Rules

New member application process & prerequisites:
– The league is free to join.
– All new league members must join the Discord https://discord.gg/rBpJqUrgBF, complete an application and meet certain prerequisites. The application can be submitted in the #apply channel. Applications will be reviewed within 72 hours in most cases. If you have been referred by another league member you should disclose this in your application. Applicants will receive a note from a member of the Council of Champions once the application has been reviewed.
– New league members must use a steering wheel, have an oval iRating at or above 2000 and an oval B safety rating or higher.

Returning member application process & prerequisites:
– The league is free to rejoin.
– If you are already a member you do not need to apply.
– Any returning league member must join the Discord https://discord.gg/rBpJqUrgBF, complete an application and meet certain prerequisites. The application can be submitted in the #reapply channel. Applications will be reviewed within 72 hours in most cases.
– Returning members who have previously won a championship or race are not subject to prerequisites other than they must use a steering wheel. All other returning members must use a steering wheel, have an oval iRating at or above 2000 and an oval B safety rating or higher. Applicants will receive a note from a member of the Council of Champions once the application has been reviewed.

Classifications:
– Legend = League members who have won a championship + 10 race wins or any multiple time champion
– Champion = League member who has won a championship.
– Winner = League member who has won a race
– Driver = League member who have at-least 10 starts entering the current season
– Rookie = League member who have less than 10 starts entering the current season

Race Format & Procedures:
– Chassis: Varies depending on schedule
– Distance: 200 miles (67/75/80/130 laps depending on track)
– Setup: Fixed
– Field size max: 36
– Cautions: On and controlled by iRacing. If 3 or more members are witnessed being involved in a wreck, race control reserves the right to throw the caution manually.
– Damage: On
– Fuel: 55%
– Starts: Green. The pole sitter has lane choice.
– Restarts: Restart Zone except for Legacy Daytona which is on Green. The leader has lane choice.
– Fast repair: 1
– Qualifying: 1 lap, single-car (5 minutes)
– Time of day: Atlanta-Afternoon Daytona-Late Afternoon or Sunset, Daytona (Legacy)-Afternoon, iRacing SS-Afternoon, Talladega-Afternoon
– Overtime: 3 attempts at a green-white-checker finish. In the final attempt it is the point of no return and any caution is ignored if it comes out on the first of two laps.
– Voice chat is reserved for race communications only.
– Black flags are only cleared under caution and immediately following a start or restart.
– Wave arounds: Under caution league members a lap down or more are allowed to pass the pace car and get 1 lap back once the field has caught the pace car and received the 2-to-go signal. Wave arounds should be taken using the top lane of the race track.
– Lapped cars being approached by a large pack of cars are required to move to the apron and yield.
– Going below the out of bounds line to advance or defend a position on the final lap or in the final overtime will result in an end of lead draft penalty.
– If the winner of the race causes an incident which gained them or helped them retain the lead on the final lap or in the final overtime they will be stripped of the win and moved to the end of the lead draft.
– If a league members internet connection is causing a disruption they are expected to move to the end of the draft of cars they are apart of until the internet connection has been resolved. 
– If the race is interrupted by a server crash or high volume of drivers dropping from the server the race may be restarted if less than 50% of the race is completed or will be called official if 50% or more of the race is completed.  If the race is called official scoring is reverted to the last completed lap prior to the server issue occurring.
– Members are expected to have their assigned # entered correctly in the iRacing UI and adhere to running a paint scheme consistent with their assigned car # if using Trading Paints Pro. Consistent means similar to if not matching (i.e. you can be assigned 001 for 1 or assigned 020 for 20).

LCQ Format:
All of the main event format except:
– Distance: 50 miles (17/19/20/33 laps depending on track)
– Fuel: 100%
– If a league member is found to have caused an accident which brought out the caution they will be parked and may be subject to penalty after. If a league member is found to have caused an accident on the white flag lap or final overtime period they will not be allowed to transfer to the main race.
– If a member transfers from the LCQ they are expected to have their assigned # entered correctly in the iRacing UI.

Schedule:
– LCQ Practice: 7:30pm ET
– LCQ Qualifying: 8pm ET
– LCQ Grid: 8:05pm ET
– Race Practice: 8pm ET
– Race Qualifying: 9pm ET
– Race Grid: 9:05pm ET

Race eligibility & registration:
– The top 25 league members in championship points are locked in. Prior season points are used for the first 4 races through 4/26/24.
– League members in the top 25 in points unable to race are expected to opt-out. Their spot will be given to the next highest league member in championship points.
– 5 provisionals are available to past champions and winners and must be declared in the #provisional channel no later than 7:30pm ET on raceday. If provisionals are left undeclared they will become LCQ transfer positions. The list of priority for provisionals can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VN1TamuMA1rg52VVIOQ4kqivtc36ZsrExvKPD5GROUo/edit?usp=sharing.
– League members who are not locked-in must race in the LCQ (Last chance qualifier). The top 5 finishers from the LCQ transfer to the main event. Up to 5 additional transfer spots may be available should provisionals be undeclared. The league ID for the LCQ is 7162 for any members not in the iRacing league page.
– Position 36 is available as a last resort to any member who has made 100 or more #starts who is not locked-in and ineligible by provisional or fails to transfer in the LCQ if has not previously won. If multiple members are in need, the position goes to the member highest in the provisional priority, then most starts.

Championship:
– The driver who accumulates the most points after 13 races wins the championship. Ties are broken by wins, top 5’s and then finish in the final race of the season.
– There are 3 drop weeks.
– The champion will receive $250 + a trophy.

