Drissi Trois-Rivi?res post-race penalty revised

LANSING, Mich. -- The post-race technical penalty levied against the No. 5 Stuck on You, The Movie Jaguar XKR driven by Tomy Drissi has been revised, according to written notification received from Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup ...

LANSING, Mich. -- The post-race technical penalty levied against the No. 5 Stuck on You, The Movie Jaguar XKR driven by Tomy Drissi has been revised, according to written notification received from Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup officials. After starting at the back of the grid as a result of missing qualifying due to damage sustained in a practice session, Drissi came back to score a third-place finish, his best effort this season.

However, the No. 5 Jaguar XKR failed post-race inspection, violating rule 2.10: "Ground Clearance." The initial penalty included forfeiture of all driver and team owner points earned at this race, loss of all prize money earned here, and a $2,000 fine, of which $1,000 was suspended. Drissi retained his third-place finishing position.

Series officials noted that the original penalty had been reviewed. As a result, the penalty had been adjusted to conform to the precedence set in the Trans-Am Series for violations of the technical specifications. The revised penalty now moves the No. 5 Jaguar XKR to the bottom of the race results, with a notation stating "excluded from results." In addition, no driver or team owner points nor prize money earned at this event will be awarded. The fine was rescinded.

The loss of points at the Trois-Rivières event drops Drissi to 11th in the Drivers' Championship point standings.

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Tomy Drissi