AMA Racing announced today that MDK Honda rider Tyler Bowers of Danville, Ky., has been penalized for his on-track actions at the final round of the AMA Arenacross Series, Saturday, Feb. 17, at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn.
Bowers has been fined $2,500 and received a 90-day suspension from all AMA Racing activities.
Additionally, Bowers will not be able to apply for a professional AMA racing license during the 90-day suspension period.
The decision to penalize came after careful review of videotape, accounts by AMA Racing officials and promoter staff, both of whom witnessed the incidents and statements from competitors. According to AMA Amateur Motocross Manager Ryan Holliday, Bowers demonstrated a number of unacceptable actions and posed serious threat to both himself and fellow competitors.
Holliday cited the following rules violations from the AMA Supercross/Motocross Rulebook when assessing the penalties:
- Chapter 4, B (3), j: An attack on an AMA Pro Racing official and/or engaging in a fight. This includes any person who attacks or is involved in a fight anywhere on the premises prior to, during, or after an AMA Pro Racing meet. There will be no maximum fine or suspension period for this offense.
- Chapter 4, B (3), l: Failure to re-enter the track at a point as close as practical to the point at which the rider left the track; and in so doing gaining an unfair advantage.
- Chapter 4, B (3), o: Failing to immediately respect and comply with operational or warning flags/lights or other signals from AMA Pro Racing officials.
- Chapter 4, B (3), q: Riding at any time in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of other riders, officials or the public.
- Chapter 4, B (3), w: Any other act or actions deemed by a Series Manager or AMA Pro Racing to be detrimental to the sport of motorcycle racing and the AMA.
Bowers was informed of his penalties on Feb. 28, 2007
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