At 11:06am during Saturday’s race there was contact between car #82 PMW Motorsports and car #6 18901 Motorsports between turns 6 and 7. Both cars were damaged as was guard rail and guard rail posts. Neither driver was injured.
AER has spoken to and reviewed video from the involved drivers as well as drivers who witnessed the contact. We have also had the videos reviewed by trusted racers.
In review of this incident, we have reviewed the rules of section 9, “Passing”, and found the following:
a) Section 9.1 states that every competitor has the right to racing room. AER feels that #82 did not leave sufficient room for #6, the car that was being overtaken at the time.
b) Section 9.3 states, generally, that the overtaking car must make a safe pass, and the overtaken car must not make any sudden moves. We believe the video supports the #6 was not making a sudden move. As the overtaking car, #82 was responsible for making a safe pass.
As such, AER feels that it is the #82’s car responsibility to pay for the track damages. Further, it is the position of AER that PWM be suspended from racing with AER for a period of one year.