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ASA STARS disqualified Ty Majeski, Gearheadz 91 engine after Milwaukee

ASA STARS has disqualified Ty Majeski and the Gearheadz Motorsports No. 91 from their second place finish on Sunday in the Father’s Day 100 at the Milwaukee Mile.

Officials pulled the engines from both the race winning Rackley WAR No. 26 driven by Dawson Sutton and the Majeski car and transported them to RW Engines in Tennessee for an independent dyno where both engine manufacturers, ASA representatives and those from the Sealed Engine Alliance Leaders encountered an infraction.

The Rackley No. 26’s Hamner SSPE passed the baseline tests involving compression, engine displacement and horsepower.

The Gearheadz No. 91 McGunegill Engine Performance engine did not, ‘failing to the meet the parameters as outlined by sealed engine technical specifications, and approved S.E.A.L. guidelines, specifically related to maximum allowable compression ratio.’

The following penalties have been levied against the team.

  • The car has been disqualified.
  • Both car owner and driver have been stripped of second place finish points, and
  • awarded last place race points (29) and five (5) appearance points
  • Owner and driver lose all bonus and segment points earned.
  • Loss of all Race Earnings.
  • #91 Gearheadz Motorsports Team has been placed on probation for all events in the remainder of the Calendar Year.

Majeski was not full-time on the tour this season after winning the inaugural championship and has instead placed most of his Super Late Model focus on the Midwest Tour in his home state of Wisconsin. He also released a statement.

“The engine that was in our car for The Milwaukee Mile was a sealed engine from McGunegill Engine Performance. This is the same engine that was in the car when we won the Snowball Derby. After the Derby, MEP took the the engine to be rebuilt. We have been in communication with Dewaine from MEP and he has taken full responsibility for the miscalculation during the rebuild process that has led to the infraction.

“The car/engine that we raced at Milwaukee was different than the car/engine that we raced at Madison on Friday night. We are disappointed in the finding, however, we will move forward as a team and come back stronger. Our next Super Late Model scheduled race in the Slinger Nationals July 9.”

This story will be updated with additional information from those involved.

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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