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Chisholm Penalized for Salt Lake Supercross

Tuesday, April 28, 2009
AMA Racing
Officials with AMA Racing and the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) have penalized Supercross-licensed rider Kyle Chisholm for his on-track actions at the Salt Lake City round of the 2009 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.

In on-track altercations between himself and fellow Supercross competitor Chad Reed, Chisholm violated Appendix A2.3, paragraph "i," of the AMA Supercross an FIM World Championship rulebook, which prohibits "engaging in any unfair practice, misbehavior, or action detrimental to the sport of motorcycling in general..." Chisholm also violated Appendix A.2.3 paragraph "o" which prohibits "failing to immediately respect and comply with the operational or warning flags/lights or other signals from Racing officials" when he remained on track after being shown the black flag.

In consideration of these violations of the AMA Supercross an FIM World Championship rulebook, the following penalties were assessed: 

        • Disqualification from the Salt Lake City round. 
        • Suspension from all forms of AMA- and/or FIM-sanctioned competition until May 3, 2009. 
        • $5,000 fine.

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fan -bye bye chisholm  May 2, 2009 07:47 PM
remove chisholm from the sport...stewart's points should not be touched...chisholm never aloud to ride ama ever again!
Bob Hannah Fan -Team tactics  May 1, 2009 07:49 PM
Wonder what The Hurricane would say about Yamahas team tactics? Remember "Let Broc by". He was pissed. The move/call by Chisholm/Yamaha ruined the season for me due to how back and forth the lead changed (both Salt lake race and season points). I compared it to Bailey and Johnson of 1986. I was pulling for Stewart up until that point with Chisholm acting on Reed due to him being the American. Reed and Stewart banging each other while running neck and neck is rough, but good racing (remember Earnhart). Any bump by one rider could take them both out. A lapper getting involved is like being tackled by someone off the bench. Yamaha is shamefull and I'm watching tennis this weekend.
I see the truth -Reed Needs To Go Home  May 1, 2009 05:16 PM
Did you all forget the first round?
MrCR250 -Watch the tape  April 30, 2009 11:17 PM
All you out there who didnt record this, shouldnt be talking. Replay the DVD(Tape) in slow motion and let the actions speak for them selfs. It was so obvious KC tryed to take CR out. Dont jump on my back. Just watch it in slow motion........
D.C -does any one watch the races  April 30, 2009 03:44 PM
if you rewind & look at the begining of the rythem section before the incadent chisolm looks to see if reed is right there.then he jumps into him through the section..im not a fan of either guy.but team san manuel yamaha knew what they were doing..at a championship race i had the same thing happen to me..when it was all said & done fist were flying in the pits...
jason dukette -the fastest man on earth (james stewart)  April 30, 2009 03:09 PM
why is it when reed tries to take stewart out of the race people are all for it, but when reed gets tanggled up with a rider not even stewart whitch had nothing to do with what happend people want to take stewarts points away.Stewart took the lead in points far and square.You reed fans just need to face it stewart is a much better and faster rider then reed.When stewart takes the number 1 plate away from reed i wonder what kind of excusse he will have for losing. Stewart will win the vages race as long as reed doesn't play dirty like he always does. What am i saing reed isn't going to get close enough to even smell stewarts exhast.
Max -review your tapes  April 30, 2009 01:18 PM
I agree with suzi4fitty there should be a team penalty so Reed and Stewart go to Vegas tied. I have the race on tape and watched the incident super-slow (frame by frame) it looks like Reed is going to slip around Chisholm untouched, then you can clearly see a shot of roost coming from Chisholm's rear tire, he obviously cracked on the throttle to make sure he hit Reed. No-one can say who would have won, but Stewart should not benifit from this. We all lost out on seeing the rest of an awesome race.
CDL -Previous Post  April 30, 2009 02:08 AM
Bummer, no spell check in my internet browser. Should have typed that I "admit" I am not a Reed fan.
CDL -Press is off the mark  April 30, 2009 02:07 AM
OK, I'm going to admin right up front that I am not a Reed fan as I think he makes excuses, or did up until this year, when he loses instead of just saying I go beat. Ricky wasn't and James isn't afraid to admit when they screw up or lose. I do however very much respect his speed, determination and will to win. If any of you have the race recorded take a look at lap 2 of Chisolm's semi. He took exactly the same line (inside) and his momentum carried him right up the berm just like in the main. I firmly believe that the altercation in the main was just an incredibly bad rookie mistake and yes he should have know better. He deserved being pulled out of the race however this race most likely would have ended up like Jacksonville anyway where Stewart rode defensively until he was far enough out so that Reed couldn't take him out and then checked out. Just my 2 cents. Take if for what you will.
