V8SC 2024

CMS NARS 2024 Virtual V8 Supercars

By popular vote, the second short series for NARS in 2024 will be a trip ‘down under’ to take on the challenge of the V8 Super Cars.

The Cars

FVR have been producing a high quality version of the V8 Supercars for rF2 since the 2014 season and the 2023 version is no exception. The Gen 3 Camaros and Mustangs are a whole new build, comprising over 12 months/1000 hours of work in physics, models and liveries to deliver a completely new mod to the rF2 community.

The 2023 season has been painted faithfully as of Round 1 2023 and contains the Zane Goddard Wild Card entry and the two Homologation cars from Pre Season Testing, so a treat for not only the hands and feet, but the eyes as well!

The mod is in the Steam Workshop and the NARS Steam Workshop item has a link to it.

The Circuits

The 2024 season has been used as a baseline for the NARS series, with adjustments. Competitors must subscribe to the NARS Steam Workshop item for the mods or links to the circuit mods wee will be using


25 Surfers Paradise (2x Sprint) Pre-Season, non-scoring


9 Melbourne – Albert Park (2x Sprint)
16 Wanneroo – Barbagallo (2x Sprint)
30 Symmons Plain (2x Sprint)


6 The Bend
13 Darwin – Hidden Valley (2x Sprint)
20 Townsville – Druitt


18 Sydney – Eastern Creek GP (2x Sprint)


8 Sandown
22 Mount Panorama
29 Adelaide

Event Schedule – 1 Race

7pm/1900 Eastern – Server Reboot / Practice
8:55pm/2055 Eastern – Driver Brief/Announcements
9:00pm/2100 Eastern – Qualifying (15 minutes)
9:20pm/2120 Eastern – Warm-up (10 minutes)
9:30pm/2130 Eastern – Main Race

Event Schedule – 2x Sprint Races

7pm/1900 Eastern – Server Reboot / Practice
9:00pm/2100 Eastern – Driver Brief/Announcements
9:10pm/2110 Eastern – Qualifying (10 minutes)
9:20pm/2120 Eastern – Warm-up (5 minutes)
9:25pm/2125 Eastern – Race1
10:00pm/2200 Eastern – Qualifying (10 minutes)
10:10pm/2210 Eastern – Warm-up (5 minutes)
10:15pm/2215 Eastern – Race 2


rF2 controlled formation lap to standing start, double file

Orange Zone (OZ)

There will be an OZ designated for each race in the driver notes that will be posted to the NARS #v8sc24-info channel and noted again in the pre-race brief. There will be an automatic review of the OZ post-race.


There will be three individual driver championships, PRO, PRO/AM and AM. Drivers will need to check their CMS rF2 driver classification prior to racing in the series.

Drivers who have raced in CMS before will have been assigned in the stratification for 2024 with the option of moving up a driver class, for the year, if they wish. They will then compete in the competition as allowed by their driver class. Drivers new to NARS will be placed in the PRO/AM car category and then adjusted by the race admins by the end of the season, if necessary.

Drivers will be listed in the championships standings for their stratification. No changes in driver championship will be allowed unless as a result of admin decision for drivers new to CMS who are re-classified.

There will be two team championships for teams:  one for teams composed of a PRO+PROAM pairing and one for a PROAM+AM pairing. Points will be scored by the team according to the championship points allocated to each driver.

There are also two additional driver trophies – one “Hard Charger” per class to recognise drivers who make the biggest gains from their starting positions and the “In the Groove” to recognise the driver who drives the most consistently during their races, regardless of car class. These trophies will be awarded at the end of the season.


Drivers will all receive points based on their overall finishing position regardless of class. The thee lowest point scoring races for each driver will be dropped from their championship standings.  This means that the each driver has 15 races over 10 nights in which to record their 12 best results.

Minimum race distance to score points is 60% and no points will be awarded for DNS or DNF.

Main races (1 hour)

150-138-129-120-111-102-96-90-84-78-72-69 66-63-60-57-54-51-48-45-42-39-36-33-30-27-27-24-21-16-15 points thereafter

Sprint Races (30 minutes)

75-69-64-60-55-51-48-45-42-29-34-33-31-30-28-27-25-24-22-21-19-18-16-15-13-12-10 points thereafter

There will be bonus points awarded to drivers who complete all or a majority of the race weeks (no absences, no DNS or DNF) for both the driver and team championships as follows:

60 points: complete ALL race weeks (ie obtain a points result in the main race or BOTH sprint races)

45 points: complete all but one race week (miss or do not score points in the main race or either of the sprint races in a given week)

30 points: complete all but two race weeks (miss or do not score points in the main race or either of the sprint races in two given weeks)

Hard Charger Trophy: 4 points per class to be shared between the drivers in each class gaining the most grid-to-finish positions in the race. 1 driver=4 points, 2 drivers+2 points each, 3 or more drivers=1 point each.

In the Groove Cup: Points are gained by drivers driving the most consistently in the race compared to their own fastest race lap as follows: 5-4-3-2-1.

Details on how to follow championship results are provided in the NARS Discord channels.

Liveries and Numbers

For this series, to highlight the great work of FVR, there will be NO custom liveries or numbers permitted.

Drivers and teams will be required to choose a particular car/number in the mod and ‘claim’ it as theirs for the series. There are 28 liveries to choose (Ford and Chevrolet combined, including the pre-season homologation liveries). When all numbers have been claimed, no more drivers will be permitted unless they make a team with a singleton driver who has already claimed a number.

Drivers in a team MUST run the same car/number for the series.

Numbers may be claimed using the NARS numbers list for this particular series – the link is available in the CMS NARS Discord channels.


We will use the latest stable build of rFactor 2.
The damage setting is 75%.
Crash Recovery is off. Drive carefully!
Driving View is open.
Auto Clutch, Blip, Lift and Brakes/Clutch are the only rF2 global aids available.
Main Race: 2x fuel, 1xtires
Sprint Race: 1x fuel, 1xtires
Weather will always be live weather conditions.

The server name will be “CMS V8SC [track name]”.

The server race password will be provided when the server is rebooted on race day.


The rf2la app will be used to record the hot laps and instructions for following the series standings will be provided at #v8sc24-info.

All races will be live-streamed on YouTube at our channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Kdp07PvIeW47f0_sM0emw

Race Communications

We will use the CMS Discord rFactor 2 voice channel for race communications.

CMS Discord is available at https://discord.gg/cmsracing

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 reminded in rFactor 2 text chat to so so. If they have not joined the voicechat by the start of the driver brief, 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. Additional track-specific instructions will be provided via a drivers race brief that will be posted on #v8sc24-info and summarised prior to the start of the qualifying session on race night.

Pit Entry/Exit Lines: On circuits that a line to indicate the pit entry or/and exit lanes, crossing this line to enter or exit the pits is prohibited unless specifically permitted in a pre-race brief. Otherwise, it is permissible for tires to step on the white line, but crossing the line with one tire completely will result in a post-race Incident Review Request and penalty.

In the pit box, drivers will be required to centre their car on the outside of the pit box farthest from the pit lane to ensure that two cars can get serviced at the same time in the event of pit box sharing.

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 may be found at https://cmsracing.com/incident-report/.

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.

Connection Notes

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.