SHANGRI-LA II SPORTSMAN CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS BATTLE COULD CHANGE FOLLOWING HARD CRASH SATURDAY NIGHT
August 18, 2013
By Tom Cummings
(Tioga Center, NY) The top two drivers in Sportsman points at Shangri-La II Motorspeedway crashed hard on Saturday night as they battled for the lead just shy of halfway in the twenty five lap feature. Following the clean-up from the accident, the generator which controls the majority of the on-track lighting would not start forcing postponement of the remainder of the evening’s activities. The remainder of the Sportsman feature and the Pudgies Pizza Street Stock feature will be run at the beginning of the night on Saturday August 24th. The ASA member track did have one completed feature however as Gene Purvis returned to victory lane in the Four Cylinder Stock feature.
The program got underway with Brandon Ameigh having engine failure in his Four Cylinder Stock on the opening lap of the heat race. A rod went through the block in the car which has won the three previous features scattering parts, pieces and fluids throughout the turn three area. Nick Morich went on to win the heat, his first heat race win in his rookie season in the Four Cylinder Stocks. Morich carried the momentum of the heat race win to the feature as he led the first lap. Gene Purvis challenged the leader in turn two. Purvis completed the pass in turn three and went on to claim his seventh feature win of the season. Morich finished second and Wayne, Oklahoma driver Alan Blackwell finished third.
T.J. Zacharias entered the night leading the Sportsman points by eight over Tyler Rypkema. Rypkema won the heat race, and closed to within six points when the green flag flew for the feature. Paul Johnson and Mikayla Rypkema led the field to the green flag. Zacharias started third, and T.Rypkema started fifth. The inside line moved quickly through turn one, and Zacharias passed Johnson entering turn three for the lead.
FAN APPRECIATION ADDED TO RESCHEDULED FAMILY FUN NIGHT
August 14, 2013
By Tom Cummings
(Tioga Center, NY) Shangri-La II Motorspeedway, the ASA Member track in Tioga Center is announcing the rescheduling of their Family Fun Night. The annual event, which has activities with a family flair, has been rescheduled to Saturday night, August 24, 2013. The activities were postponed when the Mid-Season Championships were moved to June 27th. Planned are water balloon fights, Penny Drop, Penny Candy, Bicycle Give-aways and more. Added to Family Fun Night is a Fan Appreciation night. Drivers will be asked to bring their rides out to the track’s frontstretch following hot laps. The crossover gate will be opened and the fans will be invited to come out and meet their favorite drivers and teams, get pictures, autographs and thank the drivers for all they do each and every week. The Sportsman Modifieds, Pudgies Pizza Street Stocks and Four Cylinder Stocks will be in action. The management of Shangri-La II has also just announced that the grandstand admission on August 24th will be just $5.00. “We want to thank the fans, and with the $5.00 gate price. We are hoping everyone spreads the word and we Pack The Track” says track and event manager, Amy Culver.
The Kids Club is looking for additional financial support for Family Fun Night as they have many activities planned for the kids to make the night special. Please contact the speedway for more information and/or support for Family Fun Night. Call the speedway at 607-687-9392 or 607-330-2622 or on the web at: www.shangrila-2.com
The one admission price gives access to Shangri-La II and Skyview Drags. Pit Gates open at 4:30 pm, Grandstand Gate opens and Practice begins at 5:30 pm with racing getting underway at 7:00 pm. Grandstand admission for this special night is a low $5.00 for ages 12 and above. Youth under the age of 12 are admitted free. The wristband discount is not available for this event. Show your wristbands at Pudgie’s Pizza in Binghamton or Waverly and receive a discount on your food purchase. There is always plenty of free camping at Shangri-La II Motorspeedway.
ASA and Shangri-La II Motorspeedway - We Build Champions!!!
JASON DUKE, SR CLAIMS FIRST FEATURE WIN; T.RYPKEMA AND B.AMEIGH EACH CAPTURE THE THREE-PEAT
August 10, 2013
By Tom Cummings
(Tioga Center, NY) The ASA Member track, Shangri-La II Motorspeedway, eudured two days of torrential downpours leaving several areas of the track flooded as of Friday afternoon; but the track crews had the facility ready for the racers and fans on Saturday night. Jason Duke, Sr edged out his teammate to collect his first career Shangri-La II feature win in the Pudgies Pizza Street Stocks. Tyler Rypkema and Brandon Ameigh each collected their third wins of the season in the Sportsman Modifieds and Four Cylinder Stocks respectively.
The Four Cylinder Stock division saw three wide racing at the front of the field for the first two laps of their heat race with Nick Morich in the middle of Jeremiah Clonch and Gene Purvis. Brandon Ameigh could not get by the three wide line until Morich and Purvis pulled ahead of Clonch. Ameigh seized the opening and claimed the heat win. Come feature time, Ameigh would not wait as long to get to the front. Morich and Purvis started on the front row and as they entered turn one on the green flag, Purvis drifted high enough for Ameigh to thread the needle into turn two, and taking the lead down the backstretch. Morich and Purvis battled side by side for six laps as did Clonch and Devon Bailey. Clonch caught Morich and Purvis on lap eight as the trio ran three wide foe one lap, but no one had anything for Ameigh as he collected his third consecutive win. Purvis got by Morich for second and Clonch held off Bailey for fourth.
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