The Race of Champions Tour, the premier paved track modified series in New York State, makes it second appearance of 2010 at Shangri-La II Motor Speedway on Sunday night, August 1. It's titled "Return of te ROC'n Concrete Rumble" but that doesn't mean it's the same show that thrilled a packed house back in May.
As part of the RoC Championship Series, the distance has increased from 75 green flag laps to a full 100 laps around the high banks of the half-mile Concrete Castle. And unlike the May event that was run on a hot, sunny afternoon, the return performance will be under the lights.
Pete Brittain lead until he was passed by Chuck Hossfeld with a dozen laps remaining in the RoC debut race. The veteran from Oakhurst, N.J. sees the need for adjustment to the new conditions, but not radical change to the strategy that came so close to giving him victory in Shangri-La II's first touring series race.
Read more: Change Is All Around As The Race Of Champions Tour Returns To Shangri-La II Motor Speedway On Sunday, August 1; Night Racing And 100-lap Distance Pose New Challenges To The Touring Professionals
Matt Parsons of Elmira has won the Grand Prize in the Shangri-La II Motor Speedway Pocono Ticket Sweepstakes- two reserved seat tickets plus overnight accommodations for the Sunoco Red Cross 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race this Sunday at Pocono Raceway.
Since race time at Pocono is 1:00 p.m. and Shangri-La II's Return of the ROC'n Concrete Rumble Race of Champions Tour event is under the lights, Matt can do a Sunday doubleheader if he beats the traffic out of the parking lot! Pocono to Tioga Center can be done in just about two hours at (almost) the legal speed limit.
The remaining winners of tickets to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series/ARCA REMAX Series doubleheader on Saturday will soon be posted here on shangrila-2.com.