XCAL’s - “$2 Tuesday Series” Official Rules

 
 

V 1.1.4 - November 17th 2020

Preface: The XCAL Street Stock “$2 Tuesday Series” is designed for mature iRacing members who enjoy long format, simulation style racing, in a well structured and live-officiated environment. Running the entire season is a commitment similar to joining any real world sports league where attendance is important to success. The first thing anyone notices about the rule book is the sheer length of it. This isn't to restrict participants into having to remember many different race procedures, but more of a notice to all members of how various events that can occur will be handled. There is (hopefully) no surprises that way. No participant should ever feel that they are being treated unfairly. The rules are enforced on all members, equally.
That's not to say that mistakes won't be made. Disagreements will be had, and tempers may occasionally flare. However like any sports league, a mature professional can bounce back after being the victim of a “called third strike”, or a “foul that should have been a charge”, and we expect all of our members to act as mature professionals during our events. To reward perseverance, and allow drivers to blow off some steam, we host an “Organized Demolition Derby” at the end of each feature event, right after we interview our top 3 finishers.
After you slog through the first few pages of rules and penalties you will see that XCAL has provided a structure for the member base to build from. What gets built is up to the members themselves. We are excited to see how the XCAL community develops, and what creative ideas get brought to our league!
Finally, this rule book is meant to be a “go to source” for any questions a member may have. Often our staff will be available to help answer questions, but in the event no live help is online, this guide should provide any information you need. If you are having a hard time getting through all of it in one sitting, try reading one or two sections at a time. Admittedly, most members wont need to memorize all the data contained within the rule book, but all participants are bound by these rules when competing in any event. Therefore, every member should familiarize themselves with all of the content it holds.

 

Section 1: Eligibility: Any and all iRacing members with a minimum Class-D 3.0 Oval license, that have not been blacklisted are welcome at the start of XCAL Season 3 on 1/5/21.

 

1.1.1 Removed for 2021.


1.1.2 Removed for 2021.

 
1.1.3 All members wishing to own a car # must make an initial $10.00 refundable deposit, and maintain a minimum balance weekly with XCAL to cover the costs of any potential incident point penalties that would exceed weekly winnings. This deposit can be made via a variety of systems (Venmo, Paypal, Invoice, Zelle, cash-app and the website itself). iRacing credits will only be accepted as payment with the approval of the owner of XCAL. Issuance of car #'s will be on a “first deposit - first serve” basis.


1.1.3.1   Weekly winnings that bring a member's total above $10.99 will be paid out within 48 hours of the conclusion of the event.


     1.1.3.1.1   Car # owners may request to have their winnings held in their accounts for use in future events.

 
1.1.3.2   If a drivers penalty exceeds their weekly winnings, the difference will be deducted from that car #'s $10.00 deposit. The #'s owner will receive an email statement breaking down how much of their initial $10.00 has been depleted within 48 hours of the conclusion of the event. 


1.1.3.3   Members may choose to make a deposit to bring their account back to $10.00, or continue the season with what is left in their accounts. However All car #'s must have a minimum of $5.00 in their accounts to start a feature event.


1.1.3.4   REMOVED FOR 2021. 


1.1.3.5   Members may NOT make any partial withdrawals, but may request the entire balance of their account at any time. 


        1.1.3.5.1   Members may request money from their account be used to cover the entry fee of an event, as long as they retain a $5.00 minimum to start the feature. 


        1.1.3.5.2   A Multi-Car # owner may request to send funds to and from any other #(s) they own. (See Multi-Car Owners (3.4.1 through 3.4.9.2.7.4.1) )


                  1.1.3.5.2.1 A member may make up to 3 separate $10.00 deposits, “own” 3 car numbers, and act as an owner/driver, managing the financial aspects for their team. (See Multi-Car Owners (3.4.1 through 3.4.9.2.7.4.1) )


        1.1.3.5.3   Members may request “partial withdrawals” that do not deplete their car # balance below $10.00. 


1.1.3.6   Members who request complete cash-outs must make a new full $10.00 refundable deposit before they can compete again. 


        1.1.3.6.1    Owner / Drivers and Multi-Car owners that request complete cash outs surrender their owned car #(s) and forfeit all Owners Championship points associated with that #(s).  


1.1.3.7    If a drivers incident point penalty exceeds their car #'s weekly winnings and remaining deposited money, that car # is considered “wrecked” and a total loss. A new $10.00 deposit is required, plus repayment in full of any additional penalties before they may compete again. (See Section 2) 


1.1.3.8    When a members weekly winnings fail to increase their car #'s account balance to above $10.99, those winnings will be added to that balance for use in future events. 


1.1.4 Each event will have a $2.00 entry fee, per car #. 100% of all entry fees will be returned as payouts to the owners of the top 20 finishing car #'s of each event. (See Section 12, See Tables 3, 4, and 5)


1.1.4.1   Entry fees must be paid in full before a driver attempts to qualify a car # in the heat races held the day before the feature. 


        1.1.4.1.1  ENTRY FEE CUT OFF TIMES:
3PM Heat – 2:00pm
5PM Heat – 4:00pm
7PM Heat – 6:00pm
9PM Heat – 8:00pm
11PM Heat ( If applicable) – 10:00pm


1.1.4.2   Owners of car #'s using a provisional entry (See Section 6) must submit their entry fee by 5:45pm EST on the day of the feature or they will be removed from the grid, receive zero points and no prize money. 


