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