DIRTcar Summer Nationals
Farmer City Raceway -- Farmer City, IL
Friday, July 09, 2021
Event Info
Farmer City Raceway
Friday
09
Jul

Winner: Shannon Babb
2nd: McKay Wenger
3rd: Garrett Alberson
DIRTcar Summer Nationals
July 9, 2021
Farmer City Raceway
850 N Grove St.
Farmer City, IL 61842 

 https://www.farmercityracing.com/

Watch on DIRTVision
 https://www.dirtvision.tv/dirtcar-summer-nationals/season:2021/videos/dirtcar-summer-nationals-farmer-city-raceway

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
Farmer City Raceway offers bleacher style grandstands.

Stadium Seating
Farmer City Raceway does no allow the use of chairs for its events.

Handicapped Seating
Handicap seating is available in the front rows of the grandstands.

Pit Age Limit
There is no age limits for the pit area. Minors 17 and younger must have a signed parent waiver form.

Personal Coolers
No coolers are allowed to be brought in to the grandstand area.

Credit Card Use
None

Alcohol Sales
Farmer City Raceway does sell alcohol at its concession stands.

Smoking Policy
Farmer City Raceway does not allow smoking in the grandstands.

Family Section
Farmer City Raceway does no offer a Family Section.

Parking Cost
Parking on racetrack property is free of charge.

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
$30-$50

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: DESTINY: Babb Completes Quest for 100th Hell Tour Victory at Farmer City

Babb now ties Billy Moyer atop the all-time wins list

Ever since winning #99 three weeks ago, the Dirt Late Model world had been waiting for the moment when one of its biggest icons would finally achieve one of the greatest career accomplishments in the sport’s history. And now, the wait is over.

Shannon Babb has won 100 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Features.

With his friends, family and his faithful fanbase all in attendance Friday night at Farmer City Raceway, Babb drove his Dyna-Gro Team Zero Race Cars #18 to victory against a strong field of frontrunners and denied them all to collect one of his most historic victories and the $10,000 grand prize.

Josh James Artwork

“I knew this week right here – we had a really good shot at getting us a win. This place… we’ve always considered it one of our favorite places to race, and it’s always been really good to me,” Babb, of Moweaqua, IL, said.

Looking back on all the years he’s spent in the sport and the highlights along the way, from his very first Summer Nationals win in June 1999 in Haubstadt, IN, to his 99th just three weeks ago in a thriller at FALS, Babb said he knew his passion for the sport was there right away but never imagined the kind of success his career would have at this point.

“I knew that’s what I wanted to do. I knew I really enjoyed racing and I felt like I could run with ‘em if we had the sponsors and the money to continue doing it. We’ve been blessed to have a lot of great people behind us this entire time,” Babb said.

He had plenty of competition on his hands over the 40-lap event, coming from third on the starting grid. McKay Wenger jumped out to the early lead from the pole and led the first 23 laps, keeping a strong pace ahead of outside polesitter Garrett Alberson and Babb in third.

Shannon Babb (18) passing Mckay Wenger (42) for the lead on Lap 24 (Josh James Photo)

The deeper they climbed into lapped traffic, the tighter the gaps got. Babb was able to get around Alberson at the halfway point and immediately set his sights on Wenger.

On Lap 24, Babb got a great run off of Turn 2 and charged into Turn 3 with a full head of steam. He dove underneath Wenger and slid up in front of him at the exit of Turn 4 to grab the lead.

From that point forward, it became Babb’s race to lose. He opened up a sizable advantage over Wenger in traffic and rode it all the way back to the finish line for his second Summer Nationals Feature win of the season.

His historic victory places him in a tie with the one and only six-time champion Billy Moyer for most Feature wins on the all-time wins list.

“Me and Billy have always raced really good together, and he was really somebody that we always looked up to. I drove for him for seven years, so we’ve got a lot of respect for him and a lot of time racing with him,” Babb said.

The 100 Wins banner Babb’s crew made for his special victory (Josh James Artwork)

And now, the agony of anticipation has been put to rest. Thinking of all the great drivers he raced against over his decorated career, Babb has been grateful for all that he’s learned from them.

“It hasn’t sunk-in yet, but it will down the road, probably,” he said. “We’ve had a ton of great competition over the years to race against and a lot of people that were here before me that taught us a lot about this deal.”

