Willie Milliken Disqualified Following Failed Post-Race Inspection at Fayetteville
CONCORD, N.C. – May 19, 2016 – The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series has disqualified Willie Milliken following a failed post-race inspection at Fayetteville Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 30, 2016.
Tire samples collected from Milliken’s feature-winning car that were tested multiple times by an independent laboratory were found to be in violation of rules 15.11-G and 15.11-I. Those rules are as follows:
G.) The altering of any tire compound, by any means will not be permitted. Chemical alteration of the tread carcass and/or tread compound, such as tire ‘soaking’ and/or the introduction of tread ‘softener’ and/or physical defacement (removal, altering and/ or covering) of tire sidewall markings in any manner will not be permitted.
I.) Chemical alterations, vulcanizing, tire softening, defacing and/or altering the face of the tire lettering and/or tire stamping will not be permitted. Chemicals or tire softening is not permitted at any time. Tires may be inspected at any time.
Milliken’s disqualification from the event includes a loss of all purse money, championship points and a fine for a total of $12,280. In addition to monetary fines and penalties, Milliken has been fined an additional 1,000 championship points, suspended from all World of Outlaws and DIRTcar sanctioned events until July 30 and placed on probation until the end of the 2016 season.
The win has been awarded to Brian Shirley.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Bad Boy Buggies (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), Craftsman (Official Tool), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience, VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel) and DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, MSD, Ohlins Shocks, Penske Shocks, QA1, QuarterMaster, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.