DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
Fayette County Speedway | Brownstown, IL
Thursday, June 30, 2022
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Event Info

DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
June 30, 2022
Fayette County Speedway
322 W Cumberland Rd
Brownstown, IL 

Event Description
$10,000 to win for Late Models, $1,500 for UMP Modifieds.

Series Racing
DIRTcar Summer Nationals

Late Model Track Record
12.349 Tyler Reddick 7/5/13

Support Divisions
DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Feature Laps Length
50

Frequently Asked Questions
Support Divisions
DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Track Info
Track Phone
(618) 427-3966

Track Size & Type
1/4 mile

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

Race Recap: 101 REASONS: Babb Wins Fayette County, Becomes All-Time Winningest Driver

Shannon Babb won his first DIRTcar Summer Nationals Feature in 1999 at the dawn of his legendary racing career. Fast forward 23 years later, he now stands alone atop the mountain as the winningest driver in Hell Tour history.

It couldn’t have been more fitting for the four-time champion, breaking through for his 101st career Summer Nationals Feature win in front of his legion of fans, friends and family at Fayette County Speedway – the same place he won his first-ever Feature as a young up-and-comer.

Josh James Artwork

Last year’s celebration of a milestone 100 Summer Nationals wins was sweet, but 101 means even more.

“It knocks it out of the park, really,” said Babb, of Moweaqua, IL. “It means a ton also because we’re right here at a favorite racetrack of mine. My wife and my girls are here tonight, my in-laws and everybody was here.”

A multi-decade veteran of the sport, Babb recalls the days of battling tooth-and-nail for every spot on the track, every win, and every championship against another on of Dirt Late Model racing’s all-time greats, Billy Moyer. With the win Thursday night, he now surpasses the six-time champ for most wins in tour history.

“It blows my mind thinking about all these races,” Babb said. “We might’ve won 101, but there’s probably been 500 of them that we didn’t win that we just got our asses beat at.”

To do it, Babb first had to go through Moyer’s son, Billy Moyer Jr., sneaking past the Batesville, AR-native on the bottom as he got caught-up in lapped traffic on Lap 14 of the 50-lap main event.

From there, Babb played strong defense the rest of the race, holding off players like Moyer, Tanner English and Brian Shirley through multiple restarts and lapped traffic.

“When I got to the lapped cars, the bottom of Turns 1-2 was really good and 3-4 was a little iffy,” Babb said. “You really just don’t know where to go, and I resorted to just staying on the gas, trying to bounce off the cushion and go forward as much as I could. Use the bank a little bit.”

Babb (18) defends the lead on the final restart from Tanner English (81E) (Josh James Artwork)

His biggest challenge came on the final restart with three-to-go, when English got a great launch out of Turn 4 and nearly pulled even with Babb into Turn 1. But the Moweaqua Missile held strong on the top, ripping the lip around the quarter-mile to stay ahead of English’s Riggs Motorsports #81E and secure the victory.

“I thought it was a fantastic race,” Babb said. “Tanner, little Billy [Moyer Jr.] and them guys were all over me. We were just fortunate to get to the front early and be able to hold them off.”

English finished second, less than a second behind Babb at the line, while Bobby Pierce completed a remarkable drive from the tail after blowing a tire early to finish third. Trevor Gundaker matched his season-best finish with the Hell Tour in fourth; Moyer Jr. held onto fifth.

UP NEXT

The Summer Nationals returns to action Friday night at Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, KY, for another $10,000-to-win showdown. If you can’t be at the track, stream it live on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature 50 Laps | 00:23:17.752

