AMA RACING PENALIZES RIDER
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (February 28, 2007) ? AMA Racing announced today that MDK Honda rider Tyler Bowers of Danville, Ky., has been penalized for his on-track actions at the final round of the AMA Arenacross Series, Saturday, Feb. 17, at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn.
Bowers has been fined $2,500 and received a 90-day suspension from all AMA Racing activities.
Additionally, Bowers will not be able to apply for a professional AMA racing license during the 90-day suspension period.
The decision to penalize came after careful review of videotape, accounts by AMA Racing officials and promoter staff, both of whom witnessed the incidents and statements from competitors. According to AMA Amateur Motocross Manager Ryan Holliday, Bowers demonstrated a number of unacceptable actions and posed serious threat to both himself and fellow competitors.
Holliday cited the following rules violations from the AMA Supercross/Motocross Rulebook when assessing the penalties:
Bowers was informed of his penalties on Feb. 28, 2007
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