Penalty Report - Chris Martin

CONCORD, NC — August 22, 2018 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has announced a penalty to Chris Martin for violating the World of Outlaws Substance Abuse Policy during the Knoxville Nationals, August 9/10, at Knoxville Raceway. Per the Series rulebooks and the integrity of the sport, such infractions shall be announced. Members in good standing have the right to appeal the decision to the World of Outlaws Appeals Commission as provided in Section 12 of the General Rules and Specifications.

Competitor: Chris Martin

Event: Thursday/Friday, August 9th & 10th, 2018, Knoxville Raceway 

Violation: Violation of the World of Outlaws Substance Abuse Policy per the 2018 World of Outlaw Sprint Series Rule Book

Any tests conducted under the Policy will be considered “positive” under the following circumstances:

  1. If any prohibited substance is detected in the specimen provided by the Participant.
  2. A Participant fails or refuses to take a test pursuant to Section IV or otherwise engages in activity that prevents the collection of a specimen under the Policy.
  3. A Participant attempts to substitute, dilute, mask or alter a specimen, attempts to impair the excretion of a prohibited substance in a specimen, or attempts to tamper with a test in any way (including, but not limited to, catheterization, specimen substitution and/or adulteration).

Event and explanation: Chris Martin tested positive for and over the cutoff value of a prohibited substance to wit: marijuana metabolite. The penalty is outlined below as a first offense participant.

Penalty / Fine: First Offense of 2018 Substance Abuse Policy with corresponding Penalties and Fines

  1. First Offense: Participants will be withheld from competition for 90 days from the date of the test and fined $1000. This suspension term may be reduced to 60 days with the completion of an alcohol or drug-education program. Reinstatement will be conditional on two negative tests over the final 14-day period of the suspension and payment of the fine (Note: a positive result on a re-test will count as a second offense).
  2. Second Offense: Participants will be withheld from competition for 180 days from the date of the test and fined $2500. This suspension term may be reduced to 120 days with the completion of an enhanced alcohol or drug-education program. Reinstatement will be conditional on two negative tests over the final 14-day period of the suspension and payment of the fine (Note: a positive result on a re-test will count as a third offense).
  3. Third Offense: Participants will be withheld from competition for 365 days from the date of the test and fined $5000. Reinstatement will be conditional on three negative tests over the final 30-day period of the suspension and payment of the fine.

As provided in Section 12 of the General Rules and Specifications, members may refer to the Appeal process. Members in good standing have the right to appeal the decision to the World of Outlaws Appeals Commission.



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