Shannon Babb Encounters Trouble During DTWC Prelims...
(October 16, 2016)
Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) ventured to Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on October 14-15 for the 36th Annual 'Dirt Track World Championship,' which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and attracted 80 competitors to vie for the whopping $100,000 winner's share. The unique format for the crown jewel spectacular started with two sets of heat races on Friday evening. Shannon Babb drove up to second in his first heat race, but was unfortunately caught up in a wreck that knocked the rear-end out of his #18 machine in his final prelim. The Moweaqua, Illinois star then made the decision to forego Saturday's action at PRP and scratched from his B-Main, which also kept him out of the 100-lap DTWC. Complete results from the disappointing weekend at Portsmouth can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

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Babb Scores Trio of Podium Efforts at Tri-City; Competes in Modified Mania
(September 25, 2016)
Shannon Babb, of Moweaqua, Illinois, was busy over the September 22-24 weekend at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, as he competed in both the Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified divisions in the annual 'Modified Mania' extravaganza. Behind the wheel of his familiar #18 Late Model ride, Shannon laid down the fastest lap in his group during qualifying and won his heat race all three nights. In the features, Shannon finished runner-up in Thursday's $2,000 to win opener behind Bobby Pierce, second in Friday's $2,500 to win main event behind Bobby Pierce, and third in Saturday's $3,000 to win finale behind only victor Bobby Pierce and runner-up Frank Heckenast, Jr.

In Open Wheel Modified action, Shannon transferred into all three headliners during 'Modified Mania.' The popular driver known as the "Moweaqua Missile" ran third in Thursday's $3,000 to win opener, nineteenth in Friday's $4,000 to win feature, and eighteenth in Saturday's $5,000 to win weekend finale. Full results from the hectic weekend at the St. Louis area venue can be accessed online at www.tricityspeedway.net.

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Shannon Babb on Podium in Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals Prelim
(September 18, 2016)
Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) tackled another crown jewel event over the September 15-17 weekend in the Hawkeye State, as the historic Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa played host to the 13th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again sanctioned the three-day spectacular at the Marion County Fairgrounds oval, which started with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary showdowns. At Knoxville on Thursday night, Shannon Babb ran fifth in his heat race, third in the B-Main, and nineteenth in the 25-lap main event. On Friday evening, Shannon finished second in his heat race and later led laps 2-18 of the headliner before settling for a third place podium showing behind only winner Josh Richards and runner-up Jimmy Owens.

By virtue of accumulating the sixth most points during the unique format, Shannon locked himself into the outside of the third row for the start of Saturday's 100-lap 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' finale, which once again carried a stout $40,000 winner's share. The Moweaqua, Illinois hotshoe was in the fifth position on lap 30 when a right rear flat tire sent him pitside. Shannon eventually wound up twentieth in the final rundown of this year's edition of the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' after suffering a bent shock. Complete results from the extended weekend at Knoxville Raceway can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

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Babb Runner-Up in World 100 Prelim; Wins B-Scramble on Saturday
(September 11, 2016)
The #18 team pulled into the pit area at the hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on September 8-10 for the 46th version of the famed 'World 100.' The three-day crown jewel extravaganza at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant drew 108 competitors and things kicked off at Eldora with a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Shannon Babb won his heat race and later advanced up to second in his 25-lap main event to finish and impressive runner-up behind only race winner Matt Miller. At the "Big E" on Friday evening, Shannon ran third in his heat race prior to moving past nine competitors during the 25-lapper en route to a strong sixth place showing.

When the calendar flipped to Saturday, all eyes were fixated on the 'Biggest Dirt Race in the World,' which boasted a $49,000 top prize and the famed globe trophy. Shannon placed sixth in his loaded heat race and seventh in his B-Main, which unfortunately kept him out of the 100-lap headliner. Although he was not able to transfer into the 'World 100,' the Moweaqua, Illinois standout was able to win the B-Scramble for non-qualifiers. Complete results from the extended weekend in the Buckeye State can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

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Babb Competes in Labor Day Weekend Specials at Farmer City & FALS
(September 4, 2016)
Shannon Babb and his #18 SBR team entered a pair of Labor Day weekend specials on September 2-3 in the Land of Lincoln. The American Late Model Series (ALMS) rolled into Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois on Friday evening to preside over a $5,000 to win throwdown. Shannon qualified well, but later wound up fourth in his inverted heat race. With the track taking rubber early in the feature event to stunt any possible passing, Shannon made a few laps before heading pitside to settle for a nineteenth place performance.

At Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois on Saturday night, a $3,000 payday was on the line in a UMP Super Late Model program. Shannon laid down the seventh quickest time during the qualifying session and later ran sixth in his stacked heat race. The Moweaqua, Illinois hotshoe then blitzed through the field during the 40-lapper to earn a strong third place podium showing behind only victor Kevin Weaver and runner-up Mike Spatola III. Complete results from both weekend shows can be accessed online at www.farmercityracing.com and www.fairburyspeedway.com.

