Babb Bests Field at Kankakee County Summer Nationals

Shannon Babb

Shannon Babb

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Kankakee, Ill. – June 14, 2012 – Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., returned to the winning ways of his championship season a year ago, claiming the Hell Tour stop at Kankakee County Speedway and pocketing a nice $5,000 for his efforts.

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Babb held off multiple challenges from Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., and a strong effort by Bobby Pierce, the son of legendary racer-turned-chassis builder Bob Pierce over the races final laps to claim his first victory on the 2012 tour. Pierce, who charged from fifth, would cross the line in second ahead of Moyer after racing 3-wide with multiple drivers over the course of the 40-lap main event including fourth finishing Jason Feger, of Bloomington, Ill. and fifth finisher Terry Casey of New London, Wis.

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The tour will make its next stop at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., Friday for another $5,000-to-win event where Scott James of Lawrenceburg, Ind., raced to victory on the opening night of the Masters Classic in 2011.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Kankakee County Speedway; Kankakee, Ill.; June 14, 2012 A-Main (40-laps): 1. Shannon Babb ($5,000), 2. Bobby Pierce, 3. Billy Moyer, 4. Jason Feger, 5. Terry Casey, 6. Ryan Unzicker, 7. Frank Heckenast Jr., 8. Brandon Sheppard, 9. Chad Simpson, 10. Mike Spatola, 11. Jay Morris, 12. Dennis Erb Jr., 13. Billy Moyer Jr., 14. Rusty Schlenk, 15. Kevin Weaver, 16. Brian Shirley, 17. Bret Sievert, 18. Shawn Toczek, 19. Jon Henry, 20. Chris Simpson, 21. Mike Provenzano, 22. Scott Schmitt, 23. Jason McBride. Fast qualifiers (among 45 cars): Moyer, Sievert, Casey, Heckenast Jr. Heat race winners: Moyer Sr., Babb, Casey, Shirley. B-main winner: Schmitt. C-main winners: Nick Bartels, Scott Bull. Provisional starters: Moyer Jr., Schlenk, Provenzano, Toczek.

2012 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule

Date

Track

Location

Winner (Cars)

13-Jun

Brownstown Speedway

Brownstown, IN

Billy Moyer Jr. (49)

14-Jun

Kankakee County Speedway

Kankakee, IL

Shannon Babb(45)

15-Jun

Cedar Lake Speedway

Somerset, WI

16-Jun

Cedar Lake Speedway

Somerset, WI

17-Jun

Wilmot Raceway

Wilmot, WI

19-Jun

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, IL

20-Jun

Highland Speedway

Highland, IL

21-Jun

Fayette Co. Speedway

Brownstown, IL

22-Jun

Tri City Speedway

Pontoon Beach, IL

23-Jun

Fairbury Speedway

Fairbury, IL

24-Jun

I-96 Speedway

Lake Odessa, MI

26-Jun

Lincoln Park Speedway

Putnamville, IN

27-Jun

Belle Clair Speedway

Belleville, IL

28-Jun

Clay Hill Motorsports Park

Atwood, TN

29-Jun

Paducah Int. Raceway

Paducah, KY

30-Jun

Federated Auto Parts I-55

Pevely, MO

1-Jul

Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, IL

2-Jul

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, IL

3-Jul

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, IL

4-Jul

Lasalle Speedway

Lasalle, IL

5-Jul

Macon Speedway

Macon, IL

6-Jul

Quincy Raceways

Quincy, IL

7-Jul

Clarksville Speedway

Clarksville, TN

8-Jul

Tri State Speedway

Haubstadt, IN

10-Jul

Florence Speedway

Union, KY

11-Jul

Brushcreek Motorsports

Pebbles, OH

12-Jul

Terre Haute Action Track

Terre Haute, IN

13-Jul

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, OH

14-Jul

Oakshade Raceway

Wauseon, OH

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals (The Hell Tour) is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and 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, Chevy Performance Parts, Intercomp, JE Pistons, Klotz Lubricants, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Quartermaster, Superflow Dyno’s, UNOH (University of Northwestern Ohio), Wix Filters, and Wrisco Aluminum. 

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