View Full Version : Three Roush-Yates Engines Stolen

09-19-2008, 08:32 AM
Three Roush-Yates engines stolen: Thieves made a fast getaway after taking three NASCAR racing engines from a well-known race shop in Mooresville. Police say someone broke into the Roush/Yates engine shop and got away with three of the big Ford engines used by the team in the Nationwide and Truck Series. The engines are worth $50,000 each. "These are not everyday engines, these are NASCAR specific engines, you can't put them in a car, plus they are Roush Yates engines, very specific," said Mooresville Police Lt. Joseph Cooke. The engines were taken sometime Monday night from the shop off Mazeppa Road. One of the workers said he knew it was going to be a bad day when he came to work and saw a big hole in the wall. The hole is big enough for thieves to get inside, then open the door. Each of the engines weigh more than 500 pounds. They're kept on rollers and that made it easy for thieves to roll them into a cargo van they happened to steal from another race team. "They stole a Penske rental truck, like a cargo van and used the cargo van to load up the engines and take the engines away." The thieves dumped the van, but made off with the engines. Unless they are in the racing business, they may find them tough to unload. "Those are specialty items you'd have to be in NASCAR or the racing business to use them, you can't just put these engines in your car." If you can help Mooresville Police, call them at 704-664-3311, or South Iredell Crime Stoppers at 704-658-9056. If your information leads to an arrest, you be eligible for a reward.


09-19-2008, 11:05 PM
Damn, stealing an engine. Not an easy task to accomplish.

09-20-2008, 12:12 AM
blame it on kyle busch, somehow it will end up being his fault anyways

09-23-2008, 04:51 PM
Looks like like Hendrick, RCR, Gibbs are getting jealous. Lol.

09-24-2008, 12:20 AM
blame it on kyle busch, somehow it will end up being his fault anyways


Probably some other team.

09-30-2008, 10:24 PM
Some hillbilly is trying to figure out how to put it in his Blazer right now.