Joey Roberts Disqualified From ACT Tiger Sportsman Tri-State Series Event at Canaan Fair Speedway
Following the second event in the American Canadian Tour (ACT) Tiger Sportsman Series at the Canaan Fair Speedway this past Saturday, August 1st, second place finisher Joey Roberts from Georgia, Vermont has been disqualified.
Roberts failed the post race inspection of his Island Racing ‘built motor’. Under ACT rules, three motors were allowed to compete in the event --- a Thunder Road Butler MacMaster crate motor, an Airborne Speedway-approved Island Racing spec motor, and an ACT-approved ‘built motor’ which is approved at both Thunder Road and Airborne Speedway. The ‘built motors’ can be assembled by racers or by regional engine shops under specifications as outlined in the ACT Rule Book.
Roberts was penalized on various issues. First, he was disqualified from the event with loss of all money and points due to the illegal motor. Following subsequent behavior not in keeping with the rules of ACT racing, Roberts was also fined $1,000.00 and has been suspended from any participation in ACT-sanctioned events of any kind indefinitely. Roberts has also been banned from entering any pit area conducting an ACT event until further notice.
Third place finisher, Joey Becker from Cambridge, VT, driving a car owned by Rich Watson from Milton, VT will inherit second place, and Jason Bonnett from St. Albans, Vermont moves from fourth place to third following the disqualification.
The final leg of the NAPA Tri-State Series, which included a 100-lap opening event at the newly renovated Airborne Speedway in July, will take place at Thunder Road Speedbowl at the ACE Hardware 100-lap special event on Thursday, August 13th. Shawn Duquette of Morrisonville, NY has won the first two events and leads Toby Ebersole of Peru, NY by 22 points, and Bonnett by 32 going into the final event. Post time is 6:30 and regular admission prices will be in effect.