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Thread: Hallett ULW Endurance Protest Results!!

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    Exclamation Hallett ULW Endurance Protest Results!!

    Subject:
    Technical Protest filed against Team FellonKnee by Redline Racing following the ULW Endurance Race held at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit on September 14, 2019

    Action:
    Machine disassembly and measurements performed by Jim Cambora and Steve Upchurch at the request of the CMRA Director of Competition. A dyno run was also performed to establish a performance baseline at the request of the CMRA Director of Competition.

    Observations:
    Inconsistencies that fall outside of CMRA Superstock rules and allowances were found during the inspection.
    1) Left velocity stack had been replaced with a short Right velocity stack. (OEM parts used in a non OEM location)
    2) Throttle bodies inside diameter have been resized. (throttle bodies were compared to unmodified throttle bodies and found to have a larger inside diameter)

    Result:
    1)Team FellonKnee has been disqualified from the ULW Endurance race held on September 14, 2019.
    2) $500 protest fee will be returned to Redline Racing.
    3) Results and season points will be amended to reflect the disqualification
    4) An affidavit of fact from the technician that reassembles the Team FellonKnee engine stating that the engine has been reassembled in accordance with CMRA technical rules will be required.
    5) Post Tech Inspection of the airbox and throttle bodies will be performed following the final round of the CMRA ULW Endurance Series to be held at MSR Houston on October 26, 2019.

    Team FellonKnee_Protest-Teardown Report.pdf
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    So are we still mad at David Rice? I vote yes! Lol

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    Hallett results and points have been updated.
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    IMO the team should be disqualified from the tournament and not just one race.
    They knew exactly what they were doing... this was intentional...
    If you don't set the record straight this will continue to happen over and over again...
    I think if the punishment was more severe, such as a fine to be paid to the club, suspension of the racing license and an written apology to the club members, they would refrain from even trying to think about doing such thing.
    I also think that the tournament winning bikes, per each class, should be subjected to the same protest inspections before the final results are placed for the season.
    You all know very well the amount of money and effort involved to prep the bike, travel expenses, entry fees and so on...
    It's unfair to the rest of the teams and club members that are playing by the rules.

    Just my 2 cents...
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    Respectfully, I disagree, Rod. The rules are effective, folks have always had the option to protest. This is just the first I’ve actually witnessed. Like with my children, lay out the [sensible] consequences for actions, and enforce them as advertised. No reason to over-inflate consequences. Further, this consequence is substantial: the championship is effectively lost when it was nearly won. Now that folks see the consequence enacted, it’s a deterrent.
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    I agree with Josh. The Race Director is taking the proper actions per rulebook.
    I will and have proposed an idea tho..Back when I used to take a certain young fella to the AMA/DMG rounds when he podiumed I had to go to tech with my tools and remove the tank and airbox, 20mins...I suggested that TOP 3 in endurance do this after trophy presentation, and Race Director can pull X-amount of sprint bikes at say lunch time for this.
    Throw pitchforks …….now!

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    I will be happy to bring my (Redline Racing) bike to post-tech inspection after trophy presentation. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Dominguez View Post
    I agree with Josh. The Race Director is taking the proper actions per rulebook.
    I will and have proposed an idea tho..Back when I used to take a certain young fella to the AMA/DMG rounds when he podiumed I had to go to tech with my tools and remove the tank and airbox, 20mins...I suggested that TOP 3 in endurance do this after trophy presentation, and Race Director can pull X-amount of sprint bikes at say lunch time for this.
    Throw pitchforks …….now!
    Touching tools after touching beer is never a good idea :D :D

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