"Shangri-la II Salutes 2014 Season, Looks Ahead to 2015"

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By Carol Houssock

(Tioga Center, NY)   Shangri-La II Motor Speedway concluded its 2014 business with their annual Awards Banquet at the Best Western Grand Victorian Inn in Waverly, NY.  Top drivers in the Four Cylinder, Sportsman Modified and Street Stock divisions were recognized, and many also picked up hardware for special achievements.  Following a cocktail hour and dinner, the focus shifted to the 2014 season.  Long-time track announcer, Tom Cummings, emceed the banquet.   The drivers, race teams, fans and sponsors were thanked for their support in 2014.

Gene Purvis, who backed up his 2013 Four Cylinder Stock Championship with another one, had a dream season in winning every points-paying event he entered.  His impressive stats were realized even as he encouraged others to race there and build the division.  Others on hand included Nick Morich (2nd), Alan Blackwell (3rd), Duane Bailey (4th), Devon Bailey (5th), Joe Lane (7th) and John Maynard (9th).  Purvis won Best Appearing Four Cylinder and Duane Bailey was the top rookie.


TJ Zacharias, the 2014 Sportsman Modified Champion, became the third member of the Zacharias family to earn the division title at Shangri-la II.  His uncle Rick won in the inaugural season (2009), and his brother Jimmy won back-to-back titles in 2010 and 2011.  Others on hand included Paul Johnson (2nd), Nick Morich (3rd), Connor Sellars (4th), Tommy Rought (5th), and Jimmy Zacharias (9th).  TJ Zacharias thanked his family and sponsors and gave a special award to Josh Sinsabaugh, who has been with his crew for years.  Zacharias will be back to defend the title, this year with a Ford power plant.  Connor Sellars won Best Appearing car while Nick Morich earned the top rookie award.

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2015 Shangri-La II licenses are now available at a discounted rate.  2015 licenses can be purchased until May 1st at a discounted pre-season rate of just $50.00.

For more information, or to purchase your 2015 license - contact Jerry at 607-738-8829 and mail your paymen

Please make checks payable to:  Shangri-La 2

Mail checks to:
Jerry Sinsabaugh
c/o Shangri-La 2 2015 License
8 Cooper St.
Waverly, NY 14892



The Shangri-La 2 Banquet for the 2014 season will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Best Western, in Sayre, PA.

Happy Hour 6-7pm
Dinner 7pm, with awards following.

$30 for adults
$20 for 16 and under

Reserve your tickets by contacting Jerry at 607-738-8829 or by mailing your payment.

Reservations AND ticket money needs to be in by February 14, 2014.

Please make checks payable to:  Shangri-La 2
Mail checks to:
Jerry Sinsabaugh
c/o Shangri-La 2 Banquet
8 Cooper St.
Waverly, NY 14892


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