Summer Nationals Nightly Results...
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
(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
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
(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.
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
(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"
in 21st Edition of Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora
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.
Show-Me 100 Nightly Results...
23, 2015) Officials of the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series, Lucas Oil MLRA Series, and Lucas Oil Speedway
have been forced to postpone the 'Show-Me 100' until July
12, 2015 due to heavy rain showers. Rain started to fall
at the speedway during the second consolation race tonight
and with inclement weather a factor in the area for the
rest of the weekend, the $30,000 to win crown jewel extravaganza
has been pushed back to be ran in conjunction with the 9th
Annual 'CMH Diamond Nationals' in July.
(May 22, 2015) Preliminary
action for the 23rd Annual Lucas Oil 'Show-Me 100' took
place tonight at Lucas Oil (MO) Speedway and a whopping
80 car field assembled in the pit area for the crown jewel
extravaganza. Shannon Babb knocked down the second quickest
lap in Group A during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying
prior to grabbing the third and final transfer spot through
his heat race behind only prelim winner Tony Jackson, Jr.
and runner-up Dennis Erb, Jr. When the $30,000 to win 'Show-Me
100' goes green on Saturday evening, Shannon will start
from the outside of the ninth row in the 100-lap grind!
(May 21, 2015) The 23rd edition
of the Lucas Oil 'Show-Me 100' kicked off tonight at the
immaculate Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri, as
the Lucas Oil MLRA Series presided over the 'Cowboy Classic.'
Shannon Babb laid down the twenty-first fastest time in
Group B during the qualifying session and later placed fourth
in his loaded heat race. Following a triumph in his B-Main,
Shannon picked off twelve competitors during the $5,045
to win feature en route to a solid ninth place showing.
You can view complete results from the entire
'Show-Me 100' weekend by clicking on www.lucasoilspeedway.com.
in LOLMDS Tripleheader in Illinois and Kentucky
3, 2015) Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) competed in
a huge Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tripleheader in
the states of Illinois and Kentucky from April 30-May 2.
Things kicked off on Thursday at the tiny Macon Speedway
in Macon, Illinois. Shannon Babb qualified tenth fastest
in Group B during the time trial session and later grabbed
the third transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling
off from the outside of the sixth row in the $12,000 to
win feature event, Shannon was able to pick off eight competitors
during the 100-lap grind to finish in the fourth spot. He
trailed only winner Jimmy Owens, Jason Feger, and Devin
Moran at the checkers.
The remainder of the weekend featured $10,000
to win programs at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois
and at Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Kentucky.
On Friday night at Granite City, Shannon set Fast Time during
qualifying, won his heat race, and later led the first two
circuits of the main event. Unfortunately, front end damage
caused from a bout with an inside utility tire caused him
to retire in the twenty-fifth position. At PIR on Saturday
evening, Shannon ran third in his loaded heat race and nineteenth
in the 50-lap headliner. Complete results from the LOLMDS
triple shot can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Opens Up 2015 Campaign in Illini 100 at Farmer City!
19, 2015) Shannon Babb and his #18 SBR team finally
made their first appearance of the 2015 campaign on April
17-18 at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois! The
annual running of the 'Illini 100' was once again sanctioned
by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, but was split
up into two separate shows for the first time. On Friday
night in the $6,000 to win weekend opener, Shannon laid
down the quickest lap in Group A during qualifying prior
to finishing third in heat race action. The Moweaqua, Illinois
native then picked off three competitors during the 25-lap
sprint en route to a solid tenth place effort in his 2015
At the 1/4-mile bullring on Saturday evening,
a whopping $15,000 top prize was on the line in the 'Illini
100' finale. Shannon clicked off the second fastest lap
in Group B during time trials and later ran second in his
loaded heat race. After drawing the pole position before
the drop of the green flag in the 75-lap headliner, Shannon
led laps 1 and 22-47 before settling for an impressive third
place showing behind only winner Brandon Sheppard and runner-up
Darrell Lanigan. Complete results from Farmer City can be
accessed online at www.woolms.com.