HAUBSTADT, Ind. — July 7, 2013 — Shannon Babb scored his fourth win of the 2013 “Hell Tour” season in dominating fashion Sunday night, as he lead all 40-laps from his second starting position to capture the checkered flag at Tri-State Speedway.
Babb, of Moweaqua, Ill., started from the outside of row one with teenager Bobby Pierce grabbing the pole. Babb took advantage of his starting position and pulled out to an early lead as he rode the outside line. Babb led every lap, but Pierce challenged him as the race wore on. Pierce pulled to Babb’s inside multiple times but couldn’t complete a pass. Babb held him off over the final two laps and pulled away to secure the $5,000 checkered flag. With the victory Sunday night, Shannon Babb is now only two wins shy of Billy Moyer’s record of 82 Summer National career wins.
“The track was excellent,” said Babb, a three-time Summer Nationals champion. “I just think I got the right draw — front row outside was hard to beat tonight. It worked out perfect for me. We’re just happy we’ve won the race. It’s been getting tough. These guys — little Bobby was right there — and these guys are making me step up my program a little bit.”
Tanner English, Brandon Sheppard and Ryan Unzicker rounded out the top five.
Heat race winners included Jason Riggs, Shannon Babb and Bobby Pierce.
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour continues on Tuesday night at Florence Speedway located in Union, Kentucky.
DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Tri-State Speedway; Haubstadt, Ind.: July 7, 2013
A-Main (40-laps): 1. Shannon Babb ($5,000), 2. Bobby Pierce, 3. Tanner English, 4. Brandon Sheppard, 5. Ryan Unzicker, 6. Dennis Erb, Jr, 7. Randy Korte, 8. Austin Dillon, 9. Dustin Griffin, 10. Jason Papich, 11. Jason McBride, 12. Mike Schulte, 13. Jeff Watson, 14. Jason Riggs, 15. MCKay Wenger, 16. Michael Kloos, 17. Michael Chilton, 18. Dillan White, 19. Chris Shelton, 20. Clayton Miller, 21. Todd Frank, 22. Frankie Martin.
2013 DIRTcar Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ Schedule
|Wed.||June 12||Brownstown Speedway||Brownstown, IN||Dennis Erb, Jr.|
|Fri.||June 14||Cedar Lake Speedway||New Richmond, WI||Brian Birkhofer|
|Sat.||June 15||Cedar Lake Speedway||New Richmond, WI||Cancelled (RAIN)|
|Sun.||June 16||Wilmot Speedway||Wilmot, WI||Kevin Weaver|
|Wed.||June 19||Spoon River Speedway||Canton, IL||Brandon Sheppard|
|Thurs.||June 20||Belle Clair Speedway||Belleville, IL||Brandon Sheppard (2)|
|Fri.||June 21||Tri-City Speedway||Pontoon Beach, IL||Chris Simpson|
|Sat.||June 22||Fairbury Speedway||Fairbury, IL||Ryan Unzicker|
|Sun.||June 23||I-96 Speedway||Lake Odessa, MI||Shannon Babb|
|Mon.||June 24||Peoria Speedway||Peoria, IL||Cancelled (RAIN)|
|Wed.||June 26||Clarksville Speedway||Clarksville, TN||Brandon Sheppard (3)|
|Thurs.||June 27||Clayhill Motorsports Park||Atwood, TN||Brandon Sheppard (4)|
|Fri.||June 28||Paducah International Raceway||Paducah, KY||Billy Moyer|
|Sat.||June 29||Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55||Pevely, MO||Postponed/Rain(Aug. 17)|
|Sun.||June 30||Lincoln Speedway||Lincoln, IL||Bobby Pierce|
|Tues.||July 2||Quincy Raceways||Quincy, IL||Shannon Babb (2)|
|Wed.||July 3||Jacksonville Speedway||Jacksonville, IL||Shannon Babb (3)|
|Thurs.||July 4||LaSalle Speedway||LaSalle, IL||Bobby Pierce (2)|
|Fri.||July 5||Fayette Co. Speedway||Brownstown, IL||Ryan Unzicker (2)|
|Sat.||July 6||Highland Speedway||Highland, IL||Postponed (RAIN)|
|Sun.||July 7||Tri-State Speedway||Haubstadt, IN||Shannon Babb (4)|
|Tues.||July 9||Florence Speedway||Union, KY|
|Wed.||July 10||Terre Haute Action Track||Terre Haute, IN|
|Thurs.||July 11||Macon Speedway||Macon, IL|
|Fri.||July 12||Kankakee County Speedway||Kankakee, IL|
|Sat.||July 13||34 Raceway||Burlington, IA|
|Sun.||July 14||Vermilion County Speedway||Danville, IL|
|Mon.||July 15||Peoria Speedway||Peoria, IL|
|Wed.||July 17||Brushcreek Motorsports Park||Peebles, OH|
|Thurs.||July 18||Twin Cities Raceway Park||North Vernon, IN|
|Fri.||July 19||Attica Raceway Park||Attica, OH|
|Sat.||July 20||Oakshade Raceway||Wauseon, OH|
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” is brought to fans across the country by many important partners including: Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Racing Electonics (Official Communication), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to these fine Contingency Sponsors: Beyea Headers, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Edelbrock, Chevy Performance Parts, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Lubricants, MSD Performance, Petroff Towing, Quartermaster, Superflow Dynos, UNOH (University of Northwestern Ohio), and Wrisco Aluminum.