ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—Following appeal of the penalties levied against Paul Gentilozzi at the Road America Trans-Am Series race, July 10, Gentilozzi’s penalties have been reduced by the Appeal Panel to two Drivers’ Championship points and a $4,000 fine. After the Road America event, Gentilozzi had been penalized 16 Drivers’ Championship points and fined $9,000 for contact with the No. 7 Ford Mustang Cobra of Dorsey Schroeder on the opening lap and for post-race unsportsmanlike comments about race officials. Gentilozzi’s adjusted penalties were defined by the Appeal Panel as a $1,000 fine for remarks, and a $3,000 fine and two Drivers’ Championship points for contact. With the penalty revision, Gentilozzi now leads the Drivers’ Championship standings with 243 points, one point ahead of Brian Simo with three races remaining of the 13-race 1999 BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series schedule.
Revised 1999 BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series Point Standings (Top-20) After 10 Position, Driver, Car, Points 1. Paul Gentilozzi, Ford Mustang Cobra, 243 2. Brian Simo, Ford Mustang Cobra, 242 3. John W. Miller IV, Chevrolet Corvette, 219 4. Chris Neville, Ford Mustang Cobra, 214 5. Michael Lewis, Ford Mustang Cobra, 214 6. Randy Ruhlman, Ford Mustang Cobra, 174 7. Leighton Reese, Pontiac Grand Prix, 155 8. Simon Gregg, Chevrolet Camaro, 144 9. Tomy Drissi, Ford Mustang Cobra, 142 10. Bob Ruman, Chevrolet Camaro, 130 11. Steve Pelke, Chevrolet Camaro, 125 12. G.J. Mennen, Ford Mustang Cobra, 117 13. Tom Coleman, Chevrolet Camaro, 110 14. James Briody, Chevrolet Camaro, 106 15. Lou Gigliotti, Chevrolet Corvette, 102 16. Max Lagod, Chevrolet Camaro, 91 17. Dorsey Schroeder, Ford Mustang Cobra, 70 18. Don Sak, Oldsmobile Cutlass, 68 19. Frank Cioppettini, Chevrolet Camaro, 61 20. C. David Seuss, Oldsmobile Cutlass, 57