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Five Disqualified Following the Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway for Illegal Tire Samples!

CONCORD, N.C. – June 20, 2016 – DIRTcar Racing officials have disqualified five competitors following failed post-race inspections at the Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway.

Tire samples collected from the #B5 driven by Brandon Sheppard, #22 driven by Gregg Satterlee, #20 driven by Jimmy Owens, #33X driven by Ricky Thornton and #0 driven by Scott Bloomquist and tested by an independent laboratory did not meet established benchmarks in a chemical analysis.

A total of 32 samples were taken throughout the weekend, June 9, 10 and 11, from participants.

All five competitors were found to be in violation of rule 15.11-G and were fined in accordance with rule 11.1.

Rule 15.11-G.) Chemical alterations, vulcanizing, tire softening, defacing and/or altering the face of the tire lettering and/or tire stamping will not be permitted. Chemicals or tire softening is not permitted at any time. Tires may be inspected at any time. Any violation with any tire presented for competition may result in immediate disqualification from the events and/or other penalties including but not limited to; loss of money, fine, loss of points and/or suspension.

All five have been disqualified from the event, including the loss of all purse money and championship points earned during the event, fined $1,000 and penalized 1,000 DIRTcar Late Model points for the 2016 season. The total penalty, including loss of money, fine and the cost of the tire analysis was $19,630 for Sheppard, $4,655 for Satterlee, $7,630 for Owens, $10,930 for Thornton and $6,105 for Bloomquist.

Each has been placed under a three-month suspension from all DIRTcar sanctioned events, which includes World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series competition, beginning June 11, 2016 and concluding Sept. 11, 2016 and will be under probation following the conclusion of the suspension for the remainder of the 2016 season.

For more information on DIRTcar Racing and all DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned divisions, visit DIRTcar.com. For more information on Eldora Speedway, visit EldoraSpeedway.com.

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175 comments

  1. Tim Breuer Jeff Breuer Bradley Stevens Jason Mynatt

  2. Well how about that …..

  3. Ouch man their suspensions are up one day after the World 100. Guess that mean 5 less cars this year.

  4. Damn say it ain’t so Bshepp!

  5. Coty DeLap Cole DeLap

  6. They all do it from time to time!

  7. They just banned Bloomquist and Owens from the World 100. Major backlash coming

  8. Cody Clark Jerod Ramsey

  9. Ricky Thornton jr!! Are you serious wow!!!!

  10. how can they ban guy that didnt even make show ????? not that i can click link yet?…

  11. Blake Manville Justin Knackstedt

  12. Who were the 5 that were disquallified…i cant open the link.

  13. Good work by tech. Now maybe some honest drivers can make money at the World 100

  14. Oops!! If you ain’t cheating you ain’t trying! Lol

  15. Robbie Lee-Test Matt Becker

  16. Lucas Severance Jimmy Ludwig Jim Ludwig Terry Hinkle

  17. It’s fake like Obama

  18. Josh Sidles Chad Krug Ricky got in trouble.

  19. #B5 driven by Brandon Sheppard, #22 driven by Gregg Satterlee, #20 driven by Jimmy Owens, #33X driven by Ricky Thornton and #0 driven by Scott Bloomquist were all DQ’d and suspended until September 11, 2016..

  20. It could not be there doping it could be just defacing I’d expect an appeal from a few of them

  21. Bloomer is the king of cheating. Late model drivers are becoming notorious for cheating. Can’t win the fair way so let’s cheat, lame and inexcusable. When is bloomer going to get the 3 strikes and your out.

  22. Mo Miller Josh Swiger

  23. It’s all bullshit keep making up shit

  24. Steven Power read this…

  25. Owens, Bloomquist, Satterlee, Thorton Jr, and Sheppard..

  26. Link won’t work is this fake