Johnny Sauter is suspended for this weekend’s NASCAR race at Gateway Motorsport Park; He’s going racing elsewhere like a ‘Real Racer’
On Sunday at Iowa Speedway, drama unfolded.
Sauter gave the bumper to Austin Hill as they went into turn one while racing for the 7th position. It was a move to push Hill up the track but I wouldn’t say he was trying to wreck him, yet.
Austin Hill gathered his car and was two truck lengths behind Sauter as they went into turn three. Hill drove it deep to the bottom under Sauter.
But, there was no way that he was going to hold it down there nor was that part of the plan. As Hill moved up the banking, he clipped Sauter in the left rear.
Sauter went backwards on the banking and caught the outside wall. He rolled it to the apron and began coasting as the yellow flag was deployed.
The pace car and the field passed Sauter. That’s when he pulled back onto the race track, lined Hill in the sights and gased it.
Hill tried to get away but it was too late. Under caution, Sauter plowed the rear bumper of Austin Hill. Both trucks were collected in the outside wall. As they slid down the banking, Sauter gassed it one more time to pound him in the drivers side door.
NASCAR suspended Johnny Sauter; He’s going late model racing
NASCAR reacted by parking Johnny Sauter for the race. That was a numb penalty as Sauter’s day was already over with.
On Tuesday, the official NASCAR penalty report was released. Sauter was ruled in violation of sections 12.1.a, 12.2.b, 12.8.a,c,i and 12.8.1.c.
NASCAR has suspended Johnny Sauter for one race. Sauter was scheduled to compete on Saturday at Gateway Motorsports Park. But, the plans have now changed.
Sauter will unload at Dells Raceway Park in Dells, Wisconsin. The track is a 1/3-mile bullring asphalt oval.
The UMA Super Late Model division will compete in the Dick Trickle 99 at the track for $4,000 to win. Sauter already has the car ready to go…
“Change of plans…Dells Raceway Park Saturday night Dick Trickle 99! Ya know a Real Racer,” the tweet from Johnny Sauter read.