Babb Scores Second Straight ‘Hell Tour’ Triumph at Lincoln Park

PUTNAMVILLE, Ind. – June 28, 2011 – Shannon Babb is officially off and running on theDIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour.

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Babb, a two-time Summer Nationals champion, started fourth and moved past current DIRTcar Late Model National point leader Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, Ill., on lap 14 of the 40-lap event.  Babb turned away all challenges over the events final 26 circuits to score the $5,000 winner’s prize.  The win is the Moweaqua, Ill., native’s second straight on the 2011 Hell Tour, and helps him extend his Summer Nationals point lead over Scott James, Jason Feger, and the rest of the Summer Nationals Tour regulars.

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Defending Summer Nationals champion Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., crossed the line second after moving in front of Unzicker on the final lap.  Unzicker held on to finish third ahead of home state driver Scott James of Lawrenceburg, Ind., and rising star Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals will return to action Wednesday, June 29 at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour Statistical Report; Lincoln Park Speedway; Putnamville, Ind.; June 28, 2011

A-Main (40-Laps): 1. Shannon Babb ($5,000), 2. Jason Feger, 3. Ryan Unzicker, 4. Scott James, 5. Brandon Sheppard, 6. Frank Heckenast Jr., 7. Dennis Erb Jr., 8. Brian Shirley, 9. Jack Sullivan, 10. Billy Moyer Jr., 11. Bobby Pierce, 12. Greg Johnson, 13. Dillan White, 14. Donny Walden, 15. Greg Kendall, 16. Kevin Weaver, 17. Joe Deckard, 18. Kent Robinson, 19. Kenny Carmichael, 20. Jon Dome, 21. Bob Robinson. Fast qualifiers (among 22 cars):Babb, Heckenast Jr., O’Neal. Heat race winners: Feger, Unzicker, Heckenast.

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. Shannon Babb (22)
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

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