CAMS has reported that a tribunal has removed the post race penalties given to both Justin Ruggier and Kel Treseder for incidents that occurred during the final Aussie Racing Cars event at Queensland Raceway for their fourth round of the year.
As the event ran late on the race program, CAMS advised that there was little time for either competitor to respond to the two penalties, a 30 second time penalty for Ruggier and a 10 second penalty for Treseder.
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A tribunal meeting took place during the course of the following ARC round at The Bend, with both drivers exonerated for their respective charges.
This means that both drivers now retain the position in which they finished, with Ruggier the race winner and Treseder second for the round.
Ruggier has now extended his lead in the championship with two round remaining at the Gold Coast and Newcastle.
Velocity Magazine asked Justin for a few comments on the hearing and results: “Firstly I want to thank my entire crew at Western Sydney Motorsport for a great weekend and providing me with a fast car so far this year.”
“As you can see from our racing up front , it is so close and you can never pick a winner until the finish line and at the end of the day that’s what fans want to see and that’s what our category is all about, close and hard racing.”
“I am very grateful that a hearing was put forward as my reputation is very important to me. Never in my racing career of 29 years have I been in a tribunal for misconduct or driver behaviour.”
CURRENT TOP THREE IN AUSSIE RACING CARS 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP
- Justin Ruggier – 305pts
- Kel Treseder – 293pts
- Josh Anderson – 283pts
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