ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards driver Zane Smith (No. 41 LaPaz Margarita Mix/ICON Vehicle Dynamics Toyota) and team owner Doug Fuller have been penalized as a result of Smith’s actions while driving in Saturday’s Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic 200 at Salem Speedway.
Zane Smith has been fined $5,000, and he and team owner Doug Fuller have been penalized with the loss of 100 championship points (Driver, Owner, Short Track Challenge) as well as corresponding special awards points.
The penalty was issued for violation of 2018 ARCA Rulebook Section 4, items 5 and 10, which reference unsportsmanlike conduct and conduct detrimental to the sport of auto racing, specifically retaliation for an on-track altercation earlier in the event.
Smith remains second in the points standings, but is now 400 points behind his MDM Motorsports teammate Sheldon Creed with two races remaining.
The ARCA Racing Series heads to the Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday, October 6th for the Shore Lunch 200. The ARCA Racing Series will conclude its 2018 season at the Kansas Speedway on October 19th.
-ARCA Racing Series Press Release and Photo