The scary Daytona finish, in which Josh Herrin and Dane Westby collided, sending Westby down and collecting Tyler Knapp in the process at something like 290 km/h, has resulted in penalties for Herrin and his Graves Yamaha team.
Citing a rule prohibiting “riding at any time in such a manner as to endanger other riders, officials or the public” – clearly, the AMA is blaming Herrin for the collision with Westby – the officials have levied the following:
- Rider penalty: One-event suspension, to be applied at Infineon Raceway Round 2, May 13-15
- Rider penalty: Season-long probation, in effect through December 31, 2011, the violation of which shall result in further and more-serious penalties
- Team penalty: $7,500 fine, the entire proceeds of which will be applied to the purchase of additional Airfence