Syracuse, NY – The DIRTcar Sportsman Modified driven by James Michael Friesen in Sunday’s DIRTcar Sportsman Modified feature event at NAPA Super DIRT Week was found to be in violation of DIRTcar rules.

Rocky Warner is now a two-time Syracuse winner in the Sportsman division. (Duane Canfield / Speed51.com photo)

Rocky Warner is now a two-time Syracuse winner in the Sportsman division. (Duane Canfield / Speed51.com photo)

The car was disqualified for violating DIRTcar Rule 15.1, which prohibits alterations to the Chevrolet Performance engine, including tampering with seals.

The penalty includes the loss of points and earnings from Sunday’s race, and awards Rocky Warner with the victory.  (EDITOR NOTE: Rocky Warner is now the first two-time winner of the Sportsman event at Super DIRT Week in Syracuse, NY.)

Friesen is suspended from DIRTcar competition for 12 months and may apply for reinstatement on Oct. 11, 2016. Section 12 of the DIRTcar Rulebook allows the right to appeal the decision.

Story By: DIRTcar PR

Photo Credit: Duane Canfield / Speed51.com

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