Lucas Oil Speedway and USRA Officials have disqualified two competitors following failed post-race inspections at the USRA Modified sanctioned event at Lucas Oil Speedway on June 30.
Tire samples collected from the No. 8F driven by Johnny Fennewald and the No. 99T driven by Eric Turner and tested by an independent laboratory did not meet established benchmarks in chemical analysis.
A total of (3) samples were taken in the USRA Modified Division from participants. The tire samples collected from the No. 98 driven by Jeff Cutshaw did meet established benchmarks in chemical analysis.
Fennewald and Turner were found to be in violation of USRA rule 11.2.2 and were fined and suspended in accordance with USRA rule 2.15.5.
Both drivers have been disqualified from the event, including the loss of all purse money and championship points earned during the event, fined $2,000, and the loss of all track and national points earned for the 2016 season. The total penalty, including loss of money, fine and the cost of the tire analysis was $2,750 for Fennewald and $2,650 for Turner.
Each has been placed under a (30) day suspension from all USRA and Lucas Oil Speedway events beginning on July 12 and concluding on Aug. 12 and will be on probation following the conclusion of the suspension for the remainder of the 2016 season.