oh, more details
thanks for the somewhat obvious input, let's get down to the dynamics of the situation.
i had snow tires on and the pavement was wet. the point was to induce a skid and practice maintaining control in a skid (something relatively easy to do - even for me ;-)) with lower power cars with no traction control electronics). maintaining control of a skid is trivial with the dsc on as power is cut and the skid cannot be maintained.
i am more immediately concerned about what happened in the sense of the engine warning light. the stall seemed to put the car in some type of a safe mode in which the engine cannot be revved over 5k (and the warning light has stayed on). i'm wondering if the fast loss of traction caused the engine to go over the rev limiter and that such caused the warning. thoughts on this aspect would be helpful.
2010 e90 m3
2004 e46 m3 sold
2001 996tt sold