Babb Involved in Incident While Leading at Granite City...
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.
South to Compete in $20k Bad Boy 98 at Batesville
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.
Enters Illini 100 Weekend at Farmer City Raceway
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)
Off 2016 Campaign in Thaw Brawl at LaSalle Speedway!
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
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.