Shirley Takes First Win of 2018 at LaSalle


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Shirley Overtakes Babb for LaSalle Victory 


LA SALLE, IL — June 28 — It had been four years since Brian Shirley of Chatham, IL, scored his last DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory. But the former series champion made a triumphant return to victory lane on Thursday night, earning a $5,000 payday at La Salle Speedway.


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Legends Week had its mixture of adversity both on the track and from the skies as rain hampered three out of six nights of racing on the 2018 Summer Nationals 2nd week of action. The rained out event at Spoon River Speedway (IL) was eventually run on Monday, June 25 after its original June 21 date was lost to rain, but the events at Belle-Clair and Jacksonville Speedway were canceled due to thundershowers and sustained periods of heavy showers.


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.



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.



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.