Race Championship

Organising Club: 

Event Date: 

Saturday, 21 January, 2017

Decisions: 

DecisionTypeCompetitorCompetition NumberClassFindingRuling
RD1
Harry Hayek
26
TRS
The Race Director finds that you caused a red flag during the first Qualifying Session (Q2). This was due to your car leaving the track at Turn 5 and coming to a stop in a dangerous place. It was necessary to stop the session and move your car. Schedule CH 19.5 applies
The Race Director rules that Penalty CH 40.15 applies- Move three (3) places back on the grid for start of Race One (R2)
RD2
Luis Leeds
96
TRS
The Race Director finds that you caused a red flag during the second Qualifying Session (Q3). This was due to your car leaving the track at the exit of Turn 1 and coming to a stop in a dangerous place. It was necessary to stop the session and move your car. Schedule CH 19.5 applies
The Race Director rules that Penalty CH 40.15 applies Move three (3) places back on the grid for start of Race Three (R22)
RD3
Enaam Ahmed
65
TRS
The Clerk of the Course finds that The Race Director finds that you passed another competitor under yellow flag conditions at Turn 7 during the first Qualifying Session (Q2). This is a breach of Schedule 26.4.4.
The Race Director rules that Penalty CH 40.13 applies. Two (2) series demerit points
RD4
Sam Barry
71
NZTC
The Race Director finds that you caused a red flag during the NZTC Qualifying Session (Q9). This was due to your car leaving the track at the exit of Turn 1 and coming to a stop in a dangerous place. It was necessary to stop the session and move your car. Schedule CH 19.5 applies
The Race Director rules that Penalty CH 40.15 applies. Move three (3) places back on the grid for start of Race One (R7)
RD5
Jehan Daruvala
9
TRS
The Race Director finds that Car #9 made a false start at the start of Race One (R2). Your car was moving when the race start signal was given. This is a breach of Schedule CH 20.4. This is a Judge of Fact decision and is not able to be protested.
The Race Director rules that Penalty CH 40.19.2 applies. Addition of ten (10) seconds to race time for Race One (R2). One (1) series demerit points
RD6
Thomas Randle
49
TRS
The Race Director finds that Car #49 made a false start at the start of Race One (R2). Your car was moving when the race start signal was given. This is a breach of Schedule CH 20.4. This is a Judge of Fact decision and is not able to be protested.
The Race Director rules that Penalty CH 40.19.2 applies. Addition of ten (10) seconds to race time for Race One (R2). One (1) series demerit points
RD7
Harry Hayek
26
TRS
The Race Director finds that Car #26 made a false start at the start of Race One (R2). Your car was moving when the race start signal was given. This is a breach of Schedule CH 20.4. This is a Judge of Fact decision and is not able to be protested.
The Race Director rules that Penalty CH 40.19.2 applies. Addition of ten (10) seconds to race time for Race One (R2). One (1) series demerit points
RD8
Reid Harker
4
TR86
The Clerk of the Course finds that The Race Director finds that Car #4 undertook a practice start at the start of Race One (R6). This is a breach of Schedule CH 17. This is a Judge of Fact decision and is not able to be protested.
The Race Director rules that Penalty CH 40.23 applies. Pit Lane Drive Through (complied with during the race). Three (3) series demerit points
RD9
John Penny
3
TR86
The Race Director finds that as notified during Race One (R6) an investigation regarding a possible practice start for Car #3 on the starting grid was to be undertaken post-race. The Investigations team have viewed the film evidence and it is determined that you have not complied with start requirements for Race One (R6). You carried out a practice start on the starting grid at the end of the formation lap prior to race start. This was judged by Judge of Fact (Starts), Murray Starnes. This is contrary to Schedule CH 17.1.3. This time penalty is in lieu of a drive through penalty and is not able to be protested in accordance with the National Sporting Code 113g.
The Race Director rules that Penalty CH 40.23 applies. 30 seconds added to race time in Race One (R6). Three (3) series demerit points
RD10
John Penny
3
TR86
The Race Director finds that the incident at Turn 7 on Lap 9 in Race One (R6) between Cars 3 & 17 was put under investigation during the race. Cars 3 and 17 were entering Turn 7 when Car 3 made contact with Car 17. The post-race investigation has determined that Car 3 was unable to complete the passing manoeuvre without contact with Car 17 at Turn 7, disadvantaging Car 17. This is a breach of Schedule CH 26.1.1. This time penalty is in lieu of a drive through penalty and is not able to be protested in accordance with the National Sporting Code 113g.
The Race Director rules that Penalty CH 40.16 applies. 30 seconds added to race time in Race One (R6). Three (3) series demerit points. You now have six (6) series demerit points, you will be moved back six grid places for Race Two (R16)
RD11
Simon Evans
1
NZTC
