Touring Series

Penalty Changes K&N East Title Fight

A 25-point penalty against Corey LaJoie has taken him out of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship lead. (NASCAR Photo)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR has announced a penalty against the No. 07 entry driven by Corey LaJoie in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, which drastically changes the battle for the series championship.

The No. 07 team was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-I (Race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules); and Section 20C-5.10.1A: (Carburetor Eligibility: The Holley 4150HP Series, list number 80509, four (4) barrel carburetor is the only carburetor approved for the NASCAR-approved “Spec Engine”. The carburetor must remain as supplied by the NASCAR-approved supplier (refer to sub-section 20C-4.1B)); Section 20C-4.1B: (No modifications to the carburetor and carburetor spacer – Must remain as supplied by the NASCAR-approved supplier: Unapproved modification to the carburetor metering block). The violation was discovered during post-race inspection on Oct. 27.

Ron Otto, crew chief of the No. 07 car, has been fined $5,000, suspended from NASCAR until the fine is paid and placed on NASCAR probation for the next NASCAR K&N Pro Series East event. No. 07 car owner, Randy LaJoie, and No. 07 driver, Corey LaJoie, have been penalized with the loss of 25 championship owner and driver points, respectively.

The 25-point penalty dramatically changes the battle for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East title, which will be decided Saturday at Rockingham (N.C.) Speedway. Before the penalty LaJoie had a six-point lead over Kyle Larson. Now, Larson leads the standings by 19 points over LaJoie.

In addition to the penalty against LaJoie, NASCAR also announced a penalty against the No. 97 entry driven by Jesse Little.

The No. 97 team was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing); Section 12-4-I (Race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules); Section 20C-12.1A(1): (Front coil springs must be constructed with a minimum wire diameter of 0.575 inch); Section 20C-12.1A(3): (The free height of the bare front coil springs must not be more than 9-1/2 inches and must not be less than 7-1/2 inches: The left front spring was less than the minimum diameter and exceeded the maximum height). The violation was discovered during post-race inspection on Oct. 27.

Kris Bowen, crew chief of the No. 97 car, has been fined $750 and suspended from NASCAR until the fine is paid.

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