DIRTcar Summer Nationals
Fairbury Speedway -- Fairbury, IL
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Event Info
Fairbury Speedway
Saturday
19
Jun

Winner: Shannon Babb
2nd: Tanner English
3rd: Davin Moran
DIRTcar Summer Nationals
June 19, 2021
Fairbury Speedway
600 South Third Street
Fairbury, IL 61739 

 http://www.fairburyspeedway.com

Watch on DIRTVision
 https://www.dirtvision.tv/dirtcar-summer-nationals/season:2021/videos/dirtcar-summer-nationals-fairbury-speedway

Series
DIRTcar Summer Nationals

Support Divisions
Summit Modified Nationals

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Support Divisions
Summit Modified Nationals

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers - No backs

Stadium Seating
Stadium seats are not allowed

Handicapped Seating
In front of main covered grandstands on front stretch and a few select handicap spots on the first row of bleachers

Handicapped Parking
Near the main front grandstands

Pit Age Limit
No Age limit - All minor's require proper waiver

Pit Gate Location
3rd Street entrance

Personal Coolers
They are allowed on the grounds, but NOT in the stands

Credit Card Use
Ticket Window, Pit Gate

Alcohol Sales
alcohol is available to purchase at the track

Smoking Policy
No smoking in the main covered grandstand

Family Section
N/A

Parking Cost
Free

Camping Availability
onsite

Camping Cost
Available day of race only

Closest Airport
Bloomington, IL (BMI / KBMI) Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal

Other Airport
Champaign, IL (CMI / KCMI) University of Illinois Willard Airport

Race Recap: MISSILE LAUNCH: Babb Scores Career Win 99 With Low-Side Speed at Fairbury

Babb’s $10,000 victory comes on night of daughter’s birthday

The quest for 100 DIRTcar Summer Nationals wins just got one race closer for Shannon Babb.

Babb, of Moweaqua, IL, found a sudden burst of speed late in the race around the bottom lane of Fairbury Speedway Saturday night and blew by his opponents for a $10,000 grand prize and his 99th career DIRTcar Summer Nationals Feature win.

“It’s special right here at Fairbury. $10,000-to-win Summer Nationals always meant a lot to us. Growing up, it was everything. These are big races,” Babb said.

Josh James Artwork

While it was a big win at a big race, it was also special to Babb on a personal note. Six years ago, he came into Fairbury after the birth of his daughter Finnlee and captured his 90th career Hell Tour victory. His 99th victory Friday night came six years to that date, at the very same track.

Babb’s second appearance of the season with the tour put him in a similar situation to the previous night at Tri-City Speedway – starting the 50-lap Feature from the third row. But it didn’t all play out in exactly the same way.

Babb quickly made his way up to third from sixth but decided to switch lanes en route to catch the leaders, which ended up sending him all the way back to eighth. He rode there several laps, just before the halfway mark, when his car came to life.

“I was the first one to hit the bottom, and when I hit the bottom, I ran back about eighth or ninth… But it came in for us,” Babb said.

Indeed, his Team Zero Race Cars chassis #18 did come in. It only took 11 laps for the four-time Summer Nationals champion to pass every car ahead of him.

Like his nicknamesake, The Moweaqua Missile launched off the bottom lane of the quarter-mile and made the move underneath Tanner English for the lead on Lap 35. Within 10 laps, Babb had opened up a gap of over two seconds and pushed it to over three seconds by the time he took the checkered.

Babb (18) taking the lead from Tanner English (81E) (Josh James Photo)

English held off Devin Moran for second while Frank Heckenast Jr. and Bobby Pierce completed the top-five. Defending Summer Nationals champion Brian Shirley started on the pole but slipped back to seventh by the race’s end. Local favorite Mike Spatola arrived late to the track and was forced to start at the tail of a Heat Race, but made good on the night by transferring in through the Last Chance Showdown to finish ninth.

Now with $10,000 in his pocket, Babb’s already looking forward to Fairbury’s biggest event of the season – the Prairie Dirt Classic.

“This is the highlight of our season coming here. We can’t wait to get here at the end of July, they’re really coughing up some money for that race,” Babb said.

