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Steward Reports, Protests and Appeals

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Hootius

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Protest

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[li]All protests relating to a racing incident must be submitted within 48 hours of event completion. Protests that are submitted late will be dismissed.[/li]
[li]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.[/li]
[li]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.[/li]
[li]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. [/li]
[li]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.[/li]
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Appeals

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[li]All appeals must be submitted within 48 hours of the publication of the Stewards Report as follows:
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[li]Send an email to stewards@precisionracingleague.com[/li]
[li]The subject line must be in the following format: Appeal: [Investigation ID][/li]
[li]List your PRL username in the body text[/li]
[li]Your e-mail must explain why you feel the initial decision by the Stewards was wrong.[/li]
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[li]Appeals shall be reasonable, logical, based on sound evidence, and related to the PRL Racing Rules.[/li]
[li]Appeals that are frivolous, incorrectly submitted, or late will be dismissed.  Repeated appeals of this nature will result in disciplinary action.[/li]
[li]Only one appeal per incident is permitted.[/li]
[li]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.[/li]
[li]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.[/li]
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Penalties

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[li]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.[/li]
[li]More severe penalties may be given in some circumstances.  The PRL Stewards reserve the right to award any penalty they feel is appropriated.[/li]
[li]Some protests will result in a warning rather than a penalty, but a second warning within 3 months may result in a penalty.[/li]
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More information
 
If you need more explication about a steward decision, please contact stewards@precisionracingleague.com.
 
 
 

Hootius

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Charles Sumner
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This is a very important announcement regarding Stewarding for the League for Season 13.

With the change to the Cup car that promotes very close pack racing, and the fact we are looking at fielding a full roster full of new drivers who have not had a lot of track time around 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**
 

Hootius

Director
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NASCAR Cup Series 2022/S3
MX-5 Cup Series 2022/S3
NASCAR Truck Series 2022/S3
GT3 Fixed Series 2022/S3
Name
Charles Sumner
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Age
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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:

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[li]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.[/li]
[li]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.[/li]
[li]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. [/li]
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Hootius

Director
Staff member
NASCAR Cup Series 2022/S3
MX-5 Cup Series 2022/S3
NASCAR Truck Series 2022/S3
GT3 Fixed Series 2022/S3
Name
Charles Sumner
Joined
Feb 5, 2017
Messages
3,709
Age
38
Location
USA, Florida, Tampa
iRacing ID
304260
Race 1: Michigan International Speedway (16 June)
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[li][ID: 704] The Stewards reviewed the Lap 4 cautions. The ruling is that the caution was caused by Cody Eldred losing control of his vehicle in T3/4. The Stewards are issuing Cody a warning of car control, and is on probation until R4.[/li]
[li][ID: 705] The Stewards reviewed the restart on Lap 8 with the leading cars receiving black flags for passing the pace car too soon. The Stewards recognize that the pace car has a unique motion at Michigan that it does not have at other circuits, so no penalty will be issued for this occurrence. There is a new rule in place for all future restarts across the PRL to address this issue moving forward.[/li]
[li][ID: 706] The Stewards reviewed the Lap 9 cautions. The ruling is that the caution was caused by Charles Sumner losing control of his vehicle in T3/4. The Stewards are issuing Charles a warning of car control, and is on probation until R4.[/li]
[li][ID: 707] The Stewards reviewed the Lap 17 caution. A check up event happened when 2 different driver had to go off pace to catch a slide, but did not spin, so no warning will be issued to those drivers. The Stewards have also ruled that the contact between Ray Richers and Daniel Cervantes-Moreno was a racing incident as both drivers maneuvered into the same spot to avoid the off speed cars. No penalties will be awarded for this caution.[/li]
[li][ID: 708] The Stewards reviewed the Lap 25 caution. The ruling is that the caution was caused by Anthony Jobe losing control of his vehicle in T3/4. The Stewards are issuing Anthony a warning of car control, and is on probation until R4.[/li]
[li][ID: 709] The Stewards reviewed the Lap 31 caution. The Stewards have found Brenden Chatley at fault for creating this incident as he made a move to go between 2 cars, did not hold his line and push up into the outside car. The Stewards have ruled this as a Minor panlty and are awarding Brenden a 3 point penalty.[/li]
[li][ID: 710] The Stewards reviewed the Lap 36 caution. While it was Steven Durbin's spin which brought out the caution, Steven's spin was due to another car losing momentary control and slowing down in front on him which caused Steven to make a quick move and send him into the slide. The Stewards have ruled this as a racing deal and will not issue any warnings for this caution.[/li]
[li][ID: 711] The Stewards reviewed the Lap 43 caution. The Stewards have found Jeffery Ford at fault as he drifted to the left and create contact with the RR quarter-panel of another car, while that car was holding a straight line and gave more than a car's width worth of room to the outside. The Stewards have ruled this as a Minor penalty and are awarding Jeffery a 3 point penalty.[/li]
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