RACING FOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Race of Champions weekend is in the history books, and it is time for the competitors of Shangri-La II Motorspeedway to return to the high banked concrete half mile and get to work deciding who will be the 2011 champions. In the previous two seasons, there has not been a repeat champion. Will this year break that streak and realize a two time champion in at least one of the divisions? Lee Sharpsteen has had the hot set-up in the Street Stock division, going undefeated this season collecting six wins in six events. He has already become a two time champion this year by winning the Race of Champions Super Stock feature for the second year in a row last weekend at Oswego. Sharpsteen is the defending series champion at Shangri-La II, and currently leads the points by 79 over his older brother Charlie. Positions 2-6 are separated by only 21 points. Gil Sharpsteen is in third place currently, 6 points behind second place. Billy Coyle is fourth in points, just 3 out of third. Cricket Clonch is 11 points behind Coyle in fifth place while Charlie Lohmeyer is in sixth place, just 1 point out of fifth.
Jimmy Zacharias is out to become the first repeat winner in open wheeled competition as he is defending his 2010 Sportsman title. The third generation driver leads the All Time Wins list for Sportsman at the Concrete Castle with 11 wins, and counting. Jimmy “Z” has won 4 of the 5 races he has competed in out of the six events this year. His only finish that wasn’t a win was finishing 2nd to his brother T-J in the first event of 2011. John Wilber is the current points leader over Jimmy Zacharias by just 7 points. 2010 Rookie of the Year, Bryan Sherwood has rebounded from a tough second week to sit third in the points, only three points out of second. T-J Zacharias is fourth in points, just three out of third. Paul Johnson completes the top five in points, 40 points out of fourth.
Jim Lamoreaux is no stranger to championship runs. The veteran ASA Late Model campaigner won the last three Late Model championships at the old Shangri-La, and the first ASA Late Model championship at Shangri-La II. After missing out on the 2010 title by two points, the Sweet Valley, PA driver came out more determined than ever coming out and winning the first event of the season. He became the first repeat winner of the season in the Late Models by winning on July 16th. Joe Brown leads the ASA Late Model points with 288 points in five events. Joe Burns is second in points, just 10 points out of second. Josh Lloyd sits third in points, 30 points behind Lloyd. Lamoreaux is 4th in points, 9 out of third. Had it not been for his first ever disqualification on July 1st, Lamoreaux would be the points leader. Jerry Dineen completes the top five, 22 points away from fourth.
French’s Auto Parts is this weeks sponsor of the Kids Club. This week, the Kids Club activity is making Easy S’mores.
The summer is heating up, and so is the action on the track – so join us for the all of the excitement on the track with the fastest speeds in the region.
MAKE SURE TO BRING BACK YOUR WRISTBANDS FROM JULY 16TH FOR $ 2.00 OFF GRANDSTAND ADMISSION.
The show will see the ASA Latemodels running a 30 lap feature, the Sportsman and Street Stocks running 25 lap events.
Pit Gates open at 4:30pm, Grandstand Gates open and practice begins at 5:30 pm. Racing gets the green flag at 7:00 pm.
Grandstand Admission is just $ 10.00 ( $ 8.00 with last race’s wristband discount) with youths under the age of 16 admitted free.ASA and Shangri-La II Motorspeedway…We Build Champions !!!