Chisholm Penalized for Actions at Salt Lake City

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Officials with AMA Racing and the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) have penalized Supercross-licensed rider Kyle Chisholm for his on-track actions at the Salt Lake City round of the 2009 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.

In on-track altercations between himself and fellow Supercross competitor Chad Reed, Chisholm violated Appendix A2.3, paragraph "i," of the AMA Supercross an FIM World Championship rulebook, which prohibits "engaging in any unfair practice, misbehavior, or action detrimental to the sport of motorcycling in general..." Chisholm also violated Appendix A.2.3 paragraph "o" which prohibits "failing to immediately respect and comply with the operational or warning flags/lights or other signals from Racing officials" when he remained on track after being shown the black flag.

In consideration of these violations of the AMA Supercross an FIM World Championship rulebook, the following penalties were assessed:
  • Disqualification from the Salt Lake City round.
  • Suspension from all forms of AMA- and/or FIM-sanctioned competition until May 3, 2009.
  • $5,000 fine.
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