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    CAMS to ban Robbie Gordon from competing in Australia

    https://autoaction.com.au/2017/06/20...cing-australia

    CAMS HALT ROBBY GORDON RACING IN AUSTRALIA

    The Matt Brabham Stadium Super Truck driven by Robby Gordon during the incident competing at Hidden Valley - Photo: Dirk Klynsmith
    The Matt Brabham Stadium Super Truck driven by Robby Gordon during the incident competing at Hidden Valley – Photo: Dirk Klynsmith
    CAMS have released a statement after the Robby Gordon incident in Darwin over the weekend.

    As a result of the incident that saw Gordon fined $4150 in Darwin local court yesterday, CAMS will conduct it’s own investigation reviewing the incident.

    Gordon has now been indefinitely denied from applying for a Competition Visa through CAMS on health and safety grounds until the outcome of the investigation.

    You can read the full CAMS statement below

    The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) is disappointed to learn of the misconduct by Stadium Super Truck driver Robby Gordon after competition ceased last Saturday evening (17 June, 2017) at a Supercars event in Darwin.

    Such irresponsible behaviour in a racing vehicle and in an uncontrolled environment on a public road is simply inexcusable, and has the potential to harm the reputation and integrity of our sport across all levels.

    The civil matter has since been heard in the Darwin Local Court. In acknowledgement of the Judge’s scathing remarks in the ruling of the case, CAMS Chief Executive Officer Eugene Arocca has now opted to indefinitely deny Mr Gordon from applying for a Competition Visa on health and safety grounds.

    Further, CAMS will conduct an investigation reviewing the incident. A timeframe for the sanction will be determined at a later date pending the findings from the investigation.

    “With CAMS actively engaging more than ever with local communities, government, and corporate Australia to grow and promote our sport, so-called ‘hoon’ behaviour on public roads is not reflective of our values, nor our member base, and will not be tolerated,” Arocca said.

    “It is unfortunate that such actions have taken place after an otherwise professional and well organised event at Hidden Valley Raceway, and such behaviour is not reflective of the organising committee of that event or Supercars.

    “We are disappointed that this incident is not demonstrative of the requisite level of professionalism demanded by modern motor sport.

    “As a signatory of the global FIA Action for Road Safety campaign, we believe our CAMS licence holders, volunteers, circuits and car clubs – including our board and staff – uphold responsible conduct on our public roads.”

    Auto Action will have more details in the next issue of the magazine. In the meantime, make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest updates between issues.
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    Another win for the nannys in our country......

    What would be done if this occured at your local coffee shop
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    What did he actually do?
    I don't watch the shit called stadium trucks
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    ok Burn outs in the main entertainment area


    http://www.speedcafe.com/2017/06/20/...petition-visa/

    CAMS to deny Gordon future competition visa
    Tom Howard
    By TOM HOWARD
    TUESDAY 20TH JUNE, 2017 - 10:09AM
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    The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport has moved to block Robby Gordon from attaining a future competition visa required to compete in Australia following a hooning incident in Darwin.
    The decision from CAMS could threaten the future of Stadium Super Trucks series in Australia, with the series owned by Gordon, who also regular competes in the category.
    CAMS has confirmed this morning it is launching its own investigation into last weekend’s incident that saw Gordon yesterday plead guilty to four traffic charges at Darwin Local Court and fined $4,150.
    The former IndyCar and NASCAR driver performed burnouts in Darwin city’s entertainment precinct on Saturday night.
    CAMS described Gordon’s behaviour as ‘inexcusable’ electing to block the American’s application for future competition visa on health and safety grounds.
    CEO Eugene Arocca said such antics would not be tolerated in Australia.
    “With CAMS actively engaging more than ever with local communities, government, and corporate Australia to grow and promote our sport, so-called ‘hoon’ behaviour on public roads is not reflective of our values, nor our member base, and will not be tolerated,” said Arocca.
    “It is unfortunate that such actions have taken place after an otherwise professional and well organised event at Hidden Valley Raceway, and such behaviour is not reflective of the organising committee of that event or Supercars.
    “We are disappointed that this incident is not demonstrative of the requisite level of professionalism demanded by modern motor sport.
    “As a signatory of the global FIA Action for Road Safety campaign, we believe our CAMS licence holders, volunteers, circuits and car clubs – including our board and staff – uphold responsible conduct on our public roads.”
    Gordon was fined more than $1,800 by CAMS during the Clipsal 500 event for a breach of four safety regulations.
    Speedcafe.com understands he was forced to apologise to the governing body for allegedly publicly burning his fines.
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    He did a couple of donuts before loading it back into the truck.....
    Security said yer why not lol......
    Yer probably shouldn't have but you know......
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    the sppedcafe article said it was in Darwin City
    that is quite away from the track isn't it?
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    yer it was at a promo event held at a pub Sat night.
    So when he was putting the thing away.
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    see he was fined 4 times at Clipsal for safety breaches, and he set fire to the fines
    so CAMS was going to get him

    So if he goes, do the Staduim trucks go?
    I guess we could only hope
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    Don't care what happens re this type of support but just that the word freedom will be an interesting meaning in the dictionary sooner rather than later.
    Yes it may have been dangerous but, what about the children, a terrorist act, not a great example, heck just look at social media, reality tv, kardashian bs, etcetc is more dangerous than a experienced ex racer doing something he's done perfect countless times but he did it in a public street - OMG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TS50 View Post

    So if he goes, do the Staduim trucks go?
    I guess we could only hope
    Hopefully. Really don't get it. Maybe kids like it?

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