Wednesday nights at CMS have been a staple for iRacing over the past few years. Next we will have two alternating series, with schedules based on the tracks used in the iRacing official races for those cars. There’s plenty to choose from this season, so read on and get ready for some Wednesday night racing!

Introduction

This season, like the last, we will have two different series’ racing on alternating weeks. The aim of the Wednesday night league is to allow for more casual but competitive racing experience. 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!


Cars & Classes

This series will use the following classes and cars:

Series 2020.2.1 – GTE/GT4 Cup Series

GTE Class:

  • BMW M8 GTE
  • Corvette C8.R
  • Ferrari 488 GTE
  • Ford GT (2017)
  • Porsche 911 RSR

GT4 Class:

  • BMW M4 GT4
  • Porsche Cayman GT4

This series will feature multiclass racing, with the GTE class leading the pace and the very competitive GT4 class.

We will not have any type of driver classification (Pro, AM) in this series, and everyone can select the car/class they want to use regardless of iRating. Points will be scored in each class separately, and at the end of the 7-race season, we will crown both GTE and GT4 Champions!

The track selection is based on venues used in the current season of the iRacing IMSA Michelin Pilot Series, with some changes per the administrators.

The fuel capacity for all cars will be limited to force a pit stop in the races, which will all be 60 minutes in length.

Qualifying will be a 2-lap solo qualifying session, with each car class grouped together on the grid.

Series 2020.2.2 – CMS Indy Pro 2000 Series

This series uses the Tatuus PM-18, the featured car in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship as part of the Road to Indy ladder. Races will take place on road courses and ovals. Fuel will be limited to 45% for all events.

Road course events will consist of two, separately scored rounds. The first race will be a 10-minute sprint with a grid set by solo qualifying. The second race will be a 30-minute feature with a pit stop required due to fuel limits. The second race grid is set by the first race finishing order.

Oval race length will be a predetermined number of laps. These races should last in the 30 to the 40-minute range and may require pit stops.  Oval events will have one race for the night.

Setups for both road and oval will be fixed and change based on track. The weekly driver’s briefing will indicate which fixed setup will be used for that event.


Series Schedule

GTE/GT4 Cup Series Schedule
Date Event Track Minutes Time of Day
9/23/2020 Race 1 Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari 60 Late Afternoon
10/7/2020 Race 2 Daytona Road Course 60 Morning
10/21/2020 Race 3 Laguna Seca 60 Afternoon
11/4/2020 Race 4 Philip Island 60 Noon
11/18/2020 Race 5 Oulton w/o Hislop 60 Morning
12/2/2020 Race 6 Suzuka GP 60 Noon
12/16/2020 Race 7 Sebring International 60 Afternoon

Indy Pro 2000 Series Schedule

Date Event Track Minutes Time of Day
9/16/2020 Race 1 Road America 10 7-11 11:15 AM
9/16/2020 Race 2 Road America 30 3:00 PM
9/30/2020 Race 3 Charlotte Speedway – Oval 55 Laps 7-25 8:30 PM
10/14/2020 Race 4 Indianapolis Road Course 10 8-8 11:15 AM
10/14/2020 Race 5 Indianapolis Road Course 30 3:00 PM
10/28/2020 Race 6 Lucas Oil Speedway 90 laps 8-22 7:00 PM
11/11/2020 Race 7 New Jersey Motorsport Park 10 9-19 11:15 AM
11/11/2020 Race 8 New Jersey Motorsport Park 30 3:00 PM
12/9/2020 Race 9 Watkins Glen – Boot 10 10-9 11:15 AM
12/9/2020 Race 10 Watkins Glen – Boot 30 3:00 PM

Event Schedule

GTE/GT4 Cup Series Events

  • 50 minutes – Practice: begins at 8:40 PM Eastern US/7:40pm Central US
  • 10 minutes – Qualifying: 9:30 PM Eastern US/8:30pm Central US
  • 60 minutes – Race: begins at approximately 9:40 PM Eastern US/8:40 Central US

Indy Pro 2000 Series Events

Road Courses:

  • Practice – 50 minutes – 8:40 PM EST (0040 GMT)
  • Solo Qualifying – 10 minutes/2 laps – 9:30 PM EST (0130 GMT)
  • Race 1 – 10 minutes – 9:40 PM EST (0140 GMT)
  • Race 2 – 30 minutes – approximately 10 minutes after the end of Race 1; 10:00 pm EST (0200 GMT)

Ovals:

  • Practice – 50 minutes – 8:40 PM EST (0040 GMT)
  • Solo Qualifying – 10 minutes/2 laps – 9:30 PM EST (0130 GMT)
  • Race – Scheduled Laps – 9:40 PM EST (0140 GMT)

Championship Points

GTE/GT4 Series:

  • 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 single 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.

Points will be awarded each race to entrants based on their finish within their own class.

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.

Indy Pro 2000 Series:

  • 1st place – 30 points
  • 2nd – 25
  • 3rd – 22
  • 4th – 19
  • 5th – 17
  • 6th thru 20th – 15 to 1 (reducing by 1 each position)
  • Remainder of field – 1 point each

Settings

  1. Dynamic Weather
  2. Dynamic Track State (Rubber will be cleaned between sessions)
  3. No Fast Repairs
  4. To enter the server you must be a member of the Champion Motorsports League at 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 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”. 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.