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Nightly UMP Summer Nationals Results
for #18 Team...
22, 2018) Mother Nature finally gave a reprieve
to the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour tonight, but several days
of heavy rain through the Land of Lincoln left Tri-City Speedway
with a rough, hammer-down racing surface. At the Granite City, Illinois
oval, Shannon Babb laid down the sixth fastest lap in Group B during
qualifying, but unfortunately hit the concrete wall hard in his
heat race after going airborne leaving the rugged racing surface.
Shannon unloaded a back-up car, took a provisional, and improved
fifteen spots during the attrition-filled $10,000 to win headliner
to salvage a fourth place showing behind only winner Ryan Unzicker,
Bobby Pierce, and Frank Heckenast, Jr.
(June 21, 2018)
Thursday's scheduled $5,000 to win "Hell
Tour" shootout at Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois
has shifted to Monday, June 25 because of wet grounds and a rainy
forecast. The next UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals showdown will be
Friday, June 22 at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois where
a $10,000 payday will be up for grabs.
(June 20, 2018)
The 'Wildman Kelly Classic' took center stage
tonight at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, as another
$5,000 top prize was on the line for the cars and stars racing with
the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour. Shannon Babb clicked off
the sixth quickest time in his group during qualifying prior to
grabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race. Unfortunately,
storms blew through the area following the completion of heat race
action and postponed the remainder of the program. A makeup date
to complete the event is expected to be announced later...
(June 19, 2018)
Tonight's UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals stop
at the tiny Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Illinois was washed
out following the completion of time trials. No makeup date for
the $5,000 to win program was immediately announced.
(June 17, 2018)
The first week of the grueling "Hell
Tour" wrapped up tonight with a visit to Plymouth Speedway
in Plymouth, Indiana. Shannon Babb, who had won the previous three
UMP Summer Nationals stops, timed in fifth quickest in qualifying
before finishing fourth in his heat race. Shannon then started the
40-lap headliner from the inside of the sixth row and steered his
#18 XR1 Rocket Chassis mount past six competitors en route to a
strong fifth place showing behind only $5,000 victor Billy Moyer,
Timothy Culp, Tyler Erb, and Rusty Schlenk.
16, 2018) Red hot Shannon Babb, of Moweaqua,
Illinois, captured his third straight UMP Summer Nationals triumph
earlier tonight at the state-of-the-art Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway
in Joliet, Illinois! Shannon swept the evening, as he laid down
the quickest lap overall during qualifying, won his heat race, and
later led all thirty circuits of the main event. Shannon scored
another $10,000 payday by besting Brandon Thirlby, Mike Mataragas,
Tony Jackson, Jr., and Tim Manville at the Chicago-area speedplant!
(Terry Page Photo)
15, 2018) The third leg of the UMP DIRTcar
Summer Nationals was held earlier this evening at Sycamore Speedway
in Maple Park, Illinois and a $10,000 payday was on the line. In
the richest Super Late Model event ever at the 55-year old facility,
Shannon Babb clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during qualifying,
won his heat race, and later drew the pole position for the 55-lap
headliner. After leading the first circuit, Shannon swapped the
top spot with Billy Moyer five times over the final six laps before
scoring the thrilling $10,000 victory. The Moweaqua, Illinois star
beat Moyer, Ryan Unzicker, Devin Gilpin, and Brian Shirley to the
checkered flag to collect his 94th career "Hell Tour"
win! (Jim DenHamer Photo)
14, 2018) Night two of the "Hell Tour"
featured a complete $5,000 to win program at Kankakee County Speedway
in Kankakee, Illinois. Shannon Babb knocked down the quickest lap
in his group during qualifying prior to winning his heat race. After
drawing the second starting spot before the start of the 40-lap
feature event, Shannon led all but two circuits in the contest to
record the $5,000 payday for his 93rd career UMP DIRTcar Summer
Nationals triumph. He beat Billy Moyer, Brian Shirley, Rusty Schlenk,
and Mike Spatola to the checkered flag tonight at the 1/4-mile fairgrounds
oval! (Jim DenHamer Photo)
(June 13, 2018)
The 2018 edition of the UMP DIRTcar Summer
Nationals tour kicked off tonight at Peoria Speedway in Peoria,
Illinois and the #18 team was in attendance to do battle for the
$5,000 paycheck. Shannon Babb posted the ninth fastest lap in Group
A during the qualifying session before finishing fifth in his loaded
heat race. Following a triumph in his B-Main, Shannon worked his
way past six competitors during the 40-lap affair, which was contested
on a one-groove racing surface, to claim an eleventh place performance
in the "Hell Tour" lid lifter.
