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Babb Blasts to I-96 Speedway Summer Nationals Win

DIRTcar Summer NationalsLAKE ODESSA, Mich. – June 26, 2011 – Shannon Babb was in the right place at the right time Sunday night during the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour stop at I-96 Speedway.

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Babb, a two-time Summer Nationals champion, raced to the lead on lap 37, when leader Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill. bounced off the back stretch wall and held of Pinconning, Mich., driver Jeep VanWormer over the final three circuits to claim the $5,000 winner’s prize. The victory is the Moweaqua, Ill., natives first on the 2011 Hell Tour, and makes him the new Summer Nationals point leader after six events.

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VanWormer, who climbed from a seventh place starting spot, would chase Babb to the line where he’d settle for second. Defending Summer Nationals Champion Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., would come home third ahead of Pierce chassis stable mate Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill. Jack Sullivan of Greenbriar, Ark., would round finish fifth, his best finish thus far in 2011 Summer Nationals competition.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals will return to action Tuesday, June 28 at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour Statistical Report; I-96 Speedway; Lake Odessa, Mich.; June 26, 2011

A-Main (40-Laps): 1. Shannon Babb ($5,000), 2. Jeep Van Wormer, 3. Jason Feger, 4. Brandon Sheppard, 5. Jack Sullivan, 6. Dennis Erb Jr., 7. Scott James, 8. Billy Moyer Jr., 9. Dillan White, 10. Zack Olger, 11. Ryan Unzicker, 12. Curtis Roberts, 13. Brian Ruhlman, 14. Alan Vochaska, 15. Dona Marcoullier, 16. Donny Walden 17. Brandon Thirlby, 18. Eric Spangler, 19. Brian Shirley, 20. Frank Heckenast Jr., 21. Tom Sprague Jr., 22. Rusty Schlenk.Fast qualifier (among 46 cars): Olger, 16.255 seconds. Heat race winners: Olger, Shirley, Babb, White. B-Main winner: Ruhlman. Provisional starters: James, Schlenk, Spangler, Walden. C-Main winners: Walden, Dave Hartman.

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.
June 29 Belle Clair Speedway Belleville, Ill.
June 30 Clay Hill Motorsports Park Atwood, Tenn.
July 1 Paducah International Raceway Paducah, Ky.
July 2 I-55 Raceway Pevely, Mo.
July 3 Lincoln Speedway Lincoln, Ill.
July 4 34 Raceway Burlington, Iowa
July 6 Peoria Speedway Peoria, Ill.
July 7 Macon Speedway Macon, Ill.
July 8 Farmer City Raceway Farmer City, Ill.
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 Performance, 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.


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