Competition Bulletin 2021-16: Penalties Assessed: Buckwheat GNCC Violation of 25-Foot Rule

Competition Bulletin 2021-16: Penalties Assessed: Buckwheat GNCC Violation of 25-Foot Rule

TimeSaturday, October 16, 2021 | 2:40 PM
TimeSaturday, October 16, 2021 | 2:40 PM

TO: 2021 GNCC Participants

FROM: GNCC Racing

Date: October 16, 2021

SUBJECT: COMPETITION BULLETIN 2021-16:

Penalties Assessed: Buckwheat GNCC Violation of 25-Foot Rule

Section I.1. of the 2021 GNCC Pro and Amateur Supplemental Rules, On Track Regulations, provide as follows:

1. Riders must remain on the marked course. The marked course is within 25 feet of race arrows. However, riders must stay within the confines of the following markers: DoubleStriped Placards posted on both sides of the trail, ribbons, signs, stakes, hay bales, barrels, motocross track, grass track, etc..

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The racecourse at the recent Buckwheat GNCC was marked with race arrows.  At approximately the 7.5-mile mark, the marked course directed riders to make a dogleg through the woods.  During the last two laps of the race, several riders took an alternate route through this section of the course that was 31 feet from the marked course.  The alternate line was shorter than the marked course, providing an advantage, although no positions were gained by taking this line.

Several video clips of this section and the riders taking the alternate line were submitted to GNCC Racing within the post-race protest period.  The video captures these riders veering off course and taking the shorter route through this section of the woods, in violation of the 25-Foot Rule.

After considerable review and deliberation of the video evidence, GNCC Officials have determined that it is necessary to penalize the following riders for violation of the 25-Foot Rule, consistent with past precedent.

The penalties assessed for violation of the 25-Foot Rule in this particular instance are the championship points associated with a one-position penalty. In other words, the positions will remain unchanged, but the championship points associated with a one-position penalty will be assessed. Riders who violated the rule twice were penalized the points associated with a two-position penalty.

NameClassPenalty Points
Trevor BollingerXC1 Pro2
Thad DuvallXC1 Pro5
Ricky RussellXC1 Pro1
Layne MichaelXC1 Pro2
Steward BaylorXC1 Pro4
Jordan AshburnXC1 Pro1
Josh StrangXC1 Pro1
Ryder LaffertyXC2 Pro1
Dylan Dela CruzOpen A1
Dustin VincentOpen A1
Danny HaftlVet A1
Joe MarshVet A1
Ryan Piper150 A1
Tyler Scheels250 B1
Zach GainsVet B1
Levi Elliott4-Stroke B Lites1

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