Driver’s Meeting – Southwest Double-Header

The race servers will be in the “League Sessions” area of iRacing. You will not need a password to enter as a registered driver in the league. Entry to the server will be first come, first serve. The server this week allows for 43 maximum entries.

We ask all drivers to be in the Discord server before Qualifying begins. Trackside Racing Network may pull in drivers for interviews under yellow flag or after the race. Most importantly, the top three finishers will be interviewed immediately after the race.

This will be our first double-header of the season. Points will be awarded individually for each race.

Immediately after you complete the race at Sonoma, head over to the Las Vegas server. There will only be approximately 15 minutes between the end of the Sonoma race and Las Vegas qualifying. Please be quick to move into the second server.

If you haven’t had a chance to race at Vegas yet in the Next Gen car, there are (for better or worse) some similarities to how you’d race at Talladega or Daytona.

For this race, we are going to implement Superspeedway rules between the start of Turn 1 and the end of Turn 4. In those areas, no passing below the white line is permitted to advance your position. If you have position and get forced below the line in order to avoid making contact, continuing with your pass is permitted, although use proper discretion to make sure you can do so safely.

We will not place any formal restrictions on the front stretch, however drivers should use proper judgment.

The leading car has some responsibility to protect their preferred lane from the car behind. If you drift off the bottom and allow a car to get to your inside, expect the guy behind you to try to stick it in there and adjust accordingly. If you’re the trailing car, it’s probably best to make sure you can establish your position while the car in front is still moving up the track.

Hopefully we’ll have some give and take during the beginning stages of the race. With the 50% fuel tank we use for double headers, pit strategy will have an impact on the results, and there will be plenty of time to move up. If we allow drivers some extra room early in the race, hopefully we can get an extended green flag run in and put on a good race.

Race Settings:

Sonoma (CUP LAYOUT):

Sunday 9/26/2021

Server Opens: 7:15 pm Eastern (open practice)

Qualifying: 8:20 pm Eastern (2 laps)

Race: 8:30 pm Eastern (30 min)

Fixed Setup: sonoma (fixed setup)

Sim time: 2021-09-26 12:15 1x at start of practice.

Weather: Realistic

Track state: 0% at start of practice, rubber carries over through each session. Marbles cleaned between sessions.

Incident limit: Black flag every 20x incident points

Cautions: Off

Fuel capacity: 50%

Tire limit: 1 extra set in the pits

GWC: 0 attempts

Las Vegas:

Sunday 9/26/2021

Server Opens: 9:00 pm Eastern (open practice)

Qualifying: 9:20 pm Eastern (2 laps)

Race: 9:25 pm Eastern (67 laps or 60 min)

Fixed Setup: vegas_oval (default fixed setup)

Sim time: 2021-06-26 18:00 1x at start of practice.

Weather: Realistic

Track state: 0% at start of practice, rubber carries over through each session. Marbles cleaned between sessions.

Cautions: Automatic

Fuel capacity: 50%

Tire limit: 2 extra sets in the pits

GWC: 3 attempts

Penalties from previous race:

Penalties from Kentucky race, to be served at start of Sonoma race:

Lap 11 – #23 and #1 got together on the frontstretch. #23 was ruled at fault (first of two incidents at fault).

Lap 16 – #19 and #26 got together on restart, resulting in #26 spinning. This was ruled a racing deal, no penalty to either driver, as we couldn’t determine if #19 didn’t move low enough or if #26 pinched him down too much.

Lap 25 – PROTEST RECEIVED: #23 made contact with #89 after initiating 4-wide pass, bouncing off contact with #8 and #91. Appeals board reviewed due to split decision by unimpacted admin board members. Appeals board ruled #23 at fault for the incident. As it was his second incident, he will start next race from the pits.

Lap 29 – #35 made contact with #91 entering Turn 3. #35 was ruled at fault as he didn’t hold his line properly entering the corner.

Lap 35 – #35 and #27 came together off 4, while three wide. This was ruled a racing deal, as #35 maintained a reasonable line before making contact with the #27.

Lap 66 – APPEAL RECEIVED: #91 and #97 came together off Turn 4. This was ruled a racing deal, as it appeared #91 went a bit lower than he should have, and #97 was a little delayed coming down the track in the tri-oval. Appeals board upheld ruling, no penalty.

Lap 72 – APPEAL RECEIVED: #78 came up into #46 entering Turn 3. #78 was ruled at fault, as he drifted up into #46’s lane. #78 will start the next race at the rear. Ruling was appealed, Appeals Board upheld penalty.

Lap 125 – PROTEST RECEIVED: #23 came across the nose of #7 approaching the checkered flag. #23 appeared to be avoiding two slower cars that had run out of gas, although it was possibly an overly aggressive move as a lapped vehicle. Ruled a no fault, as from #23’s view it was difficult to determine the speeds of the various cars, and he would have likely had to take the grass to avoid contact.

Drivers may anonymously protest drivers for additional incidents, which do not bring out a caution, within 24 hours of an event. The protest form is located under the League Info Menu on the website.

Drivers who do not agree with an admin board penalty ruling may protest to the Appeals Board. The protest form is located under the League Info Menu on the website.