While I don't believe cheating is near as bad as others do.. What you posted above is all that will stop people. If you know getting caught for whatever is deemed "cheating" comes with a mandatory 6 month or 1 year penalty. People would think twice. In this case where there was no mistake and clear intent a 6-12 month vacation would be a deterrent IMO. The issue is where to draw that line, There are non compliance issues that I believe are non intentional, but who knows and you cant police intent on most of these infractions. With that being said, I would still favor a 12 suspension for any of the more serious infractions
SCCA needs to something to deter future(blatant) cheats. just letting it slide does nothing to stop future cheats. Yes it's time to move on, for some that might mean finding the next cheat.