My friend (Kris) was protested at the race yesterday by the father of a rider who was in 1st place and Kris was in second. Kris got sideways in the whoops and went off the edge of the track and went to the outside of the last couple of whoops. The protest he made was that if Kris went off the track, then he should have to turn around and pick up the whoop section where he went off. Kris did not gain any positions on this and he went on to pass this other kid in the next lap, which is why the father protested. Our rule book does not stipulate that you have to go back to the same spot , nor does the AMA rule book say that. The referee ruled in favor of the kid and Kris got second. Is this fair? It is not that big of a deal, but this father is the biggest whiner in our state race orginization, so it would be nice to throw it back in his face. Kris will beat this kid many times again, so it will only be a matter of time before he gets his payback.