Babb Leads FALS Frenzy on Three Occasions; Finishes Fifth!
13, 2019) The #18 team invaded Fairbury Speedway
in downtown Fairbury, Illinois on October 11-12 for 'FALS Frenzy.'
The doubleheader weekend in the Land of Lincoln was scheduled to
start with a $5,000 to win weekend opener, but that show was nixed
due to rain showers on Friday night. At FALS on Saturday evening,
Shannon Babb laid down the seventh quickest lap in Group B during
the qualifying session prior to picking up a heat race triumph.
After starting the $15,000 to win headliner from the outside of
the front row, Shannon paced the stellar field on three different
occasions early in the 60-lapper (laps 1-7, 10, and 13-15) before
eventually winding up fifth at the unfurling of the checkered flag.
The Moweaqua, Illinois star trailed only victor Brandon Sheppard,
Billy Moyer, Shane Clanton, and McKay Wenger at the racy 1/4-mile
oval! Complete results from 'FALS Frenzy' can be viewed by clicking
(Todd Healy Photo)
Babb Impressive in Open
Wheel Modified During Modified Mania!
29, 2019) The Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) team
ventured to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois from September
26-28 for the annual running of 'Modified Mania,' which also featured
a trio of shows for the Super Late Models. On Thursday night in
the weekend opener that boasted a $3,000 winners check, Shannon
Babb timed in third quickest in his group during qualifying, ran
second in his heat race, and later streaked up to finish fourth
in the 30-lapper behind only victor Bobby Pierce, Brian Shirley,
and Gordy Gundaker. Unfortunately, Shannon would experience water
pump issues on his #18 machine early in Friday's program that caused
him to scratch his Super Late Model for the rest of the weekend.
In Open Wheel Modified action, Shannon was fast all
weekend long at the St. Louis-area venue. The Moweaqua, Illinois
ace advanced up to fourth in Thursday's $3,000 to win feature, won
his heat race and wound up second behind only $5,000 victor Nick
Hoffman on Friday evening, and closed out the weekend with a sixth
place performance in Saturday's $5,000 to win finale. Complete results
from the entire 'Modified Mania' weekend can be accessed online
Shannon Babb Competes
in Late Model Knoxville Nationals
15, 2019) A visit to the storied Knoxville
Raceway was up next for the #18 team, as the 16th edition of the
'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' was held at the storied
Knoxville, Iowa facility from September 12-14. The Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series biggie drew 55 entrants to the 1/2-mile, semi-banked
fairgrounds oval and action kicked off with a pair of $7,000 to
win preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Shannon Babb won his
heat race prior to slipping to nineteenth at the checkered flag
in the 25-lap sprint. At Knoxville on Friday evening, Shannon once
again secured a heat race triumph before finishing twentieth in
the final rundown of the 25-lapper.
Things wrapped up at the Hawkeye State speedplant
on Saturday with the running of the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville
Nationals,' which once again boasted a whopping $40,000 paycheck.
Shannon grabbed the third transfer spot through the B-Main to earn
the twenty-seventh starting position in the 100-lap headliner. The
Moweaqua, Illinois ace then retired at the halfway mark in the contest
and was paid for a twenty-third place performance. Full results
from the crown jewel weekend in Iowa can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Babb Fourth in Opening
World 100 Prelim; Solid Throughout Weekend
8, 2019) Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) descended
upon the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September
5-7 for the 49th edition of the 'World 100,' which kicked off with
a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday
night in the weekend lid lifter, Shannon Babb won his heat race,
led the first nine circuits of the 25-lap sprint, and eventually
wound up fourth in the final rundown behind only race winner Hudson
O'Neal, Jonathan Davenport, and Tim McCreadie. At the 1/2-mile,
high-banked speedplant on Friday evening, Shannon placed second
in his heat race prior to advancing up to seventh in the 25-lapper.
When Saturday rolled around at the "Big E,"
a record crowd was in attendance and all eyes were focused on who
would pick up the whopping $52,000 payday in the 'World 100.' Shannon
grabbed the second transfer spot through his stacked heat race to
earn the outside of the fifth row for the start of the 100-lap crown
jewel headliner. After advancing up to as high as fifth in the running
order, the Moweaqua, Illinois ace settled for a fifteenth place
showing. Complete results from the most prestigious event in the
Dirt Late Model industry can be located by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Babbster Improves to
Seventh in AELMT Visit to Farmer City
31, 2019) Shannon Babb entered only one event
over Labor Day weekend, as his #18 team tackled Farmer City Raceway
in Farmer City, Illinois on Friday night, August 30. The American
Ethanol Late Model Tour (AELMT) invaded the Land of Lincoln oval
and a stellar field of cars converged for the $5,000 to win throwdown.
Shannon placed fourth in his stacked heat race and later started
the 40-lap headliner from the inside of the eighth row. The Moweaqua,
Illinois ace then helped put on a show during the feature at the
1/4-mile facility, as he blasted past eight competitors en route
to a solid seventh place showing. Complete results from last night
at FCR can be viewed online at www.farmercityracing.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Babb Gets Top Ten in
Dirt Million Prelim at Mansfield
25, 2019) The #18 team made their way to
the Buckeye State on August 22-24 for the 2nd edition of the 'Dirt
Million' at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio. The Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again sanctioned the crown jewel
extravaganza, which kicked off with a pair of $10,000 to win preliminary
duels. Shannon Babb wound up fourteenth in Thursday's 30-lap opener,
while he climbed seven spots in Friday night's 30-lapper to bag
a solid seventh place effort. After finishing fourth in his loaded
heat race and third in his B-Main, Shannon won the Non-Qualifiers
Race to advance into the 100-lap 'Dirt Million,' which carried a
whopping $101,626 top prize. The Moweaqua, Illinois standout rolled
off from the outside of the fifteenth row, but was caught up in
an early wreck and eventually retired in the twenty-second position.
