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Second place Touring Car DQD at Sears Point

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (July 24, 2001) * A post-event inspection of the profile of four separate camshafts from Saturday's SCCA Pro Racing Speedvision Touring Car Championship has revealed a non-spec cam in the No. 26 BMW 328is of Steve Pfeffer, which...

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (July 24, 2001) * A post-event inspection of the profile of four separate camshafts from Saturday's SCCA Pro Racing Speedvision Touring Car Championship has revealed a non-spec cam in the No. 26 BMW 328is of Steve Pfeffer, which finished second in the event. The car has been disqualified from the results.

With cam profiling equipment not available at the facility, the camshafts were sent out following Saturday's post-race impound period, returning to the facility with the specifications Sunday evening. At that point, the cam was determined to be out of spec, and disqualified.

All drivers finishing behind second place move up one position in the final results. Points and purse will be adjusted accordingly. Pfeffer also loses one point earned in Superchips qualifying, as the engine was sealed between qualifying and the race.

Terry McCarthy, who originally qualified sixth, will earn one additional point as the fifth qualifier. McCarthy's No. 23 BMW 328is was also found illegal following the race due to non-compliant fuel and subsequently disqualified from the race. There is no evidence that the No. 23 fuel was non-compliant during qualifying. McCarthy has filed an appeal against the steward's action of disqualification from the race.

Pfeffer was involved in the closest-ever World Challenge finish in Saturday's Speedvision Touring Car race, won by Neal Sapp with a 0.059-second (about one foot) margin of victory. Pfeffer's disqualification will not affect the record-setting victory margin.

-SCCA/SCCA ProRacing-

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Series PWC
Drivers Steve Pfeffer , Terry McCarthy