New infraction flag to be introduced

New 'Infraction Flag' To Be Unveiled In San Diego The American Boat Racing Association will introduce a new racing flag to help fans and drivers determine if an infraction has been called during a heat of racing during an unlimited ...

New 'Infraction Flag' To Be Unveiled In San Diego

The American Boat Racing Association will introduce a new racing flag to help fans and drivers determine if an infraction has been called during a heat of racing during an unlimited hydroplane race. The flag will be unveiled at the San Diego Bayfair powered by the Union Tribune on September 19, 20 and 21.

The new flag colors will be a bright medium blue and a florescent yellow for the stripe and will fly alongside the appropriate racing flag displayed on the course before, during and after a heat. Chief referee Mike Noonan and official scorer Wes Patton came up with the pattern for the flag. The new racing 'infraction' flag will be displayed from the judges' stand and course boats any time an infraction as been called during an unlimited hydroplane race.

The use of the new flag will be a visual reminder to drivers and those persons watching the official tower's and course boats that an infraction has been called.

"Our officials will continue to communicate the penalty/infraction over the radio channels," said ABRA Chairman Sam Cole. "The colors that were chosen should make for a very visible flag and will help everyone understand that the 'heat' is in question for one or more participants."

"We better understand some of the communication issues that resulted during the Chevrolet Cup at Seafair and feel this is one way to alert everyone that an infraction has been called."

For ticket information the on San Diego Bayfair powered by the Union Tribune boat races, go to www.sandiegobayfair.org/.

-credit: --ABRA--

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