1974 USAC National Championship - Rules Dec 3, 2019 17:56:15 GMT
Post by Alberto Ibanez on Dec 3, 2019 17:56:15 GMT
1974 USAC National Championship
1974 CHAMP CAR MOD
For this championship we are using the:
A variety of chassis are available for full-time drivers (for example, Eagle, Coyote, McLaren, Parnelli, etc), with three engine suppliers (Offenhauser, Foyt and Chevrolet). Goodyear and Firestone are the tire suppliers. Please refer to the mod's readme pdf for important performance information before making a full-time drive selection. Certain selections will reflect the career path of a 1974 driver or car, meaning there will be a progression from one particular car or team to another; this should also be taken into consideration before making a selection (see the Entry List thread).
NOTE: No quick or new driver whose performance is unknown can drive a McLaren M16D, Coyote MKV or Eagle 74. If in doubt, PM the series admin
Initial car selection:
Update (Dec 21st): Entry list is already posted
Losing your car/Car switching during the season:
- Any driver missing 2 races in a row or 4 in total (Regardless if they announce their presence or absence) will lose the car and it will be vacated.
- Cars vacated will be offered to the other full time drivers for 24 hours, after that period the car will be assigned to the person with the most starts (Drivers can only switch cars once during a season)* or he who asked first in case of a tie.
- If a full-time drive is vacated after a race thread is up, it will be offered first as a one-off for said race, then reallocated as a full-time drive after the race has been completed.
- Any cars that are vacated and are not picked up by a regular driver after the 24 hour period, will be made available on a first come first served basis*
- Every full time time driver must announce his presence/absence when a race thread is posted. Drivers who haven't announced their presence 24 hours before the start of official qualifying or declare their absence will have their cars made available as one-offs, first come-first served for that race.
- A driver may drive up to 4 different car models during a season as a one off driver.*
- Once a driver has chosen a one off car for a race, he cannot switch should another car become available for that race.
- At most races, extra one-off cars will be added to the regular field and offered in the race thread for that specific event, first come-first served.
*Admins reserve the right to deny a car to a driver if they are deemed too quick for it.
CHAMPIONSHIP RULES AND POINTS
The championship will be run over 13 rounds; on some occasions, two rounds will be run on the same day as separate heats.
Points are awarded to the top 12 according to the scheduled race distance.
Both finishers and non-finishers can score points. No bonus points are awarded for most laps led or pole positions. All rounds count toward the championship total.
There will be one drivers’ championship, as well as the informal "Triple Crown" (a driver winning all three 500 mile races will be declared Triple Crown Champion).
Qualifying for most events will consist of a two-lap shootout for each driver. This 5-minute session will be a "private" one, which means each driver will be alone on the track although everybody will run simultaneously. Each driver will be allowed a maximum of four laps : one warming up lap, two qualifying laps, and the slowing down lap. Any driver covering more than four laps will have his qualifying time disallowed and will be put at the end of the qualifying order. The Indianapolis 500 grid will be determined by the traditional 4-lap Pole Day on a date prior to the actual race weekend. Special qualifying instructions for select races will be disseminated one week prior to said races.
All meetings will be held on Sunday nights (all times given as CET - Paris Time)
Race server password : iso74
|19:00||Free practice (45 minutes)|
|19:45||Qualifying Shoot-out (private session, 5 minutes, 2 flying laps)|
|19:50||Drivers' briefing and warm-up|
RACE START PROCEDURE
The start will be given flying behind the game-controlled pace-car.
When the green flag is given, overtaking is allowed in any part of the race track, even before the start/finish line. This also applies for restarts.
FULL COURSE YELLOW PROCEDURE
- When a yellow flag is thrown, you can race till the start/finish line (Race to the flag). The order behind the safety car will be the same as the drivers crossed the line for the first time after the caution was issued.
- When the Safety Car is out, you must keep a normal pace until you reach the line of cars behind the SC. Otherwise you'll get a penalty. Same when you exit the pitlane under yellow, you have to be quick enough to rejoin the SC.
- The pits are open all the time
- On restarts, all cars must be no more than two car lengths apart, and single file. You don't have to be right behind the car in front, staggered formation is allowed for safety reasons, but respect always the distance (Never side by side). Failure to observe this rule during the race could result in a post-race penalty.
- When the Yellow comes out, a Yellow Flag will flash on your screen. That flag will continue to flash until you have TAKEN the yellow. Once you have taken the yellow flag, it will stop flashing and will be a Solid Flag. So if you are in the middle of turns 3&4 when the Caution is called and cross the start finish line, if the flag on your screen is still flashing, then you need to continue on around the track before YOU are actually under yellow. Which also means you get to pass the Safety Car.
- /!\ The leader must be careful to not overtake the Safety Car when the latter is exiting the pitlane. /!\
A training server running on the next scheduled track will be online permanently. Password : iso74
BEHAVIOUR ON TRACK
- As for all ISO races, it is required you use your real name both in-game and on the forum. Thank you.
- Chatting during the race is strictly forbidden, talking during a qualifying session is only permitted for technical difficulties, but please whisper to the admin in charge to limit the disturbance towards other drivers. The code to add before your message when using whisper chat in the AMS is the following:
/w adminname Message
/w Alberto Ibanez I have a problem.
- Respect the red light at the end of the pitlane.
- Respect the yellow line at pit exit/entry
- Drive Through : If a driver has to do a drive through, even if there is
no pit lane speed limit, he has to drive through the pitlane at 100km/h
max (60mph). If he doesn't respect this, he will get a 30s penalty at
the end of the race.
- If you have a spin on the course, it is YOUR responsibility to make sure the track is sufficiently clear before you rejoin the race.
A protest form is available in the main forum page (Top navigation bar) should a driver consider that a race incident merits disciplinary or corrective action. Protests have to be logged no later than 72 hours after the race ends.
APPLICATION AND INTERPRETATION OF THE REGULATIONS
The admins alone are qualified to solve any problems raised by the application and the interpretation of the present regulations.