Driver JB Fortin Loses Appeal Of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Penalties

JB Fortin (Photo: Jim DuPont/RaceDayCT)

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver JB Fortin lost his appeal this week of penalties that were handed down by NASCAR recently.

Fortin was penalized for issues following the Jersey Shore 150 at Wall Stadium in Wall, N.J. on July 8. Click here for full details on the penalties. Following the penalties, Fortin told RaceDayCT he was leaving the Whelen Modified Tour unless the fines given to his team were reduced on appeal.

Below is the NASCAR press release announcing the result of the appeal.

The National Motorsports Appeals Panel today heard and considered an appeal of a behavioral penalty issued on July 13, 2023, to No. 34 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Driver John “JB” Fortin; Team Owner Nicole Fortin; and Crew Members John Fortin and Amber Fortin.

Upon hearing the testimony, the decisions of the National Motorsports Appeals Panel are:

  1. That the Appellant violated the Rule(s) set forth in the Penalty Notice.
  2. That the Panel affirms and upholds the original Penalty assessed by NASCAR.

In reaching the above decision, the panel provided the following explanation: “The NASCAR presentation confirms the violations were more probable than not, and they were detrimental to racing.”

The Appeals Panel members for this hearing:

  • Mr. Tom DeLoach
  • Mr. David Hall
  • Mr. Steve York

The Appellant has the right to appeal the decision of the National Motorsports Appeals Panel to the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer in accordance with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Rule Book.

Listen to JB Fortin talk about all he has been through over the last month and what the future holds for his racing team on the latest Unmuffled

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