UP NEXT

Round #6 of the 2021 DIRTcar Summer Nationals campaign hits Indiana’s Plymouth Speedway Sunday night, June 20. Catch all the action live on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature (50 Laps) 1. 18B-Shannon Babb[6]; 2. 81E-Tanner English[3]; 3. 9M-Devin Moran[2]; 4. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[4]; 5. 32-Bobby Pierce[9]; 6. 42-Mckay Wenger[11]; 7. 3S-Brian Shirley[1]; 8. 6M-Dona Marcoullier[16]; 9. 89-Mike Spatola[17]; 10. 12W- Ashton Winger[5]; 11. 32S-Chris Simpson[18]; 12. 48-Tim Lance[10]; 13. 9-Eric Smith[12]; 14. B12-Kevin Weaver[8]; 15. 25-Jason Feger[13]; 16. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr[7]; 17. 14G-Joe Godsey[22]; 18. 4G-Bob Gardner[20]; 19. 84-Myles Moos[14]; 20. 2-Mike Chasteen Jr[15]; 21. 18-Jeffrey Ledford[21]; 22. 24-Ryan Unzicker[19]

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Race Results: 6/19/21 – Fairbury Speedway

Feature (50 Laps) 1. 18B-Shannon Babb[6]; 2. 81E-Tanner English[3]; 3. 9M-Devin Moran[2]; 4. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[4]; 5. 32-Bobby Pierce[9]; 6. 42-Mckay Wenger[11]; 7. 3S-Brian Shirley[1]; 8. 6M-Dona Marcoullier[16]; 9. 89-Mike Spatola[17]; 10. 12W- Ashton Winger[5]; 11. 32S-Chris Simpson[18]; 12. 48-Tim Lance[10]; 13. 9-Eric Smith[12]; 14. B12-Kevin Weaver[8]; 15. 25-Jason Feger[13]; 16. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr[7]; 17. 14G-Joe Godsey[22]; 18. 4G-Bob Gardner[20]; 19. 84-Myles Moos[14]; 20. 2-Mike Chasteen Jr[15]; 21. 18-Jeffrey Ledford[21]; 22. 24-Ryan Unzicker[19]

Qualifying Group 1 (2 Laps) 1. 32-Bobby Pierce, 00:12.939[6]; 2. 3S-Brian Shirley, 00:12.971[16]; 3. 81E-Tanner English, 00:13.052[15]; 4. 42-Mckay Wenger, 00:13.053[5]; 5. 12W-Ashton Winger, 00:13.101[20]; 6. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr, 00:13.222[22]; 7. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 00:13.224[23]; 8. 3-Dale Markham, 00:13.228[7]; 9. 25-Jason Feger, 00:13.244[9]; 10. 2-Mike Chasteen Jr, 00:13.290[8]; 11. 32S-Chris Simpson, 00:13.308[11]; 12. 35C-Derek Chandler, 00:13.343[21]; 13. 7S-Jay Sparks, 00:13.359[4]; 14. 1W- Donny Walden, 00:13.365[10]; 15. 15-Kolby Vandenbergh, 00:13.389[17]; 16. 4G-Bob Gardner, 00:13.467[2]; 17. 18- Jeffrey Ledford, 00:13.467[18]; 18. 11H-Jeff Herzog, 00:13.530[19]; 19. 35-Austin Simpson, 00:13.672[14]; 20. 10-Paul Parker, 00:13.678[13]; 21. 73-Ryan Weistart, 00:13.743[1]; 22. 14R-Jeff Roth, 00:13.986[3]; 23. 74Y-Dan Deyoung, 00:15.446[12]

Qualifying Group 2 (2 Laps) 1. 18B-Shannon Babb, 00:13.089[22]; 2. 9M-Devin Moran, 00:13.197[7]; 3. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr, 00:13.240[10]; 4. 9- Eric Smith, 00:13.276[15]; 5. 84-Myles Moos, 00:13.351[9]; 6. 116-Torin Mettille, 00:13.428[6]; 7. 11-Gordy Gundaker, 00:13.482[4]; 8. B12-Kevin Weaver, 00:13.483[5]; 9. 10S-Taylor Scheffler, 00:13.498[1]; 10. M27-Mike Provenzo, 00:13.548[20]; 11. 48-Tim Lance, 00:13.668[21]; 12. 6M-Dona Marcoullier, 00:13.687[3]; 13. 14G-Joe Godsey, 00:13.707[18]; 14. 74-Mitch McGrath, 00:14.000[13]; 15. 76-Titus Sneed, 00:14.019[19]; 16. 162-Logan Moody, 00:14.026[2]; 17. 12-Jeff Curl, 00:14.138[17]; 18. 38-Thomas Hunziker, 00:14.155[16]; 19. 14-Glen Thompson, 00:14.273[14]; 20. 148-Tim Lance Jr, 00:14.327[11]; 21. 248-Brandon Lance, 00:14.613[8]; 22. 18M-Jimmy Miller, 00:14.670[12]; 23. 89-Mike Spatola, 00:14.670[23]

