July 4th Race rescheduled for Sunday July 5th!
Good morning racers & fans! We are canceled today due to weather but will be running tomorrow. Times will remain the same as a normal race day. Fireworks will also be rescheduled for tomorrow night as well. Hope everyone has a safe & happy 4th!!
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.
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