  1. 18-Shannon Babb[5]; 2. 81E-Tanner English[4]; 3. 32-Bobby Pierce[11]; 4. 11T-Trevor Gundaker[3]; 5. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[2]; 6. 3S-Brian Shirley[7]; 7. 17X-Michael Kloos[10]; 8. 25-Jason Feger[19]; 9. 14G-Joe Godsey[12]; 10. F1-Payton Freeman[6]; 11. 15-Christian Hanger[21]; 12. 26M-Brent McKinnon[9]; 13. T4-Adam Tischauser[14]; 14. 30-Mark Voigt[15]; 15. 16-Rusty Griffaw[13]; 16. 23NZ-Mick Quin[17]; 17. 14R-Jeff Roth[22]; 18. 10-Daryn Klein[1]; 19. 14-Paul Kuper[16]; 20. 4D-Doug Tye[18]; 21. 10J-Jordan Bauer[8]; 22. 15F-Richard Frost[20]
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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
15+418Shannon Babb 500.00037Running80$10,000
24+281ETanner English 50-0.3740Running75$5,000
311+832Bobby Pierce 50-2.2600Running70$3,000
43-111TTrevor Gundaker 50-2.2770Running65$2,000
52-321Billy Moyer Jr50-2.39310Running60$1,800
67+13SBrian Shirley 50-3.4450Running55$1,600
710+317XMichael Kloos 50-3.6200Running53$1,400
819+1125Jason Feger 50-3.6950Running51$1,200
912+314GJoe Godsey 50-4.2810Running49$1,000
106-4F1Payton Freeman 50-4.3180Running47$700
1121+1015Christian Hanger 50-4.8390Running45$500
129-326MBrent McKinnon 50-6.1840Running44$500
1314+1T4Adam Tischauser 49-1 Laps0Running43$500
1415+130Mark Voigt 49-1 Laps0Running42$500
1513-216Rusty Griffaw 48-2 Laps0Running41$500
1617+123NZMick Quin 47-3 Laps0Running40$500
1722+514RJeff Roth 40-10 Laps0DNF39$500
181-1710Daryn Klein 26-24 Laps3DNF38$500
1916-314Paul Kuper 26-24 Laps0DNF37$500
2018-24DDoug Tye 20-30 Laps0DNF36$500
218-1310JJordan Bauer 5-45 Laps0DNF35$500
2220-215FRichard Frost 5-45 Laps0DNF34$500
Consolation Race Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11014Paul Kuper 100.00010Running0$0
210+823NZMick Quin 10-1.6740Running0$0
39+64DDoug Tye 10-2.2520Running0$0
414+100Deshawn Gingerich 10-3.0970Running33$0
511+617Lee Williams 10-3.4370Running32$0
65-14Jordan Suhre 8-2 Laps0Running31$0
713+616WTony Wolf 8-2 Laps0Running30$0
82-615Christian Hanger 0-10 Laps0DNF0$0
93-618MJimmy Miller 1-9 Laps0DNF29$0
104-681JJack Riggs 0-10 Laps0DNF28$0
1115+414RJeff Roth 0-10 Laps0DNF0$0
126-615FRichard Frost 0-10 Laps0DNS0$0
137-611KShannon Kuhn 0-10 Laps0DNS27$0
148-638Thomas Hunziker 0-10 Laps0DNS26$0
1512-325Jason Feger 0-10 Laps0DNS0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
12+121Billy Moyer JrBatesville, AR0.000
21-181ETanner English Benton, KY-0.479
3303SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL-0.835
44017XMichael Kloos Trenton, IL-4.669
56+116Rusty Griffaw Festus, MO-6.949
65-114Paul Kuper Aviston, IL-7.314
79+281JJack Riggs NOLENSVILLE, TN-9.996
87-111KShannon Kuhn Highland, IL-11.600
98-123NZMick Quin Hawks Bay, NZ-14.891
1010016WTony Wolf Highland, IL5.892
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
11011TTrevor Gundaker St. Charles, MO0.000
22018Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL-0.848
33010JJordan Bauer St. Jacob, IL-3.237
44032Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL-3.867
56+1T4Adam Tischauser Mulberry Grove, IL-4.353
65-115Christian Hanger Winchester, TN-4.758
79+24Jordan Suhre Alhambra, IL-10.796
88038Thomas Hunziker Bend, OR-11.248
910+117Lee Williams Haubstadt, IN-12.784
107-30Deshawn Gingerich Dover, PA327.260
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
13+210Daryn Klein Trenton, IL0.000
220F1Payton Freeman Commerce, GA-1.825
38+526MBrent McKinnon Carlyle, IL-2.488
41-314GJoe Godsey Edinburgh, IN-2.916
57+230Mark Voigt Marine, IL-3.723
610+418MJimmy Miller Highland, IL-3.997
76-115FRichard Frost Clarksville, TN-4.720
89+14DDoug Tye Troy, IL-5.109
94-525Jason Feger Bloomington, IL221.159
105-514RJeff Roth Bentonville, AR412.826
Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1781ETanner English 12.4500.000
2421Billy Moyer Jr12.535-0.085
353SBrian Shirley 12.693-0.243
4917XMichael Kloos 12.870-0.420
5814Paul Kuper 12.929-0.479
6116Rusty Griffaw 13.203-0.753
71011KShannon Kuhn 13.440-0.990
8323NZMick Quin 13.635-1.185
9681JJack Riggs 13.727-1.277
10216WTony Wolf 13.808-1.358
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1311TTrevor Gundaker 12.7720.000
21018Shannon Babb 12.779-0.007
3810JJordan Bauer 12.821-0.049
4432Bobby Pierce 12.827-0.055
5515Christian Hanger 13.011-0.239
61T4Adam Tischauser 13.101-0.329
790Deshawn Gingerich 13.131-0.359
8738Thomas Hunziker 13.275-0.503
964Jordan Suhre 13.432-0.660
10217Lee Williams 13.889-1.117
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1914GJoe Godsey 12.5470.000
210F1Payton Freeman 12.734-0.187
3810Daryn Klein 12.814-0.267
4625Jason Feger 12.955-0.408
5314RJeff Roth 13.061-0.514
6715FRichard Frost 13.139-0.592
7230Mark Voigt 13.174-0.627
8426MBrent McKinnon 13.442-0.895
914DDoug Tye 13.583-1.036
10518MJimmy Miller 13.605-1.058