Jason Thomas' race bike was fuel tested at both the Phoenix and Anaheim 2 rounds. The same exact fuel was used both weekends and came from the same brand new 15 gallon drum that stays on the team semi. Jason was only disqualified from the Anaheim 2 race. Neither Jason or the team has been notified by AMA Pro Racing's series manager, Steve Whitelock, if the fuel tested at Phoenix was legal or illegal at the time of this post.
The urgent purpose of this news release is to assure all that the team, nor JT, were cheating. We have still not been notified of anything more than our fuel was over the Specific Gravity limit, both Lead and Oxygen content were both fine. This now marks the 4th time in the past 3 seasons that AMA Pro has had fuel issues with riders and each time they are increments that don't even make a performance difference. It makes both the team and team affiliates look like we are bending the rules when we are not. We are actually doing our best to follow them by using AMA Pro approved race fuel.
We apologize to all team sponsors for this inconvenience and promise we will be working as hard as we can to get the issue resolved.