LRA Rules

The appealing participant shall appear in person at the hearing (but not through a representative or an attorney) and may be accompanied by not more than three witnesses. LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION’s head tech inspector, or other designated LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION person, shall appear in person at the hearing (but not through any representative or an attorney) and may be accompanied by not more than three witnesses. No other persons shall be present during the hearing.

The President of LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION or his designate shall conduct the hearing. No record of the hearing shall be made by either the participant or LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION by tape recording, court reporter or any other method.

 

1.8.2.5 Hearing Panel Decision After the hearing, a decision will be made by the hearing panel and will be mailed to the participant by certified mail, return receipt requested, within seven (7) days of the date of the hearing. The decision of the appeals panel shall not be further appeal able within LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION or to any court, it being the agreement and understanding that this appeal hearing is the sole and final remedy for appeal of fines or suspensions.

 

1.8.3 Time for Filing, and Contents of, Request for Informal Review or Appeal Hearing A request for informal review, or a request for an appeal hearing, must be made in writing by the participant and sent to the Board, at the LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION office, with a postmark no later than five (5) days after the date of receipt of written notice by the participant informing him/her of the imposition of the fine or suspension or, in the case of an appeal after an informal review, within five (5) days after the date of the receipt of the written informal review panel decision. In the case of both an informal review and an appeal hearing, the written request must specifically state what parts of the LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION action are to be reviewed, or are being appealed, and must set forth with particularity the grounds or reasons why the participant believes the LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION action should be changed or overturned.

 

1.8.4 Composition of Informal Review and Appeal Hearing Panels An informal review panel, and an appeal hearing panel, shall each consist of three (3) members, designated by the Board, none of whom were involved in the original determination resulting in the fine or suspension or, in the case of an appeal hearing, none of whom participated as a panel member in any prior informal review relating to the same matter.

 

1.8.5 Continuation of Fines and Suspensions Fines and suspensions imposed shall remain in effect during the time period that any request for informal review or request for an appeal hearing is pending, notwithstanding the expiration of any suspension prior to the review or the hearing, until a decision has been made after informal review or after an appeal hearing.

 

1.9 VIOLATION OF SPIRIT AND INTENT OF RULES – UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT

Any participant who defies or violates the intent or spirit of the LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION rules shall be considered to have engaged in unsportsmanlike conduct and shall be dealt with by LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION or track officials depending upon the nature of the infraction. Unsportsmanlike conduct will result in a fine of up to $300.00 and/or a suspension of up to one year and/or probation for up to one year from the date of infraction.

 

1.10 RESERVED PARTICIPATION RIGHT

LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION reserves the right to refuse to accept the entry of any car or participant. Furthermore, LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION reserves the right to revoke or cancel any entry, or any participant’s claimed right to be on the track premises, if it is felt or determined that a participant’s presence or conduct is not in the best interest of the sport of auto racing, the other competitors, the spectators, track management and/or employees or LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION.

 

1.11 CONDUCT

 

1.11.1 Driver Responsibility The driver is responsible for the actions of his pit crew in all respects. The driver shall be the sole spokesperson for his/her car owner and pit crew in any and all matters, and must talk with the  LAKEHEAD RACING ASSOCIATION, Board Representative or track official in charge regarding their conduct or behavior.

 

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