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Tekno Autosports’ Jonathan Webb has been hit with a $15, 000 fine for his role in Todd Hazelwood’s horrific crash during the Wilson Security Sandown 500 race for the grid number two.
Hazelwood and Webb were running side by side down the back straight before making contact at the super fast turn six when the latter locked up before the corner.
Hazelwood’s Cooldrive Racing Holden – which he shares with Tim Blanchard – was tipped into a spin, travelling backwards into the tyre barrier at high speed and then flipping into the air in dramatic fashion, eventually landing on it’s side.
The young racer clambered out of the car, stunned at the sight of nothing left but a roll cage, and then got into his Super2 car to finish third in race one of the categories weekend.
Webb’s Commodore also piled into the tyre barrier, but he returned to the pits a few minutes later.
The stewards reviewed the incident and issued the Tekno Autosports team owner/driver a $15, 000 fine, of which half ($7, 500) is suspended until the end of the year, for reckless driving.
The following report was admitted by the Stewards.
“Following a DRD investigation and an admission of Reckless Driving by Car #19, Jonathon Webb (making contact with Car #4, Todd Hazlewood at Turn 6), the Stewards imposed a penalty of a fine of $15,000 ($7,500 suspended until 31 December 2017) on Jonathan Webb.”