Wednesday nights at CMS have been a staple for iRacing over the past few years. For the second half of 2019, the series takes on a new look with alternating weeks of races using different cars and schedules to create a varied and quite interesting schedule for all who look forward to hump-day racing!

2019 iRacing Season 2

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Introduction
Cars
Series Schedule
Event Schedule
Championship Points
Settings
Starts
Race Communications
CMS General Competition Rules
CMS Gentlemen’s Rules


Introduction

This season is different because we will be combining two different series, running on alternate weeks, with points titles for each series as well as an overall combined championship!

Drivers can enter and race in one or both series, although we would love to see as many cars on the track each week as possible!

One series we are racing is the GT3 Sports Car Series, a 10-race season that will follow the official iRacing VRS Endurance Series schedule.

For the GT3 Series we will separate entrants into three classifications: Pro, Am, Silver

Each classification will have a Driver’s Championship, and points will be awarded each race to entrants based on their finish within their own class. The classifications will race with assigned car numbers to aide in distinguishing the classes on track during the race and number plates for each class that can be downloaded HERE. Use these plates on your personal paint scheme in place of the iRacing default number plates that are located in the templates. Resize the new plates as needed for your vehicle, checking alignment with the existing iRacing plate, and make sure to hide or delete the iRacing plates from your skin prior to the race season. If you need assistance with this, please feel free to contact myself or Miguel Alcrudo, we’re always ready to help out!

The list of registrants and assigned class and car numbers is posted in the #league-info channel on Discord.

All races in the GT3 Sports Car Series will be 75 minutes long and require a pit stop. Fuel tank capacity will be limited to 75%, so everyone will be forced to stop for fuel at some point, with tires being optional.

On the weeks between GT3 Series races, we will run the MX-5 Club Series, a 10-race season using the Mazda MX-5 2016 Miata with fixed setups, and a schedule that follows the iRacing Official Advanced Mazda series. There will be a Driver’s Championship for this series, but without classifications. All drivers will be scored in the same class each race.

The idea behind this series is a throwback to the Driver’s Development Series here at Champion Motorsports, where drivers can focus more on racecraft and less on setups and pit strategy, as well as enjoy themselves racing in a spec series!

All races in this series will be 40 minutes long, with no pit stop required.

The final word regarding this series is simple…. we want everyone to have fun, enjoy themselves, be respectful of others, and be prepared come race night.

Let’s keep this simple for everyone involved, including the admins!


Cars

In the GT3 Sports Car Series, all drivers may race one of the following cars:

  • Audi R8
  • BMW Z4
  • Ferrari 488
  • McLaren MP4-12C
  • Mercedes AMG

In the MX-5 Cup Series, all drivers will use the Mazda MX-5 2016 Miata.


Series Schedule

Date Series Track Minutes Time of Day
6/12/2019 GT3 WeatherTech Raceway at Laguna Seca 75 Sunrise
6/19/2019 MX-5 Brands Hatch GP Circuit 40 Morning
6/26/2019 GT3 Donington Park Racing Circuit – GP Layout 75 Morning
7/3/2019 MX-5 Lime Rock Park – Full Course 40 Morning
7/10/2019 GT3 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps – GP Pits 75 Sunset
7/17/2019 MX-5 Watkins Glen International – Cup 40 Afternoon
7/24/2019 GT3 Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace – GP 75 Afternoon
7/31/2019 MX-5 Road America – Full Course 40 Morning
8/7/2019 GT3 Barber Motorsports Park – Full Course 75 Sunrise
8/14/2019 MX-5 Autodromo Nazionale Monza – Junior 40 Late Afternoon
8/21/2019 GT3 Silverstone GP Circuit (2019 Release) 75 Morning
8/28/2019 MX-5 Circuit de 24 Hours du Mans 40 Afternoon
9/4/2019 Off week
9/11/2019 GT3 Catalunya – GP 75 Afternoon
9/18/2019 MX-5 Donington Park – National 40 Morning
9/25/2019 GT3 Twin Ring Motegi – GP 75 Late Afternoon
10/2/2019 MX-5 Circuit of the Americas – GP 40 Late Afternoon
10/9/2019 GT3 Nurburgring GP Strecke & GP 75 Afternoon
10/16/2019 MX-5 Catalunya – GP 40 Afternoon
10/23/2019 GT3 Sebring – International Layout 75 Noon
10/30/2019 MX-5 Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle 40 Noon

