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September 13th, 2014: Shannon Babb takes St. Louis Showdown at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55! Mike Harrison takes big Modified win! Troy Medley & Travis Bittle take victories!

Shannon Babb
Mike Harrison
Troy Medley
Travis Bittle

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(Story by DirtonDirt.com) PEVELEY, Mo. (Sept. 13) — Using a lap-28 restart to his advantage, second-starting Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., overtook polesitter Ryan Gustin of Marshalltown, Iowa, leading the remaining 12 laps to earn $10,000 victory in Saturday’s St. Louis Showdown finale at Federated Raceway at I-55.

Babb, the 2014 Summernationals points champion, charged to an early lead at the drop of the green flag. Gustin cruised to the front of the field on a lap-13 restart, but was unable to hold on to the race lead, as Babb regained the point on lap 28 en route to his first victory at I-55 in two years.

“Ryan was really good tonight,” Babb said. “It looked like his car was turning good, doing everything right. The track was good. There was some obstacles out there, but that made for a good racetrack.

“I knew I had to do something there at the end. Little Bobby (Pierce) was really good. I figured that there was gonna be a lot of action happen there in one and two on the restart. Luckily, it turned out in my advantage.”

Gustin held off late-race challenges from Bobby Pierce and Billy Moyer to notch a runner-up finish. Pierce, of Oakwood, Ill., finished third, with seventh-starting Moyer taking the fourth-place spot. In what is expected to be his final start at I-55, retiring driver Randy Korte of Highlands, Ill., rounded out the top five.

“Shannon’s a good racer obviously,” Gustin said after the race. “It’s just a privilege for us to even run second to him as much as he’s been at these tracks and as long as he’s been doing it. I didn’t know it was only going to be 40 laps, or maybe would’ve tried a little harder right there.

“Went up top, kind of got it rolling better again, starting to reel him (Babb) in. Just kind of looking at the board, I figured it was 50 laps. I guess they shortened it. It is what it is. Good racetrack. A lot better than what we had last night. I’ll take that over racing the rubber. All in all a good night for us.”

Pierce advanced nine spots from the 12th starting position, finding himself right in the mix of the action in the race’s final laps.

“It sure was a mess,” Pierce said. “A lot of those guys just fighting for position. It was crazy out there … especially how rough it was … it gets tough to pass here when the track’s like that. You almost just got to be patient, wait for guys to make mistakes. And you can’t make a mistake. It was a crazy night. Just glad we picked up a podium.”

Trace Westling drew the race’s first caution when he spun on lap 13. Another yellow flew for Brian Shirley on lap 22 when he slowed on the racetrack. Jack Sullivan spun on lap 28 for the final caution.

LATE MODEL – FEATURE
Finish Start Car Driver
1 2 18    Shannon Babb
2 1 19R    Ryan Gustin
3 12 32    Bobby Pierce
4 7 21    Billy Moyer
5 9 0    Randy Korte
6 17 777    Jared Landers
7 6 28E    Dennis Erb Jr
8 10 B5    Brandon Sheppard
9 3 21JR    Billy Moyer Jr
10 11 15B    Brian Birkhofer
11 5 6M    Wendall Wallace
12 23 33M    Tim Manville
13 18 6K    Michael Kloos
14 19 11G    Gordy Gundaker
15 16 11    Jeff Herzog
16 21 17V    Mike Vanderriet Jr
17 22 71    Trace Westling
18 8 17M    Robert Baker
19 14 18X    Jack Sullivan
20 4 81    Brian Shirley
21 15 17    James Shereck
22 13 92W    Scott Weber
23 24 5A    Paul Schrempf Jr
24 20 16H    Mike Hammerle

LATE MODEL – SEMI
Finish Start Car Driver
1 2 777    Jared Landers
2 8 6K    Michael Kloos
3 7 11G    Gordy Gundaker
4 4 16H    Mike Hammerle
5 6 17V    Mike Vanderriet Jr
6 1 71    Trace Westling
7 5 5A    Paul Schrempf Jr
8 3 54    Dane Dacus DNS
9 9 77    Gavin Landers DNS
10 10 25    Jason Feger DNS
11 11 33M    Tim Manville DNS
12 12 24HR    Ricky Horton DNS

