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woodym3
07-08-2010, 02:21 PM
If you watched last Saturday's Rolex Grand-Am race from Daytona you might have heard the commentators mention that the Ganassi team Riley-BMW was fined and docked 25 points from the previous race at Mid-Ohio. Apparently G-A officials tested the engine on their dyno in Charlotte and found the torque figures to be higher and across a wider band than the specs that had been approved for the S62 V8 engine at the beginning of the season. And a tear-down revealed that all pieces were within legal specs.

If you want to read a whole lot more about this, I think this article by an editor of Speed.com is a good place to start:
http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/pruett-grand-am-ganassi-bmw-the-wrong-kind-of-fireworks/

In addition to the fine and point penalty, all teams using the BMW S62 engine have received a 75 pound weight penalty for all races beginning with the July 3 Daytona event. Regardless, the Ganassi and Starworks BMW-powered entries finished first and second at Daytona.

legaleaglelx
08-01-2010, 03:55 PM
used and remanufactured rebuilt engines (http://www.mwdauto.com) Unfortunately I missed the race.I need to check this out. Thanks for the link.