DIRTcar Racing Penalty:
CONCORD, N.C. — June 30, 2017 — World Racing Group has announced penalties in DIRTcar Racing. Per the Series rulebooks and the integrity of the sport, such infractions shall be announced. Members in good standing have the right to appeal the decision to the World Racing Group Appeals Commission as provided in Section 12 of the General Rules and Specifications.
On June 10, 2017 a protest was filed for an engine inspection on the Sportsman car of Joey Scarborough. The engine was pulled from the car and brought to Hunt’s Machine in Schenectady NY at which time authorized DIRTcar technical inspector Ed Brassmeister proceeded to inspect the engine. Upon taking the intake off the motor he found that the intake gasket was not the correct gasket indicating that the motor had been tampered with.
Scarborough has been suspended one year from all DIRTcar tracks and/or events effective 6/10/2017 (Competitor may apply for re instatement 6/10/2017.), Loss of points and Earnings from 6/10/2017 event and issued a $3,500.00 fine or loss of motor to be paid before reinstatement to DIRTcar.
Scarborough, a DIRTcar Racing member in good standing filed an appeal with the World Racing Group appeal panel. The appeal was heard on June 23.
The World Racing Group member appeals board, in conclusion of the hearing of DIRTcar member Joey Scarborough, unanimously agreed to a reduction of the original penalty.
The original fine and suspension have been rescinded, and the engine will be returned to the member. However, disqualification from the event stands.
ANY CAR, TEAM AND/OR DRIVER THAT DOES NOT MEET THESE SPECIFICATIONS AND/OR EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS WILL BE SUBJECT TO PENALTIES AS DETERMINED BY THE DIRTcar and/or World Racing Group OFFICIALS
B.) The engine and all components must remain in their original configuration and form as purchased and/or delivered from the factory. Any alterations to the engine will not be permitted. The Engine must remain as manufactured by General Motors with a stock 4”-inch bore. Overbore(s) will not be permitted. Sleeve repair may be permitted with written permission from DIRTcar and/or World Racing Group Officials.
C.) All engines are to remain sealed from the factory. The original factory seals must remain unaltered, Tampering, removal, modifications of any type and/or broken factory seals will not be permitted. The GM Engine must remain unaltered in any way.
D.) The GM Crate Engine seals (bolt-type) must remain unaltered. DIRTcar and/or World Racing Group Officials may require specific sealing and verification of all seals on any GM Crate Engine. Tampering with and/or alteration of any seals will not be permitted and is subject to immediate penalty and/or suspension.
11.0 Penalties, Fine Schedules and Protests
A. The Super DIRTcar Series and/or DIRTcar conducts itself as the top Modified Racing Series in North America and expects its members to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times during any event and/or when representing the series. Car Owners, Drivers and Crew Chiefs are responsible for the conduct of their team members and/or anyone connected to or affiliated with that owner’s team, in addition to being responsible for all infractions, technical and/or non-technical in nature. In the event that a penalty is issued, only active DIRTcar Members in good standing, have the right to an appeal, if the penalty is appealable. All fines that are listed in sub-section 11.1 are
11.1 Penalties and Fine Schedules
A. All fines may be collected from prize money on the day of the infraction. If the competitor has not won appropriate money, the fine must be paid in full before the car and/or driver participates in another Super DIRTcar Series and/or DIRTcar sanctioned event.
I. Any member that violates any technical rule as presented within the rulebook and/or issued in a written bulletin will be subject to disqualification and/or fine and/or suspension and/or loss of points and/or any other action deemed appropriate by Super DIRTcar Series and/or DIRTcar Officials and/or World Racing Group Supervisory Officials..
a.) The penalty schedule for any violations “technical in nature will be as follows;
1. In the event of any illegal internal modification to any Chevrolet Performance Parts Crate Engine and/or DIRTcar Spec Engine and/or tampering of any manufacturer and/or DIRTcar seal a maximum of a 1-year suspension and/or indefinite probation period and/or the engine will be impounded immediately and/or a minimum penalty of $3,500 and/or loss of all earnings based on the current race season, including but not limited to points, point fund awards and/or or race winnings. In the event the driver is suspended from a division utilizing the GM crate engine and/or DIRTcar spec engine, the driver maybe offered the opportunity to move up in division to continue participation after serving a suspension deemed appropriate by Super DIRTcar and or DIRTcar officials. The offer will only come from a World Racing Group supervisory official. This decision is final and non-appealable.
2. For subsequent violations in regard to any illegal internal modification to any Chevrolet Performance Parts Crate Engine and/or DIRTcar Spec Engine an indefinite suspension will be issued.
Jacob Hawkins, DIRTcar Racing Late Model driver was found in violation of the World Racing Group Substance Abuse Policy per the 2017 DIRTcar Racing General Rules and Specifications – Section 17 administered on Friday, June 9, 2017, Eldora Speedway
Any tests conducted under the Policy will be considered “positive” under the following circumstances:
. 1) If any prohibited substance is detected in the specimen provided by the Participant.
. 2) A Participant fails or refuses to take a test pursuant to Section IV or otherwise engages in activity that prevents the collection of a specimen under the Policy.
. 3) A Participant attempts to substitute, dilute, mask or alter a specimen, attempts to impair the excretion of a prohibited substance in a specimen, or attempts to tamper with a test in any way (including, but not limited to, catheterization, specimen substitution and/or adulteration).
Event and explanation: Participant tested positive for a prohibited substance. Penalty is outlined below as a first offense.
Penalty/Fine: First Offense of 2017 Substance Abuse Policy with corresponding Penalties and Fines
Sanctions Concerning All Prohibited Substances:
. 1) Upon being notified by the designated Administrator official (or officials) of a true positive test result for a WRG Participant, the WRG Officials shall inform that Participant of the positive result and the following sanctions shall apply.
. 2) First Offense: Participants will be withheld from competition for 90 days from the date of the test and fined $1000. This suspension term may be reduced to 60 days with the completion of an alcohol or drug-education program. Reinstatement will be conditional on two negative tests over the final 14-day period of the suspension and payment of the fine (Note: a positive result on a re-test will count as a second offense).
. 3) Second Offense: Participants will be withheld from competition for 180 days from the date of the test and fined $2500. This suspension term may be reduced to 120 days with the completion of an enhanced alcohol or drug-education program. Reinstatement will be conditional on two negative tests over the final 14-day period of the suspension and payment of the fine (Note: a positive result on a re-test will count as a third offense).