*** Shangri-La Press ***
TIOGA CENTER, N.Y. – Shangri-La II Motor Speedway has become known for unpredictability, but nothing in the track’s first year of operation can top Crazy George’s Concrete Craziness this Saturday, June 26. The green flag drops on the ASA Member Track Program and an evening of four-wheeled entertainment unlike anything you’ll see elsewhere at 5:00 p.m.
The Modifieds will compete in a regular-distance 35-lap feature, but with a twist. It’s called the “Cone Race”, and it’s an innovation that’s been used at Bowman Gray Stadium, the home of “Madhouse”, and other tracks. It works like this. A cone is placed at the start-finish line at the one-to-go sign for a restart. Any driver can choose to go inside the cone or outside the cone. If the first four drivers choose the inside, for example, the fifth place driver can choose outside and move up to the front row.
Do I take the preferred groove and start further back, or do I choose the shorter line of cars and hope I can make it stick? That’s the issue each driver will face at each restart. By the way, if there’s no naturally-occurring caution by half distance, a competition caution will be shown.
For the ASA Late Models, Sportsman Modifieds, and Street Stocks a normal feature event will be run, plus a Craziness Dash for bonus money. The Late Models will participate in the Beebe Sport sponsored Black Flag Eliminator, a fan favorite at Ohio and Michigan short tracks. The rules are simple- the last place car on every lap is black-flagged, and the final car running is the winner. Naturally, the fast cars start in back so they have to keep moving forward.
The Sportsman Craziness will be a Capture the Flag race. Every competitor will be required to pit under the green, travel down pit road at legal speed, and pick up a flag from a crewman. The idea is the same as the NASCAR All-Star Race qualifying format but with the flag pickup in place of a tire change.
The Street Stocks will be challenged to a Right Handed Race sponsored by Sparky’s Bar after their regular 20-lap feature. Think of it as Alan Kulwicki’s Polish victory lap gone crazy. That’s the whole point of Crazy George’s Concrete Craziness..
Gates open for Crazy George’s Concrete Craziness at 1:00 p.m. and practice is at 3:00 p.m. For more information visit shangrila-2.com or call 607-330-2622.