You as a driver are required to read and understand the rules below. If you have a question - please contact the Rules Admin - Anthony Kastor

1.0 Code of Conduct 

 #1 Treat your fellow competitors the same way you would like to be treated. 

 #2 We will not tolerate racism or prejudiced comments towards another competitor, owner, or admin. This will result in an automatic ban.

#3 Keep language as clean as possible. We all swear, But keep it to a minimum, and have a level of maturity. 

#4 Tempers flare, it’s part of racing. However, don’t let those tempers flare to the extent of you becoming kicked from the league. 

#5 Intentional wrecking will not be tolerated! This is covered more in depth in the penalties section 10.0

#6 There will be a skill gap between the drivers on track, please remember that we all started in this service as a beginner/ novice at some point. If you notice a driver exhibiting beginner driving tendencies, feel free to offer advice, not criticism. This is a league, the more we bring each other up, the better the racing will be.

#7 Race Control will issue directives and penalties before, during, and after races. Failure to follow any instruction given by race control will result in immediate removal from the race session. This will also be reported to the admin team, where further disciplinary action can follow. Race control is here to direct the race, and ensure all penalties are being served correctly.

#8 Lastly, driver recruitment for other leagues will not be tolerated! If you want to advertise for your league, great there are tons of forums to do so. Think about if for a minute, would you want someone coming into your league and taking members from it?

To sum up our code of conduct, Everyone should be here to help one another. Please ask yourself if you can do that, if the answer is yes, WELCOME!

2.0 League Administration

League administration is what keeps this league healthy and fluent. Without administrators, we wouldn’t have a league!

2.1 League Owner

Eric Thaler

Justin Thaler

2.2 Admins 

Points - Dustyn Reinstetle 

Recruitment and Roster - Justin Thaler

League Content - Eric Thaler 

Scheduling & Participation - John Bates

Rules - Anthony Kastor

Race Control - Joshua Watt

Social Media - Dustyn Reinstetle

Admins are to assist the league owner in driving league rules. They are here to help run the series.

Do NOT be afraid to race an admin on track. Admins are just like you, a “DRIVER”, if they do something wrong, you should submit an incident. 

2.3 Stewards

Stewards are a group of league or non-league members who the admins deemed to be “unbiased” when making decisions on racing penalties. These Stewards are to act as no-one knows who they are. Only Stewards and admins will be in communication. Once an issue has come to an agreement from a Steward, a member of the admin team will discuss the penalty or further action with the parties involved. 

3.0 New Members 

New members are ALWAYS welcome! No matter what point they enter during a season. Everyone is encouraged to compete with us. Drive smart, and drive clean!

3.1 Equipment

We require that you have a working headset and mic so we can communicate with you during races should something arise. We also do not allow users utilizing gamepads, keyboards, mouses, touchscreens, etc. to race as these are unpredictable and hard for competitors to race around.   

4.0 Registration 

Drivers are to sign up for the league through the official midwest-motorsports website:
Prior to registering for the league, please ensure that you have all tracks purchased that your desired series is running, also all applicants must be above the age of 18.

4.1 Registration Process
1. Must register following the steps on the website under the sign up page.
2. Step one is filling out the registration forum.
3. Joining each iRacing league page you intend to participate in.
4. You must join our discord server. 

4.2 Series IR Caps

IR caps will be implemented in each series to increase competitiveness in that respective series. 

Truck Series - 2,750 ("B" License or prior Midwest Motorsports experience and at admins discretion)

Cup Series - 3,500 ("B" license) or (Prior Midwest Motorsports experience and at Admins discretion)

4.3 Discord

This platform is used for communication/information purposes. This is where ALL communication with you and the other members will take place. Please familiarize yourself with this platform and ask an Admin for help if you don’t understand. We do our best within Discord to make it as user friendly as possible. 

5.0 Choosing Manufacturer, Car Number, and Series 

When you sign up for the league through our web page, you will select your number during the signup process. Please note, once you submit a car number and manufacturer for the season, you must run this same number and manufacturer until the conclusion of said season. Once the season begins to wind down, we will release the sign up for the next season, which will allow for number and manufacturer changes.

5.1 Things to consider before registering in a series..

You do not need to sign up for all series in order to be a member in the league, however, if signing up for multiple series, you will need to ensure that the manufacturer is the same between all series i.e. If running Chevy in Cup, you will be required to run Chevy in Trucks. The same rule will apply to car numbers as well.

6.0 Race Sign

6.1 Race Sign in

Every race will be posted in #race-sign-in. You must react in order to obtain all points. Please react using the below Emoji’s:

Joining the race =  🏎

Using Provisional =   🚫

Not Joining and Not using Provisional = ❌

If we do not see a reaction, we are just going to assume you are NOT using a provisional nor making the race.

If you are not racing that week, there is no need to contact an admin, just react appropriately. 

6.2 Race Sign in and Attendance Policy

Race sign-in closes ten minutes prior to the race server opening. This allows our admin team to collect the list of drivers in a timely manner. You must sign in before it is removed. 

If you react to the sign in that you will be participating, and you do not show for the race, you will receive and EOL for the next race you join and will start behind anyone else with penalties. 

