XR Events will uphold all penalties levied by the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series (SAS) on March 15, 2023 for all sanctioned events including (but not limited to) the XR Super Series (XRSS) and XR Workin’ Man Series (XRWM). SAS is an affiliated series through broadcast and marketing. XR Events will uphold the SAS ruling and take additional action if we deem necessary based on the rulebook for XRSS and XRWM.
Ashton Winger was suspended by SAS for sixty (60) days due to a physical altercation involving a member of Winger’s crew using a weapon on G.R. Smith.
This is a violation of XR Events’ General Rules, Section 5.0 Code of Conduct. “The driver is responsible for the conduct/actions of their crew members at all times. Unsportsmanlike conduct by drivers, owners and/or pit crew members shall be grounds for disqualification and/or punitive action by XR (Rule: 5.1.2)”. We will uphold the sixty (60) day suspension for XR Events including but not limited to the XRSS and XRWM from the date of suspension (March 15, 2023).
G.R. Smith was suspended by SAS for an indefinite period of time for his actions on track. While on track during a caution period, Smith struck the Winger machine repeatedly under caution. Smith also failed to comply with SAS’ Race Director who repeatedly instructed him to leave the racing surface.
This is a violation of XR Events’ General Rules, Section 5.0 Code of Conduct. “Intentionally damaging another vehicle, whether on track, in staging, or in the pit area will result in that team being disqualified from that event and possibly future XR events (Rule 5.4).” Due to the repeated attempts to damage the Winger machine and failing to adhere to several requests by the race director to leave the racing surface, the minimum penalty for GR Smith and his team cars will be one calendar year for XR Events including (but not limited to) the XRSS and XRWM from the date of suspension (March 15, 2023).