Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) Busy on Summer Nationals Trail
(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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24th Annual Show-Me 100 Nightly Results from Lucas Oil Speedway
(May 28, 2016)
The grand finale of the 24th Annual 'Lucas Oil Show-Me 100' took place in front of a huge crowd tonight at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. Shannon Babb had his sole focus set on bagging the whopping $30,000 payday that was up for grabs in the Memorial Day weekend special. By virtue of his strong preliminary performances, Shannon locked himself into the fourteenth starting spot in the 100-lap extravaganza. During the course of the rough and tumble 'Show-Me 100,' Shannon flirted with the top five early in the distance before eventually retiring his #18 mount in the nineteenth finishing position.

(May 27, 2016) Another $6,000 top prize was on the line tonight at the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri in a special Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson event, which was once again co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series. Shannon Babb unfortunately was not able to transfer into the 40-lapper tonight at the 3/8-mile speedplant after running fifth in his loaded heat race and sixth in his B-Main.

(May 26, 2016) The 24th edition of the 'Lucas Oil Show-Me 100' kicked off tonight at the immaculate Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series co-sanctioned the 'Cowboy Classic' prelim tonight, which drew 57 competitors to vie for the $6,000 winner's check. Shannon Babb clicked off the eleventh fastest lap in Group A during qualifying prior to running second in heat race action. After starting the 45-lap headliner from the inside of the fifth row, Shannon blasted all the way up to second in the running order before eventually slipping back to fourth at the checkers to finish behind only winner Jonathan Davenport, Jimmy Owens, and Brandon Sheppard!

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Shannon Babb Scores Top Five in Spring Shootout at LaSalle Speedway!
(May 22, 2016)
Shannon Babb and his #18 SBR team headed to Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois on May 20-21 for a pair of lucrative races with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. On Friday night in the Badger State, Shannon ran third in his heat race, but was unfortunately an early retiree in the $10,000 to win headliner and settled for a twenty-fifth place showing. In the annual 'Spring Shootout' on Saturday evening at LaSalle, Shannon also finished third in heat race action, but was able to climb to fifth in the $12,000 to win main event to trail only victor Brandon Sheppard, Tim McCreadie, Don O'Neal, and Jonathan Davenport at the checkers! Full results from the LOLMDS double-dip can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

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Babb Travels to Atomic Speedway for Inaugural Buckeye Nationals
(May 15, 2016)
The Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) team trekked to Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on May 13-14 for the inaugural running of the 'Buckeye Nationals.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the two-day extravaganza, which boasted a whopping $50,000 payday and drew a stellar field of 49 entrants. Shannon Babb laid down the tenth quickest time in Group B during Friday's qualifying session prior to running fifth in his stacked heat race. Unfortunately, Shannon ran into troubles in his B-Main on Saturday evening and wound up fourteenth, which cost him a chance at advancing into the 75-lap headliner. Full results from the 'Buckeye Nationals' weekend can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

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Shannon Babb Tackles High Profile Events at Farmer City & FALS
(May 8, 2016)
Shannon Babb and his #18 SBR team tackled a pair of MARS DIRTcar Series and American Late Model Series (ALMS) shootouts on May 6-7 in their home state of Illinois. On Friday night at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois, Shannon ran second in his heat race, but terminal motor problems early in the $5,000 to win 'Douglas Dodge 40' headliner sent him pitside with a disappointing twenty-fourth place performance. At Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois on Saturday evening, a $10,000 top prize was on the line in the annual running of the 'FALS Frenzy.' Shannon finished fourth in heat race action, but quickly knocked on the door to the top five early in the 50-lapper before settling for a solid ninth place effort. Complete results from both weekend battles can be accessed online at www.marsracingseries.com.

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Babb Knocks Down Top Ten in $10,000 to win Budweiser 50
(May 1, 2016)
The Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) team drove through the pit gate at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois on Friday night, April 29 to compete in the $10,000 to win 'Budweiser 50,' which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. In front of a standing-room-only crowd, Shannon Babb knocked down the third quickest time in Group B during qualifying prior to running second in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the third row in the 50-lapper, Shannon drove a steady race and eventually wound up seventh in the final rundown of the 'Budweiser 50.' Saturday's $12,000 to win LOLMDS tilt at Macon (IL) Speedway was then rained-out and pushed back to Tuesday, July 26. Complete results from Friday's race at Granite City can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

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Shannon Babb Involved in Incident While Leading at Granite City...
(April 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.

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Babb Ventures South to Compete in $20k Bad Boy 98 at Batesville
(April 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.

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Shannon Babb Enters Illini 100 Weekend at Farmer City Raceway
(April 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)

 

 

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