LATE MODEL – HEAT 4
Finish Start Car Driver
1 1 21JR    Billy Moyer Jr
2 5 17M    Robert Baker
3 3 32    Bobby Pierce
4 6 11    Jeff Herzog
5 7 16H    Mike Hammerle
6 2 6K    Michael Kloos
7 4 33M    Tim Manville

LATE MODEL – HEAT 3
Finish Start Car Driver
1 2 18    Shannon Babb
2 1 21    Billy Moyer
3 3 15B    Brian Birkhofer
4 4 17    James Shereck
5 5 54    Dane Dacus
6 6 11G    Gordy Gundaker
7 7 24HR    Ricky Horton DNS

LATE MODEL – HEAT 2
Finish Start Car Driver
1 1 19R    Ryan Gustin
2 5 28E    Dennis Erb Jr
3 2 B5    Brandon Sheppard
4 4 18X    Jack Sullivan
5 6 777    Jared Landers
6 7 17V    Mike Vanderriet Jr
7 3 25    Jason Feger

LATE MODEL – HEAT 1
Finish Start Car Driver
1 2 81    Brian Shirley
2 4 6M    Wendall Wallace
3 1 0    Randy Korte
4 3 92W    Scott Weber
5 6 71    Trace Westling
6 7 5A    Paul Schrempf Jr
7 5 77    Gavin Landers

LATE MODEL – QUALIFY 4
Finish Start Car Driver
1 3 21JR    Billy Moyer Jr
2 6 6K    Michael Kloos
3 2 32    Bobby Pierce
4 7 33M    Tim Manville
5 4 17M    Robert Baker
6 5 11    Jeff Herzog
7 1 16H    Mike Hammerle

LATE MODEL – QUALIFY 3
Finish Start Car Driver
1 5 21    Billy Moyer
2 7 18    Shannon Babb
3 2 15B    Brian Birkhofer
4 4 17    James Shereck
5 3 54    Dane Dacus
6 1 11G    Gordy Gundaker
7 6 24HR    Ricky Horton

LATE MODEL – QUALIFY 2
Finish Start Car Driver
1 6 19R    Ryan Gustin
2 7 B5    Brandon Sheppard
3 3 25    Jason Feger
4 4 18X    Jack Sullivan
5 1 28E    Dennis Erb Jr
6 5 777    Jared Landers
7 2 17V    Mike Vanderriet Jr

LATE MODEL – QUALIFY 1
Finish Start Car Driver
1 1 0    Randy Korte
2 3 81    Brian Shirley
3 6 92W    Scott Weber
4 5 6M    Wendall Wallace
5 7 77    Gavin Landers
6 4 71    Trace Westling
7 2 5A    Paul Schrempf Jr

MODIFIED – FEATURE
Finish Start Car Driver
1 1 24H    Mike Harrison
2 2 18L    Michael Long
3 20 1D    Dean Hoffman
4 9 16G    Rusty Griffaw
5 6 14C    Rick Conoyer
6 8 47    Brad Paquet
7 14 34    Dave Armstrong
8 13 16S    Steve Stotler
9 23 01W    Derrick Black
10 15 87Z    Zeb Moake
11 21 36A    Austen Arnold
12 24 95    Josh Sissom
13 16 29S    Chris Spalding
14 11 29    Preston Seratt
15 7 70B    Brian Bielong
16 3 98    Joe Walsh
17 17 76    Eric Goetter
18 5 10X    Jim Black
19 4 6K    Justin Ketrow
20 19 128    Zach Schantz
21 10 66    Chris Hall
22 18 14    Hunter Jessup
23 12 0X    Steve Picou
24 22 8B    Brendan Bittle

MODIFIED – SEMI
Finish Start Car Driver
1 1 128    Zach Schantz
2 6 1D    Dean Hoffman
3 4 36A    Austen Arnold
4 2 8B    Brendan Bittle
5 5 01W    Derrick Black
6 7 95    Josh Sissom
7 3 23    Darron Forrest
8 9 70    Josh Russell
9 8 A1    Gary Bentley
10 10 40X    Derick Bray DNS
11 11 52K    Billy Knebel, Jr DNS

