Babb Best at Kankakee


Babb Bests Field at Kankakee County Summer Nationals

Kankakee, Ill. - June 14, 2012 – Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., returned to the winning ways of his championship season a year ago, claiming the Hell Tour stop at Kankakee County Speedway and pocketing a nice $5,000 for his efforts.

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Moyer Jr Best at Brownstown


Moyer Jr. Maneuvers to Summer Nationals Opener at Brownstown

Brownstown, Ind. - June 13, 2012 – Billy Moyer Jr. showed dominance that most know his Hall of Fame father for on Wednesday night capturing the opening round of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ at Brownstown Speedway netting him $5,000 for his efforts.


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Sheppard, Rocket Chasing Hell Tour


Sheppard Chasing ‘Hell Tour’ In Rocket Chassis House Car

Grueling Month-Long Late Model Series Kicks Off Wednesday Night (June 13) At Indiana’s Brownstown Speedway


CONCORD, NC – June 11, 2012 – Brandon Sheppard has never been more excited for the start of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour.’


Some of the rising teenage star’s enthusiasm comes from memories of his breakout 2011 season during which, at the age of 18, he became the youngest Summer Nationals winner in history. But much of it is a product of the racing operation he’ll be paired with for this year’s series, a grueling month-long test of dirt Late Model man and machine that kicks off on Wednesday night (June 13) at Brownstown (Ind.) Speedway.



2012 Facts & Figures


2012 Hell Tour Facts & Figures
- 29 events in 32 days throughout the Midwest.
- A total of 5,123 miles from track-to-track over the duration of the tour. Average overnight trip each night is 183 miles, 3 hrs.



The legendary Terre Haute Action Track will be under solid care for multiple years with Illinois based race organizers Bob Sargent and the O’Connor Family, whose promotions have involved some of auto racing’s most storied venues in recent years. These two veteran promoters are once again teamed up to preserve the heritage and future of one of the sport’s most revered race tracks. The track will be under the promotional guidance of Bob Sargent and Reece O’Connor who have teamed together to create Terre Haute Motorsports.  Many special events are planned and fans are encouraged to watch the media and coming websites for more information.

The Wabash Valley Fair Association and Terre Haute Motorsports have entered into a multi-year agreement for the operation of the Terre Haute Action Track racing activities. “We are pleased to have Bob and Reece as the promoters for racing at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds. The Terre Haute Action Track is going to be the place to come for great racing for years to come with them as our promoters. We welcome them and look forward to a great relationship.”  Said Jennifer Cook, Wabash Valley Fair Association President.

Sargent and Track Enterprises, whose promotions have included numerous USAC spectaculars, are involved at Illinois tracks like the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, the DuQuoin, Illinois State Fairgrounds and Macon Speedway, while the O’Connor Family operates the legendary Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway. The promotional duo has exhibited track preparation skills which will ensure continued spectacular racing at the half-mile dirt Terre Haute oval.

The legendary speedway will feature the return of traditional events such as USAC's “Don Smith Classic” Sprint Week race, “Tony Hulman Classic” sprint race, “Jim Hurtubise Classic” sprint race and “Sumar Classic” Silver Crown Championship race. The MSCS and KISS Sprint Cars will make a return appearance to the schedule this year as well. The track will host multiple NASCAR stars behind the wheels of their UMP modifieds on NASCAR night in June. The UMP Summernationals Tour will stop in July featuring the arrival of the ground pounding Late Models to the speedway after a lengthy hiatus.

More information about the promotional efforts at Terre Haute and 2012 racing schedules for both groups can be found on the following websites: and . A brand new Terre Haute Action Track website is currently under construction and will be debuted soon.

The 2012 Terre Haute Action Track Schedule

April 22 (Sunday) “Spring Fling” MSCS/KISS Sprint Cars & UMP Modifieds

May 24 (Thursday) “Tony Hulman Classic” USAC Sprint Cars & UMP Modifieds

June 19 (Tuesday) “NASCAR Night” MSCS Sprint Cars & UMP Modifieds

July 12 (Thursday) UMP Late Model Summernationals & UMP Modifieds

July 18 (Wednesday) “Don Smith Classic” USAC Sprint Week

September 1 (Saturday) “Jim Hurtibise Classic” USAC Sprint Cars & UMP Modifieds

October 13 (Saturday) “Sumar Classic” USAC Silver Crown Series & UMP Modifieds