ATTICA, Ohio. – July 15, 2011 – Shannon Babb wants to win every DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour event he enters, evidenced by him winning his fifth consecutive race Friday night at Attica Raceway Park.
Babb, who will be crowned DIRTcar Summer Nationals Champion for the third time in his career after Saturday night’s event at Oakshade Raceway, started fourth in the main event and battled with Pinconning, Mich., driver Jeep Van Wormer and current DIRTcar Late Model National point leader Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, Ill., through heavy lapped traffic to earn his eighth win of the 2011 tour worth $5,000. Van Wormer settled for second, his second consecutive runner-up finish to Babb. Unzicker crossed the line in third ahead of Greenbriar, Ark., driver Jack Sullivan and home state driver Jon Henry of Ada, Ohio.
Babb, who has clinched his third ‘Hell Tour’ championship, extends his point lead heading into the final event of the 2011 DIRTcar Summer Nationals to 311 points over Scott James of Lawrenceburg, Ind., and 377 points over Erb. Major point races within the top seven drivers on tour are still to be decided with no driver outside of Babb being more than 74 points ahead of their closest competitor. Only 11 points separate fifth-place Sullivan from sixth-place Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill.
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals wrap up the 2011 tour Saturday night with the 13th Annual ‘Birthday Race’ at Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio.
DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour Statistical Report; Attica Raceway Park; Attica, Ohio; July 15, 2011
A-Main (40-Laps): 1. Shannon Babb ($5,000), 2. Jeep Van Wormer, 3. Ryan Unzicker, 4. Jack Sullivan, 5. Jon Henry, 6. Dennis Erb Jr., 7. Scott James, 8. Matt Miller, 9. Doug Drown, 10. Scott Riggs, 11. Rody Schroyer, 12. Casey Noonan, 13. Dillan White, 14. Dusty Moore, 15. Ryan Missler, 16. Craig Vosbergen, 17. Steve Kester, 18. Brandon Sheppard, 19. Devin Shiels, 20. Brain Ruhlman, 21. Rick Delong, 22. Matt Furman. Fast qualifiers (among 38 cars): Unzicker, Sheppard, Miller, Van Wormer. Heat race winners: Unzicker, Van Wormer, Sullivan, Babb. C-main winner: Justin Chance. B-main winner: Ruhlman. Provisional starters: Vosbergen, Shiels, Missler, Kester.
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)|
|June 28||Lincoln Park Speedway||Putnamville, Ind.||Shannon Babb (22)|
|June 29||Belle Clair Speedway||Belleville, Ill.||Ryan Unzicker (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.||Shannon Babb (29)|
|July 14||Spoon River Speedway||Canton, Ill.||Shannon Babb( 38)|
|July 15||Attica Raceway Park||Attica, Ohio||Shannon Babb(38)|
|July 16||Oakshade Raceway||Wauseon, Ohio|
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