BROWNSTOWN, Ind. – July 12, 2011 – Shannon Babb is becoming quite the familiar face in Victory Lane starting the final week of DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour competition after winning Tuesday night at Brownstown Speedway.
Babb started second and ran third behind early leader Jeep Van Wormer before contact between Van Wormer and Dream 100 winner Don O’Neal sent O’Neal pit side and left Van Wormer with an ill handling car. Babb would capitalize with 10 laps remaining, leading the remaining distance to earn the win worth $5,000. Babb’s win is his fifth of the tour, winning all three events held in the Hoosier state in 2011. Former DIRTcar Summer Nationals Champion Dennis Erb Jr., of Carpentersville, Ill., would finish second after being involved in a lap one caution, which the winner Babb was also caught in. Dunville, Ky., driver Dustin Neat finished third ahead of fellow Kentuckian Dillan White of Crofton. Jack Sullivan rounded out the top five climbing from his 11th place starting spot.
Babb, who is seeking his third ‘Hell Tour’ championship, extends his point lead heading into the final four events of the 2011 DIRTcar Summer Nationals to 206 points over Scott James of Lawrenceburg, Ind., and 286 points over Erb.
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals will return to action Wednesday, July 13 at LaSalle (Ill.) Speedway.
DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour Statistical Report; Brownstown Speedway; Brownstown, Ind.; July 12, 2011
A-Main (40-Laps): 1. Shannon Babb ($5,000), 2. Dennis Erb Jr., 3. Dustin Neat, 4. Dillan White, 5. Jack Sullivan, 6. Ryan Unzicker, 7. Jeep Van Wormer, 8. Matt Miller, 9. Bobby Pierce, 10. Scott James, 11. Justin Rattliff, 12. Donny Walden, 13. Mike Spatola, 14. Chad Stapleton, 15. Chris Streeval, 16. Tanner English, 17. Craig Vosbergen, 18. Don O’Neal 19. Steve Casebolt, 20. Joe Janowski, 21. Brandon Sheppard, 22. Mike Jewell. Fast qualifiers (among 40 cars): Sheppard, Babb, Erb, Van Wormer,. Heat race winners: Neat, Babb, O’Neal, Van Wormer. C-main winner: Jeremy Hines. B-main winner: Unzicker. Dash winner: Stapleton. Provisional starters: Sheppard, Vosbergen, English, Stapleton.
2011 DIRTcar Summer Nationals “The Hell Tour” Schedule
|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)|
Lincoln Park Speedway
|Putnamville, Ind.||Shannon Babb (22)|
|June 29||Belle Clair Speedway||Belleville, Ill.||Michael Kloos (32)|
|June 30||Clay Hill Motorsports Park||Atwood, Tenn.||Mike Spatola (30)|
|July 1||Paducah International Raceway||Paducah, Ky.||Ray Cook (40)|
|July 2||I-55 Raceway||Pevely, Mo.||Billy Moyer (41)|
|July 3||Lincoln Speedway||Lincoln, Ill.||Brandon Sheppard (35)|
|July 4||34 Raceway||Burlington, Iowa||Brian Birkhofer (26)|
|July 6||Peoria Speedway||Peoria, Ill.||Shannon Babb (38)|
|July 7||Macon Speedway||Macon, Ill.||PPD/July 21|
|July 8||Farmer City Raceway||Farmer City, Ill.||Brandon Sheppard (41)|
|July 9||Clarksville Speedway||Clarksville, Tenn.||Wendell Wallace (44)|
|July 10||Tri-State Speedway||Haubstadt, Ind.||Shannon Babb (35)|
|July 12||Brownstown Speedway||Brownstown, Ind.||Shannon Babb(40)|
|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|
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