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 wasnt a fluke as he easily controlled the lead by more than a straightaway for much of the race. Zeiglers 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 Zeiglers 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. Zeiglers 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.
Its 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. Were finally on the right path. Im 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 19 th 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
|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 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 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|
|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 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 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.