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Babb Battles DIRTcar Summer Nationals Foes - Nightly Race Recaps
(June 15, 2019)
With showers and thunderstorms arriving early in the afternoon and with more storms on the way, tonight's DIRTcar Summer Nationals showdown at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Illinois has been rained out. Officials announced that the $10,000 to win program has been rescheduled for Monday, July 1 at the pristine speedplant.

(June 14, 2019) The first $10,000 top prize of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour was up for grabs tonight in a visit to Sycamore Speedway in Maple Park, Illinois. Shannon Babb timed in third fastest in his group during the qualifying session, but later slipped back to fifth in his stacked heat race. Following a convincing victory in his B-Main, Shannon was scheduled to start the main event from the inside of the ninth row. However, intensifying rain shortly before the start of the A-Main caused series officials to postpone the headliner to Monday, July 8.

(June 13, 2019) The first race of the 2019 DIRTcar Summer Nationals took place earlier tonight at Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, Illinois. Shannon Babb clicked off the fastest lap in his group during the qualifying session prior to picking up a heat race triumph aboard his familiar #18 machine. After starting third on the feature grid in the $5,000 to win affair, Shannon unfortunately suffered from electrical problems during the 40-lapper and retired early in the twenty-first position.

(June 12, 2019) Due to rain, tonight's DIRTcar Summer Nationals lid lifter at Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois has been postponed. The $5,000 to win program for the Super Late Models has been rescheduled for June 26. The month-long tour will now kick off its 2019 season on Thursday, June 13 at Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, Illinois with a similar $5,000 to win show.

Shannon Babb Teams with Bloomquist During DLM Dream!
(June 9, 2019)
Moweaqua, Illinois ace Shannon Babb invaded the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 6-8 to compete in the 25th edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' which kicked off with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs - each of which paid $10,000 to the winner. At the "Big E" on Thursday night, Shannon wheeled the famed #0 for Scott Bloomquist Racing to a second place finish in his heat race and an eleventh place effort in the 25-lap feature, while he finished second in his heat race and ninth in Friday's 25-lapper. When Saturday rolled around at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant, Shannon was eyeing the whopping $125,000 winner's check in the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' The popular driver known as the "Moweaqua Missile" placed fourth in both his heat race and his B-Main prior to rallying past seventeen competitors during the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza to leave Eldora with a solid eleventh place showing. Complete results from the biggie in the Buckeye State can be accessed online at (Todd Healy Photo)

Babb Enters Single Show Over Memorial Day Holiday Weekend
(May 25, 2019)
Shannon Babb and his #18 team rolled into Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois on Friday night, May 24 for their only event over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Shannon laid down the seventh quickest time overall during qualifying for the weekly Super Late Model show prior to placing fifth in his heat race. After starting the $1,000 to win main event from the inside of the fifth row, Shannon unfortunately ran into problems during the headliner and was forced to retire in the sixteenth finishing position. Complete results from last night at FCR can be viewed online at

Shannon Babb Tabbed by Team Zero for Upcoming Crown Jewels!
(May 19, 2019)
As formally announced yesterday by Scott Bloomquist Racing business manager Cody Sommer, the iconic #0 car normally driven by Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Scott Bloomquist, which has sat idle since February's Georgia/Florida Speedweeks due to Bloomquist's early March motorcycle accident, will return to the racetrack in the upcoming 'Show-Me 100' and Shannon Babb has been tabbed by Team Zero to fill the seat! Shannon will park his own #18 ride on May 23-25 to compete in the crown jewel extravaganza behind the wheel of Bloomquist's #0 Sweet-Bloomquist machine. A pair of $6,000 to win preliminary events will be held at the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri on Thursday and Friday, while Saturday's 100-lap 'Show-Me 100' will once again boast a whopping $30,000 top prize. Scott will attend the three-day program to serve in a crew chief role, as he continues his recovery from serious right leg and hip injuries.

