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Thread: 1974 Porsche IROC Series, Season 6 - VIR - Mar. 6th

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    Default 1974 Porsche IROC Series, Season 6 - VIR - Mar. 6th

    Welcome Drivers:
    Here are details for the 1974 Porsche IROC Series, Season 6 Race 3 . Using The "Porsche 911 RSR" mod for Automobilista (AMS).
    All drivers are welcome.


    Our Third race in the series is March 6, 2018 at Virginia International Raceway (VIR), Qualifying at 8PM CST/9PM EST
    (full schedule below)

    Location: Alton, VA - 3.270 miles / 5.262 km
    Virginia International Racway has a history in two halves, spanning almost 60 years. From its origins as a sports car course in the 1950s to its resurrection as a 'country club' style multi-purpose venue, VIR, as it is commonly known, has long been considered one of the toughest courses to master in North America.
    Its storied-history began in 1955, when a group of North Carolina racing enthusiasts began looking for a suitable venue for a road racing course. They soon found the perfect site on the state line on land owned by the Foote Family, in the community of Alton, near to Danville, Virginia. Forming a group called Sports Car Enterprises, they leased the land and set about creating a course.
    By 1957, VIR was ready for action. At 3.27-miles, it was one of the longest permanent facilities of its time and presented a considerable challenge to drivers. Hugging the contours of the land, it featured some high speed sections, including two long straights, as well as sweeping corners over blind crests and a signature hairpin bend around an oak tree.
    The first official event was an SCCA race that attracted stars like Carroll Shelby, Carl Haas, Bob Holbert, Augie Pabst, Walt Hansgen and Bruce Jennings. Shelby won in a Maserati 450S, going on to utter a quote which summed up VIR perfectly: "One lap at VIR is like a hundred at Watkins Glen."
    VIR soon became a firmly established part of the SCCA calendar but it's location in the heart of stock car racing country meant it was hard to attract sizeable crowds. Unable to make ends meet, Sports Car Enterprises handed back its lease in 1959.
    Danville's Colonel Paul Rembold took over the lease and, together with track manager Henry Wallace, was more successful in enticing the crowds to watch a varied programme of sports car, motorcycle and kart races. These included rounds of the popular Trans-Am series and the first ever IMSA GT event in 1971, won by Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood in a Porsche 914-6 GT. The pair won the return engagement in 1972, this time in a Porsche 911S.
    The fortunes of the circuit soon dipped once more, however, with the fuel crisis of 1973 adding considerably to the financial difficulties. The track was closed following an SCCA endurance race October 13, 1974, after which it fell silent, turned over to agriculture once more.
    For quarter of a century, the crumbling tarmac remained in place, providing a ghostly reminder of the track's past glories. Then, in 1998 investors Connie Nyholm and Harvey Siegel decided to leave their careers in New York real estate and resurrect VIR. Their vision was to form a 'country club' where the members would enjoy track time on member set days, tickets to all spectator events, and other benefits.
    The weed-infested facility required considerable work to bring it back to life. The Full Course was repaved and widened, while still following the track's original centreline, and new additional courses were created. A new 'North Course' turn left after the cross-over bridge, heading between a gap in the trees and rejoining themain course after a series of turns at the Rollercoaster turn. A second link road allowed the creation of a 'South' circuit, which turned right two-thirds of the way along the Back Straight and rejoined at turn 8b of the main course. With its own pit complex, the South Course could be operated independently of the North Course.
    The track reopened in 2000 and within two years began hosting the top professional sports car and motorcycle racing series in America, as well as welcoming back the amateur racers of the SCCA, whose North Carolina Region was thrilled to have their "home track" back. The AMA Superbike Championship held races at VIR from 2001 until 2010 on the North Course, while the full course was used by Grand Am from 2002 to 2011 and then the ALMS in 2012-13.
    In 2003, a third new circuit variant was added, known as the "Patriot Course". This stretched for 1.1-miles entirely inside the full course, allowing the two to operate independently and simultaneously. Link roads allow parts of this internal course to be combined with the full course to create 'Grand' east and west variants, although these are relatively infrequently used for competition. An expanded pit lane was added to the Patriot Course in 2008.
    In early 2013, Siegel retired from ownership and Nyholm became one of the only female majority owners of a racetrack in the USA. She has continued to develop the facility and its motorsport resort business model, which has been much copied by other circuits around the world.
    Prior to the start of the 2014 season, the track's Full Course was repaved for the first time since 1999, widening the track by six feet at several locations to allow easier passing, moving the start and finish line to just after pit row for better viewing for spectators. The North Paddock was also repaved to ensure an even and smooth surface for fans and drivers alike.
    In its modern incarnation, VIR continues to host top-level sports car racing with a round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Other events include the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and continued amateur and historic meetings. The track also features full resort facilities, including three hotels, several restaurants and activities such as karting and skeet shooting.
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    ~ In your TRACK list, the track is:
    " Virginia International Raceway \ VIR Full Course "
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    ~ Race length is 45 minutes.
    ~ Race Pit Speed 31mph/49kph (pitstop not required)
    ~ Do not use off-course areas to gain an advantage.
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    Race Day and Time: Tuesday, March 6th,
    Server Name: MNRL CMSRACING.COM
    Qualifying at 8PM CST/9PM EST (15 minutes)
    Warmup, 5 minutes,
    Race Start: ( MNRL TWO WIDE MANUAL FORMATION LAP START, SEE BELOW FOR START PROCEDURE )
    ~Server Settings

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    FORMATION LAP START PROCEDURE
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    TWO WIDE MANUAL FORMATION LAP START!
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    When lights turn green, proceed double file at a pace set by the pole man.
    UNLESS OTHERWISE INSTRUCTED, POLE MAN IS TO PACE THE
    FIELD AT 50 MPH (80KPH) UNTIL THE CHAT "GREEN FLAG GREEN FLAG" IS DISPLAYED.