Complete results from the lucrative 'Dirt Million' weekend can be
accessed by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.
Shannon Babb Blasts
to Top Five in $40k Topless 100!
18, 2019) The next event on the schedule
for Shannon Babb was the 27th Annual 'Topless 100,' which ran from
August 15-17 at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas.
In the two $5,000 to win preliminary shows, which were sanctioned
by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Shannon finished twenty-third
in Thursday night's 30-lap opener and placed tenth in Friday evening's
30-lapper. By virtue of amassing the sixteenth most points during
preliminary action, Shannon rolled off from the outside of the eighth
row in Saturday's 100-lap headliner. With his sights solely set
on capturing the $40,000 winner's check and a third 'Topless 100'
title, Shannon scooted past eleven competitors during the crown
jewel contest to place fifth in the final finishing order behind
only victor Chris Madden, Brandon Overton, Scott Bloomquist, and
Josh Richards! Complete results can be located by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Babb Eighth in USA Nationals
Prelim at Cedar Lake Speedway
4, 2019) One of the biggest crown jewel events
of the year - the 32nd Annual 'USA Nationals' - was the focus of
the Dirt Late Model world from August 1-3 at the renowned Cedar
Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. The lucrative three-day
weekend started on Thursday night with a $6,000 to win World of
Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series preliminary event, which
drew 45 entrants to the Badger State oval. Shannon Babb grabbed
the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race prior to
moving past five competitors during the 30-lap sprint on his way
to a solid eighth place showing.
On Friday evening in the double set of qualifying
heat races, Shannon placed sixth in his first heat race before advancing
to third in his final prelim of the night. By virtue of racking
up the thirteenth most passing points in preliminary action, the
Moweaqua, Illinois star rolled off from the inside of the seventh
row in Saturday's 100-lap crown jewel main event. After hovering
around the top ten early in the $50,000 to win 'USA Nationals,'
Shannon retired after only 38 circuits and was placed twenty-fourth
in the final finishing order. Complete results from each of the
three days at Cedar Lake Speedway can be accessed by pointing your
web browser to www.woolms.com.
Shannon Babb Sixth in
Return to Lincoln; Third in PDC Qualifier
28, 2019) Shannon Babb Racing (SBR) headed
to Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois and Fairbury Speedway in
downtown Fairbury, Illinois from July 25-27. On Thursday night in
a return trip to Lincoln for the final 24 circuits of the rain-postponed
$5,000 to win DIRTcar Summer Nationals show, Shannon Babb restarted
in the fourth position prior to winding up sixth in the final finishing
order. At FALS over the weekend in the 30th Annual 'Prairie Dirt
Classic,' Shannon moved up to grab the third transfer spot through
his $2,500 to win qualifying feature on Friday evening to earn the
inside of the sixth row for the start of Saturday's 100-lap PDC.
Gunning for the $30,000 top prize, Shannon had vaulted up inside
of the top five and was looking for more before problems late in
the distance caused the Moweaqua, Illinois standout to retire in
the twentieth position. Full results from the last three nights
can be accessed online at www.thehelltour.com
(Todd Healy Photo)
Babb Gets Top Five in
Malvern Bank Go 50 at I-80 Speedway!
21, 2019) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
found themselves at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska from July
18-20 to preside over the annual running of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals'
and Shannon Babb was in the pit area in the Cornhusker State over
the blazing hot weekend. On Thursday night in the $12,000 to win
'Malvern Bank Go 50,' Shannon ran second in his loaded heat race
prior to moving up to fifth in the 50-lap main event to trail only
victor Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Sheppard, Devin Moran, and Mason
Zeigler at the unfurling of the checkered flag. In Friday's double
set of qualifying heat races, Shannon placed fifth in his first
heat race and seventh in his final prelim of the evening. After
finishing fifth in his B-Main and eleventh in the Non-Qualifiers
Race on Saturday, the Moweaqua, Illinois star was unfortunately
not able to transfer into the $53,000 to win 'Silver Dollar Nationals'
headliner. Complete results from the three-day weekend at I-80 can
be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Shannon Babb Tackles
Four Lucas Oil Shows in Midwest
15, 2019) Shannon Babb battled the cars and
stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in four high-profile
shows from July 11-14 at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois
and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. On Thursday night
in the first of two $12,000 to win programs at Granite City, Shannon
finished sixth in his stacked heat race, third in his B-Main and
twelfth in the final finishing order of the 50-lap main event. At
the St. Louis-area venue on Friday, Shannon won his heat race and
later led the 50-lapper on three different occasions before unfortunately
bringing out a lap 32 caution flag, which dropped him to nineteenth
at the pay window.
The dirt-slinging action then continued at Wheatland in two more
contests - each of which boasted a $15,000 payday. On Saturday evening,
Shannon ran fifth in his loaded heat race, won his B-Main, and later
climbed three positions in the 60-lap feature to nab a fourteenth
place showing. In the weekend finale on Sunday at the state-of-the-art
oval, the Moweaqua, Illinois star won his heat race in preliminary
action and ran amongst the leaders early in the 60-lap headliner
prior to slipping back to an eleventh place performance. Complete
results from the hectic four-race weekend can be located online
by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.