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.

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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”.  


Tioga Center, NY – Shangri-La II Motorspeedway in Tioga Center, NY is pleased to announce the formation of two new divisions which will join their line-up of competitive classes for the 2012 racing season. The ASA member track, also known as "The Concrete Castle" will launch 4 Cylinder Mini Stock and 4 Cylinder Junior Mini Stock classes which will compete with the regular weekly divisions. Work is also on-going to encourage growth in the 4 Cylinder Truck class as well. "We have been listening to the comments from the fans and competitors" said track manager, Amy Stilson. "The 4 cylinders were a welcome addition to the 2011 Fall Brawl and provided exciting racing. We believe we will be offering something for everyone next season and are excited about our line-up of competition. We are in talks with officials from The Race of Champions Modified Tour for two and possibly three events with them. We are also talking with other touring series with the hopes of bringing in other exciting race series for special additions to the program". In addition to the weekly competition, track owner, George Swansborough is developing a division for The Fans. Six cylinder Trucks are being built for the fans to come out of the stands and become a driver for the night and see if they can conquer the concrete in a track owned truck.


asa_logoThe 2012 ASA membership applications are now available to download online!! Click here to download it.

Once again, the 2012 membership will include the Personal Accident Excess coverage that covers members while you at an ASA Track/Event, on the way to an ASA Track/Event and on the way home from an ASA Track/Event. It also includes the discounts from Roush Yates Performance Parts, a subscription to Circle Track magazine, ASA Hat, ASA Patch, ASA decal and more.

2011 banquet ssFor the second year in a row, The McKinley at Huron Campus in Endicott, NY was the site for the annual Championship Awards Banquet on Saturday evening November 12. The ASA Member Track located in Tioga Center honored their three champions for 2011 along with celebrating the accomplishments of the top five in each division as well as highlighting several announcements for the 2012 season. Shangri-La II banquet regulars, Al Robinson and Dave Boland were unable to attend due to health reasons but were remembered during the invocation. Driver Video’s during the award presentation were by Greg Moldt.  Music was provided by Jakked Productions with DJ Annex. Betty Sherwood and The Spalding Foundation were thanked for their Foam Block project. There was a tremendous amount of work necessary to get the foam blocks ordered, delivered, sponsored, painted and replaced. It was a proactive project to promote competitor safety which was greatly appreciated.

Joe Brown has raced in a wide variety classes over the past 23 years ranging from 4 wheelers to Sportsman and has settled in on the ASA Latemodels.  After a tenth place finish in 2010, Brown purchased the car that Jim Lamoreaux drove to the 2009 championship. Brown was fast, right out of the gate and on July 1st collected his first ever win. He followed up with two more wins and no finishes outside of the top five collecting the 2011 ASA Late Model title. He became the third different ASA Late Model champion in the three season history at the high-banked concrete half mile. Brown, in an emotional interview, thanked his family and crew for all their help and support. Josh Lloyd finished second in the points after finishing 16th last season. Jim Lamoreaux finished third, Joseph Burns was fourth and Dave Schneider completed the ASA Latemodel top five.

Read more: Shangri-La II Honors Their Champions


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