This just in from the AMA:
Erion Racing Appeal Denied
PICKERINGTON, Ohio The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has announced that the appeal by Erion Racing to overturn the disqualification of Josh Hayes in the Daytona 200 has been denied per the 2008 AMA Superbike Series Rulebook, Section A5.
"The AMA rulebook states that a Category 1 equipment offense is defined as 'an equipment violation that could potentially or effectively enhance the performance of a motorcycle used in competition,'" said Bryan Cohn, Senior Director of AMA Racing. "After a complete review of the appeal information provided by Erion Racing and a thorough investigation of the process applied to the crankshaft in question, it was our judgment that the process applied to the crankshaft of the #1 machine of Josh Hayes resulted in the enhancement of performance found in the form of increased lubricity, reduced friction and enhanced durability."
Erion Racing was informed of the AMA's decision on Friday, April 4, 2008.