Attendance Policy

It is your responsibility to indicate whether you are racing, taking a provisional, or not participating in the race. 

If you do not indicate, then you are considered an idle body.

Failure to physically race after three consecutive race weekends will result in a removal from the league. It is your responsibility to contact an admin. We understand life happens, but we would like to know that you are still interested in participating in the league.

7.0 Racing

A quick drivers meeting will be held with all drivers. This will start at 9:45 EST - Trucks/ 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. 

7.1 Setup

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. 

7.2 Weather

Weather will be “Generated Weather” with “Dynamic” skies.

7.3 Practice

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. 

7.4 Qualifying

Qualifying will start at 7:20pm Eastern Time for Cup

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 - 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.

7.7 Repairs

Cup - One fast repair per race session.

Trucks - One fast repairs per race session

7.8 Start/Restart

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 CHANGING lanes and NO PASSING the car IN front of you until after the start finish line. 


Please review and understand the penalties assessed for pacing infractions, these can be found in section 10.0 Penalties.


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. 

7.9 Cautions

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. 

7.10 Competition Caution

Each scheduled race will feature one competition caution, please see the schedule for your respective series to see which lap the caution will be thrown. 

If a natural caution occurs within 5 laps of the competition caution being deployed , the natural caution will replace the competition caution. Race control will announce when this occurs.

** Race control will also announce what lap the competition caution will be thrown during the drivers meeting prior to the race **

7.11 Pitting

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 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.

7.13 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.

8.0 Race Chat 

Race chatter is to be quiet during the race. You can mic up to apologize or thank a fellow competitor. If you would like to set up a private chat for your team to communicate, please do so to keep @all teams and @drivers quiet. Admins will speak up and ask you to quiet your mic if necessary

Each series also has a race chatter channel located in the respective series discord channel. Drivers can enter these channels and talk freely during the races. Please note that these are not actively monitored by admins.

A warning will be issued for first offense, for using race chatter during a race. Second offense will be issued a drive through penalty, THIRD OFFENSE WILL RESULT IN A RACE SUSPENSION. *** Each penalized offense will include a license strike ***

All Drivers MUST have their radio’s set to @Drivers during the practice and race event. This is to ensure all drivers can communicate pitting in/ out, lucky dog. Driver’s who do not broadcast in @Drivers channel will be informed and issued a warning. Following the issuance of a warning, further disobedience will result in a scaling points penalty for each offense. 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x, 12x.

Calling Pace car position is the responsibility of the leader and Race Control ONLY. 

9.0 Reporting Incidents 

If there is an incident during a league race that you were involved in, that seems more than a race incident or accidental, it is the drivers responsibility to submit an incident submission for the stewards to review. If it is worth your time to complain about, it is worth a submission. (both parties could incur penalties)

Incidents can be reported using the google form in Discord Channel #Incident-Submission. 

****  In order to submit an incident for review, you must also attach a video clip of the incident for the stewards to review as well ****

Some incidents during the race, may be tagged to be reviewed immediately following the conclusion of the race. This will be carried out at Race Controls discretion. 

Incident reports may be submitted up to 24 hours following a race. After 24 hours have passed, we will no longer accept incident requests from that race. 

Once incidents are received, they will be fed to our Stewards. Once an issue has come to an agreement from Stewards, an admin will discuss the penalty or further action with the parties involved. If no penalty is to be issued, we will notify you of this. If a penalty is being assigned, we will notify both parties.

This submission is not just for Incidents, if you observe a rule infraction, an incident submission is the platform to voice those. Race Control cannot see everything on each night. We put the power of the rule book in the hands of our drivers to police themselves. 

10.0 Penalties

Penalties work as a point deduction within the current series in which your violation occurred. 

The following are league rules that will impact scoring:

10.1 Intentional Wrecking

10.2 Start and parks

10.3 Pacing penalties

- First offense Drive through and 1 license strike

- Second Offense 1 lap hold and 2nd license strike

- Third offense License strike coming to 3 Strikes. (See Licenses strike tier below)

10.4 Racing penalties

10.5 Paint Schemes

10.6 Incorrect Manufacturer Penalty

10.7 Racing incident limits

10.8 Blinking Rule

10.9 Clean Starts Rule

10.10 Strike Policy

Race Control can review any incidents it believes to be detrimental to the results of the race. These incidents can be reviewed as they occur, or immediately following the race. Penalties issued for these incidents will be determined at the time of deliberation.

11.0 Points 

Our points system will be driven through Sim Racer Hub and a link is provided on the official Midwest Motorsports website. In order to receive the no incident bonus and full points for the race, each competitor must complete 70% of the allotted laps.

11.1 Bonus Points

Regular Season

12.0 Provisionals 

Each competitor is granted 3 provisional per series per season. We understand that life happens, and sometimes you just cannot make a race! Provisionals work as noted:

If we have a field of 43 cars and you need to use a provisional, you will receive 43rd place points.

If you are out of Provisionals and need to miss an event, you will not obtain points for that event.

There will be no penalty for missing races when no provisionals are left.