With the introduction of Assetto Corsa Competizione into the sim racing world and months of testing completed, we’re proud to announce our next Monday Night Series!
Season 8 – Assetto Corsa Competizione
With Season 7 done and dusted and a wealth of information gained from the experience, the Monday Night ACC Chapter now looks forward to Season 8 with a round of changes lined up! First and foremost, we’re proud to announce that the series will be hosted on The Sim Grid, a platform that has been tried and tested by the CMS ACC Admins. The points table and bonus point values have been adjusted, driver classes are undergoing a rework, and we’re excited to bring forward a new class to the chapter: the Huracan Super Trofeo!
Season 8 will feature a streamlined series focused on identifying any lingering issues that may rear their head in the chapter, with a mix of old and new resources and tools in use to bring one of the best seasons yet. Thank you to all members who have worked with us season after season to bring this series to life; we hope you’re all looking forward to what we have to bring in the future!
You can sign up for our series at The Sim Grid by joining our community here: https://www.thesimgrid.com/championships/381
Community approvals are handled daily; to join, be sure to join our discord first and read through the league info for the Monday Night ACC chapter!
Discord is required for those wishing to race with us; before every event, we hold a pre-race discussion with key details specific to the event. You can join us here at https://discord.gg/4ckmjPX
If you have any questions you can feel free to ask a question in the ACC League channel on our discord. Drivers of any skill level are welcome; whether you’re new to sim racing or a seasoned veteran, there’s great racing to be had here!
All cars will be allowed in their respective class unless otherwise stated.
The car that the driver(s) in question used during the first race is the car they will be forced to use for the remainder of the season. There will be no mid-season swaps allowed.
Deciding on a Split – What’s the Best Fit?
Season 8 offers a variety of decisions for drivers both old and new, along with the resources needed to expand each split if needed. On offer is the following:
GT3 Pro – For skilled drivers who fall within 104% of the fastest time on our qualifying server. Note that the 104% is only a recommendation and not a hard requirement for entry into the Pro split!
GT3 AM – For those getting to grips with ACC that enjoy running the GT3 cars. Car selection is somewhat restricted to narrow down the decision process for car selection. Highly recommended for new members still adjust to ACC.
ST – For those looking to get away from the GT3 party, but don’t want to worry about the car selection process; the ST is a naturally very oversteery car, and not something we’d recommend looking for an easy arrive-and-drive experience.
Yep, the qualification server returns! Basic details can be found here: https://www.thesimgrid.com/championships/429
But to put things simply, all we’d like is for any interested driver to turn one timed lap that they’re happy with. Using that, we’ll be able to more accurately guide new members as to what split may suit them best, as well as help determine their driver class within their planned split.
Driver classes are determined currently by either a driver’s performance on the qualifying server (if no data is available), and/or based on their history within the ACC chapter here at CMS.
The following designations will be used within a server split:
- AM – Those who make up the lower portion of their respective field.
- Pro – Those who make up the higher portion of their respective field.
These designations will be scored separately, allowing drivers to compete against those closer to their skill level without worrying about the overall standings.
8:50 PM EST – Mandatory Pre-race talk in Discord
9:00 PM EST – Server Start
10:50 PM EST – Finish
The race starts will include a full formation lap; during this lap, the following regulations are expected:
- We will be running a full free formation lap. During this lap, the lead car is expected to maintain a speed of 100km/h or 60 mp/h during single file, and a speed of 60 km/h or 37 mp/h during double file.
- Drivers are expected to switch to double file at the start of the third sector. Note that double-file should be a true double file, not a staggered grid!
- Qualifying format and length is determined via the event format being run.
- Blue Flagged cars should not race cars that are on a flying lap.
- Passing is allowed, it is expected to be done quickly, cleanly, and fairly.
- Each race will use an orange zone, a zone where drivers are required to be extremely cautious when performing an overtake or defending.
- Orange Zones will be posted within the specific event thread on Discord.
