A quick drivers meeting will be held with all drivers. This will start at 7:15 EST - Cup and 6:15 EST - Xfinity, on race night.
It is your responsibility as a driver to attend these drivers meetings. During these meetings, conduct for pit road entry and exit, along with other important track notes are discussed.
Setup will be Fixed. These setups will be the ones created by iRacing, so if you were to practice before the race (which is highly recommended) you can use their setup to do so. Setups for each track will be posted on the schedule for each week.
Weather will be “Generated Weather” with “Dynamic” skies.
Practice will be open to all competitors before qualifying. Rules are not enforced during practice, however, remember your fellow competitors are trying to practice as well, so don’t be an asshole.
Qualifying will start at 7:20pm Eastern Time for Cup
Qualifying will start at 6:20pm Eastern Time for Xfinity
All Qualifying is lone. Road Courses will have 10 minutes allotted for qualifying, all other tracks will be reduced to 5 minutes of qualifying time. Races will proceed immediately following the qualifying segment.
7.5 Race Length - Cup
Super Speedways - 75 Laps
Speedways - 120 Laps
Short Tracks - 200 Laps
Road Courses - 40 Laps
One Speedway Race - 200 Laps
7.5.1 Race Length - Xfinity
Super Speedways - 55 Laps
Speedways - 90 Laps
Short Tracks - 150 Laps
Road Courses - 30 Laps
7.6 Fuel Load & Tire Sets - Cup
Fuel load for cup races to be set at 50%. Three sets of tires will be available at each track.
7.6.1 Fuel Load & Tire Sets - Xfinity
Fuel load for Xfinity races to be set at 40%. Two sets of tires will be available at each track.
Cup - One fast repair per race session.
Xfinity - Two fast repairs per race session
7.8 Stage Racing
Stage racing is implemented in both the CUP and Xfinity series. Stage endings will be announced and marked by a caution flag. Detailed below are some of the changes that will take effect for stage racing.
Pits will be closed two laps prior to a stage ending. This will be announced over race comms by Race Control.
Caution flag will be thrown by race control to mark the completion of each stage, excluding the checkered to indicate the end of the final stage.
Driver positions will be frozen at the completion of the stage. (when caution is thrown, not when crossing the start/finish line)
Pitting in between stages can change positioning for the start of the next stage.
If a caution comes out prior to the stage finishing naturally, and the lap marker for stage end is exceeded, the stage will be scored under caution.
Each stage will run a certain percentage of the race.
Stage 1 - 25%
Stage 2 - 25%
Stage 3 - 50%
These percentages will change for the log speedway race in Cup, which will include an additional stage.
Stage 1 - 15%
Stage 2 - 15%
Stage 3 - 15%
Stage 4 - 55%
Bonus points for stage finishes will be awarded to the top 5 for the first two stages. (See 11.1 Bonus Points for further details)
Final stage of the race will revert back to traditional points scored based on position for regular season championship points.
1st = 43 points, 2nd = 42 points, 3rd = 41 points, etc.
1 additional bonus point will be awarded towards the chase for winning the final stage.
The leader will ALWAYS bring the field to the green flag, there is no restart zone. You MUST hold pace, and reasonable distance from the car in front. Absolutely no backing off from the car in front to get a “run”. Once the leader accelerates to take the green flag, you can accelerate. NO PASSING until after the start finish line, iRacing WILL issue you a black flag.
Double file restarts will be used in both race starts and stage starts.
Single file restarts will only be utilized at Race Controls discretion.
Race Control is responsible for waving the yellow flag to indicate a hazard on the track. The following will be grounds for a caution flag to be waved in an oval race.
The following will not result in a caution flag.
The racer is expected to return to pit road, or rejoin the racing surface in a safe manner.
In the event @admin - Race Control is not available for said race, we will revert back to iRacing called cautions
Lucky Dog must pass high, please announce that you are doing so on iRacings @drivers channel. If a driver does not follow the aforementioned procedures, a warning will be issued.
There will be NO Wave arounds given at any point during the race unless Race Control deems necessary. Please DO NOT ask for a Wave Around.
During single file, maintain a distance of 2 car lengths from the driver in front.
Once one to go signal is thrown, we will go double file.
If you are pitting under a green flag, you must verbally announce on iRacings @drivers channel (example : “car number 2 pitting this time by”). This MUST be done on the backstretch before entering the access to pit road.
When entering pit road you must remain in the outside lane until you are within 3-4 boxes from your pit stall. Same goes for exiting pit road. Pitting under caution does not require an announcement.
When exiting pit road, you must follow the pit line until you pass the blue cone. If you do not follow this, iRacing will issue you a black flag for an unsafe pit exit. Once you are past the blue cone, you may enter safely on the back stretch.
Upon entering the track with cars present, you must yield to their line.
7.12 Incidents and Incident Per Lap Policy
Midwest Motorsports will be incorporating an incident per lap policy starting Season 3. This will span across all of our racing series, to promote a clean racing environment. Midwest Motorsports has determined a threshold of .12 incidents per lap or lower to be acceptable. Penalties for falling out of the acceptable rating are noted in the penalties section 10.0.
To accompany this change, we are also changing the allotted incidents allowed for our cup series. The changes are noted below.
Cup - 15 incidents resulting in black flag. Disqualification at 30 incidents
Xfinity - will remain at 20 incidents resulting in black flag.
Remember we are promoting clean racing here.
7.13 Black Flags
Black Flags will NOT be cleared, unless you shoot down pit road to avoid a wreck or another driver does not pass you when iRacing asks them to under caution. All black flags that are requested to be cleared, will be reviewed following the race. If found that a driver requests to have a black flag cleared which was issued due to driver error (Speeding in pits, passing under yellow intentionally, exceeding max incidents, etc.) the driver will be docked 10 points, and will serve a drive through penalty following the first lap of the following race.