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Shannon Babb Leads Majority of Slocum
50 to Pocket $10,555 Payday!!!
22, 2018) Following a fifth place effort
in a weekly program on Friday night at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer
City, Illinois, Shannon Babb picked up his second feature win of
the young 2018 racing season on Saturday evening, April 21 at 34
Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa! Shannon laid down the quickest
time in Group B during Lucas Oil MLRA Series qualifying and later
won his heat race to earn the outside of the front row for the start
of the 'Slocum 50.' The Moweaqua, Illinois star then grabbed the
point from early leader Chris Simpson on the fifth circuit and led
the remainder of the 50-lap distance to pocket the hefty $10,555
top prize! Finishing behind his #18 machine was Chris Simpson, Chad
Simpson, Billy Drake, and Dave Eckrich! Full results from both weekend
races can be viewed online at www.farmercityracing.com
Babb Enters Rare Tuesday Show at
Fayette County; Finishes Second!
(April 18, 2018) Shannon
Babb and his #18 SBR team entered a rare mid-week show at Fayette
County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois on Tuesday night, April
17. After drawing the fifth starting spot for his heat race, Shannon
steered his XR1 Rocket machine past a trio of racecars to finish
second in the prelim. The Moweaqua, Illinois star then had a strong
run in the $1,500 to win main event as well before claiming a runner-up
performance behind only feature winner Brian Shirley. Full results
from last night can be located online by visiting www.fayettecospeedway.com.
Shannon Babb Scores Season Opening
Victory at LaSalle Speedway!
1, 2018) The Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) team
finally kicked off their version of the 2018 racing season on March
30-31 in the 7th edition of the 'Thaw Brawl' at LaSalle Speedway
in LaSalle, Illinois. In the doubleheader opener on Friday night,
Shannon Babb timed in sixth quickest in Group A during Lucas Oil
MLRA Series qualifying before running second in his heat race. After
starting his season opener from the outside of the sixth row, Shannon
stormed to the front of the talented field in the 50-lapper and
eventually got by leader Brian Shirley with only two laps remaining.
The Moweaqua, Illinois standout then beat Ricky Weiss, Dennis Erb,
Jr., Brandon Sheppard, and Chad Simpson to the checkered flag to
bag the $5,000 winner's check!
On Saturday evening, the MLRA tour sanctioned the 'Thaw Brawl'
finale, which boasted a whopping $15,000 payday. Shannon once again
laid down the sixth fastest lap in Group B during time trials prior
to placing second in his loaded heat race. The "Moweaqua Missile"
then enjoyed another strong run in the 75-lap headliner to claim
a steady sixth place effort behind only victor Chris Simpson, Rusty
Schlenk, Ricky Weiss, Chad Simpson, and Brian Shirley. Complete
results from both 'Thaw Brawl' shows can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com.
Babb Pockets $5,000 for Race of Champions
Win; Puts on Show in Finale!
17, 2017) Shannon Babb, of Moweaqua, Illinois,
scored his sixth feature win of the 2017 racing season during the
season-ending 'Gateway Dirt Nationals,' which took place indoors
from December 14-16 at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis,
Missouri! On Thursday night, Shannon qualified eleventh fastest
in Group B during the time trial session prior to leading all twenty
circuits in the special 'Race of Champions.' Shannon, who started
third on the grid in the race, beat Don O'Neal, Billy Moyer, Darrell
Lanigan, and Rusty Schlenk to the checkered flag to garner the $5,000
At the tiny 1/5-mile oval on Friday evening, Shannon earned the
third transfer spot through his heat race and later wound up twelfth
in the final rundown of the $5,000 to win, 20-lap main event. When
Saturday rolled around in downtown St. Louis, Shannon and the other
93 Super Late Model competitors had their sights set on the whopping
$30,000 top prize. After grabbing the second and final transfer
spot through his B-Main, the "Moweaqua Missile" put on
a show during the 40-lap grand finale from his eighteenth starting
position. Shannon rallied all the way up to third utilizing the
extreme outside groove against the concrete barriers before sliding
back to ultimately place seventh in the 'Gateway Dirt Nationals.'
Full results from The Dome at America's Center can be found online