The Moweaqua, Illinois star is also scheduled to pilot the Team Zero entry in June's annual 'Dirt Late Model Dream' at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The culmination of the three-day spectacular at the "Big E" on June 6-8 will be a 100-lap main event boasting an incredible $125,000 payday. Shannon is slated to return to his familiar Petroff Towing / Donley Trucking #18 Rocket XR1 car shortly after the 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' as he tackles the start of the grueling DIRTcar Summer Nationals. You can view confirmed upcoming schedule dates by clicking on the SCHEDULE page of the website! (Heath Lawson Photo)

Babb Climbs to Seventh in Lucas Oil Series Stop at Farley
(May 18, 2019)
Moweaqua, Illinois hotshoe Shannon Babb headed west to the Hawkeye State on May 16-17 for a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battles at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa and 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa. On Thursday night on a rugged racing surface in West Burlington, Shannon grabbed the third transfer spot through his loaded heat race prior to retiring early in the $10,000 to win main event and finishing in the twenty-second position. At Farley on Friday evening in a $12,000 to win throwdown, Shannon placed fifth in his heat race and later steered past six competitors during the 50-lap contest to bag a solid seventh place performance. Full results from the last two nights in the Hawkeye State can be accessed online at (Todd Healy Photo)

Shannon Babb Returns to Action in Farmer City 74
(May 12, 2019)
Shannon Babb was one of the 52 entrants that pulled through the pit gate at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois on Friday night, May 10 for the annual running of the 'Farmer City 74.' The Schaeffer's Oil MARS Racing Series presided over the single-day throwdown at the 1/4-mile bullring and a $10,000 top prize was up for grabs. Shannon suffered mechanical troubles during qualifying before finishing sixth in his heat race and fourth in his B-Main, which unfortunately kept the Moweaqua, Illinois ace out of the 74-lap main event. Saturday's stop at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois was unfortunately nixed when 'FALS Frenzy' was lost due to persistent afternoon rain showers. Complete results from the MARS weekend can be accessed online by clicking on (Todd Healy Photo)

Babb Leads First 28 Laps of Slocum 50; Winds Up on Podium!
(April 21, 2019)
Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) traveled to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Saturday evening, April 20 for the 11th Annual 'Slocum 50.' Shannon Babb laid down the fastest time in Group B during the Lucas Oil MLRA Series qualifying session prior to scoring the victory in heat race action. After starting the $10,555 to win headliner from the outside of the front row and looking for another 'Slocum 50' title, Shannon paced the strong field for the first 28 circuits. At the conclusion of the hotly-contested 50-lap affair, the Moweaqua, Illinois hotshoe found himself in the third finishing position behind only race winner Bobby Pierce and runner-up Chad Simpson! Complete results from last night at Burlington can be located online at (Todd Healy Photo)

Shannon Babb Nabs Top Five in Visit to Granite City!
(April 13, 2019)
The #18 SBR team dropped into Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois on Friday evening, April 12, as the UMP Super Late Models raced for a $2,000 paycheck. Shannon Babb posted the quickest lap in his group during qualifying before picking up the victory in his heat race. After starting the 30-lap feature event from the inside of the second row, Shannon slipped back to fourth by the end of the headliner to finish behind only victor Bobby Pierce, Brian Shirley, and Billy Moyer. Full results from last night at Granite City can be accessed online at

Babb Competes in Annual Illini 100 at Farmer City
(April 7, 2019)
Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) invaded Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois on April 5-6 for the 12th Annual 'Illini 100,' which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. On Friday night in the $6,000 to win weekend opener at FCR, Shannon Babb placed fifth in his heat race, but scratched from his B-Main and unfortunately missed out on the 25-lap sprint on the rugged racing surface. At the 1/4-mile bullring on Saturday evening in the $15,000 to win weekend finale, Shannon finished sixth in his heat race, won his B-Main, and later retired early in the 75-lapper in the twenty-fifth position. Complete results from the two-day 'Illini 100' can be found online at

Shannon Babb Starts 2019 Season in Thaw Brawl at LaSalle
(April 1, 2019)
The #18 SBR team kicked off their 2019 campaign at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois on March 30-31 in the eighth edition of the 'Thaw Brawl.' The American Ethanol Late Model Tour sanctioned the two-day spectacular, which was shortened to a single-day throwdown after Saturday's $5,000 to win opener succumbed to Mother Nature. On Sunday afternoon at the 1/4-mile bullring, Shannon Babb knocked down the fifth quickest lap in his group during qualifying before grabbing the fifth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the $15,000 to win season opener from the inside of the eighth row, Shannon retired after only 32 circuits following a flat right rear tire and was officially placed nineteenth in the final rundown. Complete results from LaSalle Speedway can be found online at (Todd Healy Photo)




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