DirtCar Summer Nationals:
Woes Between Foes Launches Babb to Another Win at Brownstown
BROWNSTOWN, Ind. - July 12. 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 at Brownstown
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., finished 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.
Summer Nationals at Brownstown Speedway
1. Shannon Babb, 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 (pr5ov.), 15. Chris
Streeval, 16. Tanner English (prov.), 17. Craig Vosbergen (prov.), 18. Don O'Neal 19. Steve Casebolt,
20. Joe Janowski, 21. Brandon Sheppard (prov.), 22. Mike Jewell.
Fast Time:(40 entries):
Sheppard, Babb, Erb, Van Wormer; Heat winners: Neat, Babb, O'Neal, Van Wormer; B-main winner: