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Yes another "He cheated thread" :p

 

I'm pulling for Zach :ride:

 

While running second in the 250SX East Region main event on Saturday night at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Joey Savatgy crashed while landing on a rutted table top, and fell into the next lane on the race track. Savatgy ended up getting on his bike and riding off through that next lane, instead of reentering the track where he had crashed. He gained significant time with that move, so while he crossed the finish line in third, it seemed pretty certain that some sort of penalty was coming.

On Sunday afternoon, the AMA made the penalty official: Savatgy was pushed from third to eighth in the final official results, a five-position penalty. As a result, the 250SX East Region standings are incredibly close. They look like this:

1. Jordon Smith 160
2. Joey Savatgy 159
3. Zach Osborne 159

As for the AMA's decision, the details are outlined in a press release below:

On April 29, 2017, after the 250SX main event, a protest was filed with regards to an on track incident involving rider #17 Joey Savatgy. After a complete review of the incident, including video and eyewitness accounts, it was determined by the Race Director that rider #17 did exit the track and re-enter in a different location. In doing so, rider #17 did gain positions and an advantage while cutting a section of the race track. This is in violation of rule 4.16.i.

4.16 On-Track Regulations

i. A rider leaving the course may continue the race by properly re-entering the track at the closest safe point to where the rider left the course without gaining an advantage.

While off course, the rider may not accelerate in an unsafe manner.

If a rider accelerates in an unsafe manner while off course or cuts part of the race course, the rider may be determined to have gained an advantage without gaining a position.

It will be the duty of the Race Director or his designee to make the determination as to whether a rider gained an advantage by leaving the racecourse and re-entering.

The penalty for gaining an advantage while off course during a race will be the loss of number of positions gained plus one additional position in the final results for that race. If no positions were gained, the penalty will be the loss of one position in the final results for that race.

The penalty for gaining an advantage while off course during qualifying will be the loss of the rider’s fastest lap time during that session.  

It was determined that by not re-entering the track in the lane where the rider left the track, he gained 4 positions and an advantage. As per the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross an FIM World Championship rulebook, the penalty for this infraction is a loss of 5 positions in the final results.

An appeal was presented by the rider and an appeals hearing was convened. After reviewing all evidence presented by both parties it was determined by the appeals panel that the infraction did occur and the penalty was justified. The decision of the Race Director was confirmed. The decision of the appeals panel is final; no further appeal is possible.  

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Apparently Vegas counts for 250F points this year?  Seems like it's flip flopped a bunch of times over the past several years.

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Will any team tactics play a role in this championship?  Let's see if everyone feels the same way if their guy wins or loses.

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Been pulling for Zach for years now  --- 

 

If Jordan Smith could pull it off, that would be a hat trick for that young man as well,

I think I root against Savatgy a little bit just for that Amish beard he is running - LOL - If it were Ciancurolo in his position - i'd be just as happy to see him win as well, I have nothing against green -- but the billy goat thing has got to go

 

FWIW , -- the track cutting was likely not intentional at all --- the guy just got a bit scatter brained after a crash, - heart rate spikes to 190, - and he lost presence of mind , -- but rules is rules

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46 minutes ago, DMC707 said:

Been pulling for Zach for years now  --- 

 

If Jordan Smith could pull it off, that would be a hat trick for that young man as well,

I think I root against Savatgy a little bit just for that Amish beard he is running - LOL - If it were Ciancurolo in his position - i'd be just as happy to see him win as well, I have nothing against green -- but the billy goat thing has got to go

 

FWIW , -- the track cutting was likely not intentional at all --- the guy just got a bit scatter brained after a crash, - heart rate spikes to 190, - and he lost presence of mind , -- but rules is rules

I disagree kind of. Like maybe it wasn't deliberate, but we all know you don't cut sections of the track.

Add it up and it 2 halves of a section and a 180' corner he cut. He's fallen pretty much every time he was in the lead. To me it looked like his entitlement and frustration got the best of him. If he landed on his head like Daytona Bubba I could see how he'd forget where he got off, but the wreck wasn't that bad. He got back on the track the easiest and fastest way he could, but I bet he didn't think of the penalty because in his mind he had already wrecked and lost time so it was 'fair' to cut.

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I like all 3 of those guys....yes even the cheater...!

was hoping that Craig would have gotten a little higher in the points...I noticed when checking points that in 2015 he placed 12th overall with 219 points. this year he is sitting in 6th with only 97 points...

looks like the points are being collected by more riders this year than in the past...this is the year of CLOSE racing...!

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I liked in the post race press conference, Ferrandis saying at the end that top 5 in the east is better than top 5 west.

Why does it take a damn Frenchman to have the balls to put it out there?  He scored points with me for that.

But I want savatgy finishing behind Smith and Ozzy.  Can't see Ozzy not winning..

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5 hours ago, DMC707 said:

Been pulling for Zach for years now  --- 

 

If Jordan Smith could pull it off, that would be a hat trick for that young man as well,

I think I root against Savatgy a little bit just for that Amish beard he is running - LOL - If it were Ciancurolo in his position - i'd be just as happy to see him win as well, I have nothing against green -- but the billy goat thing has got to go

 

FWIW , -- the track cutting was likely not intentional at all --- the guy just got a bit scatter brained after a crash, - heart rate spikes to 190, - and he lost presence of mind , -- but rules is rules

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