OSWEGO, NY (August 7, 2014) – Alex Hoag has been penalized championship points for an infraction pertaining to the Mr. Pathfinder Bank Small Block Super event contended at Oswego Speedway on August 2.
The penalty comes as a result of an erratic and unsportsmanlike move made in the early stages of the 35-lap Mr. Small Block Super main event, in which Hoag made late contact with another competitor resulting in a six car incident on the race’s first lap.
The contact is an infraction of page 14, rule 33, of the 2014-2015 Oswego Speedway rulebook stating:
“Any driver deemed to be rough riding, driving in an erratic manner, displaying unsportsmanlike conduct or disobeying race procedures, qualifying procedures, or flagging rules shall be subject to one or more penalties at the discretion of the Competition Committee.”
The determined penalty provides Hoag and team with only 40 show up points for the entire August 2 event.
The total of 40-points awarded is a 53-point deduction from the 93-points that Hoag would have accumulated with his 6th place finish on August 2.
As a result of the assessed penalty, Hoag now is scored with 774-points, and is ranked 14th in the overall standings.
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