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.

Huge Week of Racing in Home State of Illinois for #18 Team
(July 29, 2017)
Shannon Babb rolled into Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois for this weekend's 28th Annual 'Prairie Dirt Classic,' which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and boasted a lucrative $30,000 payday. Last night in preliminary competition, Shannon laid down the second fastest lap in Group A during qualifying, but unfortunately got into the wall early in his $2,500 to win prelim feature, which dropped him to a disappointing sixteenth place effort. Shannon then rallied up to ninth in his B-Main earlier this evening, but that finish was not good enough to transfer the Moweaqua, Illinois standout into the 100-lap PDC that was eventually won by Brandon Sheppard.

(July 26, 2017) Next up on the schedule for the #18 team was a visit to Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois tonight for an $8,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series mid-week throwdown. Shannon Babb tripped the clock fourth fastest overall during the time trial session prior to scoring an impressive heat race triumph. After drawing the sixth starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the 40-lap affair, Shannon was in the fifth position on lap 28 when he unfortunately suffered a flat Hoosier tire. The Moweaqua, Illinois star did not return to the racetrack and retired with a nineteenth place outing.

(July 25, 2017) A lucrative week in the Land of Lincoln started tonight at the tiny Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series rolled into the 1/5-mile bullring to preside over the $12,000 to win 'St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100.' Shannon Babb posted the quickest lap overall of the 25 entrants in qualifying to earn Fast Time honors and later placed second in heat race action. After starting the 100-lap grind from the outside of the second row and leading laps 33-59, Shannon settled for an impressive runner-up showing at Mighty Macon behind only victor Josh Richards!

Shannon Babb Battles Back to Fifth in Silver Dollar Nationals!!
(July 23, 2017)
The Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) team invaded I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska on July 21-22 for the 7th Annual 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' which was once again sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and paid a whopping $53,000 to the winner - a record high. Things kicked off in the Cornhusker State on Friday night with two sets of qualifying heat races. Shannon Babb placed second in his first heat race of the evening before running fourth in his second and final prelim. After accumulating the ninth most passing points, Shannon started Saturday's 80-lap feature event from the inside of the fifth row. The Moweaqua, Illinois standout then battled back from an early flat tire and a mid-race pit stop to earn an impressive fifth place performance behind only victor Tim McCreadie, Brandon Sheppard, Kyle Bronson, and Scott Bloomquist! Full results from I-80 Speedway can be viewed by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

Babb Runs Second Early; Finishes Sixth in NAPA Know How 50
(July 15, 2017)
Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) returned to action on Friday evening, July 14 in the 'NAPA Know How 50' at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series rolled into the St. Louis-area venue to preside over the $10,000 to win program, which drew a stout 32 car field. Shannon Babb knocked down the second fastest time in Group B during the qualifying session and later picked up an impressive heat race triumph. After starting the 50-lap feature from the outside of the second row, Shannon ran second early in the distance before winding up sixth at the checkered flag. The Moweaqua, Illinois star finished the race behind only victor Josh Richards, Tim McCreadie, Don O'Neal, Brian Shirley, and Jimmy Owens. Full results from last night's show at Granite City can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.

UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Nightly Results for #18 Team
(July 8, 2017) Tonight's UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals stop was at Highland Speedway in Highland, Illinois for another $10,000 to win tilt. Shannon Babb posted the fifth quickest time in Group B during qualifying prior to finishing second in his loaded heat race. He then rolled off from the inside of the fourth row in the 50-lap feature event, but unfortunately slid back to thirteenth in the final finishing order. After the race, Shannon opted to pull off the "Hell Tour" and will not be in action in Danville, Illinois tomorrow evening.

(July 7, 2017) Next up on the "Hell Tour" was a visit to Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois tonight for a $10,000 to win throwdown. Shannon Babb knocked down the quickest time in Group B during the qualifying session and later ran second in heat race action. After starting from the inside of the fourth row in the 50-lap affair, which was contested on a one-groove racing surface, Shannon was able to move up to fifth to trail only winner Mike Marlar, Billy Moyer, Brandon Sheppard, and Frank Heckenast, Jr. at the checkered flag.

(July 6, 2017) The 37th edition of the 'Herald & Review 100' took center stage for the UMP Summer Nationals tonight at the 1/5-mile Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois and a $5,000 winner's check was up for grabs. Shannon Babb earned Fast Time honors during the time trial session and later picked up a heat race triumph. After drawing the pole position for the 100-lap grind, Shannon held the point or battled for the lead most of the first 25 circuits before sliding back a few spots as the race wore on. At the checkers, the Moweaqua, Illinois ace found himself eighth in the final finishing order at Mighty Macon.

