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Night 22 of the 26-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: Babb’s Hot Streak Continues With 4th Straight Win At Spoon River Speedway

CANTON, IL – July 11, 2007 – A breathtaking mid-race pass vaulted Shannon Babb into the lead and kept alive his UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals win streak Wednesday night at Spoon River Speedway. Babb, 33, of Moweaqua , Ill. , was chasing pacesetter Jeep VanWormer of Pinconning, Mich. , and Summernationals points leader Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville , Ill. , just after the halfway point of the 40-lap A-Main when he pulled off one of the best moves of the 2007 tour. When VanWormer was momentarily slowed by a …

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Night 21 of the 26-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: Shannon Babb Rolls To Third Straight Win At Quincy Raceway

QUINCY, IL – July 10, 2007 – Shannon Babb doesn’t want to see the 2007 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals come to an end. Continuing his late surge on the tour, the Moweaqua, Ill., superstar rolled to a flag-to-flag victory in Tuesday night’s 40-lap A-Main at Quincy Raceway. It was the third consecutive triumph for Babb, who opted not to defend his 2005-06 Summernationals titles this year but is hitting his stride in the tour’s final week. Taking advantage of a pole position starting spot, Babb kept his Billy Moyer Sr.-owned …

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Night 20 of the 26-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: Shannon Babb Express Picks Up Steam At C.J. Raceway

COLUMBUS JUNCTION, IA – July 9, 2007 – The Shannon Babb Express is picking up steam as the 2007 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals winds down. Moweaqua , Ill. ’s Babb rolled to his second consecutive tour triumph on Monday night, leading from flag-to-flag in the 30-lap A-Main at C.J. Raceway. Babb, 33, is not defending his 2005-06 Summernationals titles this season, but he’s still looking to make his mark on the grueling tour. After winning for the first time in seven series starts on Sunday night at Quad City Raceway …

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Night 19 of the 26-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: Babb Makes First ’07 Victory Lane Appearance At Quad City Raceway

EAST MOLINE, IL – July 8, 2007 – Shannon Babb is back on track. The two-time UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals champion ended an uncharacteristic slump on Sunday night, winning the dirt Late Model tour’s 40-lap A-Main at Quad City Raceway. It was the first Summernationals triumph of 2007 for Moweaqua , Ill. ’s Babb, who last month relinquished his two-year stranglehold on the tour championship to continue racing with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. He ultimately dropped out of contention for the WoO LMS title when he missed …

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Night 18 of the 26-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: Marlar Gets Back On Track With Victory At Fairbury

FAIRBURY, IL – July 7, 2007 – Mike Marlar is back on track along the UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals road – and not a moment too soon. With the grueling month-long dirt Late Model tour of the Midwest heading into its final week, Winfield , Tenn. ’s Marlar shook off a recent stretch of bad luck to win Saturday night’s 50-lap A-Main at Fairbury American Legion Speedway. Marlar came out on top of a very competitive race that featured multiple lead changes among four drivers. He grabbed the lead from …

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Night 17 of the 26-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: O’Neal Holds Off Moyer & Shirley For Victory At Tri-City Speedway

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS FROM THE UMP SUMMER NATIONALS AT TRI-CITY SPEEDWAY PONTOON BEACH, IL – July 6, 2007 – Don O’Neal is ready for the stretch run of the 2007 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals. After two days away from the tour grind – for a scheduled off day and a rainout – the Martinsville , Ind. , came back recharged on Friday night and drove to a powerful victory in the 40-lap A-Main at Tri-City Speedway. It was the third victory of this year’s Summernationals for O’Neal, whose 35 …

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