Event Schedule

GT3 Sports Car Series Events

  • 90-minutes – Practice: 8:00 PM Eastern
  • 10-minutes – Qualifying: 9:30 PM Eastern
  • 75 minutes – Race: Approximately 9:40 PM Eastern

MX-5 Cup Series Events

  • 70-minutes – Practice: 8:20 PM Eastern
  • 10-minutes – Qualifying: 9:30 PM Eastern
  • 40 minutes – Race: Approximately 9:40 PM Eastern

Championship Points

The points system for both series will be as follows:

  • 1st place – 35 points
  • 2nd – 32
  • 3rd – 30
  • 4th – 28
  • 5th thru 20th – 26 to 11 (reducing by 1 each position)
  • Remainder of field – 10 points each

Each driver’s two lowest point results will be dropped to decide the Driver’s Championship.

A driver must complete at least one lap to receive points for a race.

GT3 Sports Car Series Points

  1. For the GT3 Sports Car Series, each classification will have a Driver’s Championship and points will be awarded each race to entrants based on their finish within their own class. The classifications will race with assigned car numbers to aide in distinguishing the classes on track during the race, and that list can be found in the #league-info channel on Discord.
  2. We will also have an overall Team Championship for this series. Each team is limited to 4 drivers on the roster, and must be set before the first race of the season. Team Points in each race will be awarded using the awarded driver’s points of the top two finishers for each team regardless of classification. Drivers will not be allowed to move between teams during the season, but a driver that is not part of a team can join a team and score points moving forward at any point in the season. The list of teams is posted in the #league-info channel on Discord.
  3. You must drive the model of car you selected in your first attended event throughout the entire season. If you choose to change to a different car during the season, you will receive a 25 point deduction to your Driver’s points (and Team points should you belong to a team).

MX-5 Cup Series Points

  1. For the MX-5 Cup Series, all drivers will be scored as a single class for an MX-5 Driver’s Championship.
  2. An additional championship will be tracked, combining the points from both the GT3 and MX-5 Series for an Overall Driver’s Championship!

Settings

  1. Dynamic Weather
  2. Dynamic Track State (Rubber will be cleaned between sessions)
  3. No Fast Repairs
  4. Fuel capacity for all GT3 cars will be 75%
  5. To enter the server you must be a member of either the Champion Motorsports league or Texas League on iRacing.

Starts

  1. All races will have rolling starts.
  2. The pole sitter will hold the field at pace speed until the green flag/lights are displayed. Everyone must maintain position until the green, no jumping the start!

Orange Zones

  1. Each race will use an orange zone
  2. Orange Zones will be posted within the specific event thread on Discord
  3. All Formation Laps and Orange Zones will have a mandatory review by the admins, and any infractions will be submitted by the admins to the Incident Review committee for possible penalties.

Race Communications

  1. For Race Director operations before the race, the admins will use the built-in iRacing voice chat. Everyone needs to have all channels unmuted during practice and qualifying.
  2. Everyone can create a Team channel on iRacing, or use Discord either in a private channel or the public channels on the CMS Discord.
  3. Comms is 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”. 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 you 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 competitor’s car may lead to that driver receiving probation, suspension or ban from the league.

CMS General Competition Rules

Penalties can be applied one of 2 ways:

  1. iRacing system delegated penalties (slow-downs, black flags, and incident counts)
  2. Upheld Incident Report via Race Review Team

Read the CMS GCR here.


CMS Gentlemens Rules

Drivers are requested to consider the following if involved in an accident…

  1. Should you turn-around or damage another driver by your error, consider pulling off track in a safe location and waiting for the other driver to proceed in the race.
  2. Should you crash-out another driver by your error, consider retiring yourself from the race out of respect for the competitor whose race you ended.