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature (40 Laps) 1. 18-Shannon Babb[3]; 2. 42-Mckay Wenger[1]; 3. 59-Garrett Alberson[2]; 4. 3S-Brian Shirley[5]; 5. 14G-Joe Godsey[4]; 6. 81E-Tanner English[6]; 7. 24-Ryan Unzicker[9]; 8. 86-Kyle Beard[10]; 9. 25-Jason Feger[8]; 10. 41-Jeremiah Hurst[12]; 11. 11-Gordy Gundaker[11]; 12. 12-Ashton Winger[22]; 13. 32-Bobby Pierce[19]; 14. 7R-Kent Robinson[18]; 15. 74-Mitch McGrath[17]; 16. 19X-Cody Bauer[13]; 17. 4G-Bob Gardner[20]; 18. 334-Billy Hough[21]; 19. 10J-Jordan Bauer[16]; 20. B12-Kevin Weaver[7]; 21. 89-Mike Spatola[14]; 22. J12-Jason Wagner[15]

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Race Results: 7/9/21 – Farmer City Raceway

Feature (40 Laps) 1. 18-Shannon Babb[3]; 2. 42-Mckay Wenger[1]; 3. 59-Garrett Alberson[2]; 4. 3S-Brian Shirley[5]; 5. 14G-Joe Godsey[4]; 6. 81E-Tanner English[6]; 7. 24-Ryan Unzicker[9]; 8. 86-Kyle Beard[10]; 9. 25-Jason Feger[8]; 10. 41-Jeremiah Hurst[12]; 11. 11-Gordy Gundaker[11]; 12. 12-Ashton Winger[22]; 13. 32-Bobby Pierce[19]; 14. 7R-Kent Robinson[18]; 15. 74-Mitch McGrath[17]; 16. 19X-Cody Bauer[13]; 17. 4G-Bob Gardner[20]; 18. 334-Billy Hough[21]; 19. 10J-Jordan Bauer[16]; 20. B12-Kevin Weaver[7]; 21. 89-Mike Spatola[14]; 22. J12-Jason Wagner[15]

Qualifying Group 1 (2 Laps) 1. 3S-Brian Shirley, 00:12.832[4]; 2. B12-Kevin Weaver, 00:13.056[2]; 3. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 00:13.149[3]; 4. 59-Garrett Alberson, 00:13.335[21]; 5. 42-Mckay Wenger, 00:13.368[11]; 6. 11-Gordy Gundaker, 00:13.502[15]; 7. 74-Mitch McGrath, 00:13.615[13]; 8. J12-Jason Wagner, 00:13.624[5]; 9. 148-Tim Lance Jr, 00:13.682[7]; 10. 11H-Jeff Herzog, 00:13.691[8]; 11. 36-Logan Martin, 00:13.695[14]; 12. 48-Tim Lance, 00:13.903[16]; 13. 51B-Brandon Carpenter, 00:13.967[18]; 14. 20- Dustin Vandermeir, 00:14.029[10]; 15. 19X-Cody Bauer, 00:14.162[17]; 16. 51-Dean Carpenter, 00:14.185[19]; 17. 4-Jason Suhre, 00:14.315[12]; 18. 33H-Roben Huffman, 00:14.332[6]; 19. 38-Thomas Hunziker, 00:14.356[20]; 20. M14-David Marlow, 00:14.697[1]; 21. (DQ) 32-Bobby Pierce, 00:13.039[9]

Qualifying Group 2 (2 Laps) 1. 12-Ashton Winger, 00:13.283[3]; 2. 18-Shannon Babb, 00:13.336[8]; 3. 81E-Tanner English, 00:13.379[11]; 4. 25-Jason Feger, 00:13.602[14]; 5. 86-Kyle Beard, 00:13.634[10]; 6. 10J-Jordan Bauer, 00:13.655[5]; 7. 14G-Joe Godsey, 00:13.709[9]; 8. 41-Jeremiah Hurst, 00:13.879[6]; 9. 7R-Kent Robinson, 00:13.908[19]; 10. 11T-Trevor Gundaker, 00:13.912[12]; 11. 89-Mike Spatola, 00:14.031[15]; 12. 15-Kolby Vandenbergh, 00:14.190[16]; 13. 14R-Jeff Roth, 00:14.287[2]; 14. 4G-Bob Gardner, 00:14.304[13]; 15. 248-Brandon Lance, 00:14.546[1]; 16. 16W-Tony Wolf, 00:14.572[4]; 17. 1H-Josh Heuiser, 00:14.767[7]; 18. 37-Rob Mayea, 00:14.936[18]; 19. 334-Billy Hough, 00:15.139[20]; 20. 52-Ryan Warren, 00:15.427[17]

