Babb Gets Fifth Win at Brownstown

Babb Claims Brownstown Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ Win

BROWNSTOWN, Ind. – July 12, 2011 – Shannon Babb is becoming quite the familiar face in Victory Lane starting the final week of DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour competition after winning Tuesday night at Brownstown Speedway.


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Babb started second and ran third behind early leader Jeep Van Wormer before contact between Van Wormer and Dream 100 winner Don O’Neal sent O’Neal pit side and left Van Wormer with an ill handling car.  Babb would capitalize with 10 laps remaining, leading the remaining distance to earn the win worth $5,000.  Babb’s win is his fifth of the tour, winning all three events held in the Hoosier state in 2011.   Former DIRTcar Summer Nationals Champion Dennis Erb Jr., of Carpentersville, Ill., would finish second after being involved in a lap one caution, which the winner Babb was also caught in.  Dunville, Ky., driver Dustin Neat finished third ahead of fellow Kentuckian Dillan White of Crofton.  Jack Sullivan rounded out the top five climbing from his 11th place starting spot.

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Babb, who is seeking his third ‘Hell Tour’ championship, extends his point lead heading into the final four events of the 2011 DIRTcar Summer Nationals to 206 points over Scott James of Lawrenceburg, Ind., and 286 points over Erb.


The DIRTcar Summer Nationals will return to action Wednesday, July 13 at LaSalle (Ill.) Speedway.


DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour Statistical Report; Brownstown Speedway; Brownstown, Ind.; July 12, 2011


A-Main (40-Laps): 1. Shannon Babb ($5,000), 2. Dennis Erb Jr., 3. Dustin Neat, 4. Dillan White, 5. Jack Sullivan, 6. Ryan Unzicker, 7. Jeep Van Wormer, 8. Matt Miller, 9. Bobby Pierce, 10. Scott James, 11. Justin Rattliff, 12. Donny Walden, 13. Mike Spatola, 14. Chad Stapleton, 15. Chris Streeval, 16. Tanner English, 17. Craig Vosbergen, 18. Don O’Neal 19. Steve Casebolt, 20. Joe Janowski, 21. Brandon Sheppard, 22. Mike Jewell. Fast qualifiers (among 40 cars): Sheppard, Babb, Erb, Van Wormer,. Heat race winners: Neat, Babb, O’Neal, Van Wormer. C-main winner: Jeremy Hines. B-main winner: Unzicker. Dash winner: Stapleton. Provisional starters: Sheppard, Vosbergen, English, Stapleton.

2011 DIRTcar Summer Nationals “The Hell Tour” Schedule




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.

PPD/July 21

July 8

Farmer City Raceway

Farmer City, Ill.

Brandon Sheppard (41)

July 9

Clarksville Speedway

Clarksville, Tenn.

Wendell Wallace (44)

July 10

Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, Ind.

Shannon Babb (35)

July 12

Brownstown Speedway

Brownstown, Ind.

Shannon Babb(40)

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

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