ARCA Racing driver suspended after intentional crash (Video)

Sean Hingorani was a lap down as he crashed his 2nd place running teammate at Mid-Ohio

Over the weekend, the ARCA Menards Series raced at Mid-Ohio. We saw drama unfold between teammates and now a suspension has been issued.

Hear from ARCA Racing on the penalty below.

Sean Hingorani is a 16-year-old racing driver from California. He races for Venturini Motorsports and was teammates with Dean Thompson for the event.

With 8 laps to go in the second to last corner, Sean Hingorani leaned on the rear bumper of teammate Dean Thompson in the battle for the lead. Hingorani worked inside of him but he was now on the outside for the very next corner.

As they ran side by side for the lead into the final turn on the track, Thompson elected to miss the apex, run wide and shove Hingorani off in the grass. Hingorani dropped from racing for the lead to the tail of the field.

Thompson later last the lead. And on the final lap, he was running in 2nd with pressure from behind for the position.

Meanwhile, Hingorani was now a lap down and rolling slow around the track. He appeared to be waiting for Thompson to come back around.

And, when Thompson attempted to lap Hingorani, the #15 driver of Hingorani turned left and shoved both cars off in the sand. Thompson climbed from his car and walked across the sand to have a quick chat with Hingorani as he remained in his car.

Neither car finished the race. And now, the ARCA Menards Series has elected to suspended Hingorani.

ARCA Announcement

The ARCA Racing Series posted the following announcement on Monday:

“As a result of an on-track incident in the ARCA Menards Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Friday, July 7, driver Sean Hingorani has been suspended for the next ARCA Menards Series platform race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday, July 15 and placed on probation for the remainder of the 2023 season.”

“The penalty is for violation of 2023 ARCA Rulebook Section 12-8.1, which references ARCA Member Conduct Guidelines, and Section C and D, which reference intentionally wrecking another vehicle, premeditated removing another competitor from contention when not racing for position and waiting for another competitor and then taking action.”

Sean Hingorani crashes Dean Thompson


Sean Hingorani | Dean Thompson | Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course | NASCAR | ARCA Menards Series