Doug, I remember reading that on the mlist... unimagineable.
There was someone else who had a similar experience, and I also remember Jeff Denmeade who (perhaps justly) had his whole warranty cancelled after calling SOA to complain about wheel bearings and they found out he had raced in the '98 OneLap.
If it happened to me I'd get SEMA
on their ass so fast it wouldn't even be funny.
Oh, and regarding the warranty length, I was wrong about the rust... only 5 years. Everything else is right.