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Shannon Babb Runner-Up in MARS Visit to Federated Raceway at I-55
(August 28, 2016)
Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) tackled a trio of $5,000 to win MARS DIRTcar Series showdowns over the August 25-27 weekend in the states of Illinois and Missouri. Things kicked off on Thursday at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois. Shannon Babb ran second in heat race action, but unfortunately drew a lap eight caution and retired from the 40-lapper in the twenty-third position.

On Friday night at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, Shannon once again placed second in his heat race, but suffered problems early in the 40-lap headliner and wound up twenty-second in the final finishing order. The tripleheader weekend wrapped up on a positive note for the #18 team on Saturday evening at Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri. Shannon finished third in his heat race prior to blitzing past six competitors in the 40-lap A-Main en route to an impressive runner-up showing behind only victor Bobby Pierce. Complete results from the weekend triple shot can be viewed online at www.marsracingseries.com.

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Babb Advances into USA Nationals at Cedar Lake Speedway
(August 7, 2016)
Shannon Babb and his #18 team descended upon the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin from August 4-6 for the 29th edition of the 'USA Nationals.' The three-day World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series extravaganza started with a $6,000 to win preliminary event on Thursday evening at CLS. Shannon was unfortunately not able to transfer into the 30-lap weekend opener after finishing fifth in his loaded heat race and third in his B-Main.

On Friday, Shannon clicked off the twelfth fastest lap in Group A during time trials and later ran fourth in his stacked heat race. Following a B-Main triumph on Saturday night, Shannon started the $50,000 to win crown jewel main event from the outside of the tenth row. The Moweaqua, Illinois hotshoe then completed only 24 circuits during the 100-lap 'USA Nationals' and settled for a twenty-eighth place performance. Full results from Cedar Lake can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

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Shannon Babb Scores Top Five in Prairie Dirt Classic at FALS!
(July 31, 2016)
The 27th Annual 'Prairie Dirt Classic' weekend was the focus of the #18 SBR team on July 29-30 at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois. A $27,000 winner's check was on the line in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series special. On Friday night, Shannon Babb qualified sixth quickest in Group A during time trials prior to running second in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the fifth row in Saturday's 100-lap extra-distance affair, Shannon sported a fast Club 29 car throughout the race. At the checkers, the "Moweaqua Missile" was in the fifth finishing position behind only victor Josh Richards, Dennis Erb, Jr., Shane Clanton, and Don O'Neal! Complete results from FALS can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

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Mechanical Woes Slow Babb in St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100
(July 27, 2016)
A short turnaround after I-80 saw the Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) team invade the tiny Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois on Tuesday night, July 26 for the 'St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battle drew 21 competitors to the 1/5-mile oval and all eyes were fixated on the $12,000 top prize. Shannon Babb knocked down the fourth quickest time during the qualifying session and later placed second in his loaded heat race. After starting the 100-lap grind from the outside of the second row, Shannon was running strong early in the distance before overheating woes caused him to retire from the race shortly before the halfway mark. The Moweaqua, Illinois star was relegated to a disappointing fifteenth place effort in the extra-distance affair. Full results from Macon last night can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.

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Shannon Babb Nabs Sixth in Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80!
(July 24, 2016)
The next event on the calendar for the #18 team was a visit to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska on July 22-23 for the 6th Annual 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' which was co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series and boasted a whopping $40,000 payday. The unique format kicked off on Friday night with double heat races and passing points set the lineup for Saturday's portion of the program. Shannon Babb ran sixth in his first heat race on Friday, while he won his second prelim of the evening. After accumulating the eighteenth most passing points, Shannon drove towards the front in Saturday's 80-lapper and eventually wound up sixth in the final rundown behind only winner Jonathan Davenport, Billy Moyer, Brandon Sheppard, Tim McCreadie, and Earl Pearson, Jr. Full results from I-80 can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

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Babb Enters Battle at the Beach 50 at Tri-City (IL) Speedway...
(July 16, 2016)
Shannon Babb and his #18 SBR team rolled into Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois on Friday evening, July 15 for the annual running of the 'Battle at the Beach 50.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the single-day spectacular, which boasted a $10,000 winner's check. Shannon clicked off the fourteenth quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying session and later ran sixth in his stacked heat race. Shannon then did not make the call for his B-Main and therefore was not able to transfer into the 50-lap feature event, which was eventually won by Scott Bloomquist. Complete results from last night at Tri-City Speedway can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

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Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) Busy on Summer Nationals Trail
(July 8, 2016)
A $10,000 top prize was on the line tonight at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois, as the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals continued to criss-cross the Midwest. Shannon Babb, who brought out his Rocket Chassis tonight after rolling his Club 29 racecar last night at Macon, knocked down the second fastest lap in his group during qualifying prior to winning his loaded heat race. After drawing the inside of the second row before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap headliner, Shannon ran second through the first half of the race before suffering right rear suspension issues and abruptly retiring in the nineteenth position.

(July 7, 2016) Shannon Babb and his SBR team hit the track again tonight at the tiny Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois, as the annual running of the 'Herald & Review 100' boasted a $5,000 payday. Shannon qualified fourth quickest in his group during "Hell Tour" time trials and later placed third in his heat race. After starting the 100-lap grind from the inside of the fifth row, Shannon's race was unfortunately a short one. He hit an inside tractor tire on lap three and rolled his #18 mount, which took him out of competition and relegated him to twenty-third in the final finishing order.

