WATERBURY, Vt. – American-Canadian Tour officials announced on Wednesday that driver Brad Babb has been penalized for his actions on Saturday night at Seekonk Speedway.
Babb, of Windham, Maine, has been fined and placed on probation for the remainder of the 2016 season “for his intentional racing retaliation against Eddie MacDonald.”
Babb, MacDonald, and Scott Payea were battling for the lead following a late race restart in the Propane Plus 150 when the three drivers went three-wide. The three would make contact as MacDonald went to Babb’s inside.
As the tango cleared up on the frontstretch, Babb would get behind MacDonald and turn him sideways, pushing the two into the turn two wall.
“We have tolerance and encourage hard racing, but ACT does not allow bump and runs, and it does not allow intentionally wrecking competing cars as a retaliation for perceived aggressive racing,” ACT Late Model Tour race director Cris Michaud was quoted in a statement. “We feel the penalty imposed is fair and look forward to moving on to the final five events of the season.”
The ACT Late Model Tour head to White Mountain Motorsports Park on Saturday, July 23 for a 150-lap event. Also on the card will be the PASS North Super Late Models who will run their own 150-lap event. Post time is set for 5:00pm.
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