NHRA announced May 14, that it has fined a Pro Stock racer Greg Anderson (right) and the Elite Motorsports Pro Stock team for committing rules infractions this past weekend (May 10-11), at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga.
Anderson was fined $5,000 and penalized 10 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series championship points for removal of safety equipment (lifting of helmet shield), which is prohibited from the time the vehicle leaves the starting line until the vehicle is on the return road as outlined in the 2013 NHRA Rulebook, section 2, page 1.
The Elite Motorsports team was fined $10,000 and its driver Rickie Jones penalized 25 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series championship points for improper modification of the Electrimotion Pro Stock Shutoff Controller Kit, required in all Pro Stock vehicles.
The Electrimotion Pro Stock Shutoff Controller Kit is a safety element installed on Pro Stock vehicles to assist an impaired driver in stopping the race vehicle beyond the finish line. Modification or tampering with the Electrimotion Pro Stock Shutoff Controller Kit is strictly prohibited, as outlined in section 16, page 10 of the 2013 NHRA Rulebook.
Both fines must be paid in full prior to the driver or team being allowed to participate at any future NHRA events. Both fines can be appealed, as outlined in section 1, pages 16-23 of the 2013 NHRA Rulebook.
(Photos by Ian Tocher; Click to enlarge)