Russell Ingall's turbulent V8 Supercar season continued in the days following the penultimate round in New Zealand, as the Stone Brothers Racing driver was slapped with a 20-point deduction after an on-track incident.

Ingall was found to be in breach of the rules following an the #17 team of Steven Johnson requested an incident review after the Caltex Havoline and Shell Helix cars came into contact during the third of the weekend's races. After the footage was reviewed, the stewards decided that there was enough evidence supporting the claim of careless driving levied against Ingall, and a penalty of 20 championship points was imposed on his weekend total.

The punishment was the most severe of a number of incidents reported over the Pukekohe meeting, ranging from a slap on the wrist for Paul Morris following contact with Cameron McConville during race three to a fine of AUS$300 for Jason Bright, who was guilty of exceeding the pit-lane speed limit.

The Lansvale Smash Repair Team was found not guilty of failing to use an incompressible jack stand whilst a crew member was underneath McConville's car, while both Anthony Tratt and Mark Larkham were forced to start from the back of the grid in one race following misdemeanours.

Johnson, too, was not entirely guilt-free in New Zealand, after an inquiry was held into an alleged breach of the yellow flag rule. The DJR driver was found guilty of passing Glenn Seton under yellow flags during race one, but the crime was 'punished' when Johnson redressed his position during a subsequent safety car period. Marcos Ambrose was found not guilty of a similar offence after evidence proved he had completed his move on Paul Dumbrell before the yellow zone.



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