Dominant Babb Earns Oakshade Victory; Celebrates Summer Nationals Championship

Wauseon, Ohio – July 16, 2011 – Shannon Babb ended his DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour in style, claiming the $10,000 ‘Hell Tour’ finale Saturday night at Oakshade Raceway. Babb, a champion in ‘05 and ’06, started third and swept to the outside of pole sitter Donnie Moran of Dresden, Ohio, on the ninth circuit to take the lead and held off an advancing Jeep Van Wormer of Pinconning, Mich., to claim his sixth straight and ninth overall Summer Nationals win. Babb, who claimed his third ‘Hell Tour’ championship by 342 points of Scott James of Lawrenceburg, Ind., was a model of consistency throughout the month-long series. Babb posted nine wins and 18 top five finishes all on his Weld Racing wheels.