CONCORD, N.C. — World of Outlaws officials have issued a suspension and fine to Pennsylvania sprint car driver Jeff Halligan and Jeff Halligan Racing for failing a tire test after competing with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series July 23 at Lincoln Speedway.
Tire samples were taken from the right rear tire Halligan used during time trials at the event and sent to an independent laboratory for testing of chemically altering substances in the tires in a comparative analysis.
The test revealed the tire had been altered and did not match or conform to the benchmarks provided by Hoosier Tire Co. Additional analysis verified the primary laboratory findings.
Due to the violation, Halligan has been fined, in total, $2,920 – $2,000 fine, $120 tire analysis fee and loss of the $800 purse winnings from the event and suspended from all World Racing Group events for the remainder of the season.
Halligan, who does not race with the series full time, was also docked 1,000 points.