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    Default 2017S2 - Rd. 7 - Laguna Seca Driver's Briefing - REQUIRED READING



    NARS 2017 Season 2 Round 7
    Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
    Thursday, September 28, 2017


    Mod File: NARS_2017_S2_G

    Track Download: Laguna Seca v1.01


    Classes: P2, GTE, GTC

    Event Details:

    Practice: 5:30pm Central Time (US), 10:30pm GMT - 165 minutes
    Qualify: 8:15pm Central Time (US), 1:15am GMT - 15 minute Private Qualifying - Unlimited Laps
    Warmup: 8:30pm Central Time (US), 1:30am GMT - 10 minute drivers briefing
    Race: 8:40pm Central Time (US), 1:40am GMT - 60 minutes

    GMT clock

    World Clock


    Track Conditions and Weather Forecast:

    Temperature: 71-73F (21-22C)
    Skies: Sunny and Clear
    Wind: NW @ 11mph
    Dry Weather

    Local Race Start Time: 1:30pm
    Time Acceleration: 1X

    Optional Downloads
    TeamSpeak Chat Client Highly recommended to enhance your CMS Racing experience
    New improved CMS rF2 Spotter Plugin with CMS driver names! Highly recommended to greatly enhance your racing experience!
    Relative Time Plug-in to see all cars on track relative to your position, current position in class, and a color indicator to display driver's car class ** Note: This plug-in does not work in DX11 **

    Driver Briefings:

    Password see THIS post

    Penalties to be served:

    - R. Gomez, NQ (pending from Mosport race)
    - E. Budzinski, NQDT (pending from Mosport race)

    *** Sebring Race Review Pending ***


    Start type: Manual Rolling (see below).

    Orange Zone Info: (What is an Orange Zone? See rules & regs.)




    Orange Zone is through the exit of Turn 4

    NOTES:

    1. All events will be run in 100% dry conditions for the entirety of the race but weather conditions such as sky, humidity, outside temp, track temp, wind speed and direction will change for each race. See Track Conditions above for forecast.

    2. NO MANDATORY PIT STOP.

    3. Fuel and Tire usage will be set to 1x.

    Warm Up Session:

    Once the Warm Up session has started THE TRACK WILL BE CLOSED for the Drivers Meeting and no one is allowed to be on track during the drivers meeting. If someone does go on track while the track is considered Closed they will get a warning message from the Admin to get off the track, if they do not get off the track after this warning in a timely manner their qualifying position will be forfeited and they will be put at the back of their class for the rolling start.

    Start Procedure:

    A: For this series, we will continue to use a modified rolling start. This will include a one-lap, single file rolling formation lap controlled by the driver that won the pole position for P2 and GTE. For the start of the formation lap the GTE and GTC class will be considered one class. Once the green flag has dropped the P2 class will start their formation lap following the Pole Sitter at a pace speed of 60mph (100kph). The pole sitter for the GTE class will wait at least 5 seconds before the GTE and GTC classes start their formation lap at a speed of 60mph (100kph).

    If a driver other than the Pole sitter for the P2 or GTE/GTC class advances from their qualifying position at the start of the formation lap they will be required to allow all cars in their class (GTE & GTC are considered one class during the formation lap) to advance and they will have to start the race at the rear of their class field. If they do not follow this procedure they will receive a NQ for the next race they attend.

    B: The race starting point will be as show below:



    So everyone closes up before Turn 11 (Final Turn) and at the end of the green kerbing on the right hand side of the track exit, the Prototype and GT Class Pole Sitters will accelerate to the start/finish line. No one is allowed to accelerate or pass another car until the S/F line.
    Anyone found doing so and having an advantage over the driver ahead of them before the start/finish line will be penalized. A per-track Orange Zone will also still be in effect. If you lose control on the formation lap, you MUST let all cars pass and rejoin at the end. The penalty for not doing this is no qualifying at your next event. If you cause an accident on the formation lap, you will be DQ'd from the race results, and will not be allowed to qualify at your next event.

    C. Do not weave back and forth, abruptly speed up or slow down, or jam on the brakes in an attempt to warm your tires or brakes during the formation lap.[/B] This could easily cause an accident with another car anyone found doing so may receive a NQ for the next race they attend.

    D.
    Be advised that as the game places you on the grid the car directly in front of you is NOT the car that you qualified behind. It would be the car ahead and in the opposite lane.

    E.
    As the leader starts rolling you need to allow the car in the row ahead and in the opposite lane to "fall in" behind the car directly ahead to achieve single file in the proper qualifying order.

    F.
    If you lose control on the formation lap, you MUST let all cars pass and rejoin at the end. The penalty for not doing this is a no qualify/drive thru at your next event. If you cause an accident on the formation lap, you will be DQ'd from the race results, and will receive a no qualify/drive thru at your next event.

    Pit sharing:

    Be aware that some of the tracks that we use will have less pit stalls than we have drivers. Therefore it is very likely that you are sharing a pit stall with another driver. The best way to deal with this is for you to always pit as far as you can to the inside of the pit stall. This way if the driver your sharing with pits on the same lap as you, there will be room for them to receive pit service as well. If done correctly this works quite well. If you have never done this I recommend you practice this until you feel comfortable with it. Essentially you are splitting the stall in half. If you pull too far to the side the crew will not service you. If you don't pull far enough to the side the crew will not service the driver you are sharing with.

    Track boundaries:

    Unless otherwise specified in the driver briefing all CMS league wide rules and regs regarding track boundaries are in effect. Both qually and race replays are reviewed and anyone found to be routinely abusing the track limits will receive a NQ (no qualifying for the next race you attend) or even the possibility of being DQ'd from the results if abused constantly throughout the race.


    Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is now up and cycling on the server!


    On Sunday, September 24th, the IMSA series will race at Mazda Raceway in what is sure to be an exciting afternoon, as there are several tight points battles in this next-to-last event of the season!! Race starts at 4:55pm Eastern Time US and can be followed at:

    Television:

    Fox Sports 1 (FS1) beginning at 5:00pm Eastern Time US

    IMSA Live Streaming at IMSA.COM



    This is another track where IMSA splits the field classes into separate races, so the video below is the 2016 Prototype/GT Le Mans race:




    For those of you that haven't seen it, the awesome battle between Porsche and Corvette back in 2009 with a horrible ending.




    An in-car view around the track:




    For some guidance getting around this place quicker, here's another VRS video:




    Good luck everyone!
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    There's some seriously close lap times on the Lap Tracker! This is going to be awesome!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom View Post
    1996 huh? Seems like yesterday!
    LOL...that's what I was thinking too Tom. Must be that Old Timers Disease at work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom View Post
    1996 huh? Seems like yesterday!
    What's crazy to think of....anyone born that year is now of legal drinking age in the US!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer23 View Post
    No fair! Dude cheated by cutting the corner.
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    Tim your multiclass race info is incorrect....the Weathertech championship races on Sunday....i only know because we are currently camped just inside t10-t11 and have the race schedule in my hand....

    Jason or any of you other West Coast guys coming out to the track let's meet up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heychris View Post
    Tim your multiclass race info is incorrect....the Weathertech championship races on Sunday....i only know because we are currently camped just inside t10-t11 and have the race schedule in my hand....

    Jason or any of you other West Coast guys coming out to the track let's meet up!

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    Hey Chris, have a great time!! Post some pics and a story if you can!!

    The listing in the first post says Sunday, so I'm not sure what you're referring to....
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