Auburndale Speedway Race Director Ricky Brooks announced today that Brandon Morris, a competitor in the track’s Super Late Model division, has been disqualified from last Saturday’s Sunoco 100.
Morris was involved in an accident during the event and exited his car prior to safety officials arriving on the scene. According to Brooks, that type of action is immediate grounds for disqualification.
“We are trying to be proactive about the safety at Auburndale Speedway,” Brooks aid. “Our goal is to keep our staff, fans and drivers as safe as possible at our race track.”
In addition to his disqualification from Saturday’s race, Morris is also being suspended from competing in the next Sunoco 100 on June 27 at Auburndale Speedway.
The decision was made as a result of a physical altercation with another competitor that Morris was involved in after exiting his car. According to a report earlier this week on Speed51.com, the physical altercation involved Morris and veteran competitor Steve Dorer.
“I’m not going to tolerate this kind of conduct at Auburndale Speedway,” said Brooks. “We are turning racing around at Auburndale. The car counts and fans prove it.”
Thus far, the working relationship between track promoter Rex Guy and Brooks has shocked a lot of people, as they continue to put Auburndale Speedway back on the map.
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51
-Photo credit: Bruce Nuttleman/Speed51.com