August 18 - Family Fun Night
Lamoreaux Claims Late Model Title Dispite Dineen Win
August 18 - Jerry Dineen was the winner of the thirty lap Late Model feature, but Jim Lamoreaux claimed the 2012 Late Model Championship at the ASA member track by four points over Dineen. Sportsman rookie, Tyler Rypkema held off the close challenges of John Wilber and Tony Hanbury to collect his first ever Sportsman win. Gil Sharpsteen finally sorted out the handling problems which have plagued his efforts all season to claim his first win of the season. Gene Purvis outlasted Dayton Cote to claim his first ever win at Shangri-La II in the Pudgies Pizza Four Cylinder Stocks. A very pleasant late summer night greeted the fans and competitors at Shangri-La II Motorspeedway in Tioga Center, NY.
August 11 - Concrete Kicks Asphalt
(Tioga Center, NY) - Racing action on the fast ½-mile concrete oval that is Shangri-la II Motor Speedway was contested on a beautiful "Concrete Kicks Asphalt" Saturday night. When it was over a pair of drivers celebrated repeat wins while another pair celebrated career-first wins in their divisions. Jimmy Zacharias (Candor, NY) got win #7 in the Sportsman Modified division and it was #2 this year for ASA Late Model driver Scott Nurmi (Lakeview, NY). Maine, NY's Chris Zacharias, who had won previously in the Late Models, scored his first in the Street Stocks. And it was a career-first Shangri-la II win for 4 Cylinder ace Frank Morich from Horseheads, NY. With the season winding down the championship chases are very much on the minds of many. The battles continue this Saturday on Family Fun Night.
Results: A Night of Thunder - August 4
Lamoreaux, Zacharias, Sharpsteen, Ameigh Find Victory Lane
August 4, 2012 - 2009 Late Model champion, Jim Lamoreaux led flag-to-flag in claiming his second Late Model victory of the season holding off the constant pressure from second place finisher, Jerry Dineen. Jimmy Zacharias made his move around Tony Hanbury on the fifth lap of the twenty five lap Sportsman feature and cruised on to his sixth Sportsman win. Lee Sharpsteen started deep in the Street Stock field. The two time and defending champion drove with determination following a disqualification the preceding week, bypassed both Chris Zacharias and Gil Sharpsteen in turn three on lap sixteen and held on to win for the seventh time in ten events. Jeff Ameigh collected his fourth win in the Pudgies Pizza Four Cylinder Stocks, holding off Frank Morich.
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