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AMA comments on fuel ruling

Published February 23rd, 2007

Courtesy AMA





Pickerington OH – After additional investigation and consideration,
AMA Racing officials have concluded that the fuels in question from the
January 20, 2007 Anaheim CA round of the Amp,d Mobile AMA Supercross
Series were correctly found to be in non-compliance with the 2007 AMA
Supercross/Motocross rulebook. Testing has shown that the illegal
substance Methyl Butynol is being added to the majority of fuels being
used in Supercross.



Because of the apparent widespread use of fuels using this substance in
the Supercross paddock, and the fact that AMA Racing and its
competitors could not have foreseen these circumstances, the following
rule will be waived until April 15, 2007 regarding these fuels in their
current configuration and any other fuels using the same illegal
substance, so long as they meet all other fuel specifications:



Chapter 4 ^ Offenses, Penalties, Protests and Appeals; A. General Information; Section 1.



‘each participant agrees to abide by AMA Pro Racing,s rules and
procedures. In addition, AMA Pro Racing-licensed riders are held
responsible for the actions of their crew members.’



Points, purse and trophies of penalized riders, Nicholas Wey and Joshua Hill will be reinstated.



AMA Racing will continue to test race fuel for compliance of fuel rules
as stated on Page 10 section L in the AMA Supercross/Motocross rulebook.

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