Dirt late model driver fined; Suspended for a full year
FASTRAK competitor was found with illegal valve springs at Tyler County Speedway this past Saturday night. The valve springs on the car of TJ Salango were found to be “not in spec” and penalties thereof will apply.
Penalty: Competitor will be barred from all FASTRAK events, weekly and touring until June 16th, 2019 and fined $1000 as stated on page 5 of the 2018 rule book.
CHEATING WITHIN THE BOLTS
This includes but is not limited to Valve Springs Driver is fined $1000 and barred for 365 days. Same penalties apply to car owner if different from driver. Loss of ALL points Cannot compete at any FASTRAK track or event until all fines have been paid or satisfied includes that car. Track event: (Track receives 25% of $1000 fine)
EXCEPTION: If FASTRAK “authorized” engine builder signs legal “affidavit” stating that competitor had NO knowledge of rules infraction in relation to building of ‘said’ engine competitor may be reinstated. Must be signed in front of Probate Judge in Carnesville GA, County of Franklin. In the event a engine builder is found wrong and competitor signs “affidavit” in the same manner as listed about *ALL RULES in effect for ALL OPEN SHOWS that are FASTRAK Sanctioned.
Right to appeal
*By participating in ANY FASTRAK event (Touring, Weekly or Open) Competitor, Owner and any affiliates of such agree to a “hold harmless” agreement under the terms of this rule book. Competitors, Car Owners, Engine Builders have the right to “appeal” at the FASTRAK Corporate Office. Findings at said appeal shall be binding and FINAL! Appeals must be filed in writing within 48 hours of infraction. Appeals must be faxed to: (706)286-8432
FASTRAK CONSIDERS CHEATING WITHIN THE BOLTS OR THE INTENT TO CHEAT A VERY SERIOUS OFFENSE AND IN DIRECT CONFLICT WITH CRATE ENGINE RACING AS IT WAS ORIGINALLY INTENDED. ENGINE BUILDERS WIL BE BARRED FOR LIFE, BOND FORECLOSED ON (FASTRAK BUILDERS) PLUS FACE SERIOUS FINES AND OTHER POSSIBLE PENALTIES.
Competitor will have the right to appeal the decision per the 2018 rule book within 48 hours of this being posted. Letters will be sent to all FASTRAK weekly tracks to advise them of this penalty and legality of competitor.
Competitor has agreed to send the money back to Tyler County Speedway and the speedway will be distributing the differences to the other competitors accordingly. Competitor will also lose all points for the 2018 season.
All Drivers please note: It is our understanding these springs were from PAC Racing so if you have them be careful. The secret is out.
All track tech men note: These springs cannot be detected without testing with a bench tester.
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Editor’s note: TJ Salango was the feature winner at Tyler County Speedway on the night of the infraction.