Shangri-La II Sets Open House April 3rd & 10th for Registration and Licensing
While the engines won't fire until later in the month, racers and fans will get their first look at Shangri-La II Motor Speedway in 2010 on Saturday, April 3 and Saturday, April 10, as the Concrete Castle plays host to its first open house each day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At the same time, Shangri-La II's sister track, SkyView Drags, will conduct its pre-season registration on both days.
Shangri-La II Booth at Motorsports Expo A Busy Place; Momentum Starts to Build Toward 2010 Opening Day "Concrete Duals"
There may not have been a shiny metal ball sliding down a pole like New Year's Eve in Times Square, but it was easy to feel the excitement building toward the start of the 2010 Shangri-La II Motor Speedway racing season last weekend during the Motorsports Expo at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. Hundreds of racing fans visited ASA Member Track Shangri-La II's booth to pick up 2010 schedules while dozens of competitors also made their appearance, with many of them registering their entries for the new year. As always when racers and fans gather with the new season just over the horizon, everybody had something to say.
Shangri-La II Renews Sanction as ASA Member Track for 2010 Season; Propects are Bright for Growth in Historic ASA Late Model Class
Shangri-La II Motor Speedway and the American Speed Association have announced a renewal of their sanction agreement for the 2010 racing season that will again make Shangri-La II an ASA Member Track and feature the ASA late models as one of the headline divisions on the half mile concrete track's weekly racing program.
Shangri-La II builder and owner George Swansbrough, a successful late model racer who still owns a pair of the sleek, full-bodied cars and races them on occasion, made the commitment to give his division a place to race at his new track in 2009, knowing the class had fallen on hard times across the Empire State. The inaugural season that started in July saw strong competition among a small but talented field with Jim Lamoreaux emerging as the ASA track champion over western New York traveler Scott Nurmi and Travis Fisher, who like Lamoreaux made the weekly haul from the Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton, Pa. area. Local favorite Ben Reynolds of Trumansburg, N.Y. was also a multiple feature winner.
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