ROSSBURG, OH – It was Babb, then Richards, then Babb again on Friday night in a thrilling Intercontinental Classic preliminary feature at Eldora Speedway.   Swapping the lead on laps 22 and 24, Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill. and Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.V. traded big league blows in the closing stages with $10,000 and a trip to “The Big […]

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DIRTcar Late Models PEVELY, MO – Aug. 15, 2020 – Patience has been an incredible virtue for Brandon Sheppard this week. In the DIRTcar Summer Nationals’ first visit to the hallowed high banks of the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 since 2018, Sheppard timed his strike for the lead perfectly, riding top-five for most […]

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BROWNSTOWN, IL – Aug. 14, 2020 – Racing only 90 minutes from home, with his car owners at the track, against the biggest field of 41 DIRTcar Late Models so far this year. Whatever you throw at him, the pressure just never seems to get to Brian Shirley. The Chatham, IL-racer fended off challenges from […]

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Concord, NC — With 98 DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour victories, 12 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series wins including three Prairie Dirt Classic trophies, the 2014 Illini 100 and countless other accolades, Shannon Babb’s exhausted just about every single avenue there is in Midwest DIRTcar Late Model racing. In 2020, the four-time Summer […]

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Each year, thousands of short track racing fans make their way to Speed51 for the latest short track racing news and information.  Like every news outlet, there are stories posted on Speed51.com that are read more and receive more interaction than others.  With a new year now upon us, we take a look back at […]

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Dirt Late Models took to the Dome at America’s Center for two flights of features on Friday night. Over 80 drivers took part in the second preliminary night for the Gateway Dirt Nationals, with six drivers clinching their spots into Saturday night’s finale and one driver stealing thes how.   The features were kicked off […]

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Shannon Babb knocked the wall down, quite literally, on his way to setting fast time in Dirt Late Model qualifying for the 4th Annual Arizona Sport Shirts Gateway Dirt Nationals Thursday night at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis. “It seems like the car is pretty fast,” Babb told Speed51 after qualifying. “It […]

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Highland, IL – Three-hundred sixty-nine days ago, Shannon Babb picked up his 97th career DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” win at the Spoon River Speedway on June 25, 2018. Tonight, as Series Announcer Ruben Mireles declared in Victory Lane, “Babb is Back!” as he emerged victorious for the 98th time in his Summer Nationals career […]

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FAIRBURY, ILLINOIS — The MARS Super Late Model Racing Series would conclude a pair of racing events in Illinois at Fairbury’s American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, IL for the 4th Annual FALS Frenzy event and Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, IL would score the victory worth $10,000 in what was a very entertaining event that featured three […]

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Often imitated, but never duplicated, the Speed51.com JRi Short Track Power Poll ranks drivers from all across the land on their strength to this point in the season.    A panel of industry experts from all four corners of the country and Canada have voted on their choices for the second JRi Shocks Short Track Power […]

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