Heat 1 (10 Laps) 1. 81E-Tanner English[2]; 2. 12W-Ashton Winger[3]; 3. 32-Bobby Pierce[1]; 4. 25-Jason Feger[5]; 5. 7S-Jay Sparks[7]; 6. 24-Ryan Unzicker[4]; 7. 32S-Chris Simpson[6]; 8. 15-Kolby Vandenbergh[8]; 9. 35-Austin Simpson[10]; 10. 18-Jeffrey Ledford[9]; 11. 73-Ryan Weistart[11]; 12. 74Y-Dan Deyoung[12]

Heat 2 (10 Laps) 1. 3S-Brian Shirley[1]; 2. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr[3]; 3. 42-Mckay Wenger[2]; 4. 2-Mike Chasteen Jr[5]; 5. 35C-Derek Chandler[6]; 6. 4G-Bob Gardner[8]; 7. 11H-Jeff Herzog[9]; 8. 10-Paul Parker[10]; 9. 14R-Jeff Roth[11]; 10. 3-Dale Markham[4]; 11. 1W-Donny Walden[7]

Heat 3 (10 Laps) 1. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[2]; 2. 18B-Shannon Babb[1]; 3. 48-Tim Lance[6]; 4. 84-Myles Moos[3]; 5. 89-Mike Spatola[12]; 6. 10S-Taylor Scheffler[5]; 7. 11-Gordy Gundaker[4]; 8. 14G-Joe Godsey[7]; 9. 12-Jeff Curl[9]; 10. 76-Titus Sneed[8]; 11. 14-Glen Thompson[10]; 12. 248-Brandon Lance[11]

Heat 4 (10 Laps) 1. 9M-Devin Moran[1]; 2. B12-Kevin Weaver[4]; 3. 9-Eric Smith[2]; 4. 6M-Dona Marcoullier[6]; 5. 116-Torin Mettille[3]; 6. M27-Mike Provenzo[5]; 7. 74-Mitch McGrath[7]; 8. 162-Logan Moody[8]; 9. 18M-Jimmy Miller[11]; 10. 38-Thomas Hunziker[9]; 11. 148-Tim Lance Jr[10]

Consolation Race (10 Laps) 1. 15-Kolby Vandenbergh[1]; 2. 14G-Joe Godsey[2]; 3. 10-Paul Parker[3]; 4. 35-Austin Simpson[5]; 5. 12-Jeff Curl[6]; 6. 76- Titus Sneed[10]; 7. 73-Ryan Weistart[13]; 8. 18-Jeffrey Ledford[9]; 9. 3-Dale Markham[11]; 10. 14R-Jeff Roth[7]; 11. 38- Thomas Hunziker[12]; 12. 14-Glen Thompson[14]; 13. 248-Brandon Lance[18]; 14. 148-Tim Lance Jr[16]; 15. 74Y-Dan Deyoung[17]; 16. 1W-Donny Walden[15]; 17. (DNS) 18M-Jimmy Miller; 18. (DNS) 162-Logan Moody

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) 1. 89-Mike Spatola[2]; 2. 32S-Chris Simpson[9]; 3. 7S-Jay Sparks[1]; 4. 35C-Derek Chandler[3]; 5. 11H-Jeff Herzog[11]; 6. 74-Mitch McGrath[12]; 7. 10S-Taylor Scheffler[6]; 8. 116-Torin Mettille[4]; 9. 11-Gordy Gundaker[10]; 10. 10-Paul Parker[15]; 11. 35-Austin Simpson[16]; 12. M27-Mike Provenzo[8]; 13. 15-Kolby Vandenbergh[13]; 14. 24-Ryan Unzicker[5]; 15. 4G-Bob Gardner[7]; 16. (DNS) 14G-Joe Godsey


Fairbury Speedway
600 South Third Street
Fairbury, IL 61739 

 http://www.fairburyspeedway.com

Track Phone
(815) 692-3222

Track Email
 fairburyspeedway@gmail.com

Track Size & Type
Semi-banked, 1/4 mile

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