Champion Racing Association Announces Disqualification from Recent Tires Testing with Forensic LabScott Menlen
Salem, IN – September 24, 2019 – Champion Racing Association officials announced today one driver/team has been disqualified from the Street Stock CRA Fall Brawl Event at Lucas Oil Raceway on September 15th after multiple forensic laboratory tests determined the team had used illegally-altered tires during the event. The lab used by CRA for testing is the same lab used by the top racing organizations in the country, including NASCAR and the World of Outlaws.
CRA officials took samples from the top three finishers at the event, sealed the samples, signed by the teams and delivered to the independent laboratory for detailed analysis. The sample taken from the winning car driven by Ryan Amonett was found to not conform to the Hoosier submitted benchmark and were analyzed in duplicate to confirm the original scan result, which is laboratory protocol. The duplicate results matched the original results, thus confirming the tire samples from their cars did not meet the Hoosier submitted benchmark. The samples taken from the 2nd and 3rd place finishers were found to conform to the Hoosier submitted benchmark.
As a result of these findings, and consistent with CRA’s past procedures, a team found with non-conforming tires has been disqualified from their respective finishing position and will be placed in last position in the event, receive a fine equal to half their purse and placed on probation for one calendar year. The change in the final order for the event will result in affected teams receiving additional purse following their next event and updated points. Following the disqualification, Chuck Barnes Jr will be credited with the win.