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Steward Reports, Protests and Appeals

Post by Hootius » Fri May 10, 2019 9:40 am

Protest
  • All protests relating to a racing incident must be submitted within 48 hours of event completion. Protests that are submitted late will be dismissed.
  • We suggest drivers involved in an on-track situation to talk it over with one another first before turning in a Stewarding Protest. Take it upon yourselves to watch the replays, even in slow motion if needed.
  • Protests that are incorrectly submitted or late will be dismissed. Please contact the Chief Steward directly if you are having issues making a submission before the 48 hour time limit.
  • The driver being protested may be contacted by the Chief Steward if their PoV is deemed necessary, either by the website private message system or by email. The protested driver then has 48 hours to submit his/her own evidence. A ruling can be made by the Stewards without needing the Protested driver's PoV. 
  • The incident will be reviewed by the Stewards, and a decision will be announced in the respective championship’s "Stewards Reports" topic, along with the Incident ID.
Appeals
  • All appeals must be submitted within 48 hours of the publication of the Stewards Report as follows:
    • Send an email to stewards@precisionracingleague.com
    • The subject line must be in the following format: Appeal: [Investigation ID]
    • List your PRL username in the body text
    • Your e-mail must explain why you feel the initial decision by the Stewards was wrong.
  • Appeals shall be reasonable, logical, based on sound evidence, and related to the PRL Racing Rules.
  • Appeals that are frivolous, incorrectly submitted, or late will be dismissed.  Repeated appeals of this nature will result in disciplinary action.
  • Only one appeal per incident is permitted.
  • The Appeal will be reviewed by an extended PRL Stewarding team, and a decision will be announced in the respective championship’s Stewards Reports thread.
  • If a driver loses 2 Appeals in a 30 day period, they will have a 60 day ban placed on them before being able to Appeal another ruling by the Stewards.
Penalties
  • The penalties that can be awarded for infractions of the rules include time penalties, points deductions, position penalties, race disqualifications, grid penalties, race suspensions, or you may be made to start the next race from the pits.
  • More severe penalties may be given in some circumstances.  The PRL Stewards reserve the right to award any penalty they feel is appropriated.
  • Some protests will result in a warning rather than a penalty, but a second warning within 3 months may result in a penalty.

More information
 
If you need more explication about a steward decision, please contact stewards@precisionracingleague.com.
 
 
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Re: Steward Reports, Protests and Appeals

Post by Hootius » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:22 pm

This is a very important announcement regarding Stewarding for the League for Season 8.

With the actions that plagued the league with cautions at the start of last season and the fact we have a large influx of new drivers into the League this season which results in a lot of us not having a lot of track time with one another, every incident that results in a caution flag will be under automatic review by the Stewards after the race.

Now this does not mean that all cautions will result in a penalty, sometimes a racing deal is just that and a part of what we do. What this change is really for is to deter people from make questionable moves that would not look good for the PRL or our sponsors while being broadcasted. Our races come with a 55 minute max time limit as we aim for approximately 45-48 minutes of green flag racing, and no one wants to spend the majority of the time at pacing speed and not reach our lap target. We all have the competitive spirit, but this is still at it's heart a fun league that values good times and fun battles over the need of wins at any cost. Reckless actions that lead to others becoming innocent victims will lead to points penalties and possible suspensions/being parked for the season for multiple violations. Please read up on the Stewarding section on how the point system works and the Racing Rules section on overtakes rules and lane rights.

**Please also try to join our League's practice night if you can. The more track time we all have together and the more trust we all build in one another, the more fun we will have on track and it will show on the broadcast :D**
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Re: Steward Reports, Protests and Appeals

Post by Hootius » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:04 am

One note of clarification for the oval leagues before caution review begin:

As mentioned in the pre-race meeting, not all caution reviews are automatic penalties. We are not perfect machines, mistakes will be made. The reason for the reviews is to weed out the unsafe maneuvers or lapses in judgement that create unnecessary cautions. So with that:
  • Any driver found at fault for causing a yellow by simply losing control of their car by simple error will not be issues an immediate penalty. The first instance of this for a driver will result in a warning and a "3 race oval probation". What that means is after 3 clean races oval without a loss of control (road courses will not count as cautions will not be thrown), the warning goes away and the driver may be issues another warning in the future if another situation arises. If a lose of control results in a caution happens within the "3 race oval probation", the driver will then be issued a Minor penalty violation. The 3 race timer starts again, and another loss of control situation will result in a Major penalty violation being issued to the driver.
  • Any contact between 2 drivers that was deemed part of hard, but clean racing leading to a caution in which no innocent victims were created nor was either driver at full responsibility, or if netcode was determined to be the cause of a caution, will be ruled as a racing deal and no penalties will be awarded.
  • If contact between 2 cars creates a caution, and the Stewards find 1 driver to be at full responsibility, they will use their judgement to determine if the penalty will be listed as a Minor (misjudgment that really could have been avoided) or Major (very dangerous, over aggressive, or disrespectful to the PRL's racing standards). And point of contacts that the Stewards see as deliberately or vengeful will result in a suspension or ban as deemed necessary.
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Re: Steward Reports, Protests and Appeals

Post by Hootius » Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:21 pm

Race 1: Gateway Motorsports Park - Oval (19 June)
  • [ID: 718] The Stewards reviewed the Lap 2 caution. The Stewards have found Mike Donahue at fault for creating this incident as he drifted up from the bottom line and make contact with the rear left side of JR Smith, which sent him spinning and starting an accident. The Stewards have ruled this as a Minor penalty and are awarding Mike a 3 point penalty.
  • [ID: 719] The Stewards reviewed the Lap 9 caution. The ruling is that the caution was caused by Robert Mcfarland losing control of his vehicle in T1/2. The Stewards are issuing Robert a warning of car control, and is on probation until R4.
  • [ID: 720] The Stewards reviewed the Lap 15 caution. The ruling is that the caution was caused by Austin Hunter losing control of his vehicle in T2. The Stewards are issuing Austin a warning of car control, and is on probation until R4.
  • [ID: 721] The Stewards reviewed the Lap 22 caution. The Stewards have ruled that the contact between Jason Hounshell and Jean-Francois Champagne was a matter of different lines as they met in the middle of each lane, and that neither driver is 100% at fault for the contact. The Stewards have ruled this as a racing deal and no penalties will be awarded.
  • [ID: 722] The Stewards reviewed the Lap 31 caution. The ruling is that the caution was caused by Ray Richer losing control of his vehicle in T2. The Stewards are issuing Ray a warning of car control, and is on probation until R4.
  • [ID: 723] The Stewards reviewed the Lap 37 caution. The Stewards have ruled that the contact between Joshua Daniels and Colton Layne was a matter of different lines as they met in the middle of each lane, and that neither driver is 100% at fault for the contact. The Stewards have ruled this as a racing deal and no penalties will be awarded.
  • [ID: 724] The Stewards reviewed the Lap 44 caution. While PRL rules state that it is the trailing car's responsibility to not create contact with the leading car, the Stewards have ruled that the check up Robert Besaw made to not hit the car in front of him did not give Brenden Chatley a realistic amount of time to check up as well and avoid contact. The Stewards have ruled this as a racing deal and no penalty will be awarded to Brenden Chatley.
  • [ID: 725] The Stewards reviewed the Lap 49 caution. The Stewards have found Thomas Sink at fault for creating this incident as he drifted up from the bottom line and make contact with the left side of William Hartman, which sent him spinning and starting an accident. The Stewards have ruled this as a Minor penalty and are awarding Thomas a 3 point penalty.
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