Concord, NC — DIRTcar Racing has handed down penalties to the driver of the No. 8 DIRTcar UMP Modified, Kyle Strickler for violating section 2.2 and 11.1-R of the DIRTcar Racing Rulebook.
2.2 Conduct • General - All Members agree to act in a professional manner as determined by World Racing Group Officials. The professional manner includes, but is not limited to verbal representation, written representation, any representation that may represent the World Racing Group, DIRTcar, the sport of racing and/or motorsports in general and/or any affiliates.
11.0 Penalties, Fine Schedules and Protests A.) The DIRTcar sanction conducts itself as the top Weekly 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 in regard to the initial penalty. Multiple infractions of the same type will increase the severity of the penalty.
11.1 Penalties and Fine Schedules
Q. Any member that goes into another competitors pit area or to another competitors car and becomes involved in any type of altercation will be subject to disqualification and/or fine and/or suspension and/or loss of points and/or any other action deemed appropriate by DIRTcar Officials and/or World Racing Group Supervisory Officials. Maximum = $5000.
R. Any member involved in an altercation that results in physical contact will be subject to disqualification and/or fine and/or suspension and/or loss of points and/or any other action deemed appropriate by DIRTcar Officials and/or World Racing Group Supervisory Officials. Maximum = $5000.
Kyle Strickler has been fined $200 dollars and placed on probation for the entire 2018 season for the altercation that took place at the OneDirt World Short Track Championship at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
During the DIRTcar UMP Modified All Star Invitational feature on the final night of the OneDirt World Short Track Championship, the No. 8 of Kyle Strickler and No. 35 of David Stremme made contact with one another as the two drivers were exiting Turn 2, sending both of the drivers to the backstretch outside retaining wall of The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Following the crash, the driver of the No. 8 DIRTcar UMP Modified exited the vehicle and physically confronted the driver of the No. 35.
Per the DIRTcar Racing rulebook, 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
-DIRTcar Racing Penalty Report
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