(July 3, 2016) Tonight's $8,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals and World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series co-sanctioned showdown at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois was also rained-out. Shannon Babb's next scheduled race will be at the tiny Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois on Thursday, July 7.

(July 2, 2016) Tonight's UMP Summer Nationals tilt at Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri was unfortunately washed out by heavy rain showers. The event, which was to be co-sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series, was scheduled to pay $10,000 to the winner.

(July 1, 2016) The #18 team was back on the "Hell Tour" tonight at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois, as a $10,000 top prize was on the line. Shannon Babb timed in fourth quickest in Group B during qualifying prior to grabbing the victory in his heat race. After starting from the outside of the second row in the 50-lap feature event, Shannon shot up to second early in the distance, but was unfortunately involved in an incident, which caused him to retire in the twentieth position.

(June 29, 2016) Following a couple of days off, Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) returned to action tonight in the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals stop at the tiny Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Illinois. Shannon Babb laid down the quickest time in Group B during qualifying and later ran second in heat race action. After rolling off from the inside of the fourth row in the $5,000 to win main event, Shannon was able to drive past a couple of racecars during the 40-lapper on his way to a strong fifth place performance behind only feature winner Bobby Pierce, Jason Feger, Ryan Unzicker, and Rusty Griffaw!

(June 26, 2016) The final night of a busy week on the "Hell Tour" took place earlier this evening at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana. A $5,000 winner's check was on the line at the 1/4-mile Hoosier State facility. Shannon Babb timed in fourth fastest in his group during the qualifying session prior to placing third in heat race action. The "Moweaqua Missile" then started the 40-lap feature from the outside of the fourth row and was in the seventh spot when the race was called official after 38 circuits due to intensifying rain.

(June 25, 2016) Next up on the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals grind was another $10,000 to win showdown tonight at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois. Shannon Babb posted the fastest lap overall during qualifying to earn Fast Time honors and later took the win in his loaded heat race. After starting the 50-lapper from the inside of the second row, Shannon eventually found the point to lead laps 35-37 before experiencing rear-end problems on his #18 mount on the 39th circuit. The Moweaqua, Illinois ace retired from the FALS event tonight in the twentieth finishing position.

(June 24, 2016) Another night and another "Hell Tour" battle tonight at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, as another $10,000 top prize was up for grabs. Shannon Babb knocked down the eighth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying, but later showed signs of smoke in his heat race, which forced him to retire from the prelim and scratch from the remainder of the evening. He unfortunately did not participate in the 40-lap headliner that was won by Bobby Pierce.

(June 23, 2016) Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) was in the pit area tonight at Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois, as the cars and stars of the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour competed for a $10,000 paycheck. Shannon Babb clicked off the fastest lap overall during qualifying to earn Fast Time honors and later ran second in his loaded heat race. The Moweaqua, Illinois hotshoe then started the 50-lap feature from the inside of the third row before eventually slipping back to ninth at the checkers.

(June 22, 2016) Tonight's $10,000 to win "Hell Tour" stop at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa was unfortunately washed out and will not be rescheduled. Tomorrow the #18 team will be back in competition at Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois!

(June 21, 2016) The SBR team rejoined the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals trail tonight at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, as a $5,000 winner's check was on the line. Shannon Babb qualified third fastest in his group during time trials and later finished third in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the fourth row in the 40-lap main event, Shannon was able to scoot past a couple of competitors en route to a strong fifth place performance behind only winner Bobby Pierce, Mike Marlar, Michael Kloos, and Kevin Weaver!

(June 16, 2016) Shannon Babb and his #18 team helped kick off the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tonight at Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, Illinois. While he is not chasing the entire tour this year, Shannon vied for the $5,000 top prize tonight at the fairgrounds venue. Shannon knocked down the second quickest lap in his group during qualifying and later ran third in heat race action. After starting the 40-lapper from the inside of the fifth row, Shannon piloted his Club 29 entry to a tenth place showing in the 2016 "Hell Tour" lid lifter.

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Shannon Babb Vaults Inside Top Ten in Dream XXII; Finishes Twelfth
(June 12, 2016)
Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) made the trek to the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on June 9-11 for the 22nd edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Things got underway at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Shannon Babb ran third in his heat race prior to climbing up to seventh in the $5,000 to win main event. In Friday's $10,000 to win show, Shannon scored the victory in his heat race, but unfortunately ran into problems during the 25-lap sprint and dropped to twentieth in the final finishing order.

Things ratcheted up in a big way on Saturday evening at the "Big E," as a whopping $100,000 payday was on the line in 'Dream XXII.' Shannon placed sixth in his stacked heat race, but later earned the third transfer spot into the 100-lap headliner through his B-Main. The Moweaqua, Illinois star then rolled off from the inside of the thirteenth row in the extra-distance affair and quickly made his way up inside of the top ten. At the checkers, Shannon had slipped back to claim a twelfth place showing in the crown jewel extravaganza. Complete results from the extended weekend in the Buckeye State can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

 

 

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