2022 NARS Virtual Modern Sportscar Championship
NARS is very excited to be continuing what is now becoming a tradition of hosting a top-tier multiclass racing championship as the bedrock of our season partnered with a number of shorter single class championships and special events for racing almost every week of the year.
For 2022, our flagship series will be the Storm Gang Simulation WSC 2022 mod featuring Hypercars and GT classes, modeled as closely to real-world specifications as is possible from open-source materials. A ‘smart BOP’ combination of official Studio 397 content and 15 SGS cars developed in-house with a wide network of support from the rF2 modding community, the mod provides an unequaled opportunity to match sim racing to developments in real-world racing.
As was the case last year, NARS will run a separate championship using this mod in parallel with the CMS VWSC Chapter racing on Saturdays. PRO and AM driver championships will be contested as well as a team championship.
Hypercar (LMH and LMDh)
The SGS WSC2022 mod aligns within the developing construct of IMSA, FIA, and ACO working together towards convergence: rulesets that allow the same car platforms to compete in both FIA and IMSA with little adjustments to the cars. The cars themselves are drawn from both manufacturers actively participating in the class as well as those who have expressed interest in doing so in the coming racing seasons.
- McLaren Senna GTR
- Ferrari FXX-K Evo
- Porsche 908-04
- Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro
- Toyota GR010
- Glickenhaus SCG 007
- Lamborghini SCV12
- Bugatti Bolide
- Mercedes AMG One
- Koenigsegg Jesko
- Pagani Imola
SGS has taken a route that is the likely path for both ACO and FIA in the development of a single class of car, heavily based on GT3 with options for PRO/GT+ alongside GT teams that will include amateur drivers. Converged characteristics such as vehicle weights from 1200-1300kg, 500-600hp, common parts and a ton of options to BoP the field plus ABS and Traction Control for AM drivers have been modeled to make for a highly competitive package of sports cars.
- Aston Martin Vantage GT3
- Audi R8 LMS GT3
- Bentley Continental GT3
- BMW M6/4 GT3
- Chevrolet Corvette C8.R GTE
- Ferrari 488 GT3
- McLaren 720S GT3
- Mercedes AMG GT3
- Porsche 911 GT3 R
- Acura NSX GT3
- Ford Mustang GT3
- Lamborghini Huracan Evo2 GT3
- Lexus RC F
- Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3
|December 30||60 Minutes||Barcelona-Catalunya (Public race)||1x|
|January 6||60 Minutes||Indianapolis (Pre-season)||1x|
|January 20||90 Minutes||Daytona Road Course||10x|
|February 10||60 Minutes||Public Choice (Track TBD)||1x|
|April 14||72 Minutes||Sebring 1.2||10x|
|April 21||60 Minutes||Spa-Francorchamps||1x|
|April 28||60 Minutes||Long Beach||1x|
|June 16||90 Minutes||Le Mans||10x|
|June 23||60 Laps||Watkins Glen||1x|
|July 14||60 Minutes||CTMP (Mosport)||1x|
|July 21||60 Minutes||Monza||1x|
|August 11||60 Minutes||Road America||1x|
|September 1||60 Minutes||Fuji||1x|
|October 6||100 Minutes||Road Atlanta||10x|
|November 3||80 Minutes||Bahrain||1x|
Track mods will be announced before race week.
|7:00 PM / 1900 Eastern||Server Reboot / Practice|
|8:55 PM / 2055 Eastern||Driver Brief / Announcements|
|9:00 PM / 2100 Eastern||Qualification (10 minutes GT class / 10 minutes Hyper Car class)|
|9:20 PM / 2120 Eastern||Warm-up|
|9:30 PM / 2130 Eastern||Race|
Rolling start, single file by class.
Orange Zone (OZ)
There will be an OZ designated for each race in the driver notes that will be posted to the NARS #vmsc22-info channel and noted again in the pre-race brief. There will be an automatic review of the OZ post-race.
There will be two individual driver championships, PRO and AM, plus a team championship.
Drivers will automatically be entered in the championship appropriate to their choice of class when they pick their car. Changes of car and/or class may be made once and points recalculated if the change occurs no more than two races after the driver joins the series. Changes after this time will incur a complete forfeiture of points.