(July 5, 2017) With continuing rainfall and a high chance for more precipitation, tonight's scheduled UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals stop at the tiny Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Illinois has been washed out. Next up will be the annual 'Herald & Review 100' on July 6 at the mighty Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois!

(July 4, 2017) Independence Day took the #18 team to Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois tonight, as a $10,000 top prize was on the line for the cars and stars of the "Hell Tour." Shannon Babb claimed Fast Time honors during the qualifying session prior to running second in his loaded heat race. Shannon then drove past four competitors during the 50-lap finale on his way to another runner-up effort behind only race winner Brandon Sheppard.

(July 3, 2017) Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) followed the UMP Summer Nationals tour to Quincy Raceway in Quincy, Illinois tonight for a $5,000 to win program. Shannon Babb knocked down the third fastest lap in Group B during time trials and later claimed an impressive victory in heat race action. After drawing the pole position before the drop of the green flag in the 40-lapper, Shannon bagged a strong runner-up performance behind only victor Brandon Sheppard.

(July 2, 2017) The 2017 edition of the "Hell Tour" soldiered on tonight with a visit to Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois, as the #18 team vied for a $5,000 payday in the Land of Lincoln. Shannon Babb laid down the fourth quickest lap in his group during qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 40-lap main event from the inside of the sixth row, Shannon wound up finishing right where he started... in the eleventh position.

(July 1, 2017) Another $10,000 winner's check was up for grabs in another World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals clash tonight at Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri. Shannon Babb timed in eleventh fastest in Group A during the qualifying session and later placed fifth in his loaded heat race. Following a second place showing in the B-Main, Shannon stormed past eleven competitors during the 50-lap main event on his way to a strong sixth place showing in the co-sanctioned affair.

(June 30, 2017) The $10,000 to win showdown between the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series versus the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals scheduled for tonight at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Indiana has been canceled due to a heavy afternoon storm paired with persistent rain throughout the rest of the day.

(June 29, 2017) Following a rare off-day from the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals grind, a $5,000 top prize was on the line earlier tonight at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana. Shannon Babb knocked down the sixth quickest lap in his group during time trials before running fifth in his loaded heat race. The Moweaqua, Illinois ace then started the 40-lap feature from the inside of the eighth row, but unfortunately retired his smoking racecar on lap thirteen and was placed twentieth in the final finishing order.

(June 27, 2017) A four-and-a-half hour drive greeted the #18 team today to make it to Charleston Speedway in Charleston, Illinois in time for tonight's $5,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals spectacular. The "Moweaqua Missile" Shannon Babb toured the Land of Lincoln oval fourth quickest in his group during time trials prior to running fourth in his stacked heat race. Shannon was then on the move during the caution-free 40-lapper by blitzing up to fourth to trail only race winner Billy Moyer, Jr., Ryan Unzicker, and Bobby Pierce at the checkered flag.

(June 26, 2017) The cars and stars of the "Hell Tour" made their way south to Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee tonight for another round of UMP Summer Nationals competition, which carried a $5,000 winner's share. Shannon Babb stopped the clock fastest in his group during the time trial session and later placed second in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the third row in the 40-lap main event, Shannon drove up to fifth to finish behind only victor Dennis Erb, Jr., Billy Moyer, Bobby Pierce, and Ryan Unzicker.

(June 25, 2017) Sunday's UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals stop took Shannon Babb to the pristine Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana tonight for a $5,000 to win battle. Shannon timed in second quickest in his group during the qualifying session before claiming yet another heat race win. The Moweaqua, Illinois star then started the 40-lap feature from the outside of the front row and wound up an impressive runner-up behind only race winner Tyler Erb!

(June 24, 2017) Next up was a visit to Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois tonight for another Summer Nationals tilt, which carried a $10,000 payday. Shannon Babb laid down the third fastest lap in Group A during the time trial session and later scored a heat race triumph. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the outside of the second row, Shannon bolted to the race lead on the first circuit and led each and every lap on the way to a commanding $10,000 triumph over Dennis Erb, Jr., Chris Simpson, Brent Larson, and Billy Moyer, Jr.! (Jim DenHamer Photo)

(June 23, 2017) Another day, another "Hell Tour" stop for the #18 team, as they rolled into Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois today for a $10,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals show. Shannon Babb clicked off the fastest lap in his group during time trials prior to picking up a victory in his loaded heat race. The Moweaqua, Illinois star then started the 40-lapper from the inside of the second row and wound up fourth in the final finishing order behind only victor Dennis Erb, Jr., Tony Jackson, Jr., and Chris Simpson!

