Jared Mees Disqualified From Atlanta Short Track For Using Chemically Altered Tire

Odd to see Jared Mees lose his victory from Atlanta over an altered tire, but the rules are the rules. See the full press release below for details. 
Begin press release:

Following an American Flat Track post-event tire sampling from the Atlanta Short Track held April 8, 2018 at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., AFT Twins competitor Jared Mees on the #1 machine has been disqualified for using a chemically altered tire.
Four tire samples from four different machines were taken after the Main Event in Atlanta, and all were submitted to an independent lab for chemical analysis. Three of the samples were deemed to be in compliance with the benchmark sample provided by Dunlop. The sample from the #1 machine ridden by Jared Mees was not in compliance, however, and indicated the presence of several chemicals known to be used in motorsports to alter tire compounds.
According to the 2018 American Flat Track Rulebook, the rider of the #1 machine ridden by Jared Mees is in violation of Rulebook section 3.8.b (pg. 44): “Tires: No chemical applications are permitted.”
Pursuant to the 2018 American Flat Track Rulebook, Section A3.1 Equipment Offenses and Penalties (page 84), this is a Category 1 offense: “An equipment violation that could potentially enhance the performance of a motorcycle used in competition.”
Effective immediately, the rider of the #1 machine – Jared Mees – has been served with the following penalties in accordance with Section A3.3:

Disqualification from the Atlanta Short Track
Total loss of points from the event
Total loss of prize money from the event
Probation for 12 months

Revised results for the AFT Twins Main Event at the Atlanta Short Track are as follows:

Kenny Coolbeth, Jr.
Jeffery Carver, Jr.
Jarod Vanderkooi
Henry Wiles
Johnny Lewis
Brad Baker
Bryan Smith
Jake Johnson
Kayl Kolkman
Briar Bauman
Sammy Halbert
Danny Eslick
Brandon Robinson
Chad Cose
Jay Maloney
Wyatt Anderson
Robert Pearson

Revised point standings are as follows:

Kenny Coolbeth, Jr.              36 points
Henry Wiles                          32 points
Brad Baker                            27 points
Jared Mees                           25 points
Jeffrey Carver, Jr.                 24 points
Briar Bauman                       24 points
Jake Johnson                       24 points
Bryan Smith                          22 points
JD Beach                              20 points
Jarod Vanderkooi                 20 points
Kayl Kolkman                       16 points
Sammy Halbert                    16 points
Johnny Lewis                       15 points
Brandon Robinson               13 points
Davis Fisher                         12 points
Robert Pearson                   11 points
Danny Eslick                         7 points
Mikey Rush                           5 points
Chad Cose                            5 points
Jay Maloney                          4 points
Wyatt Anderson                    3 points
Bronson Bauman                  2 points

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