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O4A RULES

General:

 

Open-Wheel 4 Amateurs

Monday Nights

Fixed Setup Formula 4 (iR-04)

Server opens @ 7:00 PM Eastern for 35 min practice

10 min/3 lap qual @ 7:30  {Qualifying Scrutiny – Moderate}

Grid(2mins)Green flag @ 7:42

20 Min Sprint/30 Min Main

Top 10 inverted for the Main

Start with 75% track usage

33% Fuel

Dynamic Sky/2x Sun

65 degrees/cloudy

Fast Repairs – 2

iRating maximum -  2500 and below {hard cap, if you’re over 2000, you can’t get in to the race server}

Setups - We will use default iRacing track specific sets when available and high downforce when they are not

This series will have a 25 driver cap for races. If we exceed the cap in a race the top 25 in points are locked in. Any extra spots will be filled based on qualifying time.

 

Points:

16 race season

4 drop weeks

 

Points are as follows:

1st - 35   2nd - 32   3rd - 29   4th - 26   5th - 24   6th - 22   7th - 21   8th - 20   9th - 19   10th - 18   11th - 16

12th - 15   13th –14   14th - 13   15th - 12   16th - 11   17th - 10   18th – 9   19th – 8   20th – 7   21st - 6   22nd - 5

23rd - 4   24th - 3   25th - 2    26th  - 1 

Safety Bonus Points: 3 pnts for 7 incs or less (only applies to the 30 min main)

A driver must finish no more than 1 lap down of the winner to gain the bonus point

Safety Bonus points are season permanent, they do not get dropped with your 4 drop weeks

 

Passing Bonus Points: 1 point for every position you gain in the 30 min main

Passing Bonus Points are tied to your event score and are dropped if attached to a drop week.

Iron Man Bonus: 5 Bonus points awarded at the end of the season to drivers that race in all 16 races.

*Provisionals* - Real life happens, drop weeks might not be enough for you. Drivers will automatically receive a provisional for any races missed in 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://www.iracing.com/iracing-official-sporting-code/

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 incur contact with another driver you apologize in some way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starts:

 

This series will utilize rolling single file starts. Once cars start rolling on the parade lap drivers will manually get in to single file order. The race will start on the green flag. It is strongly suggested that people take the first few corners conservatively to get some heat in the tires. No passing until after turn 1.

Penalties - A driver who wrecks someone on the first lap of a 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.

 

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.

**Fair Competition Clause**

iRating is not a perfect system for judging speed, skill, or talent. Any driver that wins 3 championships in this seriesor 4 total on our road side(O4a/DHO/DHE/E4a) will have established themselves as not being an "amateur" and will be done competing in this series. 

***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.

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