Farmer City to Super Shep II

Brandon Sheppard celebrates his richest dirt late model victory at Farmer City - Joshua Joiner ( Photo

FARMER CITY, Ill. – July 8, 2011 – Brandon Sheppard is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour after winning Friday night at Farmer City Raceway.

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Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., started fifth and dueled with current ‘Hell Tour’ point leader Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., over 40-laps to earn his second DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory worth $10,000.  The victory was Sheppard’s largest payday of his young career, doubling what he earned almost a week earlier at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway where he won his first ever ‘Hell Tour’ event.  Babb finished second, his eleventh top-10 finish on this year’s tour which is four more than any other driver during the Summer Nationals.  Jack Sullivan of Greenbriar, Ark., finished third to rebound from misfortunes at Peoria (Ill.) Speedway.  Lawrenceburg, Ind., driver Scott James finished fourth, three-time ‘Hell Tour’ Champion Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., rounded out the top five.

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With his second place finish Babb will extend his point lead to 135 markers over James, and to 213 points over defending DIRTcar Summer Nationals Champion Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., who finished 8th.


The DIRTcar Summer Nationals will return to action Saturday, July 9 at Clarksville (Tenn.) Speedway.


DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour Statistical Report; Farmer City Raceway; Farmer City, Ill.; July 8, 2011


A-Main (40-Laps): 1. Brandon Sheppard ($10,000), 2. Shannon Babb, 3. Jack Sullivan, 4. Scott James, 5. Dennis Erb Jr., 6. Mark Burgtorf, 7. Dan Schlieper, 8. Jason Feger, 9. Bobby Pierce, 10. Jeep Van Wormer, 11. Mike Spatola, 12. Ryan Unzicker, 13. Brian Shirley, 14. Donny Walden, 15. Eric Smith, 16. Kent Robinson, 17. Kevin Weaver, 18. Daren Friedman, 19. Jimmy Dehm, 20. Dillan White, 21. Matt Miller, 22. Scott Bull. Fast qualifiers (among 40 cars): Feger, Friedman, Unzicker, Van Wormer. Heat race winners: Sullivan, James, Babb, Pierce. B-Main winner: Bull. Provisional starters: Feger, Unzicker, Smith, Robinson. C-Main winner: Feger.


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.


July 10

Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, Ind.


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


The DIRTcar Summer Nationals is brought to fans by many important sponsors and partners including Hoosier Racing Tires, GM Performance Parts, ASI Racewear, Comp Cams, Intercomp Racing, JE Pistons, QuarterMaster, Superflow, Wix Filters, Wrisco Aluminum, the University of Northwestern Ohio, R2C Competition Series Air Filters, VP Racing Fuels, Racing Electronics, ButlerBuilt, MSD Ignition, Chizmark Larson Insurance, Vicci Apparel, Beyea Custom Headers, Fusion Graphics & Sign Company, Dyer’s Rods, and Ohlins Shocks.