August 31, 2013

By Tom Cummings

 (Tioga Center, NY) Plans for the traditional season ending event at Shangri-La II are in place. The fifth annual Fall Brawl promises to be another huge weekend of racing at the ASA member facility. The three day event on September 27 – 29, 2013 will be capped off with the Race of Champions Pavement Modified Series season championship featuring 100 laps for the RoC Modifieds on Sunday September 29th. The on track action will start on Friday September 27th when the concrete high banks are open for practice. Practice will start at 1:00 pm and last until 6:00pm. The Saturday action will feature the Sportsman Modifieds running a 60 lap feature paying $1,500.00 with $ 100.00 to take the green flag, the Late Models will have a 40 lap feature paying $1,200.00 and $ 100.00 to take the green flag and the Four Cylinder Stocks in a 20 lap feature paying $500.00 to win and $25.00 to take the green. Sunday racing will be filled with excitement as the IMCA Modifieds will run their first ever feature at Shangri-La II. The IMCA Modifieds will run a 40 lap feature paying $500.00 to win and $ 50.00 to take the green flag. The Pudgies Pizza Street Stocks will continue their exciting full fendered action in a 50 lap feature paying $ 1,000.00 to win and $ 50.00 to take the green. The RoC Modifieds bring down the curtain on the fifth season of racing at the Tioga Center oval in a 100 lap feature paying $3,500.00 and $200.00 to take the green flag.




August 28, 2013

By Tom Cummings

 (Tioga Center, NY) The management of Shangri-La II Motorspeedway in Tioga Center, NY has just announced that they are opening up their rules for the remaining three regular races on the 2013 schedule. The Sportsman and Street Stocks will now be able to follow the Shangri-La II or Race of Champions rule packages for the August 31, September 7 and September 14th events. “We wanted to open up the rules so race teams could come and start getting ready for the Fall Brawl” said track owner, George Swansbrough. Any cars that are new to the speedway or have not supported the facility in 2013 will race for and be paid for the spots they finish in with no points awarded. The points will be structured so those who have supported the speedway and are locked in points battles will not be affected by the rules change. The technical inspection team will be closely scrutinizing the cars. They will be enforcing a Shangri-La II rule that if you are caught cheating; you will forfeit any winnings for that event.         

            Racing continues at Shangri-La II Motorspeedway on Saturday August 31th for Labor Day On Fire Night. The race teams will be competing for Double Points. There will be a Party In The Pits with a Bonfire following the races, and it is open to racers, fans and officials. Pit Gates open at 4:30 pm, Grandstand Gate opens and Practice begins at 5:30 pm with racing beginning at 7:00 pm. Grandstand Admission is just $5.00 for ages 12 and above. Admission is free for ages under 12. Pit admission is $ 30.00 with a Shangri-La II or RoC license or $35.00 without a Shangri-La II or RoC license. The Wristband Discount is not available for this event. Show your wristbands at Pudgie’s Pizza in Binghamton or Waverly and receive a discount on your food purchase. There is always plenty of free camping at Shangri-La II Motorspeedway.


At Shangri-La II Motorspeedway, ASA Sanctioned action is coming at you…LIVE!!!!





August 24, 2013

By Tom Cummings

(Tioga Center, NY)      Racing resumed where it left off the previous week at the ASA Member Track, Shangri-La II Motorspeedway on Saturday night. The starter in the main track generator failed, forcing the postponement of the Sportsman and Pudgies Pizza Street Stock features to this past Saturday. Matt Kurzejewski claimed his first win of the season in the held over Sportsman feature. Defending street stock champion, Jeff Goodwin was dialed in and dominated the held over Pudgies Pizza Street Stock event. Gene Purvis wrestled the lead away from Jeremiah Clonch in the closing laps to take the win in the Four Cylinder Stocks. Tyler Rypkema went to victory lane for the fourth time this season in the Sportsman division, and Chris Zacharias led flag to flag in the Pudgies Pizza Street Stocks for his fourth win of the season.

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            The evening started with the Sportsman featuring resuming racing on lap ten. The race had been red flagged for a crash involving T.J. Zacharias and Tyler Rypkema on the front stretch. Rypkema was treated at a local hospital for a fractured wrist. At the green flag, Matt Kurzejewski and Paul Johnson challenged for the lead in turn one with Kurzejewski claiming the top spot entering turn three. Johnson would keep Kurzejewski within two car lengths until caution flew on lap fifteen when Tommy Rought spun in turn two. Kurzejewski reclaimed the lead on the restart and held off Johnson for his first win of the season, and fourth overall at the track. Johnson was second. Tom Shiner and Mikayla Rypkema races hard and finished third and fourth respectively, Tommy Rought finished fifth.

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