DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Josh Hayes was disqualified from Saturday's Daytona 200 By Honda following a customary and mandatory technical inspection of the top three finishers’ motorcycles in the Daytona 200 By Honda, round one of the AMA Formula Extreme Series.
Upon this inspection, a technical infraction was found. The #1 Erion Racing Honda CBR600RR’s crankshaft was polished, surface treated and metal was removed from it. This is in violation of the 2008 AMA rulebook section 5.4, the text of which can be seen below.
Page 47: Rulebook Section 5.4
5.4 Multi-cylinder liquid cooled engines
The following engine components may not be altered from the originally homologated model except as noted:
b. Homologated crankshaft
1. Bearing surfaces may be polished or surface treated.
In addition, two other motorcycles were randomly picked to undergo technical inspections.