Babb Grabs Top Five in Dirt Late
Model Dream Prelim!
10, 2018) The Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) team
and driver Shannon Babb trekked to the famed Eldora Speedway in
Rossburg, Ohio from June 7-9 to compete in the annual running of
the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' After the $5,000 to win prelim scheduled
for Thursday night was pushed back to Friday afternoon due to inclement
weather, Shannon won his heat race and placed fourth in the 25-lap
daytime sprint behind only winner Jonathan Davenport, Don O'Neal,
and Josh Richards. Later that evening, Shannon finished sixth in
his heat race and won his B-Main prior to streaking up to seventh
in 25-lapper, which boasted a $10,000 payday. At the "Big E"
on Saturday, Shannon ran fourth in his loaded heat race, utilized
a high point provisional, and later retired early in the $100,000
to win 'Dirt Late Model Dream' in the twenty-sixth position. Full
results from the soggy weekend at Eldora Speedway can be viewed
online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Shannon Babb Bags Top Five Showing
at Fayette County Speedway
3, 2018) Shannon Babb and his #18 SBR team
traveled to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and Fayette
County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois on June 1-2 for a pair of
$3,000 to win MARS Racing Series battles. On Friday night at Granite
City, Shannon timed in sixth fastest in qualifying, won his heat
race, and pulled off late in the 30-lap headliner while running
in the fourth spot, which dropped the Moweaqua, Illinois star to
a fifteenth place showing. At Fayette County on Saturday evening,
Shannon scored another heat race triumph and ran second early in
the 40-lap main event before settling for a solid fifth place effort
behind only victor Brian Shirley, Dennis Erb, Jr., Michael Kloos,
and Tony Jackson, Jr. Complete results from both MARS races can
be found online at www.marsracingseries.com.
Babb Transfers into Show-Me 100 at
Lucas Oil Speedway
27, 2018) The Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) team
invaded the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri
from May 24-26 for the 26th version of the Lucas Oil 'Show-Me 100,'
which was co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
and the Lucas Oil MLRA Series. The three-day crown jewel spectacular
at the 3/8-mile facility kicked off with a pair of preliminary programs
- each of which paid $6,000 to the winner. On Thursday night, Shannon
Babb placed sixth in his heat race and fourth in his B-Main, while
he ran sixth in his heat race and third in his B-Main on Friday
evening. Unfortunately, Shannon was not able to make the start in
either preliminary feature event.
In the grand finale of the 'Show-Me 100' on Saturday, Shannon drove
to a second place finish in his B-Main to earn the inside of the
twelfth row in the $30,000 to win headliner. During the course of
the 100-lap contest, the Moweaqua, Illinois star blasted up inside
of the top ten before retiring with only 10 circuits remaining,
which dropped him to twenty-first in the final finishing order.
Complete results from the Show-Me State can be accessed by clicking
Shannon Babb Pulls Off Dramatic Last
Corner Pass to Win at Farmer City!
13, 2018) Shannon Babb, of Moweaqua, Illinois,
racked up his third feature win of the 2018 racing season in thrilling
fashion on Friday evening, May 11 in the 'Farmer City 74' at Farmer
City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois! Shannon timed in second quickest
in Group A during the qualifying session before bagging a heat race
triumph. After starting the 74-lap MARS Racing Series headliner
from the inside of the second row, Shannon ran second through much
of the feature distance before rocketing past race long leader Billy
Moyer coming out of turn four on the final lap. The "Moweaqua
Missile" captured the $10,000 top prize in a photo finish over
Moyer, Brian Shirley, Tim Manville, and Devin Gilpin. Saturday's
$10,000 to win 'FALS Frenzy' event at Fairbury American Legion Speedway
in Fairbury, Illinois was then washed out by inclement weather.
Full results from the 'Farmer City 74' can be viewed online at www.marsracingseries.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Babb Drives to Podium Finish in St.
Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 at Macon!
29, 2018) The Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) team
made their way to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and
Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois on April 27-28 for a pair of $12,000
to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series throwdowns. On Friday night
in the 'Busch 50' at Granite City, Shannon Babb unfortunately missed
out on the 50-lap feature event after finishing seventh in his loaded
heat race and sixth in his B-Main. At the tiny 1/5-mile Macon oval
on Saturday evening in the 'St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100,' Shannon
won his heat race, battled up front during the 100-lap headliner,
and eventually placed third and on the podium behind only $12,000
winner Bobby Pierce and runner-up Ryan Unzicker! Full results from
both weekend shows in the Land of Lincoln can be viewed online at
(Brendon Bauman Photo)
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.