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Super DIRT Week Sportsman Modified Winner Disqualified

Victory awarded to race’s runner-up Rocky Warner

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The DIRTcar Sportsman Modified driven by James Michael Friesen in Sunday’s DIRTcar Sportsman Modified feature event at NAPA Super DIRT Week was found to be in violation of DIRTcar rules.

The car was disqualified for violating DIRTcar Rule 15.1, which prohibits alterations to the Chevrolet Performance engine, including tampering with seals.

The penalty includes the loss of points and earnings from Sunday’s race, and awards Rocky Warner with the victory.

Friesen is suspended from DIRTcar competition for 12 months and may apply for reinstatement on Oct. 11, 2016. Section 12 of the DIRTcar Rulebook allows the right to appeal the decision.

A complete story with more details and reaction will be published in next week’s Area Auto Racing News.