Former Red Bull Racing driver Scott Speed has obtained an order of attachment against RBR, placing a lein on the team’s shop in Mooresville, N.C., and the property on which it sits, according to the Charlotte Observer. Speed has sued the team for breach of contract, following his dismissal from the team.
Speed filed a motion for the attachment because RBR has said that they are going to leave the sport at season’s end. Essentially, a plantiff (in this case Speed) can seek an attachment if they believe that the person or entity they are suing (in this case RBR) is planning of packing up and leaving the state. The attachment prevents the defendant from removing or disposing of the property before the plaintiff can win the action and collect on the judgment.
RBR can contest the action, but they have yet to do so and have not commented.
A discovery motion in Speed’s case is scheduled to be heard on July 11 in Iredell County Superior Court in Statesville, N.C.