Track management at Shangri-La II Motorspeedway is going about the business of awakening their concrete high banked half mile speedway from its winter slumber. Part of that awakening is renewing relationships which were in place during the previous season and setting up the schedule of competition.  Shangri-La II (or S-2 as it is affectionately known) has added a practice session to their 2012 schedule. The added practice session is set for Saturday May 5th running from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm. “We had just one practice session on the schedule” stated track manager, Amy Stilson. “Opening weekend is going to be jam packed at the speedway with the Al Robinson Benefit leading off the activity on Friday May 11th.  The only practice that was scheduled was for May 12th – the day before the season opener. We wanted to give the teams more time to get their cars dialed in, and for the drivers to get their timing back”.  The track has added two new four cylinder stock divisions which will run weekly for 2012 as well as brought back full powered tour type modified racing for six events. The added practice session takes place just two weeks before the season opener for the Race of Champions Modified Tour which will make three stops at Shangri-La II this season.  Shangri-La II Motorspeedway also announced this week that the facility will once again be an ASA Member track for the fourth consecutive season.

Read more: PRACTICE SESSION ADDED TO SHANGRI-LA II SCHEDULE

 
Reminder to Race Teams – Please remember to keep up on the 2012 rules by reading through the Rules section of the website found under the Track Info section. This is where the most up to date set of rules for competition at the speedway are listed.

Hoosier remains the official tire brand used in competition at Shangri-La II Motorspeedway. The track will sell their own tires in 2012 dealing directly with Hoosier Tire East. French's Auto Parts will not be providing Hoosier Tires at Shangri-La II in 2012. Please refer to the Required Tires information listed under the Racers Info section of the website.

Please direct "Tech" questions to Technical Director, Matt Jilson at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Al Robinson PhotoClick here for event details and schedule.

Kirkwood, NY - The Kirkwood Elks Club was the site of a formal announcement for a benefit planned for a long time race official. The announcement was made during the 3rd annual Daytona 500 party to benefit the Broome County Animal Care Council.

Al Robinson has been involved in racing for over 40 years in various capacities from track announcer at the original Shangri-La Speedway in Owego, NY to Public Relations Director at Dover International Speedway, Public Relations Director for NASCAR's Busch North series to avid race fan and dedicated "race chaser". On May 11, 2011, Al suffered a debilitating stroke which has left him in need of 24 hour/day care and still confined to Elderwood Care Facility in Waverly, New York. He has been working hard through Physical Therapy, but still has a long way to go. He is determined in his words "to beat this thing" and has made tremendous progress. One of the long term side effects of a stroke is the drain on a person's savings. Al is now facing a significant financial hardship with bills mounting and credit cards reaching their limit. A group of Al's friends here in the Southern Tier of New York have gotten together to get the ball rolling for what is anticipated to be a family event with all proceeds to go to Al Robinson so he can pay off his mounting debt.

Shangri-La 2 Motorspeedway in Tioga Center, NY is graciously donating the use of their facility for this effort, including the race track, the concessions, restrooms, lighting and PA systems, and the camping grounds at no cost and with no profit for them. All proceeds will go directly to Al to offset his care and living expenses. The original thought was to have the event coincide with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Weekend at Watkins Glen in August, but we have been made aware that the need is more immediate than anyone knew.

Read more: Al Robinson Fundraiser Announced

   
Officials at Shangri-La II Motorspeedway have published their very ambitious schedule of events for the 2012 racing season. There are sixteen racing events on the schedule including three Race of Champions Modified Tour dates.

