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Supercross Update: The Decision of the Race Director

| 10 May 2017 3:34 pm

AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series – UpdateSupercross Series 2017 Logo 300
Round 17: Sam Boyd Stadium

Courtesy of Feld Entertainment
LAS VEGAS, NV, MAY 10, 2017

On May 6, 2017, after the 250SX main event, a protest was filed in regards to an on-track incident involving rider number 17, Joey Savatgy, and rider number 16, Zach Osborne. After a complete review of the incident, including video and eyewitness accounts, it was determined by the Race Director that rider number 16, Zach Osborne, was in violation of the rule Appendix A.2.c.17:

A2 General Offenses and Penalties

i. The following offenses will be subject to disciplinary action by the Race Director and/or the competent bodies. This list is provided as guidance to licensed competitors and event credential holders but does not restrict AMA from invoking penalties for other actions detrimental to the sport that are not specifically contemplated herein.

17. Riding on or off the track at any time in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of other riders, officials or the public.

It was determined that the pass was aggressive in nature and – per the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, rulebook – the current action in Las Vegas caused a fine of $7,500 to be issued.

The protesting party did not agree with the severity of the penalty and chose to appeal the Race Director’s decision. An appeal hearing was then convened and all evidence presented by both parties was reviewed. It was determined by the appeals panel that the penalty was justified. The decision of the Race Director was confirmed and the decision of the appeals panel is final. No further appeal is possible.

About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit, member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling-rights and event-sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

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