CANANDAIGUA, NY — official release — Following Steve Gray’s fourth win of the season last Saturday at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, the decision was made to remove the powerplant from Gray’s #29g Sportsman for further inspection.
“In an effort to keep things on a level playing field, we felt the time was right for further inspection,” commented Promoter Jeremie Corcoran.
The results were illegal tampering of the sealed bolts. Gray’s win from Saturday night has been removed with loss of all points earned in conjunction with that win. Additionally Gray was fined $1500 to be paid prior to returning to competition. The motor has also been confiscated. Based on the fact that this was a dis-qualification, Gray will not be able to use it for a drop for points purposes.
“We don’t feel this was intentional,” commented Corcoran. “They had bought the motor used and were surprised to find the bolts were tampered with. We certainly hope Steve and the team are able to secure a legal motor in the near future and return to racing with us.”
The purchasing of a tampered motor or part remains the responsibility of the buyer. Be careful when making these purchases as it is still your responsibility to make sure it will pass all technical inspections.
Racing resumes this Saturday, July 12th when Century 21 – Steve Davoli Real Estate presents a Full program of Big Block Modifieds, Safety Awareness Solutions Sportsman, Dig Safely NY 305 Race Saver Sprints, Parts Plus Street Stocks, Pure Stocks and New Legends Sportsman. Gates open at 4 pm in pits and 5 pm in grandstands. Racing is slated for 7 pm.