>"RV has been getting preferential treatment forever. He launches his bike into J-Laws face and comes out of it with a lesser penalty?
Dunno. I wasn't there, but apparently RV had compained to AMA about J-Laws behavior... apparently the AMA said to J-Law don't interfere on the track, but then J-Law did it again and it was more than likely witnessed by flagmen and the other AMA staff. Unwise move.
I imagine the extra penalties on him were for the 'track' stuff. $3,500 for the fight (each), and $7K for the on-track behavior.
All in all, it seems like MX pro's are pretty well behaved.