(June 22, 2017) The Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) team was in the pit area tonight at Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois for a UMP Summer Nationals program, which boasted a $5,000 winner's check. Shannon Babb timed in second quickest in his group during qualifying and later scored the triumph in heat race action. After drawing the third starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the 40-lap finale, Shannon ran third early in the distance, but eventually slipped back to tenth at the checkered flag.

(June 21, 2017) Afternoon rain showers have cancelled tonight's UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals showdown at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa. There will be no makeup date for the $10,000 to win event and the "Hell Tour" will now move on to Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois on Thursday, June 22.

(June 20, 2017) Following a rare day off, the #18 team was back on the road with the UMP Summer Nationals tour tonight in another $5,000 to win battle at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois. Shannon Babb posted the second fastest time in his group during qualifying prior to running second in his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the third row in the 40-lap main event, Shannon was able to move past a trio of competitors en route to a strong third place showing behind only race winner Billy Moyer and runner-up Bobby Pierce.

(June 18, 2017) The first week of the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals wrapped up tonight with a $5,000 to win throwdown at Daugherty Speedway in Boswell, Indiana. The "Moweaqua Missile" Shannon Babb swept the night's racing action in the Hoosier State, as he set Fast Time in his group during qualifying, won his heat race, and later led all thirty circuits of the main event. Shannon bagged the $5,000 top prize for his 91st career "Hell Tour" victory over Billy Moyer, Bobby Pierce, Jason Feger, and Bob Gardner! (Jim DenHamer Photo)

(June 17, 2017) The fourth leg of the "Hell Tour" grind took the #18 SBR team to Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois tonight. Shannon Babb clicked off the third fastest lap in his group during time trials and later grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his heat race. Shannon was then in the tenth position after twenty circuits in the feature when heavy rain canceled the remainder of the 60-lap affair. The race has since been deemed official and Shannon was officially credited with a tenth place finish in the event, which was downgraded to a $5,000 to win purse.

(June 16, 2017) The grueling UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour made their first-ever stop at Sycamore Speedway in Maple Park, Illinois tonight and 38 competitors showed up to vie for the $7,500 payday. Shannon Babb laid down the fourth quickest time in Group B during the qualifying session prior to running second in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the fourth row in the 40-lap feature event, Shannon stormed all the way up to second in the running order before settling for a third place showing behind only victor Billy Moyer and runner-up Ryan Unzicker!

(June 15, 2017) Round two of the "Hell Tour" ventured north to Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, Illinois tonight for another $5,000 to win throwdown. Shannon Babb stopped the clock fourth fastest in his group during time trials before placing second in his stacked heat race. Despite gambling on soft tires, Shannon was able to drive past a trio of competitors during the 40-lapper to record a strong third place podium performance behind only feature winner Bobby Pierce and runner-up Cody Mahoney!

(June 14, 2017) The 2017 edition of the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals kicked off tonight at the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana. A $5,000 winner's check was on the line at the 1/4-mile, semi-banked oval in the annual running of the 'Hoosier Dirt Classic.' Shannon Babb timed in seventh quickest in Group A during qualifying and was battling for the lead in his heat race when a burnt piston in the motor sent him pitside. Shannon then switched to a back-up car for the 40-lap feature and salvaged a fourteenth place effort in the '17 series lid lifter.

Babb Wins Heat Race Leading into $100k Dirt Late Model Dream
(June 11, 2017)
Shannon Babb and Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) made the trek to the hallowed high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on June 8-10 for the 23rd Annual 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' The crown jewel extravaganza drew 79 Super Late Model competitors to the 1/2-mile speedplant to vie for the whopping $100,000 winner's check. Things kicked off at the "Big E" with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs, which paid $5,000 and $10,000 to win respectively.

Shannon ran fourth in his heat race on Thursday night prior to winding up seventeenth in the final finishing order of the 25-lapper. On Friday evening, Shannon placed fifth in heat race action before moving up to finish fourteenth in the 25-lap main event. When action really heated up in the Buckeye State on Saturday, the Moweaqua, Illinois star won his stacked heat race, but was an early retiree in the 100-lap 'Dirt Late Model Dream' - eventually settling for a twenty-seventh place performance. View complete results from all three days at Eldora Speedway by pointing your Internet browser to www.eldoraspeedway.com.

 

 

 

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