Birmingham: Series hands out stiff penalties

Three Grand-Am Rolex Series Teams Penalized For Rule Infractions At Barber Motorsports Park DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 23, 2009) -Three teams competing in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16, have been fined...

Three Grand-Am Rolex Series Teams Penalized For Rule Infractions At Barber Motorsports Park

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 23, 2009) -Three teams competing in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16, have been fined and penalized for rule infractions committed this past weekend at Barber Motorsports Park.

Penalized were two teams competing in the Daytona Prototype class, the No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Pontiac Riley and the No. 01 TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Lexus Riley, along with the No. 86 Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche GT3 competing in the Acxiom GT division.

The three teams were found to be using equipment in violation of Section 9-7 (refueling equipment).

The infractions were discovered following the race on July 19.

The two Daytona Prototype teams were fined $15,000, while the GT team was fined $7,500. In addition, each team and driver was assessed a 15-point penalty in their respective championship.

<pre> 2009 Rolex Points Penalty Report as of 2009-07-23

Class   Event           Driver            Penalty
DP      Rolex 24        Darren Law         5
DP      Rolex 24        David Donohue      5
DP      Rolex 24        Buddy Rice         5
DP      Rolex 24        Antonio Garcia     5
GT      Mid-Ohio        Robin Liddell      3
GT      Mid-Ohio        Andrew Davis       3
DP      Daytona II      John Pew           3
DP      Daytona II      Michael Valiante   3
DP      Barber          Jon Fogarty       15
DP      Barber          Alex Gurney       15
DP      Barber          Scott Pruett      15
DP      Barber          Memo Rojas        15
GT      Barber          Eric Lux          15
GT      Barber          Wolf Henzler      15
Car Class Event         Team                    Penalty
58  DP    Rolex 24      Brumos Porsche           5
57  GT    Mid-Ohio      Stevenson Motorsports    3
6   DP    Daytona II    Michael Shank Racing     3
99  DP    Barber        Bob Stallings Racing    15
01  DP    Barber        Chip Ganassi Racing     15
86  GT    Barber        Farnbacher Loles        15
Class           Event      Engine/Chassis Penalty
DP              Rolex 24   Porsche        5
DP-Chassis      Rolex 24   Riley          5
GT              Mid-Ohio   Pontiac        3

</pre> credit: grand-am

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Alex Gurney , Antonio Garcia , Jon Fogarty , Scott Pruett , Robin Liddell , Michael Valiante , Darren Law , David Donohue , Memo Rojas , Buddy Rice , Andrew Davis , Chip Ganassi , John Pew , Wolf Henzler , Eric Lux , Bob Stallings , Michael Shank , Felix Sabates
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing , Stevenson Motorsports , Michael Shank Racing