    ~PLEASE MAINTAIN A 2 TO 3 CAR LENGTH GAP TO THE CAR IN FRONT OF YOU.
    ESPECIALLY AT THE END OF THE FORMATION LAP BEFORE WE GET TO THE GREEN STARTING ZONE.

    ~BRAKE WARMING IS ALLOWED BUT PLEASE DO SO WHILE MAINTAINING YOUR GAP AS TO NOT CAUSE STACK BRAKING OF THE CARS BEHIND YOU.

    ~PENALTIES MAY BE ASSESSED FOR LACK OF GAP MAINTENANCE.

    ~IF YOU SPIN OFF THE TRACK DURING THE FORMATION LAP PLEASE MOVE TO THE END OF THE LONGEST LINE.

    ~IN THE CASE THAT A DRIVER IN FRONT OF YOU IN YOUR LINE DOESN'T MAKE THE GRID OR SPINS OFF DURING THE FORMATION LAP YOU ARE TO MOVE FORWARD AND FILL THE GAP. YOU WILL NOT BE PENALIZED FOR PASSING.

    ~NO TIRE WARMING.
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    When you see "GREEN FLAG GREEN FLAG" in your AutoChat, the race begins for all.
    (Entire field does not have to be in the start area for race to start)

    RACE CAN START ANYWHERE IN THE GREEN START AREA,
    WATCH FOR THE "GREEN FLAG GREEN FLAG" IN CHAT TO START THE RACE!
    Note: !CMS ORANGE ZONE RULE IS IN EFFECT! The Green Starting Area is also considered part of the Orange Zone.
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    Race review and penalties:
    The race review team will review the start after each race, as well as review any incidents for which an incident protest was filed, and issue any penalties as appropriate. The results of these reviews will be posted no later than one week before the next event. All drivers are required to read the race review/penalty thread before the upcoming race so that they will be aware if they are required to serve any penalties. Any driver receiving a penalty will also be notified via PM. NOTE: Unless otherwise specified in the driver briefing for an event, the review team typically will only review the start for each event. Therefore if you experience an incident during an event that happens after the Start, you will need to use our Incident Protest Form to file an official protest if you wish to have it reviewed.

    !!!PLEASE be familiar with CMS rules and regulations!!!
    Rules and Regulations
    Protests
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    Server should be up shortly after the previous race.
    In the SERVER LIST, look for
    MNRL CMSRACING.COM ...

    1974 Porsche IROC Series schedule is as follows:

    (Click each track name for the relevant download from CMS storage)

    February 6 - Cordoba

    February 20 - Goiania

    March 6 - VIR

    March 27 - Barcelona (2003 layout/spring)

    April 3, 2018 - Road Atlanta


    The Porsche 911 RSR mod can be found here -RSR74_V1.12
    Here are the download links for the custom skins and the SRS update.
    Everyone will also need to download and install these :
    MNRL Skin Pack
    SRS update
    Note: (If you are getting a Vehicle Collision Mismatch There has probably been an update to the Skin Pack. Please re-download and reinstall the MNRL Skin Pack.)
    (If you are getting an SRS Mismatch please re-download and reinstall the SRS update)
    (If you are getting other errors try this.)

    (Note: You May need to reinstall any SRS update after doing this)

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    Here is the link for our race password:

    Password

    Link for Automobilista (AMS) if you don't have it:

    Automobilista on Steam



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    In addition to Registering at Champion Motorsports, you should
    also register here:
    Champion Motorsports Stats Database

    Only need to register once, this will enter you into the
    CMS points keeping and standings system.

    Also you can optionally sign up for the Seniors Championship if applicable.
    SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP SIGN UP LINK

    Please Join Us on TeamSpeak. Here is a link for details TeamSpeak info.

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    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE CHIEF STEWARD:

    As usual, the lift/blip is in effect. Repetitive speedshifting
    will result in motor damage and failure.
    Lift and Blip Video


    (Att: All Drivers!) !PLEASE GO HERE TO PICK A CAR! Drivers interested in registering for this series, please visit the car selection thread.
    1974 Porsche IROC (AMS) Series Details and Car Selection Thread.
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    Must be nice to run this track without the concrete bales!
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    Trying to get on the server first time since R. Atlanta practice. Getting a "Reiza41.srs" mismatch notice within the game. Menu works (on the server) but can't get on track.
    Was this addressed before? Possible I did not see it if it was.

    PS: I had done Steam integrity verification as usual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Uyan View Post
    Trying to get on the server first time since R. Atlanta practice. Getting a "Reiza41.srs" mismatch notice within the game. Menu works (on the server) but can't get on track.
    Was this addressed before? Possible I did not see it if it was.

    PS: I had done Steam integrity verification as usual.
    The srs is in the pre-race above.

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    Thx Joe, got it installled and looks like I'm ready for tomorrow.
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    Switched over to Race and my wheel stopped working. DNF
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    Sorry that you dropped out, you made it all the way to the grid and you dnf'ed. Missed you out there.
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