Twig started his racing career driving Coletti’s Pro Stock, while working on the Whipple & McCulloch funny car. Twig then built his 1933 Willy’s with a blown 470’’ motor because the pro stock wasn’t fast enough. In 1968-69 Whipple & McCulloch’s funny car trailer, and car burned down to the ground, they gave Twig the chassis that had been heat treated in the fire. Twig built his first car with that chassis and put a 1970 Duster body on it and started racing. In 1972 Twig got a full time sponsorship from Pizza Haven with a 4 year contract, starting racing about 118 races a year. When the Pizza Haven contract was coming to an end Twig and his family decided to give up full time drag racing, so Twig could get to know his daughters. Twig got an opportunity to teach at Blue Mountain Community College, he took the job teaching automotive and diesel. Twig taught during the winter, and went racing during the summer. April 1, 1980 Twig wrecked his Mustang Funny Car in Boise, Id. While he was recovering in his hospital bed he picked up the phone and ordered his Plymouth Horizon. July 4, 1980 Twig went racing again, with his leg still in a cast. Twig was a part time racer until 1984 when he sold his Plymouth Horizon funny car. In November 2007 the nostalgia funny car series started up; in July, 2008 Twig got licensed in his new Satellite Funny Car. In 2010 Twig Zeigler and Darin Bay teamed up to run the 2011 racing season with Darin Bay behind the wheel. Jim Obalek will drive the car for the 2012 racing season.