Concord, N.C. – August 15th, 2013 – Due to a post-race inspection violation within DIRTcar 358 Modified rules as per the 2013 DIRTcar Rule Book, Luke Whitteker was discovered to have an altered Ignition box per the following sections within;
11.0 Penalties, Fine Schedules and Protests
A.) The Super DIRTcar Series and/or DIRTcar conducts itself as the top Modified Racing Series in North America and expects its members to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times during any event and/or when representing the series. Car Owners, Drivers and CrewChiefs are responsible for the conduct of their team members and/or anyone connected to or affiliated with that owner’s team, in addition to being responsible for all infractions, technical and/or non-technical in nature. In the event that a penalty is issued, only active DIRTcar Members in good standing, have the right to an appeal, if the penalty is appealable. All fines that are listed in sub-section 11.1 are in regard to the initial penalty. Multiple infractions of the same type will increase the severity of the penalty.
I.) Any member that violates any technical rule as presented within the rulebook and/or issued in a written bulletin will be subject to disqualification and/or fine and/or suspension and/or loss of points and/or any other action deemed appropriate by Super DIRTcar Series and/or DIRTcar Officials and/or World Racing Group Supervisory Officials. Minimum = $50.
a. The penalty schedule for any violations “technical in nature will be as follows;
5. For any violation in which a competitor is found to be using an electronic and/or data recording device and/or telemetry and/or device that indicates any form of traction control an immediate indefinite suspension and/or loss of points and/or loss of purse and prize money awarded based solely at the discretion of DIRTcar and/or Super DIRTcar and/or World Racing Group officials based on the severity, nature and intent of the violation.
15.4 Traction Control Devices
A.) All electronic and/or computerized wheel spin and/or ignition retardation and/or acceleration limiting and/or traction control devices of any type will not be permitted.
B.) Adjustable ping control devices, dial a chip controls, timing controls and/or automated throttle controls will not be permitted.
C.) Adjustable restrictor plates will not be permitted.
D.) Remote control components of any-type will not be permitted.
E.) Radios and/or devices for transmitting voice and/or data will not be permitted, unless otherwise authorized prior to any event.
F.) Data acquisition systems will not be permitted.
15.0-B DIRTcar 358 Modifieds
ANY CAR, TEAM AND/OR DRIVER THAT DOES NOT MEET THESE SPECIFICATIONS AND/OR EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS WILL BE SUBJECT TO PENALTIES AS DETERMINED BY THE Super DIRTcar and/or DIRTcar and/or World Racing Group OFFICIALS.
Note; Unless otherwise noted within Section 15.0-B, the rules remain the same as presented in section 15.0-A.
A.) Only DIRTcar approved MSD Box Part #64317-MSD/DIRT 6ALN fixed 7600 will be permitted for both ported and Brodix ‘Spec’ Cylinder head engine options. The ignition box must remain unaltered. Only one (1) approved MSD Box will be permitted per car. The ignition box must be in operating and working condition before, during and after the racing event.
C.) Ignition boxes must remain as manufactured. Internal and/or external alterations and/or modifications will not be permitted. Crank trigger systems of any type will not be permitted.
F.) The wiring must remain as specified by the ignition amplifier box manufacturer.
H.) OEM stock firing order must be maintained for all engines.
I.) Ignition amplifier boxes may be confiscated and/or exchanged at any time.
As a result of the infraction, Whitteker is suspended indefinitely and loses all earned DIRTcar points and any awards for the 2013 season.
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