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    CMS-TXL GT3 Sports Car Series
    WeatherTech Raceway at Laguna Seca
    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019


    After two pre-season races to get everyone together, get familiar with the format and with each other, it's time to go racing for real now!

    Our first race of this 10-race season is the famed WeatherTech Raceway at Laguna Seca! Everyone talks about the corkscrew when discussing this circuit, but in my opinion the toughest turn on the entire track is Turn6, the left hander that takes you up Rahal Straight. You want to keep your speed up, but turn in too early and there's a nasty kerb waiting to wreck your car's front end, and turn in too late and it's baja time. Even worse is that during the race sand and dust will eventually cover the track in that area, making the preferred line an even trickier task.

    Because of the sand on this track, we will have the track cleaned between sessions. This is not the norm, but here they wouldn't race directly after qualifying, so we're going to have the track nice and clean for the first lap.

    Before we get going, just a few reminders about the series.

    - For more information regarding the league, go HERE and read through the season format and schedule

    - Everyone needs to be ready for race night, running the appropriate car number as outlined in the Registration Thread. Everyone has had plenty of time to change their car number in iRacing for these events, and there's no excuse for not having it ready on race night. If you do not run the correct number on race night, a point deduction will be assessed for that race. This system is used to aide in determining the classes running on the track, so each competitor can know who they are racing against, so please take 60 seconds and change this number before entering the server Wednesday night! If you attend practice on Tuesday night and your number is not correct, we will point it out in the forums afterwards, so again there is no reason for anyone to not be prepared.

    - If you haven't yet, take the time to read the CMS General Competition Rules. You must be aware of these rules before participating in any league event!

    - The starting procedure for all the events this season is the same...during the formation lap, everyone will hold their double-wide position, and the pole sitter will control the field. When the pace car pulls off the track, HOLD YOUR PACE SPEED and do not jump the start! The pace speed will continue until the lights turn green, at which point the race will start! Anyone caught jumping the start anywhere in the field will be subject to penalties.

    This is a 75 minute race, and the start of these races should be conservative and about keeping the fenders straight. Tires and brakes are cold, we just need to work our way through the first lap.

    For this week's Orange Zone, note the track map below:



    This zone constitutes the outlined Orange Zone area on the track during the 1st Lap. This zone should be regarded as a PASS WITH EXTREME CAUTION area during the first lap of any race. Should an incident occur because a driver chooses to attempt a pass within this “Orange Zone” the driver initiating the pass will likely be held responsible.

    The Orange Zone will run from start of the race to the exit of T4

    Notes for tonight:

    Be mindful of cars exiting pits, do not cross the blend line!!

    If you wreck, HOLD THE BRAKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Fuel Capacity for all cars is set to 75%

    Incident Count Limit: 30

    Have fun!



    Event Schedule:

    Wednesday, June 12th

    Time of Day: Sunrise

    Practice - Server opens at 8:00pm Eastern US/7:00 Central US/12:00am GMT

    Practice session will be 90 minutes.

    The last few minutes of practice will be used for a pre-race driver's briefing.

    Qualifying begins at 9:30pm Eastern US/8:30pm Central US/1:30am GMT

    Qualifying will be 10 minutes, 3-lap, solo event.

    Race - 75 Minutes

    NO FAST REPAIRS

    DYNAMIC WEATHER

    DYNAMIC TRACK STATE



    The goal is this series is for everyone to have fun...and of course to race hard but fair. Let's keep this simple for both the participants and the admins, so we can all have a great season!

    Remember that there are three different classes running at the same time on the track, so when approaching other cars (or cars coming up behind you), keep the classifications in mind and remember to run your own race.

    If you have any questions prior to race night, this is the thread....so fire away!!

    Good luck everyone, let's have a great season of racing!!


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    Tim Collier
    Miguel Alcrudo
    David Anderson
    Liam Park
    Last edited by TimCollier; 06-09-2019 at 11:46 PM.

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    Hi Tim

    Fuel capacity is 75%, 75% of what? I am not quite sure what is this car max fuel capacity, tried looking for info on iRacing but cant find it.

    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jose D'Oleo View Post
    Hi Tim

    Fuel capacity is 75%, 75% of what? I am not quite sure what is this car max fuel capacity, tried looking for info on iRacing but cant find it.

    Regards

    What this means is we are limiting the amount of fuel the car can carry to 75% of the tank size. For the Ferrari, that's around 21.8 gallons, or 82-83 liters. This is to force a pit stop during the race.

    Hope that answers your question!!
    Tim Collier


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    It does!!

    Thanks

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    A reminder that we will have an open practice session on Tuesday night!!!


    Session Name: CMS/TXL GT3 Sports Car Series Practice

    Session hours: 3 hours
    Leagues allowed: Champion Motorsports, Texas League

    Start time (CentralUS): 6/11/2019, 7:30:00 PM
    Start time (gmt): Wed, 12 June2019 00:30:00 GMT

    Max Fuel Fill %: 75%

    Practice length: 180 mins (3 hours, 0 mins)
    Last edited by TimCollier; 06-10-2019 at 08:51 AM.
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    Go BRUINS!

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    Race day!!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by anthony james View Post
    go bruins!
    go blues!

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    Is there a Discord channel used for comms? Or just iRacing's built-in comms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Hopkins View Post
    Is there a Discord channel used for comms? Or just iRacing's built-in comms?
    Champion Motorsports has a Discord channel with voice channels that anyone can use during the race.

    Administration will be using iRacing's voice chat for official use before the race, and while everyone can use it, we ask that everyone refrain from excessive chat during the race to keep from bothering others. Teams should be using a team channel on iRacing or Discord, but still have the ability to communicate through iRacing.

    Last but not least, everyone should always use push to talk for voice chat...open mics are really annoying!!
    Last edited by TimCollier; 06-12-2019 at 10:01 AM.
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