Tobias SpeedSTR’s Added To Sunday Show
Four in a row!!! Enough is enough, is the phrase being heard around the "Concrete Castle". With race teams coming into the pits, and fans beginning to come through the gates, everyone braced themselves for a 45 minute deluge of rain, thunder, lightning and high wind. Once the storm passed, the sun tried to break through the clouds, and the track began to dry nicely. There were a few spots where the ground water was weeping across the track, but wait a minute – hold the happiness. Here came more light sprinkles of rain. The drivers were asked to go to the tech barn to meet with the track and decide what to do. The drivers gave some ideas, but Mother Nature had ideas of her own as another downpour forced the cancellation of the program. "We need to get some races in. It's just that simple" said a dejected track manager, Amy Stilson. "We went for it today, and it just didn't work out. We had people coming in, food cooking in the concessions and employees and teams eager to go racing. We are exploring a lot of alternatives right now including running some Sunday shows in addition to the scheduled Saturday races. We might run some double point's shows, double features shows or even run a double feature each for one of the classes on a rotational basis. We are talking with the teams to see what would work out for them before we make any announcements". With the rain out, fans that had paid their admission for Saturday night need to bring their wrist bands back and they will be admitted to Sundays show. The Tobias SpeedSTR's will stick around and be back at the track on Sunday. The Burnin' Rubber Night to benefit Traci's Hope will be re-scheduled to a later date.
Sunday's program, " Saturday Night Shootout on Sunday afternoon" will feature the ASA Late Models in a regular 30 lap main event, Sportsman Modifieds and Street Stocks will compete in 25 lap features, a 20 lap feature for the SpeedSTR's and the debut of the Shangri-La II Truck division with a 20 lap feature.
Thursday June 16th will see Hoosier Tire East presenting RoC Qualifiers for the Sportsman Modifieds and Street Stocks. They will be joined by the Shangri-La II Trucks. The Street Stocks will run a 100 lap feature, the Sportsman Modifieds will compete in a 50 lap feature and the Trucks are scheduled to run a 30 lap main event.
The pit gate opens at 10:30 am on Sunday June 12th. Grand Stand gates open and practice begins at 11:30am and racing gets underway at 1:00 pm. Make sure to save your wristbands from Sunday and bring them back on Thursday to receive $2.00 off the admission price. The wristbands MUST be obtained from the Shangri-La II entrance.
For Thursday night, June 16th, the Pit Gate will open at 4:30 pm, Grand Stand Gate opens and practice begins at 5:30 pm. Racing gets underway at 7:00 pm.
Remember, there is plenty of free camping at " The Concrete Castle", Shangri-La II Motorspeedway!