McNally challenges Sandown decision in the V8 Ute Series V8 Ute driver, Glenn McNally is fighting a penalty he was issued at Round 6 of the 2009 Yokohama V8 Ute Racing Series & ...
McNally challenges Sandown decision in the V8 Ute Series
V8 Ute driver, Glenn McNally is fighting a penalty he was issued at Round 6 of the 2009 Yokohama V8 Ute Racing Series protected by Armor All for multiple contact with Stephen Robinson in Race 2.
The contact pushed Robinson into a ripple strip and forced the car to roll.
Consequently the Race only ran 4 laps in total and was deemed a non result race.
McNally's penalty included an exclusion from Race 3 and a $9000 with $6000 suspended fine until December 2010. This means if the driver is to break any rules within this time- frame he will pay double the amount.
"I agree that they need to give me something but I don't agree with what they have given me. A year is a long time to stay out of trouble in the Utes," said McNally.
Robinson's car incurred major damage to the back-end and side of the car and McNally put his hand up to help fix the damage.
"If the money was going to Robbo I would agree with my penalty but on top of the expense we are also chipping in to fix his car," said McNally.
Robinson was lucky not to suffer any injuries from the accident and feels no ill-will against the Holden rival.
"Glenn McNally is a better driver than that. Everyone is prone to making a mistake and very rarely he does."
"If it wasn't for the Ute family I definitely would've had to pull out for the rest of the season. With everyone's support we will be fighting fit for Bathurst," said Robinson.
V8 Ute Racings driver standards advisor and former V8 Ute driver stated why McNally received the penalty.
"He received a penalty because he made a driving error with another driver that ended up being quiet a severe incident," explained Luff.
The original fine that was given to McNally by the V8 Utes Race Director and IPO Phillip Livingstone was only $7500 with $2500 suspended, however because McNally decided to dispute it, it went to the Stewards who then issued him with the $9000 fine.
Judge the action for yourself when you tune into Network Seven this weekend Saturday, 15 August at 1:30pm EST to catch Round 6 at Sandown Raceway.