A quick drivers meeting will be held with all drivers. This will start at 9:45 EST - Trucks/ 6:15 EST - Xfinity/ and 7:15 EST - Cup.
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
Qualifying will start at 9:50pm Eastern Time for Trucks
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
See Schedule posted in discord for Race Lengths and Stages.
7.6 Fuel Load & Tire Sets - Cup
Fuel load for cup races to be set at 50%. Tire sets will differ for each race and will be listed in the #Race-Sign-in.
7.6.1 Fuel Load & Tire Sets - Xfinity
Fuel load for Xfinity races to be set at 50%. Tire sets will differ for each race and will be listed in the #Race-Sign-in.
7.6.2 Fuel Load & Tire Sets - Trucks
Fuel load for Truck races to be set at 75%. Tire sets will differ for each race and will be listed in the #Race-Sign-in.
Cup - One fast repair per race session.
Xfinity - Two fast repairs per race session
Trucks - Two fast repairs per race session
7.8 Stage Racing
Stage racing is implemented in all oval series. Stage endings will be marked by a caution flag.
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 flag occurs during the last four laps of a stage, the stage will be finished and scored.
If a caution flag occurs during the last five laps of a stage, the stage will conclude as a green/ white/ checker (stage end).
Road courses will be the outlier in this case, as a yellow flag will not be shown to indicate the end of a stage.
Race Control Text will show the end of stages.
Green Flag racing will continue, and pits will not be closed at all.
Each stage will run a certain percentage of the race.
Top 5 finishers in each stage will receive bonus points towards the chase.
Final stage will issue points to all finishers, with a max of 33 points being issued to the winner.
1st = 33 points, 2nd = 32 points, 3rd = 31 points, etc.
1 additional bonus point will be awarded towards the chase for winning the final stage.
If there are more than 33 participants in the race, 33 position to the final position will each receive 1 point.
Race starts will be dictated by the green flag. The leader will then bring the field to the green flag. You MUST hold pace, and a reasonable distance from the car in front. Absolutely no backing off from the car in front to get a “run”. NO PASSING until after the start finish line, iRacing WILL issue you a black flag.
Leader will have the right to switch lanes on restarts and stages only. When bringing the field to the green flag to start the race, the front row will remain in their assigned lanes. Any restart following the start of the race will allow the leader lane selection. Lane choice must be announce after the one to go signal crossing the start finish line.
iRacing controlled Restart Zones are only used during mile and a half speedways to Super Speedways. For any other track, the leader must maintain pace speed and only accelerate inside the restart zone to take the green flag. No restart zones for road courses as there are no yellows and the start of the race is on the green flag.
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.
Any wrecks that occur during the final lap, will not and cannot warrant a caution flag.
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, and 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 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.
The allotted incidents allowed per series per race.
Cup - 15 incidents resulting in black flag. Disqualification at 30 incidents
Xfinity - 20 incidents resulting in black flag. Disqualification at 30 incidents
Trucks - 20 incidents resulting in black flag. Disqualification at 30 incidents
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. Please announce your car number when requesting a black flag be cleared.
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.
Black Flags WILL NOT be cleared for restart zone infractions.
7.14 Lapped Cars
Race Control will announce lap car lanes during the drivers meeting. Meaning if you are a car that is a lap down and approached by leaders, you are to be in the designated lane. This will be a driver policed policy, incident submissions are recommended.