one could argue that the NES tech inspector missed the modification to those heads when the motor was sealed which should have made those heads illegal by the definition stated in the rule book.
That doesn't excuse the fact that the heads, according to the statement Brodix made had grinding in the chamber outside of the valve seat which according to the rules makes them illegal.
Who is at fault? is it the engine builder who is modifying the heads?
the only one that said there was no competitive advantage is the 96 team.
nowhere in that statement from Brodix says that there was or was not a competitive advantage.
if theres no advantage then why make those cuts?
Gulars heads had no such modifications and were deemed legal.
Pauches statement said there are 3 other sets of "those" heads out there. What does that even mean?
what makes those heads so "special" that they were sought out by certain teams from "that guy" as admitted by Pauch himself.
the heads are supposed to be "as cast" right from Brodix with no grinding on page 23 of the NES rules.
The rule is right there for anyone to read on the website;
"CYLINDER HEADS: Chevrolet #SP CH, Ford #SP FO and Mopar #SP MO only. Spec heads will be supplied with CNC bowl blend and intake port match.
No grinding or blending of CNC machine work. No grinding, polishing or undercover porting anywhere on the casting. No welding or epoxy permitted."
there are 20 + or minus teams that roll into NES every week.
the rulebook is there to make it fair for everyone.
NES after race tech inspection generally consists of carb and fuel check and some other measurements around the Body and rear end offsets.
the Tech inspector generally uses has no-go gauges to make sure no ports are modified before sealing
one team got tossed last year because of a heavy left rear axle tube that was clearly not allowed in the rule book. which is a trick the latemodel guys use for more left side bite. he got caught and decided to take his toys elsewhere and make NES the bad guy when he was the one that violated the rule
NES has to be fair to everyone no matter what your name is otherwise if the other teams feel someone is allowed to "slip through" the other teams will go elsewhere for a level playing field.
NES is not out to get Pauch as I'm seeing all over the social media.
NES did not single out Pauch for a teardown inspection.
He was legally protested by another competitor that anyone in the pits willing to put up the money can do.
NES is not the Bad guy here and they have the responsibility to treat everyone equally