The Southeast Dirt Modified Series has handed down penalties as a result of Saturday night’s altercation at Fayetteville Motor Speedway.
Driver Chris Parker has been suspended from remaining 2016 Southeast Dirt Modified Series events. In addition, Parker’s car may not be entered by another driver during the remainder of the 2016 season.
General Rule #5 Conduct Penalty – Drivers are responsible for their actions as well as the actions of their car owner, crew members, and relatives. Anyone associated with a car going into another pit area or anywhere on the speedway grounds where a disturbance is reported will be considered the initiator, and the driver associated will be held accountable. Fighting, contact with event or sanction officials, fellow competitors, car owners, or any other individual will not be tolerated and will result in disqualification, loss of prize money and points or other action deemed necessary by series and/or track management. Additional actions could include, but not limited to, loss of SEDMS membership, barring from SEDMS events, loss of point money and contingency awards, and if necessary, legal action.
“While the intensity and emotions are high as we continue through the first quarter of the season, the actions that we saw Saturday night at Fayetteville Motor Speedway are unacceptable,” Steve Summerlin Co-Owner of the Series said in a statement.
“We reviewed the content that was available to us of the incident that occurred in the turn one grandstands, and identified that Parker crossed the line with his actions, specifically punching others and doing so in the grandstand area among Fayetteville Motor Speedway patrons.”
-Southeast Dirt Modified Series Press Release