I am confused now, Phil said to Amani and Marcus your starting the next leg of the race and said to Ernie and.cindy,your continuing racing.
I was thinking the way they were told they are still racing, Cindy and Ernie could be last in a non elimination leg. I think they should be facing a penalty for riding the rails without their ticket, and thus .
Not having Bill and Cathy is probably a red herring. It would also make sense that it was non-elimination as in TAR 18, the first and 4th legs, which also ended and immediately restarted, also were non-elimination.
That also reminds me, if Cindy/Ernie or others are facing a penalty, remember that in TAR 18, Kent and Vxysin also had a penalty, but it was not enforced until the next 12-hour pit stop.
So, I also could picture Cindy and Ernie being told of the penalty, but then told "You are still racing" as it would not be enforced until the end of the next leg.