Florida Speed Park Announces Disciplinary Actions From April 22

April 25, St. Augustine, FL – Speedway officials announced today the levying of fines and suspensions stemming from an incident along the frontstretch involving several drivers and crew members following the conclusion of this past Saturday ...

April 25, St. Augustine, FL – Speedway officials announced today the levying of fines and suspensions stemming from an incident along the frontstretch involving several drivers and crew members following the conclusion of this past Saturday night’s racing program.

Sportsman drivers Kenny Hall and David Cline have both been fined an undisclosed amount and suspended indefinitely from the speedway. Two non-competitors – Nelson (Tiny) Cline and Mike Harrison – have also been fined and suspended indefinitely. Two other non-competitors – Jimmie Bunn and Ronnie Tillman – have been fined an undisclosed amount.

“What happened Saturday night was an embarrassment not only to the fans but also to those competitors here who work so hard at success in this sport,” said speedway manager Louis Smith. “We will not stand for this type of behavior, period. Racing is a family sport and this is a family program. The actions of those select teams and individuals involved in the post-race melee will not be tolerated here, under any circumstances.”

The incident overshadowed a hard fought battle between Todd Ponce and Jason Garver for victory in the hotly contested Sportsman division feature. Ponce went on to eek out the win, just getting underneath Garver and taking the lead with only two laps to go. The Sportsman, plus all five other local divisions, will be in action this coming Saturday night.

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