Babb Earns Farley Victory

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Babb Wins at Iowa’s Farley Speedway for 84th DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory of His Career

 

By Jordan Morris

 

FARLEY, Iowa. June 17, 2014 — Shannon Babb captured the outright lead on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals all-time win list in dramatic fashion Tuesday night, snapping Rick Eckert’s two-race win streak and claiming his 84th career victory at Farley Speedway.

 

 

Babb’s victory came at the expense and heartbreak of another series great, Billy Moyer, who started the 50-lap feature on the inside of row two behind pole-sitter Ryan Unzicker. Moyer seized the lead from Unzicker after the first lap, quickly separating himself from the rest of the field. Moyer dominated the race until lap 41, when bad luck struck. Moyer spun while leading in turn two after blowing a right-rear tire, handing the lead over to second-place Babb, who rallied from the sixth starting position. Babb led the final nine laps, claiming the $10,000 checkered flag and the overall lead on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals all-time wins list.

 

Unzicker, Eckert, Bobby Pierce and Brandon Sheppard rounded out the top five.

 

Heat race winners included Unzicker, Moyer and Brian Shirley.

 

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Wednesday night at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Ill.

 

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Farley Speedway; Farley, Iowa; June 15, 2014

A-Main (50-laps): 1. 18-Shannon Babb ($10,000), 2. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 3. 1-Rick Eckert, 4. 32-Bobby Pierce, 5. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 6. 81-Brian Shirley, 7. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr, 8. 98-Jason Rauen, 9. 10S-Scott Schmitt, 10. 32J-Jason Jaggers, 11. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 12. 21-Billy Moyer, 13. 5M-Mike Fryer, 14. 28M-Jimmy Mars, 15. 10P-Pete Parker, 16. 56-Andy Eckrich, 17. 58-Ray Guss Jr, 18. 15B-Brian Birkhofer, 19. 32S-Chris Simpson, 20. 17-Jim Shereck, 21. 22-Gregg Satterllee, 22. 16-Tyler Bruening

 

2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule

Date

Day

Track

Location

Win

June 11

Wed

Brownstown Speedway

Brownstown, Ind.

RAIN

June 12

Thur

Kankakee Co. Speedway

Kankakee, Ill.

Billy Moyer

June 13

Fri

Cedar Lake Speedway

Somerset, Wis.

Rick Eckert

June 14

Sat

Cedar Lake Speedway

Somerset, Wis.

RAIN

June 15

Sun

Wilmot Raceway

Wilmot, Wis.

Rick Eckert

June 16

Mon

Off

   

June 17

Tue

Farley Speedway

Farley, Iowa

Shannon Babb

June 18

Wed

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, Ill.

$5,000

June 19

Thur

Quincy Raceways

Quincy, Ill.

$5,000

June 20

Fri

Tri-City Speedway

Pontoon Beach, Ill.

$10,000

June 21

Sat

Fairbury Speedway

Fairbury, Ill.

$10,000

June 22

Sun

I-96 Speedway

Ionia, Mich.

$5,000

June 23

Mon

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, Ill.

$5,000

June 24

Tue

Off

   

June 25

Wed

Clarksville Speedway

Clarksville, Tenn.

$5,000

June 26

Thur

Clayhill Motorsports

Atwood, Tenn.

$5,000

June 27

Fri

Paducah Int. Raceway

Paducah, Ky.

$10,000

June 28

Sat

Federated Auto Parts Raceway

Pevely, Mo.

$10,000

June 29

Sun

Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, Ill.

$5,000

June 30

Mon

Off

   

July 1

Tue

Belle Clair Speedway

Belleville, Ill.

$5,000

July 2

Wed

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, Ill.

$5,000

July 3

Thur

LaSalle Speedway

LaSalle, Ill.

$5,000

July 4

Fri

Fayette Co. Speedway

Brownstown, Ill.

$7,500

July 5

Sat

Highland Speedway

Highland, Ill.

