JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — July 3, 2013 — Shannon Babb scored his second victory in as many nights when he rolled to victory Wednesday night in the 17 th round of the 2013 DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” at Jacksonville Speedway.
With the six-week-long “Hell Tour” officially hitting its halfway point, Babb might be just hitting his stride. Babb started from the outside of row two, behind McKay Wenger and former DIRTcar national champion Rusty Schlenk, who was leading the majority of the 40-lap feature when his car failed him with nine laps to go. That gave Babb his golden opportunity to lead the remaining few laps and capture the $5,000 checkered flag. Points-leader Brandon Sheppard finished second.
“I finally feel like I got my act together,” said Babb, a three-time Summer Nationals champion from Moweaqua, Ill. “We’ve got a program that’s really working. The car’s really good. I’m really happy with it.”
Ryan Unzicker, Steve Sheppard Jr. and Bobby Pierce rounded out the top five.
Heat race winners included McKay Wenger, Shannon Babb, Jason Jaggers and Rusty Schlenk.
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour continues on Thursday night at LaSalle Speedway located in LaSalle, Illinois.
DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway: July 3, 2013
A-Main (40-laps): 1. Shannon Babb ($5,000), 2. Brandon Sheppard, 3. Ryan Unzicker, 4. Steve Sheppard Jr, 5. Bobby Pierce, 6. Jason Jaggers, 7. Brian Shirley, 8. MCKay Wenger, 9. Frank Heckenast Jr, 10. Mark Burgtorf, 11. Dewayne Kiefer, 12. Tyler Reddick, 13. Terry English, 14. Tanner English, 15. Dustin Griffin, 16. Randy Korte, 17. Joseph Joiner, 18. Rusty Schlenk, 19. Matt Taylor, 20. Jason Perry, 21. Kevin Weaver, 22. Jason McBride.
DIRTcar Summer Nationals Championship Top 10
2013 DIRTcar Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ Schedule
|Wed.||June 12||Brownstown Speedway||Brownstown, IN||Dennis Erb, Jr.|
|Fri.||June 14||Cedar Lake Speedway||New Richmond, WI||Brian Birkhofer|
|Sat.||June 15||Cedar Lake Speedway||
New Richmond, WI
|Sun.||June 16||Wilmot Speedway||Wilmot, WI||Kevin Weaver|
|Wed.||June 19||Spoon River Speedway||
|Thurs.||June 20||Belle Clair Speedway||Belleville, IL||Brandon Sheppard (2)|
|Fri.||June 21||Tri-City Speedway||
Pontoon Beach, IL
|Sat.||June 22||Fairbury Speedway||Fairbury, IL||Ryan Unzicker|
|Sun.||June 23||I-96 Speedway||Lake Odessa, MI||Shannon Babb|
|Mon.||June 24||Peoria Speedway||
|Wed.||June 26||Clarksville Speedway||Clarksville, TN||Brandon Sheppard (3)|
|Thurs.||June 27||Clayhill Motorsports Park||Atwood, TN||Brandon Sheppard (4)|
|Fri.||June 28||Paducah International Raceway||
|Sat.||June 29||Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55||Pevely, MO||Postponed/Rain(Aug. 17)|
|Sun.||June 30||Lincoln Speedway||
|Tues.||July 2||Quincy Raceways||Quincy, IL||Shannon Babb (2)|
|Wed.||July 3||Jacksonville Speedway||Jacksonville, IL||Shannon Babb (3)|
|Thurs.||July 4||LaSalle Speedway||LaSalle, IL|
|Fri.||July 5||Fayette Co. Speedway||Brownstown, IL|
|Sat.||July 6||Highland Speedway||Highland, IL|
|Sun.||July 7||Tri-State Speedway||
|Tues.||July 9||Florence Speedway||Union, KY|
|Wed.||July 10||Terre Haute Action Track||Terre Haute, IN|
|Thurs.||July 11||Macon Speedway||Macon, IL|
|Fri.||July 12||Kankakee County Speedway||Kankakee, IL|
|Sat.||July 13||34 Raceway||Burlington, IA|
|Sun.||July 14||Vermilion County Speedway||Danville, IL|
|Wed.||July 17||Brushcreek Motorsports Park||Peebles, OH|
|Thurs.||July 18||Twin Cities Raceway Park||North Vernon, IN|
|Fri.||July 19||Attica Raceway Park||Attica, OH|
|Sat.||July 20||Oakshade Raceway||Wauseon, OH|
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals (The Hell Tour) is brought to fans across the country by many important partners including: Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Racing Electonics (Official Communication), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to these fine Contingency Sponsors: Beyea Headers, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Edelbrock, Chevy Performance Parts, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Lubricants, MSD Performance, Petroff Towing, Quartermaster, Superflow Dynos, UNOH (University of Northwestern Ohio), and Wrisco Aluminum.