Babb Wins 4th at Tri-State

Babb Streaks to Tri-State Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ Triumph

HAUBSTADT, Ind. – July 10, 2011 – Shannon Babb showed why he’s at the top of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour by winning Sunday night at Tri-State Speedway.

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Babb had no easy task starting seventh, but masterfully navigated traffic using the high side of the quarter-mile oval to pass Scott James of Lawrenceburg, Ind. with four laps remaining to score his fourth victory of the ‘Hell Tour’ worth $5,000.  James finished second ahead of Pinconning, Mich., driver Jeep Van Wormer who he had battled early on in the main event.  Rodney Melvin of Benton, Ill., a former DIRTcar Late Model National Champion finished fourth.  Young Bobby Pierce, son of Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame driver Bob Pierce, finished fifth, his best finish on tour to date.


Babb will extend his point lead to 173 markers over Scott James of Lawrenceburg, Ind., and to 293 points over defending DIRTcar Summer Nationals Champion Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., who finished 21st.

Babb works to the outside of James at Tri-State –

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The DIRTcar Summer Nationals will return to action Tuesday, July 12 at Brownstown (Ind.) Speedway to make up the tour’s opener that was postponed due to weather.

Kloos Penalty Appeal

A penalty was issued to Michael Kloos related to the tires he used to win the Hell Tour event June 29 at Belle Clair Speedway. Kloos has appealed the penalty.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour Statistical Report; Tri-State Speedway; Haubstadt, Ind.; July 10, 2011

A-Main (40-Laps): 1. Shannon Babb ($5,000), 2. Scott James, 3. Jeep Van Wormer, 4. Rodney Melvin, 5. Bobby Pierce, 6. Ryan Unzicker, 7. Matt Miller, 8. Dillan White, 9. Kent Robinson, 10. Dennis Erb Jr., 11. Randy Korte, 12. Mike Spatola, 13. Jack Sullivan, 14. Chad Zobrist, 15. Victor Lee, 16. Donny Walden, 17. Brandon Sheppard, 18. Jason Riggs, 19. Chad Stapleton, 20. Jeff Walston, 21. Jason Feger, 22. Michael Kloos. Fast qualifiers (among 35 cars): James, Sullivan, Van Wormer, Miller. Heat race winners: James, Pierce, Van Wormer, Melvin. B-main winner: Riggs. Provisional starters: Sheppard, Walston, Lee, Spatola.

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.

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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