Most drivers who don't win usually have a complaint. Boris Said had one of those said complaints in reference to his third place finish at the Trans Am race Long Beach event this past weekend. When the race went yellow near the end of the race, Said was seventh in the order on track but there were four cars between himself and the lead two cars. Said set third in the race. He believed that the lapped cars should have been moved to the back of the grid.
While researching this we could not find the rules on the Trans Am site. The site went down for part of the day and in the afternoon it came back up, but only as a prototype version of a new site coming. While some bulletins and regulations were posted, no general competition regulations could be found to see what the rules should be on the situation.
Below is the official release from Boris Said:
Former Trans-Am Series Champion, Boris Said, should have been in a three-way shoot-out against two former Champions, Paul Gentilozzi and Greg Pickett, if it weren't for an errant call by track officials. A yellow flag was thrown on lap 39 for unsafe oil on the track from Tommy Kendall. During the four lap clean-up effort, the cars on the lead lap should have been put in current race order but were not 't, putting Said, currently third, in seventh with slower cars in his way. The green flag came along with the announcement that the race was a timed event and would be just two remaining laps until the checkered flag at the 30th Anniversary Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.