Dalton Gauthier Suspended From AMA Flat Track

Cycle News Staff | April 12, 2017

Dalton Gauthier Suspended From AMA Flat Track – One of flat track’s most promising rising stars is in big trouble with the AMA. Gauthier, winner of the first three AFT Singles races of the 2017 American Flat Track Series, has been disqualified and suspended by the AMA for violating its substance abuse policy.

Dalton Gauthier Suspended From AMA Flat Track
One of flat track’s most promising up-and-comers has been suspended from racing by the AMA. PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVE HOENIG

Dalton Gauthier Suspended From AMA Flat Track

On Wednesday, April 12, the AMA issued this release:

Dalton Gauthier, rider of the No. 22 motorcycle in American Flat Track’s AFT Singles class, has been disqualified from the Charlotte Half-Mile and suspended indefinitely from AMA Pro Racing for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy.

On April 1, 2017, Gauthier was found to have violated Section B (AMA Pro Racing substance abuse policy) of the 2017 American Flat Track rule book.

Gauthier’s AMA Pro Racing competition license will remain suspended indefinitely, pending successful completion of the Road to Recovery Program as outlined in the 2017 American Flat Track rulebook.

Gauthier’s suspension has already been reflected in the 2017 standings, which is now showing Kolby Carlile as the points leader with 48 points, followed by Shayne Texter and Ben Lowe with 40 points each. Gauthier has been stripped of all points. CN

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