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Thread: NARS 2018 Autumn - Race 1 - Watkins Glen - Driver Briefing

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    NARS 2018 Race #1
    Watkins Glen - Indycar layout (boot with no chicane)
    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Track Download

    Endurance Carset

    The series will use the newly released Studio-397 Endurance Pack. You can purchase the NORMA M30 by itself or all 5 cars that come in the Pack. NARS will be using this pack repeatedly in upcoming series.

    Event Details

    Practice: 5:30pm Central Daylight Time (US), 10:30pm GMT - 165 minutes
    Qualify: 8:15pm Central Daylight Time (US), 1:15am GMT - 10 minute Private Qualifying - Unlimited Laps
    Warmup: 8:25pm Central Daylight Time (US), 1:25am GMT - 5 minute drivers briefing
    Race: 8:30pm Central Daylight Time (US), 1:30am GMT - 60 minutes

    Local Race Start Time: 2:00 pm
    Start type: Manual Rolling (see below)
    Time Acceleration: 1x
    The server practice session is set to 70 minutes @ 2:00 PM track time so drivers can test fuel, tire, and lighting.

    Driver Briefings

    For the server, password see THIS post.

    Orange Zone

    Event Notes

    1. Weather conditions such as rain, sky, humidity, outside temp, track temp, wind speed, and direction may change for each race.

    2. No mandatory pit stop.

    3. Fuel usage will be set to 2x.

    4. 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.

    Starting 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. Pole sitter should use pace speed of 62mph (100kph).

    B: If a driver other than the pole sitter advances past other vehicles during the formation lap, they are required to allow all cars in their class pass by them and start the race at the rear of their class. If they do not follow this procedure they will receive an NQ for the next race they attend.

    C: 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. 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.

    D: The race starting point will be at the exit of the last turn on to the Start/Finish line straight.

    E: 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. This could easily cause an accident with another car anyone found doing so may receive an NQ for the next race they attend.

    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 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 fewer 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

    Please stay within the white lines. It's really in all of our interests if you do! Be aware that the built-in track policemen will give you a warning then a penalty or penalties if they think you have gained by the corner cut.

    IMPORTANT! These penalties are not under the control of the race admins, and drivers have to fulfill them or after a few laps, rF2 will DQ your entry.

    Race Comms (Teamspeak3)

    • Comms quiet during Qualifying so others can concentrate.
    • Driver's meeting will be on Teamspeak, not in the text.
    • All drivers should use Teamspeak 3 until after the drivers meeting.
    • Drivers are welcome to disconnect from Teamspeak or continue to monitor race control after the drivers meeting.

    Important Series Updates

    Drivers! Be sure and read this update to the series.

    The server is now online and ready for practice!

    Our goal is 20+ cars for every NARS Autumn event! Join us!
    Last edited by Doug Atkinson; 08-05-2018 at 04:05 PM.

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    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Denton, Texas, United States


    Added this announcement to the main page of the site for some awareness
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    Another change to where the OZ starts. Last change. Honest. Really. Seriously.

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    Only 7 drivers have posted a time on the server so far. Jump in the water guys.

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    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Boulder, CO


    At the moment it appears I will be using one of my "race-drops" for the opener. Hope that changes though, as I always enjoy The Glen.

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    I get a package unavailable when trying to join the server. I had the Watkins Glen subscribed to, and I checked my content to verify its installed. Ideas?
    JT Tami

    Champion Racing

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTninja View Post
    I get a package unavailable when trying to join the server. I had the Watkins Glen subscribed to, and I checked my content to verify its installed. Ideas?
    JT my suggestion would be unsubscribe to Watkins Glen, open and close rF2, then resubscribe to Watkins Glen and try the server again.
    That has worked for others in the past.

    Never let up for a second....or that may be where you finish!

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    The Watkins Glen track was updated yesterday, Steam will push this to your install if you are subscribed to Watkins Glen.
    I have updated the server so the latest version of the track is now running, if you have any trouble joining the server make sure you have the correct version (v0.85) of the track installed.

    @JT, you probably tried to log on to the server after the new track update was pushed to your install, all should be good now!

    Never let up for a second....or that may be where you finish!

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    It's Race Day!!!

    Never let up for a second....or that may be where you finish!

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    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    New York, USA


    Quote Originally Posted by Don Fryman View Post
    It's Race Day!!!
    Today is my Daughter's 18th birthday so I may not make it. The festivities should be over by 9:00 but you never know...hope to make it and maybe start last
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