Penalty Report: McLaughlin Fined for Weedsport Altercation

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Penalty / Fine Notice:

Competitor:                  Michael “Max” McLaughlin

Series:                             Super DIRTcar Series  

Event:                              Weedsport Speedway – 5/30/2021

Violation:                      Section 7.0 – Penalties and Fine Schedules

  • Penalties and Fine Schedules

E.    Any member and/or participant that goes into another competitor’s pit area and/or to another competitor’s car and becomes involved in any type of altercation will be subject to penalty and/or disqualification and/or fine and/or suspension and/or legal action and/or any other action deemed appropriate by World Racing Group Supervisory Officials.

F. Any member and/or participant involved in an altercation that results in physical contact will be subject to penalty and/or disqualification and/or fine and/or suspension and/or legal action and/or any other action deemed appropriate by World Racing Group Supervisory Officials. 

G. Any member and/or participant who drives or causes to be driven: a race car, pit mule, ATV, 4-Wheeler, personal vehicle or transporter in a dangerous and aggressive manner will be subject to penalty and/or disqualification and/or fine and/or suspension and/or legal action and/or any other action deemed appropriate by World Racing Group Supervisory Officials.

Event and explanation:  During the May 30, 2021 Super DIRTcar Series event at Weedsport Speedway, driver Michael “Max” McLaughlin made contact and proceeded to push another competitors car into the pit area causing a potential dangerous situation. Shortly after, his father, Mike McLaughlin, went into another competitors pit area after the feature event was completed.  Verbal discussion from McLaughlin escalated into a physical confrontation among crew members.

Penalty / Fine:

  • Fine of $500. – Fine needs to be paid before next DIRTcar Event.
  • Probation until Oct. 15, 2021.

Appeal :  As a DIRTcar Member McLaughlin has the right to appeal according to Section 12 of the DIRTcar Rulebook.

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