Brighton Speedway announces Pro Stock penalties

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BRIGHTON – After extensive post-race technical inspection on July 12, 2014, Brighton Speedway found rule infractions to five Brighton Automotive Pro Stock drivers’ cars.

Four drivers, Justin Ramsay (No.03), Devon Kippen (No.43), Jason McCrory (No.49), and Doug Anderson (No.72) were deemed to have illegal shock packages. The Brighton Speedway Pro Stock rule book “SS series Pro-Shock stock style shocks permitted. No altering and no adjustable shocks. Shocks must mount in stock position” (p.23). The shock packages on each of the four cars were found to be in violation of this rule.

The illegal shock packages are a result of a misunderstanding between the drivers and the Speedway based on the wording and intent of the rule book.

“In order to make sure we were being fair to all parties involved and to drivers racing using approved shocks, the final decision is to deem to these shocks illegal,” said track promoter Mark Rinaldi.

“The intention of the rule is to have shocks for less than $100 per shock,” added Rinaldi.

The No.38 car driven on July 12 by Shawn Gregory and owned by Art Rodgers was found to be in violation of the Brighton Speedway rule book with different lowering blocks on each side of the car.

“We appreciate the understanding of the drivers, and teams, involved and look forward to working with all parties to build a cost-effective and competitive class,” said Rinaldi.

Prior to reaching a decision on all rule violations, Brighton Speedway management consulted with several other industry members, including Merrittville Speedway, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein, and AFCO Racing Performance (Pro Shocks),

As a result of the rule infractions, all car owners and drivers have been penalized with a loss of all points and prize money earned on July 12, 2014. The results of the technical inspection and penalties are considered final. The 2014 championship standings have been updated as a result of the penalties.

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About Brighton Speedway: Brighton Speedway is a 1/3-mile clay stock car racing oval located on the shores of Lake Ontario in Brighton, Ont. The speedway hosts five weekly stock car divisions on Saturday nights from May to September. The weekly Pro Late Model division competes under UMP DIRTcar sanctioning. The track’s flagship Applefest Shootout Weekend attracts drivers, fans, and sponsors from across the NorthEast every September.

Media Contact: Clayton Johns