World of Outlaws Penalty Report: August 5, 2020
Jeff Halligan and Team Jeff Halligan Racing have been suspended from World of Outlaws competition.
The team failed a tire sample that was taken at Lincoln Speedway in Pennsylvania on July 23rd. Halligan finished 21st in the main event after topping qualifying in Group B.
Per the World of Outlaws release, “Tire samples were taken from the right rear tire Halligan used during time trials at the event and sent to an independent laboratory for testing of chemically altering substances in the tires in a comparative analysis.”
Halligan has been fined $2,920. $2,000 fine, $120 for the tire test and he’ll have to forfeit the $800 earned from the purse.
World of Outlaws Rule Book: 15.10 Tires
Here’s the World of Outlaws rule book regarding tires:
B. The altering of any tire compound, by any means will not be permitted. Chemical alteration of the tread carcass and/or tread compound, such as tire “soaking” and or the introduction of tread “softener” and/or the physical defacement (removal, altering and/or covering) of tire sidewall markings in any manner will not be permitted.
If any competitor is found to have altered their tires any penalty deemed appropriate by World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Officials may be issued. The rear drive tires may be protested by another competitor following the protest rules as stated in section 11.2.
a. Any tire may be inspected and/or analyzed for alteration at any time. This will consist of a process as determined by the independent laboratory that performs the analysis. A “Chain of Custody” process will be outlined with the competitor upon inspection of the tires.
b. The analysis process will require shipment of the tire to the selected laboratory. Additional race event(s) may be completed before a determination is made. If a penalty is issued, the event(s) that fell into the analysis time period while the tire(s) were being analyzed will be considered as part of the penalty time period.