$10,000

July 6

Sun

Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, Ind.

$5,000

July 7

Mon

Off

   

July 8

Tue

Florence Speedway

Union, Ky.

$5,000

July 9

Wed

Terre Haute Action Track

Terre Haute, Ind.

$5,000

July 10

Thur

Macon Speedway

Macon, Ill.

$5,000

July 11

Fri

Farmer City Raceway

Farmer City, Ill.

$10,000

July 12

Sat

34 Raceway

Burlington, Iowa

$10,000

July 13

Sun

Vermilion Co. Speedway

Danville, Ill.

$5,000

July 14

Mon

Off

   

July 15

Tue

TBA

   

July 16

Wed

Atomic Speedway

Chillicothe, Ohio

$5,000

July 17

Thur

Brushcreek Motorsports Complex

Peebles, Ohio

$5,000

July 18

Fri

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, Ohio

$5,000

July 19

Sat

Oakshade Raceway

Wauseon, Ohio

$10,000

 

2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Championship Standings

Rank

Car

First

Last

Tot

1

1

Rick

Eckert

285

2

24

Ryan

Unzicker

247

3

18

Shannon

Babb

234

4

32

Bobby

Pierce

225

5

81

Brian

Shirley

216

6

B5

Brandon

Sheppard

209

7

21

Billy

Moyer

179

8

22

Gregg

Satterlee

178

9

10

Scott

Schmitt

171

10

21

Billy

Moyer Jr

170

11

81

Jason

Riggs

153

12

96

Tanner

English

126

13

89

Mike

Spatola

115

14

1m

Jimmy

Moon

102

15

15b

Brian

Birkhofer

98

16

1cj

Gary

Christian

95

17

28

Jimmy

Mars

90

18

98

Jason

Rauen

86

19

77

Jason

McBride

71

20

5m

Mike

Fryar

71

21

20

Rodney

Sanders

70

22

2

Brady

Smith

51

23

B12

Kevin

Weaver

49

24

77

Tim

McCreadie

49

25

77

Jay

Morris

45

26

7k

Jason

Krohn

43

27

10

Don

Hilleary

42

28

74

Mitch

Mcgrath

42

29

32j

Jason

Jaggers

42

30

42

Shawn

Toczek

41

31

33

Adam

Hensel

41

32

99

Frankie

Heckenast

40

33

83

Scott

Bull

39

34

90

Lance

Mathees

38

35

25

Jason

Feger

37

36

D7

Jim

Letizia

36

37

10

Pete

Parker

36

38

58

A J

Diemel

35

39

56

Andy

Eckrich

35

40

116

Torrin

Mettille

34

41

11

Pat

Doar

34

42

8

Bill

Rezetek

34

43

58

Ray

Guss

34

44

33

Kevin

Cole

32

45

21

Rich

Bell

32

46

32

Chris

Simpson

32

47

M27

Mike

Provenzano

31

48

17

Jim

Shereck

31

49

7

Steve

Thornsten

30

50

28

Jeff

Provinzino

30

51

2

Mike

Nutzmann

29

52

16

Tyler

Bruening

29

53

25

Steve

Lance

28

54

40

Joel

Callahan

28

55

45

Kyle

Hammer

27

56

6

Nick

Herrick

27

57

20

Jake

Meier

27

58

14

Glen

Thompson

26

59

15

Caley

Emerson

26

60

15

Brian

Harris

26

61

33h

Billy

Hough

25

62

21

Joel

Collins

25

63

65

Lucas

Peterson

24

 

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals “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 Electronics (Official Communication), Velocita (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to these fine Contingency Partners: Beyea Headers, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Edelbrock, Fox Shocks, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Mobil 1, MSD, Quartermaster, Superflow Dynos, Summit Racing Equipment and Wrisco Aluminum; Promotional Partners include: Chevy Performance Parts, Indiana Decal, Intercomp and Petroff Towing.