CONCORD, N.C. – The DIRTcar Racing Series has disqualified Stephane Lafrance following a failed post-race inspection at Brockville Speedway on Saturday, July 30, 2016.
Tire samples were taken in a post race inspection in the 358 Modified division and sent to an independent laboratory for testing for chemically altering substances in the tires. The test showed that Stephane Lafrance’s tire had been altered and did not conform to benchmarks provided by Hoosier Tire Company. The violation of rules 11.0 and 11.1 those rules are as follows:
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.
Lafrance’s disqualification from the event includes a loss of all purse money, championship points and a fine for a total of $2,000 plus $700 (purse) plus $150 (lab fees) totaling $2,850. In addition to monetary fines and penalties, Lafrance is suspended from all DIRTcar sanctioned events until September 23 and placed on probation until the end of the 2016 season.
-Super DIRTcar Series Press Release. Photo Credit: SDCS