Babb Pockets $5,000 for Race of Champions Win; Puts on Show in Finale!
(December 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 winner's check!

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 at www.gatewaydirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)

Shannon Babb Spins to Avoid Spinning Car Late in Chi-Town Showdown
(October 15, 2017)
On October 13-14, the #18 SBR team was in the pit area at the pristine Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois, as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series sanctioned the two-day 'Chi-Town Showdown.' In Friday night's $10,000 to win weekend opener, Shannon Babb knocked down the seventh quickest time overall during the qualifying session before placing fourth in his loaded heat race. After starting tenth on the grid in the 50-lap feature, Shannon was running solidly in seventh on lap 41 when he spun to avoid a spinning lapped car, which helped relegate him to a fourteenth place performance. The 'Chi-Town Showdown' finale on Saturday evening, which was scheduled to boast another $10,000 winner's share, was washed out early in the day due to inclement weather and will not be rescheduled. Full results from Joliet can be accessed by pointing your Internet browser to www.woolms.com.

Babb Steady Throughout Hectic Mod Mania at Granite City
(October 1, 2017)
Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) pulled double-duty during the annual 'Mod Mania' weekend at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois from September 28-30. Behind the wheel of his familiar #18 Super Late Model, Shannon Babb won his heat race on Thursday night prior to winding up fourth in the $2,000 to win opener behind only winner Ryan Unzicker, Tim Manville, and Chris Simpson. On Friday evening in the $2,500 to win program, Shannon also won his heat race and later drove to a third place podium performance in the 30-lapper behind only victor Chris Simpson and runner-up Bobby Pierce. In Saturday's weekend finale at the St. Louis-area facility, which boasted a $3,000 top prize, Shannon once again was victorious in heat race action, but battery problems late in the feature distance dropped him to thirteenth in the final finishing order.

In Open Wheel Modified competition, the Moweaqua, Illinois star ran seventh in Thursday's $3,000 to win opener, did not start Friday's $4,000 to win showdown, and knocked down an impressive fifth place effort in Saturday's weekend finale, which paid $5,000 to the winner! Full results from both classes can be accessed online at www.tricityspeedway.net.

Shannon Babb Travels to Brownstown for Jackson 100 Weekend
(September 24, 2017)
The #18 SBR team stormed into the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on September 22-23 for the 38th edition of the 'Jackson 100.' The two-day Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series weekend kicked off on Friday evening at the 1/4-mile fairgrounds facility with a $7,000 to win shootout. Shannon Babb timed in eighth quickest in Group B during the qualifying session prior to running second in his stacked heat race. After starting the 30-lap sprint from the outside of the fourth row, Shannon slipped backwards early in the distance and eventually wound up retiring in the twenty-third spot.

In front of a standing-room-only crowd at Brownstown on Saturday night, a $15,000 top prize was up for grabs in the prestigious 'Jackson 100.' Shannon knocked down the eleventh fastest lap in Group A during time trials, but later wound up eighth in his stacked heat race. The Moweaqua, Illinois standout then chose to scratch from the B-Main and did not compete in the 100-lapper, which was eventually won by Scott Bloomquist. Full results from the doubleheader weekend at Brownstown can be viewed online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

Babb Lands Top Ten in Knoxville Nationals Prelim in Iowa
(September 17, 2017)
The Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) team made their way to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa from September 14-16 for the 14th edition of the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again presided over the three-day crown jewel extravaganza, which drew 56 entrants to the Hawkeye State and began with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary shootouts. On Thursday evening, Shannon Babb placed third in his heat race and later wound up ninth in the final rundown of the 25-lap feature event. At Knoxville on Friday night, Shannon unfortunately missed out on the 25-lapper after finishing fourth in his loaded heat race and ninth in the B-Main.

