MARS/UMP: Babb Claims First Leg
of Co-sanctioned Tripleheader
Highland, Ill. - Aug. Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill. took night one of the Tri-State Trifecta at Highland
Speedway Thursday night. Babb led every lap from his outside pole starting position and earned $5,000 for his
efforts. Babb also picked up his second career win with the MARS series.
Scott James of Greendale, Ill. started eighth in the feature, but was unable to catch Babb in the closing
laps and settled for second. Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark. was the race's Rod End Supply Hard Charger as he
rallied from his 14th starting position to finish third. Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill. and Brandon Sheppard
from Berlin, Ill. rounded out the top five.
The event was the first of a trio of events that will include a Friday show at Paducah (Ky.) Int'l Raceway and
Saturday at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Mo.
UMP/MARS at Highland
1) Shannon Babb, 2) Scott James,
3) Billy Moyer, 4) Jason Feger, 5) Brandon Sheppard, 6) Brad Looney, 7) Billy Moyer Jr., 8) Tim
Manville, 9) Jesse Stovall (prov.), 10) Mike Schulte, 11) Terry Phillips, 12) R.C. Whitwell (prov.),
13) Rodney Melvin, 14) Kevin Cole, 15) Tony Jackson, Jr., 16) Kevin Weaver, 17) Ryan Unzicker, 18) Chad
Zobrist (prov.), 19) Matt Miller, 20) Randy Korte, 21) Rick Salter, 22) Steve Lance Jr.
winners (37 entries): Weaver, Babb, Feger, Cole, Sheppard; B-Main winners: Korte, Schulte
Jim Denhamer photo