The ASA member track, located in Tioga Center, NY will open their gates on Saturday May 12th with a scheduled practice session beginning at 2:00pm. The first on - track event is scheduled for the following day as the speedway presents "Mothers Day Madness" which will feature the first of SIX modified events for 2012. The Modifieds will be joined on the card by the Sportsman and Street Stocks. Making their debut on opening day will be the new 4 Cylinder Stocks and 4 Cylinder Junior Stocks and the EST Trucks. The first of three Race of Champions Modified events will take the green flag on Sunday May 20th. The other race dates for the RoC Modifieds are Sunday July 29th and Sunday September 23rd. The remaining two Modified events will be run on Saturday nights June 23rd and August 25th. The ASA Late Models make their season debut on Saturday May 26 as they headline "Memorial Day Madness". There are ten ASA Late Model events on the schedule this season. Must See Racing will bring their Xtreme Sprint Car series to the high banked concrete oval for the first time in 2012. The winged 410 pavement sprinters will see action in the only mid-week show of the season on Thursday July 5th. They will be joined on the card by the Vintage Modifieds, Sportsman and Street Stocks. As in years past, the speedway will be dark on July 21 for the Race of Champions in Oswego, NY. The fourth annual Fall Brawl is a two day non-points event scheduled to bring to a close the 2012 season on September 22nd and 23rd.

"We're ready to go racing" stated track manager, Amy Stilson. "We have put a lot of thought into this year's schedule and we still have some things in the works which can be added as needed". Returning this year will be the "Wrist Band Return" program. This program is where fans can bring back their wristband from the previous week's event and receive $ 2.00 off the already low price of $ 10.00 for a regular show. Also, just like last year, kids ages 15 yrs and younger are admitted free to the grandstand area at Shangri-La II. Sponsorships are available for The Kids Club and for race nights at the speedway. Contact the speedway office for more details.

For more information about Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Cars log on to www.mustseeracing.com
 
Tioga Center, NY - The ownership and officials at Shangri-La II Motorspeedway in Tioga Center, NY have been extremely busy putting together an aggressive and exciting schedule for the 2012 racing season. The fourth season of competition at the ASA member track, also known as “The Concrete Castle” will see the return of Modified racing on the half mile high banks. The Modifieds will share headline division status with the ASA Late models. Sportsman and Street Stocks will return to the weekly racing menu and they will be joined by two new divisions. 4 Cylinder Stocks and Junior 4 Cylinders will compete weekly as entry level classes. The rules for these new divisions are posted on the track’s website. “The emphasis for 2012 is for everyone to have fun” stated track manager, Amy Stilson.  “We believe we are putting together a schedule which will showcase some of the best racing talent in the region as well as give some who have dreamed of racing, the opportunity to give it a try in an economical starting class”. 

The track has put together a 16 race schedule. The Modifieds are scheduled to have six races, three of which are Race of Champions events. The ASA Late Models are scheduled to appear in ten events, and will not race on the same dates as the Modifieds. The Sportsman and Street Stocks will compete weekly. The rules packages have been reviewed with no changes in the Modified, Late Model and Sportsman divisions. There have been a couple minor changes in the Street Stocks. Those changes are shown in the Rules section of the track website in red type. As for some of the highlights in the 4 Cylinder class rules – The minimum age for the 4 Cylinder Stocks is 17. The class is designed to be an amateur class and the competitors cannot race in any other division. The Junior 4 Cylinders are restricted to competitors 14 – 17 years for age or 12 years and up with previous racing experience (i.e. Microds, Bandoleros, etc...) Drivers may not compete in any other division. Drivers with previous racing experience in any other division (i.e. Street Stocks, SST, etc...) are not eligible. Over competitive cars or drivers may be moved to Senior Division. This is the track’s first time setting up a new class, and there may need to be some adjustments to the rules as the season progresses. 

There will be on-going development of the Shangri-La II Truck division in 2012. One idea that has track management excited is the possibility of  is building a fleet six cylinder race trucks which lucky fans will have the chance to come out of the stands and run competitive laps around the track.  The track crews are also evaluating the work to be completed in 2012 which includes installing between 58 and 60 new lights for the racing surface, completing the restrooms and working on the track surface. “The track had two racing grooves at the end of 2011, and I know that we could easily have three competitive grooves” said owner/promoter George Swansborough. “The track surface has held up remarkably well the past three winters, and the concrete has cured excellently. Now we have to get out there and complete some maintenance which will make the competition even more exciting”.  

Read more: MODIFIEDS AND ASA LATE MODELS TO HEADLINE 2012 SEASON

   

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