Florida Speed Park Mini Stock final results still pending

May 15th, St. Augustine - Speedway officials today finished inspections on Jake Hartley and Mickey Leth's cars in the Mini Stock class as a result of Saturday night's protest. Both drivers' cars were found to be illegal Monday afternoon, ...

May 15th, St. Augustine - Speedway officials today finished inspections on Jake Hartley and Mickey Leth's cars in the Mini Stock class as a result of Saturday night's protest. Both drivers' cars were found to be illegal Monday afternoon, although Leth has appealed the decision, citing the need for a still more accurate reading on the weight of his flywheel.

"We're talking about hundredths of a pound being the decisive factor on the No. 9 car (Leth)," said speedway manager Louis Smith on the questioned weights of the car's flywheel. "Hartley's car was several pounds off so it's not an issue. However, Leth's weight depended on which scale we used, none of which measured to the hundredths, so we will seek an outside source to be the final judge."

Speedway rules call for a minimum 21 pound weight on the flywheel of a rear wheel drive car, of which a .25 pound tolerance was granted by officials prior to inspection to allow for factory and use fluctuations on the parts. Leth's flywheel will be measured Tuesday afternoon using a device built and calibrated to weigh aircraft parts.

The speedway is considering disciplinary action on Hartley, whose car has been disqualified two of the last three events for technical reasons.

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