LA Honda World Racing’s two entries in the Michelin Pilot Challenge were removed from the remainder of the Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona after they were found to be below the published minimum weight.
IMSA officials found the Nos. 37 and 73 Honda Civic TCRs were in violation of IMPC SSR Attachment 2.7, which states in part: “Any Competitor, Constructor or Manufacturer who deliberately gives false information, attempts to influence the BoP process, manipulates the performance, or displays a level of performance above or below the expected result in any session may be penalized.”
Tom O’Gorman and Mike LaMarra led all three practices in the No. 37 Honda Civic TCR prior to the penalty, which prevented them from running the fourth and final session.
The LA Honda World team ran under the LAP Motorsports banner in 2018, winning five races in the ST class.