Heat 1 (10 Laps) 1. 42-Mckay Wenger[3]; 2. 3S-Brian Shirley[1]; 3. 24-Ryan Unzicker[2]; 4. 19X-Cody Bauer[8]; 5. 74-Mitch McGrath[4]; 6. 32-Bobby Pierce[11]; 7. 36-Logan Martin[6]; 8. 148-Tim Lance Jr[5]; 9. 4-Jason Suhre[9]; 10. 38-Thomas Hunziker[10]; 11. 51B-Brandon Carpenter[7]

Heat 2 (10 Laps) 1. 59-Garrett Alberson[2]; 2. B12-Kevin Weaver[1]; 3. 11-Gordy Gundaker[3]; 4. J12-Jason Wagner[4]; 5. 48-Tim Lance[6]; 6. 51-Dean Carpenter[8]; 7. 11H-Jeff Herzog[5]; 8. 20-Dustin Vandermeir[7]; 9. 33H-Roben Huffman[9]; 10. M14-David Marlow[10]

Heat 3 (10 Laps)
1. 14G-Joe Godsey[4]; 2. 81E-Tanner English[2]; 3. 86-Kyle Beard[3]; 4. 89-Mike Spatola[6]; 5. 7R-Kent Robinson[5]; 6. 334-Billy Hough[10]; 7. 14R-Jeff Roth[7]; 8. 248-Brandon Lance[8]; 9. 1H-Josh Heuiser[9]; 10. 12-Ashton Winger[1]

Heat 4 (10 Laps) 1. 18-Shannon Babb[1]; 2. 25-Jason Feger[2]; 3. 41-Jeremiah Hurst[4]; 4. 10J-Jordan Bauer[3]; 5. 15-Kolby Vandenbergh[6]; 6. 4G-Bob Gardner[7]; 7. 11T-Trevor Gundaker[5]; 8. 16W-Tony Wolf[8]; 9. 37-Rob Mayea[9]; 10. (DNS) 52-Ryan Warren

Consolation Race (10 Laps) 1. 4-Jason Suhre[5]; 2. 33H-Roben Huffman[7]; 3. 148-Tim Lance Jr[1]; 4. 37-Rob Mayea[8]; 5. 38-Thomas Hunziker[9]; 6. 20-Dustin Vandermeir[3]; 7. M14-David Marlow[11]; 8. 248-Brandon Lance[2]; 9. 1H-Josh Heuiser[6]; 10. 16W-Tony Wolf[4]; 11. 51B-Brandon Carpenter[13]; 12. (DNS) 12-Ashton Winger; 13. (DNS) 52-Ryan Warren

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) 1. 74-Mitch McGrath[1]; 2. 7R-Kent Robinson[2]; 3. 48-Tim Lance[3]; 4. 15-Kolby Vandenbergh[4]; 5. 36-Logan Martin[9]; 6. 11T-Trevor Gundaker[12]; 7. 334-Billy Hough[6]; 8. 4-Jason Suhre[13]; 9. 11H-Jeff Herzog[11]; 10. 37-Rob Mayea[16]; 11. 33H-Roben Huffman[14]; 12. 148-Tim Lance Jr[15]; 13. 14R-Jeff Roth[10]; 14. 51-Dean Carpenter[7]; 15. 32-Bobby Pierce[5]; 16. 4G-Bob Gardner[8]


Farmer City Raceway
850 N Grove St.
Farmer City, IL 61842 

 https://www.farmercityracing.com/

Track Phone
(309) 928-9110

Track Email
 spieker2@msn.com

Track History
First race was in 1938
No racing in 1942-1945(WWII)
Resumed Racing in 1946
49yr History of stock car racing


Track Size & Type
1/4 mile

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