The Race Director finds that as a result of a post-race inquiry an investigation was carried out, viewing the data from your car. You were judged to have not complied with the rolling start requirements for Race One (R7). You were judged to be over the permitted speed prior to the start signal going out, as per Schedule CH 20.1.4(4). This was judged by Judge of Fact (Starts), Chris Adams.
The Race Director rules that Penalty CH 40.20 applies. 10 seconds added to race time for Race One (R7). 1 Licence Demerit Point
RD12
Jamie Conroy
16
NZTC
The Race Director finds that during the NZTC meeting ride session (MR3), you were judged to have had a fellow competitor competing at this race meeting in your car, as a passenger. You have admitted to this. This is contrary to Schedule CH 39.1
The Race Director rules that Penalty CH 40.27 applies. $300.00 fine
RD13
Jack Milligan
17
TR86
The Event Director finds that a complaint was received from Car #7 (TR86 Championship) Matt Lockwood, that following Race One (R6) he was hit in the face by Keith Houston, team manager of Jack Milligan’s race team – Car #17, TR86. The entry form for Jack Milligan shows “Carevets NZ Ltd” with an email address of keith@carevets.co.nz listed as the entrant, however this entity does not hold an entrant’s licence so he has been deleted from the entry form. Keith Houston does not hold a MSNZ licence. It is my view that Keith Houston falls outside of the Sport’s jurisdiction at the meeting. Keith Houston is listed as the team manager of the race team of Car 17 on the entry form. On the rear of the entry form the competitor warrants that “all team members attending will be at all times responsible for their own safety and by their actions or inactions will not cause harm to themselves or to any other person”. The National Sporting Code, article 36(n) also states:(n) The competitor shall be responsible for all acts or omissions on the part of any person taking part in, or providing a service in connection with, an event or a championship on their behalf, including in particular their employees, direct or indirect, their drivers, mechanics, consultants, service providers or passengers, as well as any person to whom the competitor has allowed access to the Reserved areas.It is my view that the driver of the car is responsible for a team member’s actions. On the information provided I decided to hold a hearing. I issued a summons to Jack Milligan to appear at a hearing at 1845 hrs on Saturday 21 January 2017 in connection with “an assault by your team member, Keith Houston on competitor #7 Matt Lockwood after Race One (R6)”. The hearing was conducted in accordance with Schedule G 3.2(2), in attendance at the hearing was Jack Milligan, Maria Houston, Matt Lockwood and Raymond Bennett.At the hearing it was ascertained that there had been an incident between the two competitors i
The Event Director rules that: There are a number of issues that need to be considered. The on track incidents that occurred, which was being dealt with by the Race Director and the Race Investigations team. Whilst these issues in no doubt caused Lockwood to become aggrieved it should have been left with the Race Officials to deal with. The actions of Lockwood to storm into Milligan’s pit and confront Milligan were not appropriate and I am in no doubt added to the tension already present from the on-track issues. All that said, there is no excuse for anyone to physically hit someone else at a race meeting. The contact was an open hand slap has to be viewed at the lower end of a physical assault. As previously mentioned, Keith Houston doesn’t fall within the jurisdiction of MotorSport NZ therefore any penalty must be applied to the driver. In applying a penalty I am required to apply Schedule P of the NSC. The penalty is Schedule P NSC.4 as there is no specific penalty in Schedule P of the NSC that addresses this matter. The standard penalty for NSC.4 is a $500 fine with additional penalties being exclusion from the series, meeting or event and/or endorsement of competitor licence for a minimum of one month and a maximum of 12 months. It is my view that a monetary penalty is appropriate and that a licence endorsement for the remainder of the series should apply. I do not believe that exclusion is warranted as in my view exclusion is applicable to on track and technical infringements.In assessing the fine I am of the view that a maximum fine of $500 is not sufficient. In my view this constitutes a serious offence. It is my decision that the accusation against Jack Milligan’s team member Keith Houston is proved, but the penalty is insufficient given the nature of the offence. Therefore pursuant to Schedule P 3.1, I am passing this to the Stewards for a sentence to be applied.
RD14
Matt Lockwood
7
TR86
The Race Director finds that as a result of a post-race investigation: After the chequered flag for Race One (R6) Car #7 failed to maintain his position, passing four cars, pulling up behind Car #17 and repeatedly hitting him in the rear of his car. Car #7 then pulled up alongside Car #17 and gestured to him. You have admitted to all of the above. This is a breach of Schedule CH 26.1 causing a collision
