Babb Charges to Late Race Victory at Tri-State for Third DIRTcar Summer Nationals Win of the Season
HAUBSTADT, Ind. – July 5, 2015 – Shannon Babb passed Billy Moyer Jr. in heavy lapped traffic with two laps to go on Sunday night at Tri-State Speedway to earn his third DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season.
Babb, of Moweaqua, Ill., started sixth and kept pushing forward in the 40-lap feature, eventually catching and passing Moyer Jr. to take the $5,000 checkered flag and tie Billy Moyer with 90 DIRTcar Summer Nationals victories atop the all-time win list.
“It was pretty wild out there,” Babb said. “It always is here at Haubstadt. It’s racy as can be and lapped traffic always plays into it a little bit. Billy (Moyer Jr.) was leading the thing, it’s really hard to get off the corner here, so everybody was using the cushion or whatever they could use. It was just good racing everywhere on this place.”
Points leader Bobby Pierce was also able to get past Moyer Jr. on the last lap to finish second while Scott James and Dennis Erb Jr. rounded out the top five.
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals final week continues Monday at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway after it was rained out on June 28.
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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Tri-State Speedway; Haubstadt, Ind.; July 5, 2015
A-MAIN (40 LAPS) – 1. (18) Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL ($5,000); 2. (32) Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL; 3. (21JR) Billy Moyer Jr, Batesville, AR; 4. (83) Scott James, Harrison, Oh; 5. (28E) Dennis Erb, Jr, Carpentersville, IL; 6. (96) Tanner English, Benton, KY; 7. (4) Cody Mahoney, Hanover, IN; 8. (24) Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL; 9. (25) Jason Feger, Bloomington, IL; 10. (54) Matt Westfall, Pleasant Hill, OH; 11. (92W) Scott Weber, Festus, MO; 12. (6M) Wendell Wallace, Batesville, AR; 13. (81JR) Jason Riggs, Harrisburg, IL; 14. (78) Chad Zobrist, Highland, IL; 15. (8K) Levi Kissinger, Mt Vernon, IN; 16. (24S) Jeremy Sneed, Bluford, IL; 17. (6K) Michael Kloos, Trenton, IL; 18. (C8) Timothy Culp, Sheridan, AR; 19. (1M) Jim Moon, New Florence, MO; 20. (7R) Kent Robinson, Bloomington, IN; 21. (27M) Rodney Melvin, Benton, IL; 22. (61) Caleb Ashby, Cunningham, TN.
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Bobby Pierce, Cody Mahoney, Timothy Culp and Billy Moyer Jr.
DIRTcar Summer Nationals Championship Top 20
|2||21JR||Billy Moyer Jr.||896|
|12||28E||Dennis Erb Jr.||298|
|13||99JR||Frank Heckenast Jr.||295|
2015 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule
|June 10||Wednesday||Brownstown Speedway||Dennis Erb. Jr.|
|June 11||Thursday||Kankakee Co. Speedway||Frank Heckenast Jr.|
|June 12||Friday||Cedar Lake Speedway||Jimmy Mars|
|June 13||Saturday||Cedar Lake Speedway||Jason Feger|
|June 14||Sunday||Wilmot Speedway||Rain|
|June 16||Tuesday||Jacksonville Speedway||Bobby Pierce|
|June 17||Wednesday||Farley Speedway||Billy Moyer Jr.|
|June 18||Thursday||Spoon River Speedway||Rain|
|June 19||Friday||Tri-City Speedway||Rain|
|June 20||Saturday||Fairbury Speedway||Shannon Babb|
|June 21||Sunday||Quincy Raceways||PPD rain to June 22|
|June 22||Monday||Quincy Raceways||Rain|
|June 23||Tuesday||Peoria Speedway||Shannon Babb (2)|
|June 24||Wednesday||Belle-Clair Speedway||Bobby Pierce (2)|
|June 25||Thursday||Clarksville Speedway||Levi Kissinger|
|June 26||Friday||Paducah Int. Raceway||Rain|
|June 27||Saturday||Federated I-55 Raceway||Rain|
|June 28||Sunday||Lincoln Speedway||PPD rain to July 6|
|June 30||Tuesday||I-96 Speedway||Rain|
|July 1||Wednesday||Daugherty Speedway||Jason Feger (2)|
|July 2||Thursday||LaSalle Speedway||Chris Simpson|
|July 3||Friday||Fayette Co. Speedway||Billy Moyer|
|July 4||Saturday||Highland Speedway||Jason Feger (3)|
|July 5||Sunday||Tri-State Speedway||Shannon Babb (3)|
|July 6||Monday||Lincoln Speedway||Lincoln, IL|
|July 7||Tuesday||Vermilion Co. Speedway||Danville, IL|
|July 8||Wednesday||Florence Speedway||Union, KY|
|July 9||Thursday||Macon Speedway||Macon, IL|
|July 10||Friday||Farmer City Raceway||Farmer City, IL|
|July 11||Saturday||Oakshade Raceway||Wauseon, OH|
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