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DHE RULES

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General:

 

Dark Horse Endurance

Wednesday Nights

Fixed Setup IMSA Racing - Dallara LMP2+GT3 cars

LMP2 - iRacing Med Downforce setup with 90% fuel (iRacing Daytona/LeMans sets at those 2 tracks)

GT3 – All current IMSA GT3 cars using iRacing Med DF Endurance setups with 80% fuel​

Server opens @ 8:20 PM Eastern for 20 min practice

10 min/2 lap qual @ 8:40 PM Eastern {Qualifying Scrutiny – Moderate}

Grid(2mins)Green flag @ 8:52 PM Eastern

120 minute races (checkers approximately 10:54 PM Eastern​

Track Usage 50%

Dynamic Weather/ Dynamic Sky/2x Sun

Fast Repairs – 1

iRating/license requirements = 1200 - 4000  with a minimum of a C license {hard cap, you can’t get in to the race server}

All races in this series will utilize IMSA series branding so adjust your paints accordingly.

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Class champions will receive a 3 Ft. trophy courtesy of ADK Guitarworks.

Points:

13 race season

3 drop weeks (only your best 10 finishes count)

Points are calculated/maintained separately by car class

1st - 35   2nd - 32   3rd - 30   4th - 28   5th - 27   6th - 26   7th - 25   8th - 24   9th - 23   10th - 22   11th - 21   12th - 20

13th - 19   14th - 18   15th - 17   16th - 16   17th - 15   18th - 14   19th - 13   20th – 12   21st - 11   22nd - 10   23rd - 9

24th - 8   25th - 7

Any tie breakers in final standings will be broken by race wins. If further tie breaker is needed it will be decided by finishing position in final race(wk 13)

Safety Bonus Points: 3 pnts for 8 incs or less

A driver must finish within 1 lap of class winner to gain safety bonus point

Bonus points are permanent, they do not get dropped with your 3 drop weeks

 

Drive thru for 20x and every 6x after that (Officials would DQ you, so we're being lenient)

*Provisionals* - Real life happens, drop weeks might not be enough for you. Once a driver has made 1 start in a series, they will automatically receive a provisional for any races missed in the remainder of a season. Provisional points are 3 positions less than the lowest finishing driver in an event.​

 

Race/Comms Etiquette:

 

Firstly, all iRacing rules/guidelines will apply unless otherwise stated. If it applies to an iRacing official series then it applies here. Black Flags will not be cleared for anything...period. https://ir-core-sites.iracing.com/members/pdfs/20210504-iRacing_Sporting_Code_dated_Apr_23_2021.pdf

If you are involved in an off track situation, pay attention to your relative screen and only merge when it is safe to do so. In general just have some damn courtesy. We are here to foster a fun learning environment. No one here is a pro. Mistakes will be made. Crashes will happen. Unless you think it was intentional we encourage you to shrug it off and move on. Retaliation will not fly here. It will earn you a very quick ban from the league. Bashing other drivers, or even their friends/family, will also not be tolerated. We encourage our drivers to take the high road and not create any enemies/drama within the league. It is strongly suggested that if you make contact with someone you should voice an apology in some way.

 

 

 

Starts:

 

It is the drivers responsibility to assess where they are at on the track when the green flag flies (i.e. chicane/corner) and conduct a safe start.

 

LMP2 - Rolling starts. LMP2 cars will "go" on the green flag.

​​GT3 - Rolling starts. GT3 drivers on the front row will leave a 3-4 second gap to the rear LMP2 car. GT3 cars will "go" on the green flag.

​Penalties - A driver who wrecks someone on the first lap of a 120 min race can/should be protested via the contact form on the website. If you are found to have wrecked someone on lap 1 you will be forced to start at the tail of the field in your next start. (last car in your car class)

 

Race Protests:

 

Procedure - This is billed as an Amateur's league. None of us are pros, none of us are racing for thousands of dollars, none of us are or will be perfect. If you wish to file a protest against a driver, wait 12 hours and then consider it. If you think a valid protest is in order, then you need to give details of what happened and what lap/time stamp. If you're not going to take the time to figure out when something happened, we won't do it for you. You may file a protest against another driver for a few reasons, as follows:

1 - Driver violates any/all race start procedures

2 - Driver maliciously/purposely wrecks you

3 - Driver uses voice comms/text comms to bash/harass/threaten someone in a reason deemed to be way out of line from the general public

4 - Driver violates the iRacing sporting code

 

To file a protest, utilize the contact/protest form on the website with a minimum of a description of what and when it happened(lap/time/corner). It may take a couple days for review but we will get back to you.

***Asshole Clause***

If a driver goes rogue and loses their shit in a race, i.e. driving backwards/wrecking people, or even flipping out on voice comms, an admin can/will throw a full course caution so that they can remove that person from the race server and Discord.

All rules and regulations are subject to interpretation by the admins.

We also reserve the right to update the rulebook at any time.

**Fair Competition Clause**

iRating is not a perfect system for judging speed, skill, or talent. Any driver that wins a championship in our bottom tier series(E4A GT4) will be unable to race in E4A GT4 moving forward. Any driver that wins a championship in our 2nd tier(E4A GT3) will be unable to race in E4A at all moving forward. The top 3 finishers in GT3 and top 2 in GT4 each season will be moved up a tier to E4A GT3 or DHE. Non-champions can drop back down after 1 season in a higher tier.

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