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ASA, S.E.A.L. places balance of performance adjustment on MEP engine

This is essentially a push for parity amongst the industry

Following the engine dyno and inspection that transpired following the ASA STARS race at Milwaukee Mile on June 16, a technical adjustment has been ordered for the sealed engine produced by McGunegill Engine Performance.

The statement reads, ‘until further notice, MEP Sealed Engines will be required to meet a maximum 7,400 RPM level until adjustments are made to the engines.’ The statement also concludes that additional testing will be necessary to evaluate the adjustments.

This began with ASA sending the top two finishers from the ASA STARS race at Milwaukee Mile for independent testing to RW Racing Engines where the Hamner Performance SSPE parts powerplant built for Rackley WAR and Dawson Sutton passed but the MEP sealed engine built for Ty Majeski and Gearheadz Motorsports did not.

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MEP has effectively made gains with its build in a world where sealed engines make less power but generally produce more torque where the opposite is true for sealed engines.

An ASA statement reads:

“ASA and the S.E.A.L. Committee are committed to updating and stabilizing the overall engine rules package. The RPM rule allows for a hard baseline until further updates to the specs for the MEP Sealed Engine are finalized. Talks are ongoing for broader industry wide review and consensus of the overall engine rules package going forward.”

This has been a major talking point in the pit area this season with teams even advocating for more random dynos tests throughout the season until a greater sense of confidence in parity has been reached.

Matt Weaver is the owner and founder of Short Track Scene. Weaver grew up in the sport, having raced himself before becoming a reporter in college at the University of South Alabama. He also has extensive experience covering NASCAR, IndyCar and Dirt Sprint Cars.

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