suzi4fitty -unbelievable  April 28, 2009 06:08 PM
The FIM/AMA should absolutely reprimand team Yamaha as this was obviously premeditated, A point deduction should be instilled, Sending both reed and stuart to vegas tied..Letting the best man win the title with no out side interference. This kind of team lapper head-hunting should never be tolerated and made example-of........my opinion...Anybody need vegas tickets?
MTGR -In agreement with mxmom  April 28, 2009 12:05 PM
I have not met Reed or Stewart myself and, frankly, I am not a big fan of either. But I do know people who have worked with both and, to a man, they all agree with your assessment MxMom. So I suspect you are right on the money and it is mostly the press' presentation or peoples personal view points that makes them think otherwise. I just want to see some good close racing with a true champion decided on the track regardless of who that is.
MTGR -Simple  April 28, 2009 11:52 AM
No one in their right mind can deny Stewart is blazing fast. But anyone who has ever raced can tell you blazing speed is only one part of being a good racer. Reed has shown in the past that if you can keep pressure on Stewart he will make mistakes and if you watch the last couple laps before the Chisholm incident you can see Stewart was already starting to make a lot of mistakes. Pressuring someone into a mistake is as common as streaking to a win in any racing format and just as legitimate. Control is just as important as speed. Yes the incident only cost Reed a couple of seconds, but with guys this fast, pushing this hard, a couple of seconds is huge. Winning by 10 seconds in any SX race is almost unheard of but over the 20 laps of a race that only equals a half second advantage per lap - never mind losing 2 seconds or more in one turn! These guys train for months just to gain 10ths or 100ths of a second. Stewart might have been faster but Reed was controlling the race and Chisholm cost Reed enough time for Stewart to break free from that control. It took off all the pressure Reed had worked up on Stewart. If that pressure had been maintained it is entirely possible Stewart would have pitched it away as he has done several times in the past (several times in one race even) and Reed would have won with Stewart 2nd or worse. They would have gone into Vegas virtually tied and with each fighting desperately for a race win they absolutely needed. Now Stewart can cruise around in 2nd or even 3rd and still get the title, and I doubt anyone thinks him incapable of easily doing that. And likely, Reed doesn’t see much point in risking too much for a win that still will not get him a title. I would not shell out good money in this economy to watch that. Regardless of who you were cheering for, Chisholm’s take-out move instantly became a sad end to what had been an exciting year of close racing.
mxmom -fyi  April 28, 2009 11:12 AM
been around both riders alot.... would take reed over Stewart anyday as being more of a man. I have seen stewart's attitude up close. Stewart is a very good racer, but if he wins, let it be for his own riding and not the way this has played out.
mxmom -What  April 28, 2009 11:09 AM
It's gonna be ugly on the 4th.......
Grunkster -HOW??  April 28, 2009 10:20 AM
is the title chase over?? WTF?? imho this incident was WAY overplayed...Reedy could not have lost but MAYBE a second or 2 out of the whole thing...he has NOTHING for #7...plus he comes across as one of THE biggest whiners in all of motocross!!
MTGR -Big Deal  April 28, 2009 09:40 AM
And exactly how did this help restore what was robbed from Reed? Or from the fans? The only thing this proved is that SX teams are not professional enough to be accountable for the actions of riders they contracted to ride for them. San Man Yamaha-ha-ha played the political game and separated themselves from Chisholm so he could take the full fall. Sadly, the organizers have set yet another precedent by making it clear that public outrage will simply cost Chisholm more personally and not correct the situation. I feel sorry for Chisholm; he is taking full blame for something you know was clearly discussed with his team prior to the event. If San Man Yam never told him expressly what they expected from him, and what the limits of that were, then they are even less professional then this debacle already make them look. And if they did, then they are sleazy for not owning up. Hope they are at least covering the fine for you Chisy, I would make them guarantee another year on your contract too or your actions and silence on their behalf might cost you your career to boot. Cancel your tickets to Vegas guys; thanks to this BS there is no point now as the title chase is effectively over. Unless you just want to bet on how big of hypocrites the officials will be when Suzuki retaliates - wonder what Vegas has those odds at? Reed is obviously not the “Golden Boy” Stewy is, so the odds are likely not worth it anyway.