18 done 5 times
subjective rules don't sit well in sports (or the real world) for reasons of bias and setting a slippery slope precedence i agree with you though
I think it's fairer to say it cost him $10,000 or even $6,000. He reall didn't have room to get 2nd. So third is $10k, 4th is 6k. I do think it's harsh to DQ him.
I've always said I wish officials could say, "There is no way you were worse than 4th. You made a foul but we won't DQ you but we'll put you 4th."