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Steve Nogas summernats life ban overturned

By 12 January 2012 16

Steve Nogas

Following from the wildly popular Steve Nogas incident we now have word from Jalopnik that the limo owner and burnout master has had his life ban downgraded to a one year suspension.

He’s also been offered a chance to help marshall the event in the year he’s cooling his heels.

[Photo from the earlier video]

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16 Responses to Steve Nogas summernats life ban overturned
#1
grump12:07 pm, 12 Jan 12

sounds like Canebrra magistrates are also running motor sports…..

#2
Jethro12:17 pm, 12 Jan 12

I hope the Summernats organisers did more than simply overturn his life ban and offer him a job. They better have offered him an unreserved apology.

I mean, all he did was disobey the directions of the marshalls and use a 1 tonne hunk of metal as a weapon against them.

#3
Mysteryman12:23 pm, 12 Jan 12

Disappointing. The man acted like a total lunatic and deserved the life ban. The things I’ve heard about the new Summernats owners appear to be true.

#4
colourful sydney rac12:37 pm, 12 Jan 12

Mysteryman said :

Disappointing. The man acted like a total lunatic and deserved the life ban. The things I’ve heard about the new Summernats owners appear to be true.

+1. Under all the gloss it is the same old summernats.

#5
chewy1412:40 pm, 12 Jan 12

Justice for a true everyday hero.

#6
NoImRight12:51 pm, 12 Jan 12

Having been involved in motor sports in the past Im surprised theyve been so lenient.Clearly dollars rule safety at this event. The marshalls involved must feel pretty betrayed right now.

#7
Mysteryman1:01 pm, 12 Jan 12

NoImRight said :

Having been involved in motor sports in the past Im surprised theyve been so lenient.Clearly dollars rule safety at this event. The marshalls involved must feel pretty betrayed right now.

I’ve spoken to former security staff (with many years experience in security) who refuse to work at the Summernats any more because of the same feeling of betrayal when management/owners decide to side with the patrons instead of their staff on matters of refused entry, bans, etc.

#8
Keijidosha1:03 pm, 12 Jan 12

Why link to the Jalopnik article when you could have gone straight to the source for the full story?
http://www.summernats.com.au/news/detail.aspx?ParentPageID=17&PageID=17&ArticleID=22

The lifetime ban was overturned because there was nothing in the rules that stipulated such a penalty for Nogas’ actions, and no precedent. I agree that the incident was dangerous, but some of the comments here show a complete ignorance of the context of the issue and the greater risks that are taken every time a car enters the Summernats burnout strip.

#9
Girt_Hindrance1:06 pm, 12 Jan 12

So no Selection Criteria? One hell of a Job Interview tho.

I personally can’t see the attitudes towards this event shifting when the Organisers who probably rightly banned this guy, then decide that he holds all the virtue and integrity to be on the payroll…

Did Jeff Manny write them a letter?
The decisions seems to make as much sense…

#10
Chop711:10 pm, 12 Jan 12

It’s all a publicity gee up. He was probably paid for the gig

#11
Jethro1:34 pm, 12 Jan 12

Keijidosha said :

Why link to the Jalopnik article when you could have gone straight to the source for the full story?
http://www.summernats.com.au/news/detail.aspx?ParentPageID=17&PageID=17&ArticleID=22

Interesting article.

I particularly liked this bit: “We were furious that all our efforts to establish burnouts as a legitimate motor sport could have been ruined in one moment.”

Since when is doing burnouts a sport?

And all this time I thought the kids doing burnouts outside my house were hoons. It turns out they are just elite athletes in training.

#12
Yogie2:02 pm, 12 Jan 12

So a ban doesn’t actually stop him from attending the event?! If he’s not welcome in the competition/parade/hoon-a-thon or whatever he was participating in, why on earth should be on site at all?

#13
Deref2:07 pm, 12 Jan 12

He’s a Real Austrayan!

#14
KB19712:31 pm, 12 Jan 12

NoImRight said :

Having been involved in motor sports in the past Im surprised theyve been so lenient.Clearly dollars rule safety at this event. The marshalls involved must feel pretty betrayed right now.

It not really a sport as such, its a hobby (building street machines). Much in the same way people build RC airplanes or compete in online war games.

I actually think burnouts definately should not be considered a legitimate form of motorsport, imagine the whinging if CAMS got old of the event & regulated it…….

#15
NoImRight2:53 pm, 12 Jan 12

KB1971 said :

NoImRight said :

Having been involved in motor sports in the past Im surprised theyve been so lenient.Clearly dollars rule safety at this event. The marshalls involved must feel pretty betrayed right now.

It not really a sport as such, its a hobby (building street machines). Much in the same way people build RC airplanes or compete in online war games.

I actually think burnouts definately should not be considered a legitimate form of motorsport, imagine the whinging if CAMS got old of the event & regulated it…….

Yes I didnt put that well. I meant more “having been involved in proper motor sports”

#16
gooterz8:58 pm, 12 Jan 12

With regular car racing they invesnt stuff to increase performance in road cars that benefits everyone.

Burnouts and this kind of jazz is just wastful. Why have a carbon tax and then have summernats?
Canberra would do much better having a soundwave festival.

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