Penalty issued after winning the Ice Bowl at the Talladega Short Track
Michael Page has been suspended for a full year from Iron-Man Series competition. The series announced the penalty on Wednesday.
The suspension begins January 12, 2022 and runs through January 12, 2023.
Page’s penalty is in relation to actions on January 8th, 2022. The violation occurred during the 31st Annual Ice Bowl at the Talladega Short Track in Alabama.
Michael Page drove to victory lane, winning the Ice Bowl event.
One of Page’s crew members engaged in an altercation with a series official. It happened on the infield of the race track.
Series rules, “There is no fighting at the race track. Anyone running into anyone else on the track intentionally or using their car as a weapon will no longer be able to compete in the series. Each driver is also responsible for his crew, and the same rules apply.”
The incident took place after a disagreement on the start of the race.
Restart rules, “If you stop or spin out on the initial start by yourself, you will go to the tail. If more than one car is involved, we will go back to the original start.”
Chris Tilley comments
“In review of Mr. Page’s crew members activity in the pits and on track aggressive driving of last weekend, we feel that Mr. Page needs to be held accountable for his actions on and off the race track and therefore have made the decision to suspend him for one calendar year,” stated CT Promotions President Chris Tilley.
“The seriousness of these actions demands responsibility and the good thing about TV is you are able to go back and watch all of the footage to be sure you make the correct determination.”
Tilley added, “We hope by doing this that we will be able to hold drivers to the fact that they are completely responsible for their crew’s actions and that this sort of behavior will not be tolerated by the series.”
As for the start, “The rules were followed to the letter last weekend but we felt like Mr. Page used the rule to his advantage and that will not be tolerated.”