Bobby Anders will be back on the track in 2014 at Quincy Raceways. The sport driver was suspended indefinitely and fined $1,000 following a midseason on-track incident with Chris Larson last summer.
First-year track manager Ken Dobson today released the following information:
“Quincy Raceways officials have reached and agreement for the repayment of all outstanding fines with Bobby Anders that were a part of his suspension during the 2013 season. Mr. Anders will be placed on probation for the entire 2014 season and the outstanding balance of the fine will be paid through a combination of monetary payments, payout reductions and personal labor during the period of probation, which in total will meet or exceed his obligations.
“The probation is intended to ensure compliance on the part of Mr. Anders with the agreement and to emphasize the serious of this matter, which officials have recently discussed with Mr. Anders on several occasions, along with anticipated consequences for future incidents.
“Although fines will remain as one method of rule enforcement, the new team at Quincy Raceways will typically impose more severe suspensions and conditions on participation to enforce our rules instead of large fines. We believe that suspensions, expulsions and restrictions treat all participants more equally without regard to personal financial capabilities, whereas the effectiveness of a large fine depends on an individual’s resources. We also recognize that large fines can at times ‘take food off the table’ for some racing families due to the strong desire to participate at the race track.
“Provided that Mr. Anders remains in compliance with this agreement, he will be allowed to participate at Quincy Raceways during the 2014 season. All monetary penalties paid or withheld will be used for the benefit of the Quincy Raceways Hall of Fame. No further comment will be made regarding the agreement by track officials.”