Nick Wey, Josh Hill and Jason Thomas have all been penalised for using illegal fuel at round three of the Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross Series, at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, on January 20.
Fuel samples from nine motorcycles were collected at the second Anaheim round and the samples from Hill, Thomas and Wey were found to be in non-compliance. Fuel from the motorcycles of Steve Boniface, Michael Byrne, Kyle Partridge, Chad Reed, James Stewart and Jake Weimer was found to be in compliance.
As is required by the AMA Supercross/Motocross rulebook, the samples were sent to a certified testing lab which confirmed the results of the testing.
All three have been disqualified from the event and have also forfeited their points and purse. The punishment will be particularly painful for Wey (Supercross class) and Hill (Supercross Lites class), since they finished an excellent third in their respective races. Thomas finished 16th in the Supercross class main event.
AMA Supercross has suffered a series of controversial fuel related infringements in recent years and introduced new, stricter, procedures for fuel testing for 2007.