Race Win reward:
– Legends: $60
– Champions: $50
– Winners: $40
– Drivers: $25
– Rookies: $20

Points:

1st-402nd-353rd-344th-335th-32
6th-317th-308th-299th-2810th-27
11th-2612th-2513th-2414th-2315th-22
16th-2117th-2018th-1919th-1820th-17
21st-1622nd-1523rd-1424th-1325th-12
26th-1127th-1028th-929th-830th-7
31st-632nd-533rd-434th-335th-2
36th-137th-138th-139th-140th-1
41st-142nd-143rd-1

Bonus points:
– Lead a lap: 1 point
– Lead the most laps: 1 point

Chassis:
– Indycar TBD
– NASCAR Craftsman Truck Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F150 and Toyota Tundra
– NASCAR Cup Next Gen Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang and Toyota Camry
– NASCAR Cup 87 Buick LeSabre, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Ford Thunderbird and Pontiac Grand Prix
– NASCAR Generation 4
– NASCAR Generation 6
– NASCAR Xfinity Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang and Toyota Supra

Tracks:
– Atlanta Motor Speedway
– Daytona International Speedway
– Daytona International Speedway (Legacy)
– Indianapolis Motor Speedway
– iRacing Superspeedway
– Talladega Superspeedway

Penalties:
Full Personal Foul: Incident caused under green flag conditions which brings out the caution, occurs on the white flag lap or in the final overtime period.

Half Personal Foul: Incident contributed to under green flag conditions which brings out the caution, occurs on the white flag lap or in the final overtime period.

Technical Foul: All other violations of the rules. Upon receiving this penalty a member stops being scored and will be suspended at-least the following race regardless if it occurs in the final race of the season. Reckless driving of causing or contributing to 3 or more incidents results in a technical foul.

Foul 1-Warning
Foul 2-Final warning
Foul 3-10 point penalty
Foul 4-20 point penalty
Foul 5-No points for race and 1 race suspension
Foul 6-No points for race, end of season and membership in league reviewed

Fouls accumulate no more than 1 per race unless a technical foul is called.

Special Events:
RODDCAR 500 (January 12th, 2024):
– Field size: 43
– The top 25 league members in Season 30 points are locked-in.
– Qualifying (December 29, 2023-January 4th, 2024): Single car, 1 lap. 7 sessions of qualifying at the top of each hour starting at 6pm ET on 12/29, 1/2, 1/3 and 1/4. 10 sessions of qualifying at the top of each hour starting at 1pm ET on 12/30, 12/31 and 1/1. The fastest two qualifying speeds start on the front-row of the RODDCAR 500.
– DUEL (January 5th, 2024): 125 miles/50 laps each race. Odd qualifiers in DUEL 1 and Even qualifiers in DUEL 2. The top 5 non locked-in drivers from each DUEL transfer to the RODDCAR 500.
– Provisionals: There are 4 speed provisionals from qualifying and 3 season 30 points provisionals with 1 given to the most recent past champion not locked-in (if needed).
– Race: 500 kilometers/124 laps.
– Rewards: Pole ($100), Outside pole ($50), DUEL win ($75), Race win ($200+Trophy).

Drafthardt 300 (April 19, 2024):
– Field size: 43
– The top 25 league members in Season 31 points are locked-in.
– 10 provisionals are available to past champions and winners and must be declared in the #provisional channel no later than 7:30pm ET on raceday. If provisionals are left undeclared they will become LCQ transfer positions. The list of priority for provisionals can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VN1TamuMA1rg52VVIOQ4kqivtc36ZsrExvKPD5GROUo/edit?usp=sharing.
– League members who are not locked-in must race in the LCQ (Last chance qualifier). The top 8 finishers from the LCQ transfer to the main event. Up to 10 additional transfer spots may be available should provisionals be undeclared. The league ID for the LCQ is 7162 for any members not in the iRacing league page.
– Race: 300 miles/113 laps.
– Rewards: Race win ($300).

RODDCAR Indy 500 (May 17th, 2024)
– Field size: 33
– Chassis: Dallara IR18
– Double-file start, Single-file restarts. Start/restarts on green.
– The top 25 league members in Season 32 points are locked-in.
– 5 positions are filled by members not locked-in who are highest in the #provisional order who make a qualifying attempt.
– 3 positions are filled by members not locked-in based on qualifying speed.
– Qualifying: Saturday, May 11th, 2024 – Thursday, May 16th. 4 lap average. Subsequent attempts erase any prior times recorded. 4x 10 minute qualifying sessions each day at the top of each hour starting at 7pm ET with a 20 minute practice session immediately prior. Static weather, Noon, party cloudy, 78 degrees, 2mph wind out of the North, 45 degree humidity. Times will be tracked here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BkUWGk3n8hp_0UeyLKW7zrSo8rui73Sddsq5p0JaZzc/edit?usp=sharing
– Race: 500 miles/200 laps.
– Rewards: 5x to win, $100 pole.

World Series of RODDCAR I (November 8th, 2024-December 13th, 2024):
– Eligibility: 2024 race winners, past champions + LCQ winner.
– LCQ: The winner of the LCQ transfers to the WSOR race each week.
– The driver who accumulates the most points after 5 races wins the championship. Ties are broken by wins, top 5’s and then finish in the final race of the WSOR. There is 1 drop week.
– Rewards: WSOR championship ($500), Race win ($100)