Scott Stall disqualifies himself from Daytona Sportbike win

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Scott Stall and his team didn’t intend to win.

But they did. Then things became awkward.

Stall, driving for a John Anderson owned team, disqualified himself in victory lane after winning the feature Sportbike event of the 32nd Fall Cycle Scene program at Daytona International Speedway.

Stall admitted that his race-winning bike was illegal and that the team had only intended the race as a test session. The bike was deemed to have illegal rims and tires.

“I just wanted to use this race as a practice run to see how my setup worked,” Stall said of his No. 132 Yamaha to the Daytona Beach News-Journal. “I knew this bike was illegal, so I wanted to say it right then and there.”

The win came in a seven-lap sprint race around Daytona’s 3.51-mile road course that saw a dramatic finish among six bikes.

But Stall having a chance to win the race took the team off guard.

“We never planned this,” Anderson said. “I signed Scott up for this race just for track time and that was it. We never planned for this to happen.

“When he came to the pits and saw he was first, we didn’t know what to do. We had never planned to take this bike to tech.”

A second podium finishers photograph had to be taken. In first was Xavier Zayat, then two-time Daytona 200 winner Danny Eslick and Jason Farrell.

IndyCar race weekend doubleheader schedule at IMS road course

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The NTT IndyCar Series will return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the third time this season but with a weekend schedule that will put the action in front of fans for the first time in 2020.

The track’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course will play host to IndyCar and sports cars series over four days. The action will begin Thursday with practice and concluding with an eight-hour race Sunday featuring the Intercontinental GT Challenge and GT World Challenge America.

The NTT IndyCar Series will hold a Friday-Saturday race doubleheader called the Harvest GP presented by GMR.

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The name is a nod to the Harvest Classic, which was held Sept. 9, 1916 to help the track stay solvent during World War I. The event had three races of 20, 50 and 100 miles (all won by Johnny Aitken) that was the only racing held outside May at IMS from 1911-93.

A limited crowd of 10,000 will be allowed each day this weekend, and those fans will be the first to experience new video boards, concession stands, restrooms and 5G wireless connectivity.

Here’s the IndyCar weekend schedule for Indianapolis Motor Speedway Harvest GP:

(All times are Eastern)

IndyCar weekend schedule: Thursday, Oct. 1

Noon — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America test session
2:25 p.m. — IndyCar practice (NBC Sports Gold)
6:20 p.m. — IndyCar qualifying for Harvest GP, Race 1 (NBC Sports Gold)

IndyCar weekend schedule: Friday, Oct. 2

10:20 a.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America practice
1:40 p.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America practice
3:30 p.m. — IndyCar Harvest GP, Race 1 (USA Network, NBC Sports Gold)

IndyCar weekend schedule: Saturday, Oct. 3

10:20 a.m. — IndyCar qualifying for Harvest GP, Race 2 (NBC Sports Gold)
12:10 p.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America qualifying
2:30 p.m. — IndyCar Harvest GP, Race 2 (NBC, NBC Sports Gold)
5:30 p.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America pole shootout

IndyCar weekend schedule: Sunday, Oct. 4

10 a.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America race