DIRTcar Appeals Panel Reviews Dirt Late Model Dream Penalties – Penalties Sustained
CONCORD, N.C. – June 29, 2016 – The World Racing Group Commission has upheld the penalties after DIRTcar Appeals Panel review. The penalties were issued to the #B5 driven by Brandon Sheppard, #22 driven by Gregg Satterlee, #20 driven by Jimmy Owens, #33X driven by Ricky Thornton and #0 driven by Scott Bloomquist. The five drivers failed post-race inspection at Eldora Speedway’s Dirt Late Model Dream.
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All five of the drivers were penalized after tire samples collected at the event and tested by an independent laboratory did not meet established benchmarks in a chemical analysis.
The three-member panel heard appeals in Indianapolis on Monday. After deliberating the appeals, panel members agreed that the collection and testing of the samples followed accepted protocols and the samples did not meet accepted benchmarks.