FORMAL MEDIA STATEMENT FROM WORLD RACING GROUP APPEAL COMMISSION
WORLD RACING GROUP APPEAL COMMISSION HEARING RESULTS:
On May 1, 2013, the World Racing Group Appeal Commission Appeals Board heard and deliberated the appeal of World of Outlaws Late Model Series participant Jason Feger in regard to penalties received in regard to the World of Outlaws Late Model Series event on April 5-6 at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois, the Illini 100.
The penalties resulted from a standard tire analysis and inspection:
Per Section 15.11 “Tires” per the 2013 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Rule Book:
G.) The altering of any tire compound, by any means will not be permitted. Chemical alteration of the tread carcass and/or tread compound, such as tire ‘soaking’ and/or the introduction of tread ‘softener’ and/or physical defacement (removal, altering and/ or covering) of tire sidewall markings in any manner will not be permitted.
I.) Chemical alterations, vulcanizing, tire softening, defacing and/or altering the face of the tire lettering and/or tire stamping will not be permitted. Chemicals or tire softening is not permitted at any time. Tires may be inspected at any time.
The resulting penalties were issued by World of Outlaws Late Model Series Officials:
• Disqualification from the event, including loss of all purse money and championship points earned in the event(s). (Purse money total $20,050 in addition to $400 tire analysis fee plus event trophy. All prize money and winnings must be returned within 5-business days from May 1, 2013.)
• A fine of $3,000.
• A loss of 1,000 championship points for the 2013 season.
• A suspension from all World of Outlaws Late Model Series and DIRTcar UMP Late Model events for three (3) consecutive months (May 1, 2013, until August 1, 2013). Additionally, be placed on probation following the conclusion of the suspension for the remainder of the 2013 racing season (technical in nature). Any subsequent violations may result in a higher fine schedule and/or additional loss of points and/or suspension (including indefinite) and/or parking of the team.
The Appellant appealed the justification of the issued penalties.
The conclusion of the testimony and in review of the assembled facts the World Racing Group Appeal Commission Appeals Board unanimously determined to uphold the originating penalties issued by World of Outlaws Late Model Series Officials.
Feger reserves the right to appeal to the Chairman Potestas, Rolling Helmling, as stated in section 12 of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series rule book.
The appeal was administrated and heard by:
Joe Skotnicki – World Racing Group Appeal Board Chairman and non-voting member
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