American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Thunder Road officials have announced the disqualification of Mike Billado from the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman Mini Milk Bowl held as part of the 53rd Milk Bowl on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11.
Billado finished third overall in the two-segment Tiger Sportsman event but was found to have illegally altered tires during post-race technical inspection. Tires from the top five finishers were impounded following the event and sent to American Racer headquarters for evaluation.
In addition to forfeiting all prize money from the event, Billado has been suspended for the first two races of the 2016 season and assessed a $500 fine. Billado and his team have also been placed on probation for the entire 2016 season.
Billado must also post a $5,000 bond to be eligible to return to competition. This bond will be returned to him upon successfully fulfilling the terms of his probation. Any subsequent tire violations will result in a lifetime ban from all Thunder Road and ACT-sanctioned events.