NHRA Fines Vandergriff $20,000
GLENDORA, Calif. – NHRA announced Thursday that it has fined Top Fuel driver Bob Vandergriff Jr. $20,000 for violations of the NHRA Rulebook during last weekend’s Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Vandergriff was fined for abandoning his race car on the track, remaining and walking on an active race track after exiting his race car and for initiating a verbal confrontation with three NHRA officials.
Vandergriff was fined for violation of 1.3.1 regarding participant conduct, found on page three of the 2014 NHRA Rulebook. The fine is appealable as outlined in section 1, pages 17-24 of the 2014 NHRA Rulebook.