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Penalty Report 8/22

Penalty Report

CONCORD, N.C. — August 22, 2017 — World Racing Group has announced penalties in DIRTcar Racing, per the rulebook 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.

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Danny O’Brien, a competitor at Mohawk Speedway has violated section 11.0/11.1-A&O of the DIRTcar Racing Rule Book

11.0 Penalties, Fine Schedules and Protests
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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 DIRTcar sanctioned event.

O.) Any member that attempts and/or is found to be using tires that are found to be illegal in any manner will be suspect 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. The minimum penalty for any (chemically) altered tire will be as follows: disqualification from the event, and/or a fine up to 1,000 championship or track points, loss of all earned purse and/or reward money from the event, a fine equal to and/or more than the purse money rewarded for the event and/or a minimum suspension of 1 month (minimum or 4 races) up to six (6) months in duration.

Tire samples were taken July 21, 2017 at Mohawk Speedway in a post-race inspection and sent to an independent laboratory for testing for chemically altering substances in the tires. The test showed that Danny O’Brien’s tire had been altered and did not conform to benchmarks provided by Hoosier Tire Company.

Danny O’Brien has been Suspended from all DIRTcar sanctioned events until September 8, 2017, Loss of all points and money earned July 21, 2017, fined $2,000.00 plus $1200.00 (purse) plus $150.00 (lab fees) and placed on Probation until December 31, 2017.

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Appeal Results:

O’Brien appealed his original penalty and the appellant board reduced O’Brien’s suspension to where he will be able to return to competition August 28, 2017. All other elements of the penalty were upheld.
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Tyler Givoque, a competitor in the Sportsman Modifieds at Cornwell Speedway has violated section 11.0/11.1-A&O of the DIRTcar Racing Rule Book

11.0 Penalties, Fine Schedules and Protests
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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 DIRTcar sanctioned event.

O.) Any member that attempts and/or is found to be using tires that are found to be illegal in any manner will be suspect 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. The minimum penalty for any (chemically) altered tire will be as follows: disqualification from the event, and/or a fine up to 1,000 championship or track points, loss of all earned purse and/or reward money from the event, a fine equal to and/or more than the purse money rewarded for the event and/or a minimum suspension of 1 month (minimum or 4 races) up to six (6) months in duration.

Tire samples were taken July 23, 2017 at Cornwall Speedway in a post-race inspection and sent to an independent laboratory for testing for chemically altering substances in the tires. The test showed that Tyler Givogue’s tire had been altered and did not conform to benchmarks provided by Hoosier Tire Company.

Givogue’s Suspended from all DIRTcar sanctioned events until September 8, 2017, Loss of all points and money earned July 23, 2017, Fined $2,000.00 plus $600.00 (purse) plus $150.00 (lab fees) and placed on Probation until December 31, 2017.
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Robbie Speed, a Pro Stock Competitor has violated section 15.0-C, 15.1, 11.0-A, 11.1 A & I of the DIRTcar Racing Rule Book.
15.0-C DIRTcar Sportsman Modified

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.

15.1 Engines
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.

On July 28, 2017 a protest was filed for an engine inspection on the Pro Stock car of Robert Speed. The
engine was pulled from the car, locked up at the speedway and then brought to Hunt’s Machine in
Schenectady NY at which time authorized DIRTcar technical inspector’s Ed Brassmeister and Mark
Hitchcock proceeded to inspect the engine. Upon inspection of the motor it was determined the bolts were
not original factory seals. Further inspection showed that there were several internal modifications done to
the motor including cylinder head and camshaft alterations.

Robbie Speed has been suspended One-year from all DIRTcar tracks and/or events effective 7/28/2017 Competitor may apply for re instatement 7/28/2018. Loss of points and Earnings from 7/28/2017 event and $3,500.00 fine or loss of motor to be paid before reinstatement to DIRTcar.

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Appeal Results:

Speed appealed the original penalty and the appellant board reduced his suspension allowing Speed to return to competition Jan. 1, 2018. The appellant board modified the penalty to requiring Speed to surrender the engine for disposal and modified the fine to $1,500.

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Alex Bell, a competitor at Albany Saratoga Speedway has violated section 15.0-C, 15.1-B/C/D, 11.0-A, 11.1-A & I of the DIRTcar Racing rulebook.

15.0-C DIRTcar Sportsman Modified
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.

15.1 Engines

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.

On August 4, 2017 Albany Saratoga Speedway tech inspector Joe Wilson noticed that the GM bolts on Alex Bells motor appeared to be tampered with. The engine was pulled from the car, locked up at the speedway and then brought to Hunt’s Machine in Schenectady NY at which time authorized DIRTcar technical inspector Ed Brassmeister proceeded to inspect the engine. Upon inspection of the motor it was determined the bolts had been removed and reinstalled. Further inspection showed that the cylinder heads had been modified.

Alex Bell has been suspended one-year from all DIRTcar tracks and/or events effective 8/4/2017 Competitor may apply for re instatement 8/4/2018, Loss of points and Earnings from 8/4/2017 event and fined $3,500.00 fine or loss of motor to be paid before reinstatement to DIRTcar.

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Shane Pecore, a competitor in the Sportsman Modifieds has violated section 11.0/11.1-A&O of the DIRTcar Racing Rule Book.

11.0 Penalties, Fine Schedules and Protests
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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 DIRTcar sanctioned event.

O.) Any member that attempts and/or is found to be using tires that are found to be illegal in any manner will be suspect 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. The minimum penalty for any (chemically) altered tire will be as follows: disqualification from the event, and/or a fine up to 1,000 championship or track points, loss of all earned purse and/or reward money from the event, a fine equal to and/or more than the purse money rewarded for the event and/or a minimum suspension of 1 month (minimum or 4 races) up to six (6) months in duration.

Tire samples were taken July 23, 2017 at Cornwall Speedway in a post-race inspection and sent
to an independent laboratory for testing for chemically altering substances in the tires. The test
showed that Shane’s tire had been altered and did not conform to benchmarks provided by Hoosier
Tire Company.

Shane Percore has been Suspended from all DIRTcar sanctioned events until September 8, 2017, Loss of all points and money earned July 23, 2017, fined 2,000.00 plus $2,000.00 (purse) plus $150.00 (lab fees) and Placed on Probation until December 31, 2017.

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Appeal Results:

Percore appealed the original penalty and the appellant board upheld the original penalty issued.

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