By virtue of racking up the seventeenth most single-night points during the prelims, Shannon rolled off from the inside of the ninth row in Saturday's 100-lap grand finale. The Moweaqua, Illinois standout drew a lap 31 caution flag, but returned to the track and rallied all the way back up inside of the top ten. Unfortunately, Shannon eventually retired with issues and wound up being paid for twenty-third at the pay window following the $40,000 to win affair. Full results from all three shows at the Marion County Fairgrounds speedplant over the weekend can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

Shannon Babb Solid in World 100 Prelims at Eldora Speedway
(September 10, 2017)
The #18 SBR team made the journey to the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on September 7-9 for the "Granddaddy of Them All" - the 47th Annual 'World 100.' The most prestigious event in our industry got underway with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs with each feature winner receiving $10,000 for their efforts. On Thursday night, Shannon Babb ran second in his heat race prior to slipping back a few spots during the 25-lap main event to finish eleventh. At the "Big E" on Friday evening, Shannon once again placed second in his heat race before winding up sixteenth in the final rundown of the 25-lapper.

When the calendar flipped to Saturday, the largest crowd in the history of the storied 1/2-mile speedplant was on hand to witness the 'World 100,' which boasted a hefty $50,000 windfall. Shannon finished ninth in his loaded heat race and twenty-fourth in his B-Main, which unfortunately kept the Moweaqua, Illinois star out of the 100-lap headliner that was eventually won by Jonathan Davenport. Complete results from the three-day crown jewel spectacular can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Babb Wires Field at Farmer City Raceway for Fifth Victory!!!
(September 2, 2017)
Moweaqua, Illinois standout Shannon Babb racked up his fifth feature win of the 2017 racing season on Friday night, September 1 at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois! Shannon posted the fastest lap in his group during the UMP qualifying session and later picked up a victory in his loaded heat race. After starting the 40-lapper from the pole position, Shannon held the top spot from green to checkers to bag the $5,000 winner's check over Jason Feger, Bobby Pierce, Ryan Unzicker, and Brian Shirley! Full results from last night's FCR finale can be located online by clicking on www.farmercityracing.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

Shannon Babb Suffers Late Flat Tire in Topless 100 While in Third...
(August 21, 2017)
Shannon Babb and the #18 SBR team loaded up and made the trek to Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas on August 18-20 for the 25th Annual 'Topless 100,' which was once again sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and boasted a gigantic $40,000 top prize. The ultra-popular roof-less spectacular attracted 41 competitors to the Razorback State and things got underway with preliminary action on Friday night. Shannon tripped the clock seventh fastest in Group A during qualifying prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After Saturday's portion of the crown jewel event was pushed back to Sunday afternoon due to inclement weather, Shannon started the 100-lap grind from the inside of the fifth row. During the course of the daytime affair, the Moweaqua, Illinois standout climbed to as high as second in the running order and was in the third position when he unfortunately suffered a flat right rear tire on lap 98, which dropped him to seventeenth at the pay window. Full results from this year's version of the 'Topless 100' can be found by pointing your Internet browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

Babb and #18 Team Trek North for $50,000 USA Nationals
(August 5, 2017)
The 30th edition of the 'USA Nationals' concluded tonight at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin and each driver had their sights firmly set on capturing the whopping $50,000 windfall. Shannon Babb knocked down the fourth quickest time in Group A last night during qualifying prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through his loaded heat race. Shannon then rolled off from the inside of the fifth row in the 100-lap 'USA Nationals' and vaulted up inside of the top five in the crown jewel extravaganza. The "Moweaqua Missile" then slipped back a few spots in the waning circuits and eventually wound up ninth in the final finishing order.

(August 4, 2017) The 'USA Nationals' finally kicked off tonight at Cedar Lake Speedway and a $6,000 payday was on the line in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series show at the New Richmond, Wisconsin facility. Shannon Babb qualified fourteenth fastest in Group A during the time trial session, but later wound up ninth in his heat race. The Moweaqua, Illinois standout then opted to scratch from his B-Main and unfortunately did not start the 30-lap feature event tonight at CLS, which was won by Chris Madden.

(August 3, 2017) Tonight's $6,000 to win 'USA Nationals' preliminary event at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin has been rained-out and rescheduled for tomorrow evening. Also on tap tomorrow at CLS with the entire rain-postponed prelim program will be the regularly scheduled time trial session and heat races for Saturday's 'USA Nationals' headliner, which once again boasts a gigantic $50,000 winner's check.

 

 

 

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