Jake Wylie Scores Big 10 Super Stock Win Before Rain Takes Over
June 20, 2015
By Carol Houssock
(Tioga Center, NY) Track management at Shangri-la II Motor Speedway took a gamble against a questionable forecast and they were half right in doing so. Two of the four scheduled features were run, and the others will be made up as double features at a later date. Jake Wylie scored the win in the Big 10 Super Stocks and Jim Zabele took the win in the Mid-State Vintage feature event.
Jake Wylie swept the Big 10 Super Stock action. The 25-lap feature was slowed just once for a caution, which came right after the initial green flag. Aaron Higgins and Bill Chandler, Jr. got together and Chandler had to pit for a tire change. When the race got underway Billy Coyle was the leader. Behind him Wylie, running second, was all over Coyle's #94 looking for an opportunity to pass. He found what he was looking for and by lap five he was atop the leader board. That left Coyle in defense of second, a spot being sought by Joe Mancuso. As the race approached the halfway point Wylie had a comfortable lead and Mancuso got around Coyle for second. Chandler powered his way up to fourth, but he was well behind the leaders and hoping for a caution that never came. As the laps clicked off Wylie's lead began to shrink. Coyle, who stayed right with Mancuso, reclaimed second position and tried to reel in the leader. Wylie held on for the win, followed by Coyle, Mancuso, Chandler and Robert Fink. Rain drops were falling when Wylie climbed from his car in victory lane. "Toward the end it started getting really slick," he said. Wylie thanked his crew and sponsors for their help. Wylie also won the heat race.
Shangri-La II races scheduled for Saturday, June 13th have been cancelled.
In order to offer our racers the opportunity to race at the Gary Marshall Memorial Race being run at another local track, Shangri-La II management has graciously agreed to cancel their race so as not to conflict with this memorial race that was previously postponed due to weather. The rescheduled race was supposed to be run on Friday night, June 12th but severe weather again caused this 50-lap race to be postponed.
With the Memorial Race now being rescheduled for Saturday, June 13th, Shangri-La II management offered their heartfelt support to the racers and Mr. Marshall’s family by agreeing to cancel their scheduled show.
Marshall was 63 when he passed away unexpectedly on December 3, 2014 in Elmira Heights, NY after a fire at hisapartment complex.
Shangri-La II will resume its racing schedule on Saturday, June 20th with their Double Points Night Big Ten Show.
SHANGRI-LA 2 SPEEDWAY INKS NEW SPONSOR DEAL WITH AREA NAPA AUTO PARTS STORES
Tioga Center, NY - Shangri-La 2 Motorspeedway management is proud to announce the addition of a new marketing partner for the 2015 season. Six area stores have joined forces and signed on as the title sponsor for the track's premier racing division, which will now be known as the NAPA Auto Parts Sport Modifieds. NAPA Auto parts stores in Owego, NY, and Canton, Dushore, Troy, Wyalusing, and Wysox, PA partnered to finalise the deal early this week. NAPA Auto Parts joins Coach's Pizza of Waverly, NY as a title sponsor of a racing division at the half mile concrete oval for the 2015 season. The Coach's Pizza Street Stocks have already seen the benefits of that sponsorship deal this season. Details of the NAPA Auto Parts sponsorship will be released soon. A title sponsor for the track's Four Cylinder Stock class is in the works and an announcement will be made as soon as the deal is signed.
The Big 10 Street Stock Series will go head to head with Shangri-La 2's own Street Stocks on June 20th and again on August 15, and the INEX Legends have been signed on for June 13, July 11, July 25, and August 15.
This week, June 6, will be the Saturday Night Shootout which was rained out last week, along with the ever popular Cone Races.
Shangri-La 2 Motorsportspeedway is located just North of Route 17C on Skyline Drive, East of the hamlet of Tioga Center, NY.
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