownstown Bullring in Brownstown, Illinois on Friday evening, a $10,000 top prize was up for grabs with the MARS Championship Series. Shannon won his heat race in preliminary action prior to rolling off from the pole position in the 50-lap headliner. After leading the first circuit, Shannon ultimately slipped back to finish in the fifth spot behind only victor Tanner English, Jason Feger, Ryan Unzicker, and Dennis Erb, Jr. Complete results from both shows can be found online at www.marsracingseries.com and www.floseries.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Babb Earns Top Five in World 100 Weekend Opener!
(September 10, 2023)
The #18 team looked to conquer the world from September 7-9 in the 53rd edition of the famed 'World 100' at the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The three-day crown jewel spectacular started with a pair of split-field, $12,000 to win preliminary programs. In Thursday's opener, Shannon Babb ran fourth in his heat race before winding up fifth at the checkers in his 25-lap feature behind only winner Hudson O'Neal, Jason Jameson, Ricky Thornton, Jr., and Mike Marlar. On Friday night in a similar show, Shannon placed third in his heat race and sixth in his 25-lapper.

When Saturday evening rolled around at the 1/2-mile, high-banked Buckeye State speedplant, all eyes in the Dirt Late Model industry were focused on who would emerge victorious in the 'World 100.' Shannon grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race and later rolled off from the outside of the seventh row in the $56,000 to win headliner. The Moweaqua, Illinois standout was then unfortunately an early retiree in the 100-lap affair and was officially paid for a twenty-eighth place performance. Complete results from each of the three days of racing activity at Eldora Speedway can be found online by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Josh James Artwork)

Shannon Babb Runner-Up at Farmer City; Eighth at FALS
(September 3, 2023)
Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) invaded both Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois and Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois over the September 1-2 weekend for a pair of $5,000 to win MARS Championship Series showdowns. On Friday night at Farmer City, Shannon Babb placed fourth in his loaded heat race prior to passing eight competitors during the 40-lap feature en route to an impressive runner-up showing behind only victor Jason Feger. At FALS on Saturday evening, Shannon advanced into the 40-lapper through his B-Main and later worked past nine racecars during the contest to salvage an eighth place performance. Complete results from the Labor Day holiday weekend can be found online at www.marsracingseries.com. (Todd Healy Photo)





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