The Race Director rules that Penalty CH 40.17 applies- Fine of $500. Exclusion from Race One (R6). Endorsement of competition licence for three (3) months. Four (4) series demerit points. Additionally Schedule CH 40.3(a) applies- Loss of fifty (50) championship points
RD15
Enaam Ahmed
65
TRS
The Race Director finds that as a result of a post-race investigation: In Lap 1, at Turn 1 of Race Two (R15) Cars 3, 62 and 65 made contact. It has been deemed that you caused the collision. This is a breach of Schedule CH 26.1 Code of Driving Conduct. This time penalty is in lieu of a drive through penalty and is not able to be protested in accordance with the National Sporting Code 113g.
The Race Director rules that Penalty CH 40.16 applies. 30 seconds added to race time for Race Two (R15). Three (3) series demerit points
RD16
Simon Evans
1
NZTC
The Race Director finds that Car #1 made a false start at the start of Race Two (R17). Your car was ahead of the pole sitter (Car #97) when the race start signal was given. This is a breach of Schedule CH 20.4. This is a Judge of Fact decision and is not able to be protested.
The Race Director rules that Penalty CH 40.19.2 applies. Addition of ten (10) seconds to race time for Race Two (R17). One (1) series demerit points
RD17
Reid Harker
4
TR86
The Race Director finds that As notified during Race Three (R23) an incident between Cars 4 and 5 at Turn 5 was put under investigation. On viewing the film evidence it has been deemed that you made contact with Car 5 and gained an advantage.This is a breach of Schedule CH 26.1 Code of Driving Conduct. This time penalty is in lieu of a drive through penalty and is not able to be protested in accordance with the National Sporting Code 113g.
The Race Director rules that Penalty CH 40.16 applies. 30 seconds added to race time for Race Three (R23). Three (3) series demerit points. You now have six (6) series demerit points, you will be moved back six grid places for Race One at Manfeild, 10-12 February 2017.
RD18
Nick Ross
7
NZTC
The Race Director finds that during your compulsory pit stop in Race 3 (R24), your car was released prior to the wheel nuts under the car being retrieved. This is contrary to 2016-17 NZTC Championship Article 8.1.2.5 including bulletin V8-17-A002. This is confirmed by Judge of Fact Wheel Change, Ron McMillan.As this is a Judge of Fact decision this is not able to be protested.
The Race Director rules that Penalty NZTC 2016-17 Article 8.1.2.9 applies. 55 seconds added to race time for Race Three (R24)
RD19
Brock Cooley
111
NZTC
The Race Director finds that you were judged to have not complied with Safety Car restart requirements in Race 3 (R24). You passed car 63 before the start finish line. Schedule CH 24.3 applies. This was judged by Judge of Fact (Starts), Chris Adams
The Race Director rules that Penalty CH 40.20 applies. 10 seconds added to Race 3 (R24) time. 1 Series Demerit Point
1
Alex Little
14
Super Trucks
The Clerk of the Course finds that Truck number 14 did cause an incident in the pits with contact to NZ Touring Car #11 Contravening Schedule Z 12.1
The Clerk of the Course rules that penalty A4Z.5 applies and the driver is fined $250.00
2
Malcolm Little
66
Super Trucks
The Clerk of the Course finds that the Judge of Fact Truck Speed reports a speed recording of above 160kmh repeatedly during qualifying session. This is a breach of 2016-17 Super Truck Championship Articles item 14.1
The Clerk of the Course rules that A4TR.1 applies. Truck #66 have all times cancelled from qualifying. Truck #66 shall start from the rear of the grid.
3
Alvin Frew
77
NZ6 Saloons
The Clerk of the Course finds that Series Scrutineer John Wigston reports NZ6 Car Number 77 was found to be 1348kg which is under the minimum weight by 2kg, Contravening Schedule 6 of NZ6 Race Series Technical Articles, Commodore VN VP, Article 19.1.1 of the class regulations. This is deemed to be performance enhancing.
The Clerk of the Course rules that Appendix One Sch P A2A2 applies. Alvin Frew be fined a sum of $250.00, be excluded from the results of NZ6 Race 1 and have his competition licence endorsed for three months from Saturday 21 January 2017.
4
Malcolm Little
66
Super Trucks
The Clerk of the Course finds that the Judge of Fact Truck Speed reports Truck 66 recording speed readings of 163km/hr, and 164km/h during truck race 2. This is in excess of the maximum permitted truck speed of 160km/h and is therefore in breach of teh 2016-17 Super Truck Championship Articles item 14.1
The Clerk of the Course rules that as Malcolm Little Truck 66 breached the maximum permissible speed limit on three occasions during race 2 A4TR.1(C) applies. Truck #66 is excluded from the results of Race 2. Truck #66 shall start Race 3 from the rear of the grid.
ST02
Jack Milligan
17
TR86
The Stewards Find that there was physical contact by a member of Jack Milligans team on Matt Lockwood. There were a number of extenuating factors as contained in the Event Director's decision #RD13 which the Stewards have taken into account when considering this case and what penalties to apply.
The Stewards rule that Jack Milligan is fined $2500. Licence is endorsed for 4 months.

