Grand Am

Michael Shank Racing No. 60 Penalized

The Michael Shank Racing No. 60 Daytona Prototype has been penalized by Grand-Am for violations discovered following the Rolex 24 last Sunday. (Al Munger/ACM Photo)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Grand-Am Road Racing has issued monetary and point penalties to the No. 60 Ford/Riley Daytona Prototype entry that competes in the Rolex Sports Car Series, as a result of a rule infraction discovered following the 24-hour season-opening Jan. 26-27 event at Daytona Int’l Speedway.

The No. 60 was found in violation of Section 4-1.1 (“Grand-Am will specify components and performance levels in the Specific Car Regulations that must be adhered to”) of the Grand-Am Rule Book. The engine was found with mechanical adjustments resulting in performance levels outside the documented maximums.

As a result:

- The team, Michael Shank Racing, will forfeit third-place prize money of $35,000 and has been penalized with the loss of 30 team championship points;

- Drivers Ozz Negri, John Pew, Justin Wilson, Marcos Ambrose and AJ Allmendinger have each been penalized 30 driver championship points;

- Ford has been penalized 30 manufacturer championship points;

- The team has been penalized one point in the North American Endurance Championship standings;

- The team has been fined $15,000, payable to Camp Boggy

Creek, the official charity of Grand-Am.

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