AMA Racing has announced that riders Joshua Hill, Jason Thomas and Nick Wey have been penalized for using illegal fuel at round three of the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., on Jan. 20.
Fuel samples from nine motorcycles were collected at the Anaheim 2 round and the samples from the motorcycles of Hill, Thomas and Wey were found to be in non-compliance. Fuel from the motorcycles of Steve Boniface, Michael Byrne, Kyle Partridge, Chad Reed, James Stewart and Jake Weimer was found to be in compliance.
As is required by the AMA Supercross/Motocross rulebook, the samples were sent to a certified testing lab which confirmed the results of the testing.
Hill, Thomas and Wey have been disqualified from the event and have forfeited their event points and purse.
AMA Racing instituted new, stricter procedures for fuel testing beginning with the 2007 racing season. Information regarding AMA Racing’s fuel specifications and testing procedures for Supercross and Motocross can be found beginning on page 10, sections L and M, in the on-line rule book at www.amaproracing.com/rulebook.