Following an incident at Birmingham on 12 November 2016, a Disciplinary Hearing was convened for 184 Aaron Vaight and 527 James Riggall. The outcome is recorded as follows:
The Disciplinary panel is aware of an ongoing 'tit-for-tat' situation between 184 Aaron Vaight and 527 James Rigall which has resulted in personal injury and expensive car damage.
Stock Car Racing is a contact sport and rugged racing is the appeal to the spectator, but when this gets out of hand, the sport has to discipline drivers. In the past this has led to regular racing bans, often on both sides, until one or the other party leaves the sport, disillusioned.
In this case, there will be a new approach. Both drivers will be issued with a twelve month ban from racing, but this will be suspended for the whole of the 2017 and 2018 seasons, so that any repeat of previous bad conduct between the two drivers will result in an automatic twelve month ban that cannot be appealed.
We trust that this will lead to both drivers showing respect for each other, and will result in neither having to lose any racing.