The SSCS Super Late Model Series requires that all tires be impounded. After tires were released to the drivers it was brought to the attention of series race director Ricky Brooks and track owner Joe Gentry that tire selection for several drivers was a challenge.
Prior to the start of the SSCS Davidson Memorial 100 driver Steve Dorer was unable to make any tires work out for the stagger needed. Brooks and Gentry made a mutual decision to allow for Dorer to start scratch of the twenty-three-car field.
After the race Dorer would find himself in third position, from his 23rd starting spot. Dorer would announce during is on track interview that he was on practice tires sending competitors in a fury to tech to protest. Ricky Brooks was forced to disqualify the Dorer machine, “It was a bad decision on our part” stated Ricky Brooks. We had no other option but to take away his finish. “We feel really bad for not putting more thought into our decision” said track owner Joe Gentry.
It was a learning experience for both the SSCS Series and 417 Southern Speedway. “It will never happen again” said Brooks. The disqualification was on a technicality and nothing that was done by Steve Dorer and his team.
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-SSCS Press Release. Photo Credit: Speed51.com photo