Teams will be composed of one PRO and one AM driver from the same class (2 x HC drivers or 2 x GT drivers) and must be declared by DM to the race admin in order for points to be accumulated from that time forward. Teams are encouraged to make public posts about entering the championship as well! Points will be accumulated by teams as won by the two drivers in their respective classes from the point of declaration.
Points will be awarded each race for championship standings with two ‘drop’ races for each driver over the course of the year.
Points will be allocated by class as follows:
60 minutes: 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1
72-90 minutes: 32-23-19-15-13-10-8-5-3-2
Drivers must complete 50% of the race in order to score points.
CMS LiveRacers will be used for race positions.
Custom Liveries and Numbers
CMS standard liveries will be provided and drivers are encouraged to paint their own custom liveries. Templates will be pinned to the #vmsc-info channel and will contain a number of required elements (CMS/NARS banners and numberplates) that must be respected.
Skins and car #/team name submitted to Don Fryman BEFORE 1800 EST 15 Jan 22 will be added to an update that will be distributed before the first points race of the championship. Please ensure that you have used the right elements for your chosen class!
Custom liveries completed after this time may be loaded using CMS ‘standard’ cars through the use of loose skins, but please log onto the server a couple of days before the race so your file will get uploaded properly and avoid clogging the server on race day.
The use of the NARS numbering system is required for custom liveries and drivers not yet holding a NARS racing number may choose from those available, as listed here, and advise the series admin of the number they would like.
Drivers who will be competing in both the NARS and VWSC series are asked to ensure that they choose and use the same racing number in both competitions.
- We will use the latest stable build of rFactor 2.
- The damage setting is 75%.
- Crash Recovery is off. That means your car can fly off the track and land upside down. Drive carefully!
- Driving View is open.
- Auto Clutch is available.
- 2x fuel on all cars.
- Weather will always be live weather conditions.
- There is no pre-registration for the competition. Just show up, pick the car and class, then drive and have fun!
- The server name will be “CMS VWSC [track name]”.
- The server race password will be provided 24 hours prior to race day.
PRO & AM Driver Settings
PRO: Able to use the rF2 aids of autoclutch, and autoblip/autolift ONLY plus the in-car aids of TC (HC) and TC/ABS (GT).
AM: Able to use the rF2 aids of autoclutch, autoblip/lift, and ABS on LOW plus the in-car aids of TC (HC) and TC/ABS (GT)
Use of aids beyond these limits will incur a 2 position penalty in class for each level of aid used. Example: A PRO driver uses the rF2 aid of ABS on MEDIUM. They would be penalized 4 class positions in the race results and points.
LiveRacers will be used to record the hot laps and race results
Races will be live-streamed on YouTube on our channel.
We will use the CMS Discord rFactor 2 voice channel for race communications.
CMS Discord is available at https://discord.com/invite/4ckmjPX
The voice channel is only required to monitor race control during the event. You do not need a microphone if you do not want to speak.
If you have a microphone, please set it to “push to talk”. If that just doesn’t work for you, PLEASE set the voice-activated audio level up considerably so your coughing, wheezing or sim controls grinding isn’t “shared” with everyone else. Don’t be “that guy/girl”.
Chatter during free practice is permitted and encouraged! For qualification and races, please be brief in your communication on Discord and talk only if absolutely necessary. One sentence then quiet is requested. No text chat AT ALL during qualification or race.
Abusive and/or profane in-game chat, Discord, or forum post language may lead to that driver receiving a sanction up to and including a ban from CMS.
Should a driver join the event server without being in the Discord channel, they will be sent 3 text prompts in rFactor 2 text chat to join the CMS Discord server. After the 3rd prompt, they will be removed from the race server by race control until they rejoin with Discord active and monitoring the race channel.
Competition Rules and Stewarding
This series will conform to the CMS General Competition Rules that may be found on the CMS Discord Server. All drivers are expected to know the GCR and shall be required to abide by them.
There are no live stewards. A post-race Incident Review Request may be submitted for adjudication with any resultant penalties to be served in the next race competed by the driver(s) at fault. The IRR form can be found here.
rFactor 2 system assigned penalties during races must be served. The Race Director will only have the capability to clear penalties and driver DQ during practice on the race server and then AFTER qualification but before the race.
Drivers are strongly advised to reboot their computer just before joining the server on race night.
Don’t use a WiFi connection. Only Ethernet cable connections are permitted for NARS events.