Mike Vaughn: “Mark Whitener has received the maximum penalty NeSmith Racing can issue due to the severity of the assault on another competitor.”
NeSmith Racing issues indefinite suspension to Mark Whitener – Watch the video of the race from Bubba Raceway Park
CARTERSVILLE, GA – NeSmith Racing has announced that it is issuing an indefinite suspension from competition in all NeSmith Racing Divisions to driver Mark Whitener after a physical confrontation at the 14th Annual Chevrolet Performance World Championship Race at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL on February 24.
After the completion of the 100-lap race, Whitener entered the pit area of another competitor, and was therefore deemed the aggressor in starting a physical altercation. The altercation was so severe that NeSmith Racing Officials had to contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to dispatch Deputies to the scene to restore order.
“Never in my 40 years of watching, participating in, and officiating races have I seen such a severe act of physical aggression at a race track,” NeSmith Racing Founder and CEO Mike Vaughn said. “Our goal is for everyone, especially families, to have fun at our races and not have to worry about a being assaulted.