VanDam DQd from Santee 3/28/2006
The applicable part of the rule states: "Non boaters are only allowed to drive the boat in emergency situations in both practice and competition with the exception of loading and unloading from trailers."
BASS stated that VanDam's co-angler, Jim Stawiarski, drove the boat during practice while VanDam stood on the front deck to spot bed-fish. Reportedly, another angler notified BASS of the infraction, and apparently, VanDam was unfamiliar with the rule.
Stawiarski was DQd from the event as well.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Kevin VanDam disqualified for breaking a rule in official practive of the Santee Cooper Elite Series event that starts on Thursday. Here is an excerpt from BassFan.com.
Posted by Rich Lindgren at 12:23 PM