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Four drivers representing two Cup Series championships, one title each in the Nationwide Series and Truck Series, 157 wins in NASCAR's three national series, plus a full racing progrm for the local stars make up the formula for Shangri-La II Motor Speedway's inaugural "Night of NASCAR Stars" on Saturday, August 7. Rusty Wallace, Kenny Wallace, Matt Kenseth, and Greg Biffle have made firm commitments to participate in the star-studded evening.

Biffle replaces Michael Waltip, who was unable to attend due to a rescheduled sponsor appearance. Kenny Wallace, Kenseth, and Biffle will all compete in a match race with top cars from Shangri-La II's ASA Late Model division, while Rusty Wallace provides the expert commentary.

Biffle, the newest addition to the quartet of stars, was the 2000 Craftman Truck Series champion and the 2002 Busch (now Nationwide) title winner. His best finishes in the final Sprint Cup standings were second in 2005 and third in 2008, always driving for Roush Racing. He's made the Chase four of the last six seasons. His 14 Sprint Cup wins, 20 in the Busch/Nationwide Series, and 16 in the trucks give him a total of 50 NASCAR national series victories.

Read more: Greg Biffle Added To "Night Of NASCAR Stars" At Shangri-La II On Saturday, August 7 With Rusty Wallace, Kenny Wallace, Matt Kenseth

 

RocnRumbleReturns2The 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

 

SRCPenn500Matt 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.

   

cone_modsShangri-La II Motor Speedway celebrates its first birthday along with our nation's birthday by presenting the Great American Classic this Saturday and Sunday, July 3-4, with racing at 5:00 p.m. each day. Saturday's lineup shows the Modifieds racing 35 laps, Street Stocks 20 laps, and the debut of the Allison Legacy Series North over a 15-lap distance. Sunday the ASA Late Models are featured for 30 laps, Sportsman Modifieds for 25 laps, Super Stocks for 20 laps, and the popular INEX Legends for 15 laps.

Saturday's Modified show will be an entirely new program, not a continuation last week's darkness-shortened event. One feature of that race will be carried over, however, the "cone rule" or "choose your lane" restart procedure that proved popular with the fans in its debut. It was so popular, in fact, that the track has decided to implement the rule for a three-week trial period.

The "cone rule" allows each driver to pick their lane for the restart when they reach the cone on the front straight. A driver who is willing to pick the less popular lane can move forward in the lineup, while the drivers who insist on taking the preferred groove wind up paying for the privilege by starting further back.

Read more: "Choose Your Lane" Restart Rules Begin Three-Week Trial Period in Shangri-La II Modified Division At Great American Classic This Saturday, July 3

 

allison_legacyOfficials of Shangri-La II Motor Speedway have announced the booking of the Allison Legacy Series North as part of the Saturday program at the Great American Classic weekend, July 3-4. The 3/4 scale stock cars will join the tour-type Modifieds and the track's Street Stock division in action that day.

The Great American Classic continues on Sunday, July 4, with ASA Late Models, Sportsman Modifieds, RoC-style Super Stocks, and INEX Legends in action. Both days will see gates open at 1:00 p.m., practice at 3:00 p.m., and racing at 5:00 p.m.

The Allison Legacy cars have been produced since 1995 by Allison Brothers Racing in Salisbury, N.C., owned by the three sons of NASCAR great Donnie Allison. Carrying modern stock-appearing bodies, the Legacy cars use a sealed, 120 horsepower Mazda engine and weigh 1425 pounds, making them similar to the INEX Legends in their power-to-weight ratio.

So far in the 2010 the Allison Legacy Series North has raced at Waterford, Conn., Monadnock, N.H., and Seekonk, Mass. While most of the drivers are from New England, the point leader, Paul Tuthill, makes his home in Washingtonville, N.Y., near Middletown.

"The INEX Legends have become a fan favorite here at Shangri-La II, with close racing in the draft and last-lap lead changes. While they look more contemporary, the Allison Legacy cars share the same philosophy and we look forward to a good show from them as we celebrate our first birthday on our nation's birthday," said track manager Amy Stilson.

Fans planning to stay for both days of the Great American Classic are reminded that camping is free on the grounds of Shangri-La II Motor Speedway outside the ticket gates. For more information, visit shangrila-2.com or call 607-330-2622.


   

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