Well if history has taught us anything I would be willing to put money on some if not all of the penalties being upheld.
Sorry sold my car, but your not comparing apples to apples, my car ran in regionals sure if you took a shock off of my car and dyno'ed it it might fail, it had been on there for four years, my motor 4 years, and you waterboy have seen me drive. These guys are at the top top there should be no excuse to go to this show and be found non compliant.
Stiffer penalties would put a greater responsibility on the owners and more importantly the builders, for 6-7k you should get a legal motor, not one that was oh so close!!!!
I have read your posts in the past. So I call bullshit on your apples to oranges comparison. You are have been an absolutist in the past so your shock and their compression issues should be dealt with the same way.
As to the penalties. Goring is loosing about 20k in contingencies, lost his chance at the Mazda Shootouts, which he stood a good chance to win as he is an absolute wheel and young enough to be attractive to the sponsor. So that's another 75k. Tell me Davidis that enough penalty?
And yes the drivers are responsible for their cars regardless if the builder didn't provide the legal engine. Just like the CEO is responsible for everything done in the name of XYZ Corp. Believe me the drivers are paying the price. The engine builders will also as word gets out that their product didn't pass tech.
Go buy another car and race before complaining about the corruption at the highest level of amateur racing. I was there, lost to those found non compliant, I'm not calling for their heads. Shit.happens, we fix it and then we do the most important part of this, WE GO RACING AGAIN!