Zeigler Goes Two-for-Two at Attica

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Zeigler Goes Two-for-Two in DIRTcar Summer Nationals Starts after Claiming Victory at Attica Raceway Park

 

By Jordan Morris

 

ATTICA, Ohio. July 18, 2014 — Mason Zeigler, for the second night in-a-row, found himself in DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory lane after dominating flag-to-flag on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park – grabbing his second win in his second career DIRTcar Summer Nationals start.

 

Zeigler once again started on row one, this time joining Duane Chamberlain, who captured the pole-position. Just like on Thursday night at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Zeigler shot around the pole-sitter to capture the lead on the opening lap of the 40-lap feature.

 

Zeigler proved his first start in DIRTcar Summer Nationals action wasn’t a fluke as he easily controlled the lead by more than a straightaway for much of the race. Zeigler’s only competition came from Devin Moran, who started sixth and is the son of Hall of Fame driver Donnie Moran. Moran took control of second place on lap 15 and quickly cut into the Zeigler’s large lead, but faded in the closing stages as the leader continued his dominant performace.

 

Zeigler defeated Moran by more than 3.689 seconds, as he was never seriously challenged for the lead. Zeigler’s performance mirrored that of his first career start on Thursday night, as the 21-year-old led every single lap en route to capturing the $5,000 checkered flag for the second night in-a-row at Attica Raceway Park.

 

“It’s taken us seven years to get to this point,” said Zeigler, who is fresh off his first career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory at Brushcreek Motorosports Complex on Thursday night. “We’re finally on the right path. I’m just so tickled to death with our whole program right now.”

 

Shannon Babb used a provisional to start the A-Main after suffering a flat tire in his heat race. The points-leader was forced to start in the 19th position, nine spots behind Ryan Unzicker, who sat 45-points behind Babb for the championship lead. Babb recovered from the poor starting position, finishing in the seventh position, just one spot behind Unzicker. Babb continues to hold a firm grip on a 43-point lead heading into championship night at Oakshade Raceway.

 

Brian Shirley, Dan Stone and Jason Riggs rounded out the top five.

 

Heat race winners were Shirley, Stone and Zeigler.

 

Heading into the final race of the 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals season, the tour joins the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals on championship night at Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio on Saturday night.

 

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Attica Raceway Park; Attica, Ohio; July 18, 2014;

A-Main (40-laps): 1. 25Z-Mason Zeigler ($5,000), 2. 99M-Devin Moran, 3. 81-Brian Shirley, 4. 21D-Dan Stone, 5. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 6. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 7. 18-Shannon Babb, 8. 20-Doug Drown, 9. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 10. 20C-Duane Chamberlain, 11. 11-Rusty Schlenk, 12. 96-Tanner English, 13. 1B-Jeff Babcock, 14. 29-Rocky Owens, 15. 21K-Larry Kingseed, 16. 25L-Steve Lance Jr, 17. 32J-Jason Jaggers, 18. 5M-Ryan Markham, 19. 51S-Devin Shiels, 20. 55-Jeep Van Wormer, 21. 50Y-Ryan Missler, 22. 77K-Steve Kester.

 

2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule

Date

Day

Track

Location

Win

June 11

Wed

Brownstown Speedway

Brownstown, Ind.

RAIN

June 12

Thur

Kankakee Co. Speedway

Kankakee, Ill.

Billy Moyer

June 13

Fri

Cedar Lake Speedway

Somerset, Wis.

Rick Eckert

June 14

Sat

Cedar Lake Speedway

Somerset, Wis.

RAIN

June 15

Sun

Wilmot Raceway

Wilmot, Wis.

Rick Eckert(2)

June 16

Mon

Off

   

June 17

Tue

Farley Speedway

Farley, Iowa

Shannon Babb

June 18

Wed

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, Ill.

Jason Feger

June 19

Thur

Quincy Raceways

Quincy, Ill.

RAIN

June 20

Fri

Tri-City Speedway

Pontoon Beach, Ill.

Billy Moyer(2)

June 21

Sat

Fairbury Speedway

Fairbury, Ill.

RAIN

June 22

Sun

I-96 Speedway

Ionia, Mich.

Brian Shirley

June 23

Mon

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, Ill.

Brandon Sheppard

June 24

Tue

Off

   

June 25

Wed

Clarksville Speedway

Clarksville, Tenn.

Shannon Babb(2)

June 26

Thur

Clayhill Motorsports

Atwood, Tenn.

Brian Shirley (2)

June 27

Fri

Paducah Int. Raceway

Paducah, Ky.

RAIN

June 28

Sat

Federated Auto Parts Raceway

Pevely, Mo.

Brian Birkhofer

June 29

Sun

Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, Ill.

Brady Smith

June 30

Mon

Off

   

July 1

Tue

Belle Clair Speedway

Belleville, Ill.

Bobby Pierce

July 2

Wed

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, Ill.

Jason Feger(2)

July 3

Thur

LaSalle Speedway

LaSalle, Ill.

Brian Birkhofer(2)

July 4

Fri

Fayette Co. Speedway

Brownstown, Ill.

Brandon Sheppard(2)

July 5

Sat

Highland Speedway

Highland, Ill.

Tyler Reddick

July 6

Sun

Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, Ind.

Billy Moyer(3)

July 7

Mon

Off

   

July 8

Tue

Florence Speedway

Union, Ky.

Jason Jameson

July 9

Wed

Terre Haute Action Track

Terre Haute, Ind.

Billy Moyer(4)

July 10

Thur

Macon Speedway

Macon, Ill.

Shannon Babb(3)

July 11

Fri

Farmer City Raceway

Farmer City, Ill.

Billy Moyer(5)

July 12

Sat

34 Raceway

Burlington, Iowa

Billy Moyer (6)

July 13

Sun

Vermilion Co. Speedway

Danville, Ill.

Shannon Babb(4)

July 14

Mon

Off

   

July 15

Tue

TBA

   

July 16

Wed

Atomic Speedway

Chillicothe, Ohio

Brian Shirley (3)

July 17

Thur

Brushcreek Motorsports Complex

Peebles, Ohio

Mason Zeigler

July 18

Fri

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, Ohio

Mason Zeigler (2)

July 19

Sat

Oakshade Raceway

Wauseon, Ohio

$10,000

 

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” is brought to fans across the country by many important partners including: Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Racing Electronics (Official Communication), Velocita (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to these fine Contingency Partners: Beyea Headers, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Edelbrock, Fox Shocks, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Mobil 1, MSD, Quartermaster, Superflow Dynos, Summit Racing Equipment and Wrisco Aluminum; Promotional Partners include: Chevy Performance Parts, Indiana Decal, Intercomp and Petroff Towing.