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Billy Schumacher on KIRO-TV: "If that decision stands, Bye Bye."

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SEATTLE, Wash. - Some strong words from Billy and Jane Schumacher, owners of the U-37 Beacon Plumbing, about the results from Seafair on KIRO-TV Monday.

Jean Theoret in the U-37 was given the checkered flag and finished first in the 5-lap winner-take-all finals at Seafair Sunday, but was handed a one-minute penalty be referees for going "off plane" prior to the start of the race.  With penalty, the U-37 fell from first to fifth and Dave Villwock in the U-1 was declared the winner.

Read full story on Seafair Finals Controversy >>

Chief Referee Mike Noonan reviewed the tape at the KIRO-TV studios in Seattle and says he stand by the call.

Mike Noonan, Chief Referee, on KIRO-TV

KIRO-TV   Are you sticking by your call?  Did you make the right call? 

Noonan:  "Yes, sir. I am"

Later, Billy and Jane Schumacher were at the KIRO studios to view the same tape.  Their words speak for themselves.

Billy & Jane Schumacher on KIRO-TV:

Jane:  "That's a horse*** call.  He knows it, too."

Billy:  "It's bad for the sport.  If that decision stands, Bye Bye."

Watch the KIRO-TV story >>

 

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