El Centro’s Steven Eugenio was going into the Bud Light Dash in the MDR Productions’ Superstition Series looking for a class win.
The off-road racer was looking for a three-peat championship in class 1600.
Instead, he finished the year feeling cheated.
Eugenio won the race but was penalized twice for what MDR officials are calling “unsafe actions” in two separate locations of the race.
An MDR official, who requested not to be named, said Eugenio passed another vehicle at a checkpoint zone and finished parallel with another vehicle at the start/finish checkpoint.
The official said vehicles cannot pass each other at checkpoint zones to avoid a collision in areas populated by officials and, more importantly, spectators.