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Babb Scores Peoria Speedway DIRTcar Summer Nationals Triumph, Boosts Point Lead

Shannon Babb
Shannon Babb

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PEORIA, Ill. – July 6, 2011 – Shannon Babb has officially returned to form on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour after winning Wednesday night at Peoria Speedway.

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Babb, of Moweaqua, Ill., started third and used lapped traffic to move under Scott James of Lawrenceburg, Ind., on lap 25 and led the remainder of the 40-lap feature event to claim his third win of the 2011 tour worth $5,000. James, the nearest competitor to Babb in the ‘Hell Tour’ point standings entering the night at 120 markers behind, held on to finish second. Matt Miller, of Waterville, Ohio, finished third ahead of pole sitter Wes Steidinger, of Fairbury, Ill. Pinconning, Mich., driver Jeep Van Wormer rounded out the top five, his third consecutive top-five finish in the previous four events.

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With his victory, Babb extends his points lead to 125 markers over James and to 189 points over defending DIRTcar Summer Nationals Champion Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., who finished 10th.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals returns to action Thursday, July 7, at Macon (Ill.) Speedway.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour Statistical Report; Peoria Speedway; Peoria, Ill.; July 6, 2011

A-Main (40-Laps): 1. Shannon Babb ($5,000), 2. Scott James, 3. Matt Miller, 4. Wes Steidinger, 5. Jeep Van Wormer, 6. Steve Lance Jr., 7. Mike Mullvain, 8. Tim Lance, 9. Kevin Weaver, 10. Jason Feger, 11. Ryan Unzicker, 12. Dennis Erb Jr., 13. Brian Shirley, 14. Donny Walden, 15. Scott Schmitt, 16. Brandon Shepprad, 17. Mike Spatola, 18. Doug Drown, 19. Mike Provenzane, 20. Todd Bennett, 21. Rusty Schlenk, 22. Jack Sullivan. Fast qualifiers (among 38 cars): VanWormer, Babb, Drake, James. Heat race winners: Van Wormer, Babb, Steidinger, James. B-Main winner: Spatola. Provisional starters: Shirley, Unzicker, Erb, Bennett.

2011 DIRTcar Summer Nationals “The Hell Tour” Schedule

 

Date Track Location Winner (Cars)
June 15 Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, Ind. PPD/July 12
June 16 Kankakee County Speedway Kankakee, Ill. Mike Spatola (37)
June 17 Cedar Lake Speedway Cedar Lake, Wis. Scott James (29)
June 18 Cedar Lake Speedway Cedar Lake, Wis. Canceled Rain
June 20 LaSalle Speedway LaSalle, Ill. PPD/July 13
June 21 Spoon River Speedway Canton, Ill. PPD/July 14
June 22 Highland Speedway Highland, Ill. Scott James (50)
June 23 Fayette County Speedway Brownstown, Ill. Jason Feger (48)
June 24 Tri-City Speedway Pontoon Beach, Ill. Dan Schlieper (52)
June 25 Fairbury American Legion Speedway Fairbury, Ill. PPD/July 23
June 26 I-96 Speedway Lake Odessa, Mich. Shannon Babb (46)
June 28 Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville, Ind. Shannon Babb (22)
June 29 Belle Clair Speedway Belleville, Ill. Michael Kloos (32)
June 30 Clay Hill Motorsports Park Atwood, Tenn. Mike Spatola (30)
July 1 Paducah International Raceway Paducah, Ky. Ray Cook (40)
July 2 I-55 Raceway Pevely, Mo. Billy Moyer (41)
July 3 Lincoln Speedway Lincoln, Ill. Brandon Sheppard (35)
July 4 34 Raceway Burlington, Iowa Brian Birkhofer (26)
July 6 Peoria Speedway Peoria, Ill. Shannon Babb (38)
July 7 Macon Speedway Macon, Ill.
July 8 Farmer City Raceway Farmer City, Ill.
July 9 Clarksville Speedway Clarksville, Tenn.
July 10 Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, Ind.
July 12 Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, Ind.
July 13 LaSalle Speedway LaSalle, Ill.
July 14 Spoon River Speedway Canton, Ill.
July 15 Attica Raceway Park Attica, Ohio
July 16 Oakshade Raceway Wauseon, Ohio

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals is brought to fans by many important sponsors and partners including Hoosier Racing Tires, GM Performance Parts, ASI Racewear, Comp Cams, Intercomp Racing, JE Pistons, QuarterMaster, Superflow, Wix Filters, Wrisco Aluminum, the University of Northwestern Ohio, R2C Competition Series Air Filters, VP Racing Fuels, Racing Electronics, ButlerBuilt, MSD Ignition, Chizmark Larson Insurance, Vicci Apparel, Beyea Custom Headers, Fusion Graphics & Sign Company, Dyer’s Rods, and Ohlins Shocks.

 

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