Image copyright Leicestershire Police Image caption Allen Green, right, was suspended from racing in a Formula 3 heat in June after punching his Japanese competitor
A driver has been interviewed under caution after appearing to attack a rival during a World Karting Association event in Alabama.
Chesterfield’s Allen Green, 20, threw a punch at Mike Dutterer, 16, in the paddock of the Raceway Kinston.
Green, who was suspended by the Formula 3 side for punching a rival earlier this year, took the Abertillery driver for a ride over the wall into a tyre barrier.
The World Karting Association have launched a “full investigation”.
“After discussions with both of the parties involved, Leicestershire Constabulary has obtained a report from UK Karting stewards and interviewed one young driver,” said a police spokesman.
Green had entered the World Karting Association’s Raceway Kinston competition as a super go-kart competitor.
“Chesterfield Kart Club hold the license to train the drivers to compete in go-karts in the United Kingdom and overseas. In this capacity, they were paying members of the Raceway Kinston organising committee,” the club said.
Green, who was one of the two drivers serving with a licence for Champ Kart and VSBL Senior Championships, alleged he was headbutted before the punch was thrown by Dutterer.
The teenage kart racer, of Exmouth, flew through the air, and was heard screaming “my head” after the incident.
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Dutterer was taken to hospital and released on Wednesday.
Green is scheduled to defend his title at the International Skid Plate Meeting on 4 December.