PURVIS DEFENDS FOUR CYLINDER TITLE. DUKE AND T.J.ZACHARIAS CLAIM FIRST CHAMPIONSHIPS
August 30, 2014
By Tom CummingsTioga Center, NY Nervous tension sweeps over athletes as they anticipate a big contest. Add to that equation a rain out the previous week and that led to several teams anxiously awaiting the features. For Gene Purvis, he had already clinched the title in the Four Cylinder Stock division, but his nervous tension was an even bigger honor. He was attempting to become the first driver in track history to win every event they competed in for the regular points season. For T.J. Zacharias, the pressures of racing in a family with a tradition of winning championships and him collecting his first at Shangri-La II weighed on his mind. Paul Johnson was chasing Zacharias all season and having himself the best season of his racing career. He was the most recent winner and was curious if the same set-up would carry him to a title. Jason Duke, Sr. had held the point lead three times during the season and held a slim lead going into the night. He knew that he had to have everything just right as the Bill Frisbee, Jr. was close behind. For Frisbee, he had a strong car out of the Coyle Racing stables, but a crash two weeks ago caused a huge amount of damage to the front suspension of the car, and also a broken right wrist for the West Danby, NY driver.
The 50/50 from Season Championship Night was unclaimed at the end of the night. If you have the winning ticket # 408302 - Please contact Jerry Sinsabaugh to claim your winnings. Jerry can be reached at 607-738-8829
PERSISTENT SHOWERS FORCE SHANGRI-LA II TO POSTPONE SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT ONE WEEK
For Immediate Release
August 23, 2014
By Tom Cummings
PERSISTENT SHOWERS FORCE SHANGRI-LA II TO POSTPONE SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT ONE WEEKTioga Center, NY For the first time in the 2014 racing season, Shangri-La II lost a night to Mother Nature. "These little pesky showers keep popping up" said track and event director Jerry Sinsabaugh. "We just beat out the showers last week, but we weren't so lucky tonight. We will move Championship night back one week, and hope the good weather comes our way once again". August 30th was the scheduled rain date for Season Championship night when the schedule was revised seven weeks ago. The championship for the Four Cylinder Stocks has been clinched by Gene Purvis. The Lowman, NY driver is undefeated in competition around the concrete highbanks this season, but there is a Bounty still out on him. The Bounty is now worth $200.00 to the 4 Cylinder stock driver who can defeat Purvis, but Purvis must be running and on the lead lap for someone to claim the bounty. If Purvis wins, then the bonus money is his.
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