Engine Parts Deemed Illegal


At the conclusion of the SECA Crate Sportsman main event this past Saturday (6/17/2017) at Lancaster Speedway, the engine of Jacob Catoe was protested by a fellow competitor and immediately secured by track officials.

In accordance with the SECA Crate Sportsman rules and regulations, the engine was removed, secured, and delivered to SECA certified engine rebuilder Ellison Racing Engines for technical inspection. A thorough evaluation has been completed and the results confirm that the valve springs on Catoe's engine do not conform to the specifications outlined for SECA Crate Sportsman competition.

As a result, Catoe will face the penalties outlined in the 2017 SECA Crate Sportsman Rule Book. In addition, the results of the 6/17/2017 SECA Crate Sportsman event at Lancaster Speedway will be updated accordingly.

On behalf of SECA, we appreciate everyone's assistance and professionalism throughout this inspection process.