Vancouver, BC - At 6:15 p.m. local time on Sunday, September 5, 1999, protest judges issued a decision on the protest filed by PPI, car owner of the ...
Vancouver, BC - At 6:15 p.m. local time on Sunday, September 5, 1999, protest judges issued a decision on the protest filed by PPI, car owner of the #24 Atlantic car, upholding the decision of the KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Chief Steward John Bornholdt.
The protest judges ruled that: "As no physical evidence was available, the judges found the decision of the Chief Steward, as supported by the observations of two or more officials, was valid."
Immediately after the KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship race held Sunday at the Molson Indy Vancouver, Bornholdt ruled that the #24 Atlantic car driven by PPI driver Andrew Bordin had passed the #50 car driven by Kenny Wilden during the final full-course yellow caution. The race ended under that yellow flag.
Bornholdt reversed their finishing order, ruling that since Bordin passed Wilden under a waving yellow, Wilden would retain his position (second) on course prior to the yellow flag, with the #24 car of Bordin would retain his position (third) before the final caution. Shortly after Bornholdt's decision, PPI filed a protest with respect to Bornholdt's decision.
As stated, the protest judges upheld Bornholdt's decision.