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Streaking Babb Gets Fifth Consecutive ‘Hell Tour’ Victory at Attica

ATTICA, Ohio. – July 15, 2011 – Shannon Babb wants to win every DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour event he enters, evidenced by him winning his fifth consecutive race Friday night at Attica Raceway Park.

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Babb, who will be crowned DIRTcar Summer Nationals Champion for the third time in his career after Saturday night’s event at Oakshade Raceway, started fourth in the main event and battled with Pinconning, Mich., driver Jeep Van Wormer and current DIRTcar Late Model National point leader Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, Ill., through heavy lapped traffic to earn his eighth win of the 2011 tour worth $5,000.  Van Wormer settled for second, his second consecutive runner-up finish to Babb.  Unzicker crossed the line in third ahead of Greenbriar, Ark., driver Jack Sullivan and home state driver Jon Henry of Ada, Ohio.

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Babb, who has clinched his third ‘Hell Tour’ championship, extends his point lead heading into the final event of the 2011 DIRTcar Summer Nationals to 311 points over Scott James of Lawrenceburg, Ind., and 377 points over Erb.  Major point races within the top seven drivers on tour are still to be decided with no driver outside of Babb being more than 74 points ahead of their closest competitor.  Only 11 points separate fifth-place Sullivan from sixth-place Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals wrap up the 2011 tour Saturday night with the 13th Annual ‘Birthday Race’ at Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour Statistical Report; Attica Raceway Park; Attica, Ohio; July 15, 2011

A-Main (40-Laps): 1. Shannon Babb ($5,000), 2. Jeep Van Wormer, 3. Ryan Unzicker, 4. Jack Sullivan, 5. Jon Henry, 6. Dennis Erb Jr., 7. Scott James, 8. Matt Miller, 9. Doug Drown, 10. Scott Riggs, 11. Rody Schroyer, 12. Casey Noonan, 13. Dillan White, 14. Dusty Moore, 15. Ryan Missler, 16. Craig Vosbergen, 17. Steve Kester, 18. Brandon Sheppard, 19. Devin Shiels, 20. Brain Ruhlman, 21. Rick Delong, 22. Matt Furman. Fast qualifiers (among 38 cars): Unzicker, Sheppard, Miller, Van Wormer. Heat race winners: Unzicker, Van Wormer, Sullivan, Babb. C-main winner: Justin Chance. B-main winner: Ruhlman. Provisional starters: Vosbergen, Shiels, Missler, Kester.

2011 DIRTcar Summer Nationals “The Hell Tour” Schedule

Date

Track

Location

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.

Ryan Unzicker (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.

Shannon Babb(29)

July 14

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, Ill.

Shannon Babb(38)

July 15

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, Ohio

Shannon Babb(38)

July 16

Oakshade Raceway

Wauseon, Ohio

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