Shangri-La II's Memorial Day Madness Set As One-Day Show, Sunday, May 30
Officials of Shangri-La II Motor Speedway have announced that the Memorial Day Madness event next weekend has been consolidated into a one-day, five-class program on Sunday, May 30. Originally a two-day event was envisioned at the ASA Member Track, but the heavy racing schedule around the region on the first holiday weekend of the season meant the change was in the interest of all parties.
"We've all had our share of weather issues in May, and Shangri-La II has been more fortunate than most tracks," said track manager Amy Stilson. " We owe it to our fans, our race teams, and our sponsors to present the best possible product, and we saw that a Sunday-only event was the best way to achieve that," she added. Modifieds, ASA Late Models, Sportsman Modifieds, Street Stocks, and INEX Legends will make up the program, with he first green flag at 3:00 p.m. Owego's Tony Hanbury will seek his fourth consecutive Sportsman Modified win and Travis Fisher is looking for the hat trick in the ASA Late Models after winning the last two weeks. Chad McDonald is also on a two-race run in the Street Stocks.
In the headline Modified division, Brian Defebo and Rick Zacharias have split the first two point races of 2010, with new contenders emerging including local drivers Dean Rypkema of Owego and Scott Conover of Brooktondale, both top five finishers last week. Perhaps the most fascinating story to come out of the early weeks of the new season is the "Kyle Busch schedule" being attempted by Jimmy Zacharias, who is competing in three divisions weekly and is a contender to win in all three.
Pit gates open on Sunday, May 30 at 12 noon with grandstands at 12:45 p.m. Practice starts at 1:00 p.m. For more information, call 607-330-2622.