Endorsements & Suspensions: 

DecisionTypePenalty EndCompetitorCompetition NumberCompetition ClassFindingRuling
RD13/ST
  • Fine
  • Licence Endorsement
Mon 22 May '17
Jack Milligan
17
TR86
The Stewards Find that there was physical contact by a member of Jack Milligans team on Matt Lockwood. There were a number of extenuating factors as contained in the Event Director's decision #RD13 which the Stewards have taken into account when considering this case and what penalties to apply.
The Stewards rule that Jack Milligan is fined $2500. Licence is endorsed for 4 months.
RD14
  • Demerit Points
  • Exclusion
  • Fine
  • Licence Endorsement
Sat 22 Apr '17
Matt Lockwood
7
TR86
The Race Director finds that as a result of a post-race investigation: After the chequered flag for Race One (R6) Car #7 failed to maintain his position, passing four cars, pulling up behind Car #17 and repeatedly hitting him in the rear of his car. Car #7 then pulled up alongside Car #17 and gestured to him. You have admitted to all of the above. This is a breach of Schedule CH 26.1 causing a collision
The Race Director rules that Penalty CH 40.17 applies- Fine of $500. Exclusion from Race One (R6). Endorsement of competition licence for three (3) months. Four (4) series demerit points. Additionally Schedule CH 40.3(a) applies- Loss of fifty (50) championship points
3
Fri 21 Apr '17
Alvin Frew
77
NZ6 Saloons
The Clerk of the Course finds that Series Scrutineer John Wigston reports NZ6 Car Number 77 was found to be 1348kg which is under the minimum weight by 2kg, Contravening Schedule 6 of NZ6 Race Series Technical Articles, Commodore VN VP, Article 19.1.1 of the class regulations. This is deemed to be performance enhancing.
The Clerk of the Course rules that Appendix One Sch P A2A2 applies. Alvin Frew be fined a sum of $250.00, be excluded from the results of NZ6 Race 1 and have his competition licence endorsed for three months from Saturday 21 January 2017.