MODIFIED – HEAT 3
Finish Start Car Driver
1 2 98    Joe Walsh
2 4 14C    Rick Conoyer
3 9 6K    Justin Ketrow
4 8 66    Chris Hall
5 6 34    Dave Armstrong
6 3 14    Hunter Jessup
7 5 23    Darron Forrest
8 1 1D    Dean Hoffman
9 7 70    Josh Russell

MODIFIED – HEAT 2
Finish Start Car Driver
1 1 10X    Jim Black
2 2 70B    Brian Bielong
3 5 16G    Rusty Griffaw
4 6 0X    Steve Picou
5 4 87Z    Zeb Moake
6 7 29S    Chris Spalding
7 3 8B    Brendan Bittle
8 9 36A    Austen Arnold
9 8 A1    Gary Bentley
10 10 52K    Billy Knebel, Jr DNS

MODIFIED – HEAT 1
Finish Start Car Driver
1 2 18L    Michael Long
2 8 24H    Mike Harrison
3 5 47    Brad Paquet
4 4 16S    Steve Stotler
5 10 29    Preston Seratt
6 1 76    Eric Goetter
7 9 128    Zach Schantz
8 7 01W    Derrick Black
9 6 95    Josh Sissom
10 3 40X    Derick Bray

SPORTSMAN – FEATURE
Finish Start Car Driver
1 3 62    Troy Medley
2 1 29    Jeff Lebaube
3 5 C4    Chris Soutiea
4 8 14    Stu Springer
5 7 50    Kent Nations
6 4 16M    Joe Mccain
7 6 269    Josh Ramer
8 9 19S    Nathan Schmitt
9 12 18B    Terry Brown
10 11 192    Mark Spraul
11 10 10    Chuck Adams
12 14 3    Craig Bessinger
13 13 J82    Treb Jacoby
14 18 71    Matt Schott
15 17 27    Scott Leverich
16 15 105    Jim Brown
17 2 15B    Matt Brucato
18 16 20X    Robin Fee
19 19 60    Jerry Raedeckar
20 20 92    Kurt Slinger
DNS 57 Trey Harris
DNS 316 David Miller
DNS 31 Mark Todd

SPORTSMAN – HEAT 3
Finish Start Car Driver
1 6 29    Jeff Lebaube
2 5 16M    Joe Mccain
3 2 10    Chuck Adams
4 7 19S    Nathan Schmitt
5 1 J82    Treb Jacoby
6 3 105    Jim Brown
7 4 71    Matt Schott

SPORTSMAN – HEAT 2
Finish Start Car Driver
1 1 C4    Chris Soutiea
2 2 50    Kent Nations
3 4 14    Stu Springer
4 6 192    Mark Spraul
5 5 18B    Terry Brown
6 7 57    Trey Harris
7 3 27    Scott Leverich
8 8 92    Kurt Slinger

SPORTSMAN – HEAT 1
Finish Start Car Driver
1 4 15B    Matt Brucato
2 7 62    Troy Medley
3 6 269    Josh Ramer
4 5 31    Mark Todd
5 3 316    David Miller
6 2 3    Craig Bessinger
7 8 20X    Robin Fee
8 1 60    Jerry Raedeckar

PRO 4 – FEATURE
Finish Start Car Driver
1 2 89T    Travis Bittle
2 1 83D    Dallas Lugge
3 3 1P    Robert Price
4 6 82Q    Cole Queathem
5 4 442    Sean Mccarty
6 5 74    Joe Laws
7 7 2    Eldon Hemken
8 9 74L    David Laws
9 10 1    Michael Mcginniety
10 12 33    Ken Laws
11 11 15    Bryan Fisher
12 8 65    Alex Range

PRO 4 – HEAT 2
Finish Start Car Driver
1 2 89T    Travis Bittle
2 1 442    Sean Mccarty
3 4 82Q    Cole Queathem
4 5 65    Alex Range
5 6 1    Michael Mcginniety
6 3 33    Ken Laws

PRO 4 – HEAT 1
Finish Start Car Driver
1 2 83D    Dallas Lugge
2 1 1P    Robert Price
3 5 74    Joe Laws
4 4 2    Eldon Hemken
5 6 74L    David Laws
6 3 15    Bryan Fisher

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