Shannon Babb Scores Top Five in Spring Shootout at LaSalle Speedway!
(May 22, 2016)
Shannon Babb and his #18 SBR team headed to Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois on May 20-21 for a pair of lucrative races with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. On Friday night in the Badger State, Shannon ran third in his heat race, but was unfortunately an early retiree in the $10,000 to win headliner and settled for a twenty-fifth place showing. In the annual 'Spring Shootout' on Saturday evening at LaSalle, Shannon also finished third in heat race action, but was able to climb to fifth in the $12,000 to win main event to trail only victor Brandon Sheppard, Tim McCreadie, Don O'Neal, and Jonathan Davenport at the checkers! Full results from the LOLMDS double-dip can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

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Babb Travels to Atomic Speedway for Inaugural Buckeye Nationals
(May 15, 2016)
The Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) team trekked to Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on May 13-14 for the inaugural running of the 'Buckeye Nationals.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the two-day extravaganza, which boasted a whopping $50,000 payday and drew a stellar field of 49 entrants. Shannon Babb laid down the tenth quickest time in Group B during Friday's qualifying session prior to running fifth in his stacked heat race. Unfortunately, Shannon ran into troubles in his B-Main on Saturday evening and wound up fourteenth, which cost him a chance at advancing into the 75-lap headliner. Full results from the 'Buckeye Nationals' weekend can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

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Shannon Babb Tackles High Profile Events at Farmer City & FALS
(May 8, 2016)
Shannon Babb and his #18 SBR team tackled a pair of MARS DIRTcar Series and American Late Model Series (ALMS) shootouts on May 6-7 in their home state of Illinois. On Friday night at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois, Shannon ran second in his heat race, but terminal motor problems early in the $5,000 to win 'Douglas Dodge 40' headliner sent him pitside with a disappointing twenty-fourth place performance. At Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois on Saturday evening, a $10,000 top prize was on the line in the annual running of the 'FALS Frenzy.' Shannon finished fourth in heat race action, but quickly knocked on the door to the top five early in the 50-lapper before settling for a solid ninth place effort. Complete results from both weekend battles can be accessed online at www.marsracingseries.com.

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Babb Knocks Down Top Ten in $10,000 to win Budweiser 50
(May 1, 2016)
The Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) team drove through the pit gate at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois on Friday night, April 29 to compete in the $10,000 to win 'Budweiser 50,' which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. In front of a standing-room-only crowd, Shannon Babb knocked down the third quickest time in Group B during qualifying prior to running second in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the third row in the 50-lapper, Shannon drove a steady race and eventually wound up seventh in the final rundown of the 'Budweiser 50.' Saturday's $12,000 to win LOLMDS tilt at Macon (IL) Speedway was then rained-out and pushed back to Tuesday, July 26. Complete results from Friday's race at Granite City can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

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Shannon Babb Involved in Incident While Leading at Granite City...
(April 23, 2016)
Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) traveled to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois on Friday evening, April 22 for a weekly UMP Super Late Model showdown. Shannon Babb won his heat race in preliminary action and later finished second in the dash. The Moweaqua, Illinois hotshoe was then leading the $1,200 to win main event when a group of four lapped cars in front of him wrecked. Shannon unfortunately piled into one of the spinning cars and heavy nose damage to his #18 machine knocked him down to a disappointing seventeenth place effort. Complete results from last night at Tri-City Speedway can be viewed online at www.tricityspeedway.net.

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Babb Ventures South to Compete in $20k Bad Boy 98 at Batesville
(April 17, 2016)
Shannon Babb and his #18 SBR team continued their 2016 campaign on April 15-16 at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned the annual running of the 'Bad Boy 98.' Shannon timed in fifteenth quickest in Group B during Friday's qualifying session and later ran sixth in his loaded heat race. After grabbing the third and final transfer spot through his B-Main on Saturday evening, Shannon started the $20,000 to win headliner from the outside of the eleventh row. During the course of the 98-lap extravaganza, the Moweaqua, Illinois hotshoe drew a lap 52 yellow flag and eventually wound up retiring from the race in the twentieth position. Complete results from BMS can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

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Shannon Babb Enters Illini 100 Weekend at Farmer City Raceway
(April 4, 2016)
Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) ventured to Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois on April 2-3 to compete in the annual running of the 'Illini 100,' which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. The two-day spectacular started on Saturday night with a $6,000 to win shootout at the 1/4-mile fairgrounds bullring. Shannon Babb clicked off the second quickest time in Group A during the qualifying session and later placed second in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the fourth row in the 25-lap sprint, Shannon unfortunately retired with problems after only four circuits and was placed thirtieth in the final finishing order.

At Farmer City on Sunday, a hefty $15,000 winner's check was up for grabs in the conclusion of the 'Illini 100' weekend. Shannon timed in fourteenth fastest in Group A during qualifying, but later ran into issues in his heat race and finished tenth. The Moweaqua, Illinois standout then scratched from the B-Main, which unfortunately kept him out of the 75-lap headliner that was won by Josh Richards. Full results from Farmer City Raceway can be accessed online at www.woolms.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

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Babb Kicks Off 2016 Campaign in Thaw Brawl at LaSalle Speedway!
(March 27, 2016)
Shannon Babb and his #18 SBR team rolled into LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois on March 25-26 to lift the lid on their 2016 campaign in the two-day 'Thaw Brawl' extravaganza. The MARS DIRTcar Series, Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series, and American Late Model Series tri-sanctioned the doubleheader weekend, which kicked off on Friday night with a $5,000 to win program. Shannon ran second in his loaded heat race and later started the 50-lap main event from the outside of the fourth row. The Moweaqua, Illinois ace then experienced a rollover during the feature, but escaped uninjured and wound up in the seventeenth finishing position.

On Saturday evening, a whopping $15,000 top prize was on the line in the 'Thaw Brawl' weekend finale at the 1/4-mile bullring. Shannon once again ran second in heat race action prior to rolling off from the outside of the third row in the 75-lapper. The "Moweaqua Missile" was then able to move up a couple of spots en route to a strong fourth place performance behind only victor Brian Shirley, Bobby Pierce, and Frank Heckenast, Jr.! Complete results from LaSalle Speedway can be viewed online at www.lasallespeedway.com.

 

 

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