Babb Holds Off Shirley at Spoon River

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Babb Holds Off Shirley for Spoon River Speedway Victory 

 

BANNER, IL — If rubbin’ is racing, Spoon River Speedway fans certainly saw plenty of racing in the final eight laps of Monday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals main event.

 

Series points leader Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, IL, turned back a stiff challenge from Brian Shirley on a late restart to capture his tour-leading fifth victory of the season and 97th of his career with a $5,000 payday at the high-banked 3/8-mile oval.

 

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Babb Returns to Victory Lane at Tri-State

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Babb Takes 4th Tour Win of 2018 at Tri-State

 

HAUBSTADT, IN — Tri-State Speedway was in hurry-up mode Sunday trying to beat approaching rain. It turns out hurry-up mode is Shannon Babb’s modus operandi when he visits one of his favorite tracks.

 

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Moyer Masters Fairbury for Win 98

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Moyer Scores Win 98 at Fairbury American Legion Speedway

 

FAIRBURY, IL — The drumbeat for Billy Moyer’s march to 100 is getting louder and louder. The 60-year-old Hall of Famer and six-time series champion clicked off his series-leading 98th career series victory Saturday at Fairbury (IL) American Legion Speedway, using a high-side charge to rally from his ninth starting spot for a $10,000 payday on the seventh leg of this year’s month-long tour.

 

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New Favorites and Regional Gems

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New Favorites and Regional Gems: The Tracks of The Summer Nationals

  

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals has long been home to one of the most diverse schedules in dirt track racing. Since the beginning, local Illinois tracks like Kankakee, Fairbury and Tri-City Speedway have helped develop the character of the Summer Nationals. The quarter- and 3/8-mile banked ovals have given the series a regional flair while still drawing racers from abroad.

 

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Persistent Unzicker Wins Tri-City

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Persistent Unzicker Survives Tri-City for $10,000 Victory 

 

GRANITE CITY, IL — Surviving high-speed, rugged conditions after a wet week in Illinois, Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, IL, regained the lead from Brian Shirley on the 20th lap and led the rest of the way Friday at Tri-City Speedway. Unzicker earned $10,000 for his 10th career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory.

 

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