Four out of the Five Drivers Have Officially Appealed their DIRTcar Suspension
CONCORD, N.C. – June 21, 2016 – Brandon Sheppard, Greg Satterlee, Scott Bloomquist and Jimmy Owens have appealed their disqualifications and suspensions. 4 out of the five drivers who failed post-race inspection at the Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway.
An appeal is expected from Ricky Thornton Jr. but has not yet been officially received.
Click here to view the orginal announcement of driver bans due to Dirt Late Model Dream failed inspections
In accordance with rule 12.1-K, competitors who file an appeal will have penalties temporarily deferred. Both will be allowed to compete at DIRTcar sanctioned events until their appeals are heard on Monday, June 27.
Sheppard, Satterlee, Bloomquist, Owens and Thornton were disqualified and suspended after tire samples collected during the Dream and tested by an independent laboratory did not meet established benchmarks in a chemical analysis.
All licensed DIRTcar Members in good standing are able to request an appeal and have a total of seven days from the issuance of a penalty to request the appeal.
For more information on DIRTcar Racing and all DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned divisions, visit DIRTcar.com. For more information on Eldora Speedway, visit EldoraSpeedway.com.
Statement from Brandon Sheppard – Best Performance Motorsports
On behalf of Best Performance Motorsports and Brandon Sheppard I’d like to release the following statement:
We will be at the Summer National races tonight, as we have nothing to hide. We are appealing the penalty that we have received, and have already begun the process. Brandon, myself, and the entire team, work way too hard to do something as foolish as cheating on tires. We have too much respect for Eldora and the sport of racing. We would like to thank all of our supporters and fans as we work to get through this.
– Randall Edwards
Statement from Ricky Thornton Jr.
On behalf of Ricky Thornton Jr Racing we would like to release this statement:
We are appealing the penalty we received, and have already begun that process. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to race in the Dream and give myself a chance to put my name out there with some of the best late model drivers in the country. It would be foolish to risk all of our hard work by altering our tires. We would like to thank all of our supporters and fans as we work through this!