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O4A RULES

General:

 

Open-Wheel 4 Amateurs

Monday Nights

Fixed Setup Dallara F3

Server opens @ 7:40 PM Eastern for 30 min practice

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

Grid(2mins)Green flag @ 8:22

25 Min Sprint/35 Min Main

Top 8 inverted for the Main

Start with 50% track usage

Fuel Limit 35%

Dynamic Weather & Sky

Fast Repairs – 1

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

Setups - We will use default iRacing track specific sets when available. If not available we will use the default High DF Setup.

 

Points:

13 race season

3 drop weeks

 

Points are as follows:

1st - 30   2nd - 28   3rd - 26   4th - 24   5th - 23   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 and below - 1

Bonus Points: 1 pnt for 7 incs or less (only applies to the 35 min main)

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

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

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

Event wins carry more “weight” than heat wins. Event win is highest total points earned in both heats combined. Tie breaker to determine overall event winner is highest finish in heat 2.

*Provisionals* - Real life happens, drop weeks might not be enough for you. If you know you are going to miss a race you can request a provisional which will give you 1 point less than last place earns in the race(heats) you miss. You must request a provisional before the race server opens. To request a provisional, utilize the contact/protest form on the website.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starts:

 

Standing Starts – If this ever becomes an issue we will change to rolling

 

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. We have decided that a driver who wins 3 championships in a series will have established themselves as not being an amateur and will be done competing in that amateur 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.

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