FASTRAK Companies International Statement on Disqualifications at Path Valley Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway

By
DJ Irvine
on
October 7, 2020

FASTRAK Companies International Statement on Disqualifications at Path Valley Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway

The winner of the ULTIMATE Northeast Super Late Model Series events at Path Valley Speedway on August 14 and Selinsgrove Speedway on August 15 has been disqualified because tire samples which were sampled from the winning race car did not conform to the applicable manufacturer’s supplied benchmarks. ULTIMATE Northeast’s policies on collecting and submitting tire samples to Blue Ridge Labs was followed each night of racing. According to ULTIMATE Northeast’s policies, Blue Ridge Labs received the sample in a sealed evidence bag and glass vile on August 19 and performed the tire analysis. ULTIMATE Northeast was notified of the samples not conforming to the manufacturer’s supplied benchmarks that afternoon and each sample underwent a duplicate scan that returned the same results.

In order to further confirm the tire test results, FASTRAK Companies International, the parent company of ULTIMATE Northeast, requested that a full spectrum test be performed on the sample originally submitted to Blue Ridge Labs on August 19th. The results of that additional test were received on August 25 indicating eight chemicals present in the sample that should not being the tire.

During the tire testing protocol, ULTIMATE Northeast officials noticed that the tire sampled on August 14 and August 15 had the same date code as a prior failed tire test by another competitor. This prompted FASTRAK Companies International to launch an internal investigation to ensure all procedures were followed and there were no other issues with the tires with matching date codes.

As part of the internal investigation, FASTRAK Companies International acquired a Hoosier 1325 with the same date code as the two prior non-conforming tires in order to send a sample for analysis. Samples from this tire were submitted to Blue Ridge Labs. Blue Ridge Labs confirmed that the tire acquired conformed to the manufacturer’s supplied benchmarks.

At the conclusion of the investigation, FASTRAK Companies International determined that the tire on the winning race car did not conform to the manufacturer’s benchmarks and accordingly, the winner of the events at Path Valley Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway was disqualified. Adjustment checks were sent to all competitors for both events on September 27 and points were also adjusted as a result of the disqualification. Updated standings are available at ne.ultimatesupers.com.

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The 2020 marketing partners for the ULTIMATE Northeasts Super Late Model Series are VP Racing Fuel “The official fuel of Ultimate Northeast”, Hoosier, American Race Tires, Keyser Manufacturing, Ultra Shield Race Products, ARBodies, Beyea Headers, G.O.A.T. Beef Jerky, VP Racing Lubricants, Hi-Line Motorsports, TRUFORM Race Products, Penske Racing Shocks, Jays Auto Wrecking, MS Shock Therapy “Rookie of the Year” sponsor, Roys Auto Body “fast qualifier award”, Rugged Radios, Speed51.com “The official video home of ULTIMATE Northeast”, Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic, Capitol Custom Trailers and Coaches “The official trailer of Ultimate Northeast” and Thomas Clarke Performance.