- Reported incidents that occur within the OZ will be handled more severely than normal, so please keep this in mind when racing!
- Blue Flags are advisory flags only.
- It is expected that the slower car will maintain the normal racing line, and the lapping car is expected to make the pass cleanly.
- The specifics of the blue flag rules can be found in the GCR: https://cmsracing.com/general-competition-rules/
Championship Classes, Points and Scoring
|Single Race Format
|1st = 54 pts
||13th = 16 pts
|2nd = 48 pts
||14th = 14 pts
|3rd = 43 pts
||15th = 12 pts
|4th = 39 pts
||16th = 10 pts
|5th = 36 pts
||17th = 8 pts
|6th = 33 pts
||18th = 7 pts
|7th = 30 pts
||19th = 6 pts
|8th = 27 pts
||20th = 5 pts
|9th = 24 pts
||21st = 4 pts
|10th = 22 pts
||22nd = 3 pts
|11th = 20 pts
||23rd = 2 pts
|12th = 18 pts
||24th = 1 pt
At the end of each race, points will be awarded to drivers that have excelled in a particular category. The driver who sets the fastest lap in their class during the race will be awarded 3 bonus points.
For Season 8, no drop rounds will be available while we validate the scoring system. If all appears well, a manually calculated drop round will be factored in at the end of the season.
- The server will be using a password and will NOT rely on the ACC rating system
- Weather will always be set to dynamic; while we can influence the weather to a minor degree, we will not be guaranteeing any conditions for a particular event
- Pitstop regulations will be shared with the relevant upcoming event and will be discussed during the pre-race meeting
Timing & Scoring
We will be using ACC’s results files from the server to keep track of all race results and timing.
1) We will use the Discord ACC channel for race communications.
2) CMS Discord information is available here.
3) Comms are required, but only to monitor race control during the event. You do not need a microphone if you do not want to speak.
4) If you have a microphone, please set it to “push to talk” or “toggle mute”. 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”.
5) A request to drivers to please be brief in your communication on Discord.
6) One sentence then quiet is requested. Abusive and/or profane in-game chat, Discord or forum post language or deliberate crash into a competitor’s car may lead to that driver receiving probation, suspension, or ban from the league.
7) During practice sessions, more open discussion is welcome, however during qualifying and the race please minimize communications to allow all drivers to focus.
Reporting an Incident
If you are involved in an incident of any sort during any session, please report it here. Please include which session and at what time in the session the incident took place, as well as a brief description of what occurred.
1) Custom skins are allowed and encouraged; client-side liveries will work just fine.
2) Driver numbers can be requested via reaching out to a chapter admin; numbers operate on a first-come, first-serve basis!
CMS General Competition Rules
Penalties can be applied one of 2 ways:
1) ACC system delegated penalties
- During qualifying and races, all penalties must be served, as there will not be an admin available to review during the session
- During practice sessions, warnings and drive-throughs will be cleared upon request to prevent drivers from losing session time.
- Note: The track limits used are the in-game track limits designated by ACC, however when in-game track limits fail to account for certain scenarios (such as off-track overtakes or wet conditions), the standard GCR will apply regarding the track limit, racing and limit abuse rules.
2) Upheld Incident Report via Race Review Team
- Incidents that occur will generally be left up to the drivers to submit a report for unless a significant number (3 or more) drivers are involved in the incident.
- Penalties assigned based on these reports will be applied in the appropriate session by a steward or admin at the next round the driver takes part in.
Read the CMS GCR here.
Additional Drivers Notes
1) We will attempt to clear any penalties a driver receives in practice, however no action will be taken during the race or qualifying.
2) Open setups are allowed, but we encourage everyone to share!
3) It is highly recommended drivers reboot their computer just prior to joining the server on race day.
4) Don’t even think of using a WiFi connection. Only Ethernet cable connections are permitted for events.
Comments / Suggestions
Please add them to the Monday ACC Discord discussion thread.