On Monday, ARCA officials suspended the 16-year-old native of Newport Beach, Calif., from this weekend’s race at Iowa Speedway and placed him on probation for the remainder of the 2023 season.
The penalty is for violation of 2023 ARCA Rulebook Section 12-8.1, which references ARCA Member Conduct Guidelines, and Section C and D, which reference intentionally wrecking another vehicle, premeditatedly removing another competitor from contention when not racing for position and waiting for another competitor and then taking action.
Tyler Ankrum emerged triumphant in the ARCA race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Friday, while Dean Thompson and Hingorani, his Venturini Motorsports teammates, who had also taken turns leading the race, were caught up in a crash on the final lap.
Hingorani, who had previously been instructed to have a meeting with ARCA officials due to an earlier incident involving Bob Schacht, seemed to deliberately wait for Thompson to approach and subsequently forced him off the track and into the sand pit.
Both drivers veered off the track and were unable to complete the race. Thompson achieved a 10th place result, while Hingorani secured the 13th position.
Hingorani has made four starts with Venturini Motorsports in the No. 15 Toyota with a pair of third place finishes as his best effort.
He also owns two wins this year in the ARCA West series and is currently second in the series standings, 14 points behind leader Landen Lewis.