Boris Said's appeal denied

LANSING, Mich. -- An appeal filed by Boris Said, driver of the No. 33 ACS Express Racing Ford Mustang, was denied by the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich® Tires Cup Court of Appeals recently. Said was appealing a fine and penalty assessed by ...

LANSING, Mich. -- An appeal filed by Boris Said, driver of the No. 33 ACS Express Racing Ford Mustang, was denied by the Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich® Tires Cup Court of Appeals recently. Said was appealing a fine and penalty assessed by Trans-Am Series Chief Steward Terry Dale for rules violations just prior to the 2003 season. The appeals hearing was presided over by Chairman John W. Bornholdt. Also serving on the Court were Brian Kohl and K.C. Van Niman.

"The defense did not present compelling evidence that Boris Said hadn't violated the rules noted in the penalty issued by the Series," said Bornholdt. "Therefore, the Court of Appeals denied the motion for appeal. Pursuant to this decision, all penalties as imposed by the Trans-Am Series Chief Steward shall remain in effect."

Said was penalized for violating Trans-Am Series rules:
1.11.1.8. "Public criticism of the Series, its officials or sponsors,"
1.11.1.9. "Unsportsmanlike conduct,"
1.11.1.11. "Inappropriate, objectionable, or profane language or gestures."

Said was fined $5,000, of which $3,000 was suspended, to be applied should a like event occur at any point within the 2003 Trans-Am Series season. Said was also placed on probation for the 2003 season, during which time the occurrence of any further similar incidents would result in further penalties.

-scca pro racing/transam-

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Boris Said