Matt Sheppard Placed On Probation After Altercation With Max McLaughlin Thursday At Volusia

Information By: DIRTCAR – CONCORD, NC – DIRTcar has issued their penalty report from Thursday night’s event at the Volusia Speedway Park as part of the DIRTcar Nationals.

The penalty is in regards to an altercation between drivers Matt Sheppard & Max McLaughlin.

Competitor: Matt Sheppard
Series: DIRTcar/SDS Event – Super DIRTcar Series
Event: Volusia Speedway Park – 2/11/2021
Violation: Section 11.0 – Penalties, Fine Schedules & Protests

11.1 – Penalties and Fine Schedules

D. 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.

E. 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.

Event and explanation: During the Feb. 11, 2021 Super DIRTcar Series event at Volusia Speedway Park, driver Matt Sheppard went into the Michael “Max” McLaughlin’s pit area after the feature event was completed. Verbal discussion from Sheppard, escalated into a physical confrontation.

Penalty / Fine:

  • Forfeit of all earnings from said event ($700).
  • Probation until July 1, 2021.

As a DIRTcar Member Sheppard has the right to appeal according to Section 12 of the DIRTcar Rulebook.

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