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Stewards Reports, Protest & Appeal

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jeromef1

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Nicolet, QC, Canada
Full Name
Jerome Berthiaume
iRacing ID
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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]Drivers involved in an on-track situation are required 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]
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[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.
 

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Hootius

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Round 4: Kentucky Speedway - Oval (11 Jul)
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[li][ID: 553] The Stewards investigated a restart violation Daniel Barnett coming to the green flag head to L14. Daniel was the lead car and controlled the restart. After the pace car pulled in, Daniel proceeded to speed up from 55 mph to 67 mph rapidly, then stopped accelerating and held the speed for a couple seconds, before accelerating again. This caused a massive bottleneck in the field, causing contact between many drivers. While he did not touch the brakes, Daniel is still found in violation for an unsafe and illegal restart due to making a double acceleration move. Daniel will be awarded a 2 point penalty.[/li]
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As for the communication in TeamSpeak following the restart, let this be a warning to the whole League. Issues can be settled after the race in the appropriate channels and with Managers/Stewards if needed. While we allow necessary and friendly communications during the race, arguments have no place in an open talking forum and only lead to distractions for everyone. Anyone who persists to continue a heated conversations after Leadership gives the order to clear chat can be subject to a penalty up to, and including, a race suspension.
 
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