        1.1.4.2.1   Owners of car #'s exercising rule 1.1.4.2 may still be eligible for provisional points. (See Championship Points (1.2.1 through 1.2.4))


1.1.4.3   No refunds of entry fees are available to owners of car #'s that fail to qualify, or miss the heat races or feature event. 


        1.1.4.3.1   In the event of a “rain out” for heat races, the field will be grid by owner's points. Owners of car #'s who paid the entry fee but do not grid will have their entry fee refunded. 


        1.1.4.3.2    If a feature event is a “rain out” all entry fees will be retained and the event will be ran on the next available off week. If an owner of car #(s) will not be available to compete on the new race date, they should make arrangements to have a relief driver(s) compete in their place. 


1.1.4.4   If less than 20 car #'s start a feature, XCAL will retain all unclaimed prize money.

1.2.1 Owner's Championship Points:  All car #'s that qualify for and start the feature event will score championship points. (See Table 2) 


1.2.2 All car #'s who do not start the feature after paying the entry fee will receive 3 points less than last place for the event. 


1.2.3 Car #'s that do not pay the entry fee, but have made the initial $10.00 deposit are eligible for “Provisional Points” a total of 3 times during the season. 


1.2.3.1   “Provisional Points” are automatically added to a car #'s point total. Members can not pick which events they use Provisional Points. 


1.2.3.2   “Provisional Points” are awarded at the end of the event to any and all car #'s who meet all eligibility requirements but did not pay the entry fee, up to a maximum of 3 times per season.


1.2.3.3   “Provisional Points” may vary from event to event, but will always be scored as 10 points less than last place.


1.2.3.4   All car #'s that join the season after the completion of the first event will receive points equal to last place minus 10 points for the first event, and still be eligible for two more “Provisional Points” during the season.

 
1.2.3.5   All car #'s that join the season after the completion of the first two events will receive points equal to last place minus 10 points for each of the first two events, and still be eligible for one more “Provisional Points” during the season. 


1.2.3.6   All car #'s that join the season after the completion of the first three events will receive points equal to last place minus 10 points for each of the first three events, but will NOT be eligible for any more “Provisional Points” during the season.

 
1.2.3.7   No car #'s may trade “Provisional Points” to another car #, even if they are on the same team.


1.2.3.8    A member under league suspension is NOT eligible to score “Provisional Points” for any of their owned car #'s. 


          1.2.3.8.1    Multi-Car owners under league suspension may still “hire” drivers to participate in events with any other eligible car # they own.


          1.2.3.8.2    Any car #'s owned by a suspended member, that are still eligible for competition, start all feature events with one strike, as long as that car #'s owner is suspended. (See Section 2)


          1.2.3.8.3    Members under league suspension may not enter any XCAL hosted session, and may NOT participate as a spotter OR spectator. 


          1.2.3.8.4    Multi-Car owners who owe fines to XCAL may not enter ANY of their owned car #'s into any event until the fines are paid in full. This does NOT include incident point penalties.(See Section 2, Section 3)


1.2.4    All winnings associated with the Points Championship are paid to the owner of the car # achieving the prize. 

1.3.1 Relief Drivers: To be eligible for a relief driver to score Owners Championship points in your absence, your car # must have scored championship points in a previous event.


1.3.1.1   XCAL's owner must receive notification of intent to activate a relief driver, at least 2 hours before the start of the heat or feature event you will be absent from.


        1.3.1.1.1    Notification must include the name and iRacing customer ID number of the relief driver, as well as which heats or features the driver will be activated for.


        1.3.1.1.2    Any changes to or retractions from the notification must be received by XCAL in the time frame outlined in rule 1.3.1.1, and is governed by all rules outlined in subsection 1.3.X in the XCAL rule book. 


        1.3.1.1.3   This notification should be made via  the Owner's Weekly Form (2021 Weekly Entry Form) on the www.xcalracing.com website.


1.3.1.2   Notifications received after the 2 hour cut off period MAY be accepted if the relief driver has been previously vetted by XCAL's owner, and time is available to make the necessary adjustments to the entry list and/or grid. Do to time restraints, late notifications MIGHT NOT be accepted.  It is helpful to let XCAL's owner know when you are in the process of trying to find a relief driver. Notification of intents that arrive both late and unexpected are less likely to be accepted. 


1.3.1.3   No member that has made a $10.00 deposit is eligible to be a relief driver. 


        1.3.1.3.1    A member who previously made one or more $10.00 deposits, and now wants to become a relief driver, must cash out all their deposits in full before they become re-eligible.


        1.3.1.3.2    A member who previously made one or more $10.00 deposits, and scored points (either on their own, via their own relief driver, or via provisional points) must forfeit all points, provisional points, and prizes associated with the Owners' Championship that they otherwise would have received, for ALL of their owned #'s, as well as cash out all their deposit in full before they become re-eligible. 


        1.3.1.3.3    A member who becomes re-eligible to be a relief driver, who then wishes to run for points on their own again, must make a new fully refundable $10.00 deposit, and restarts the Owners' Championship with ONLY the “Provisional Points”  a new car # to the league would receive. Any previously scored points, provisional entries, or other awards have already been forfeited. 


1.3.2 The owner of XCAL must approve a relief driver prior to any competition. All relief drivers must meet license eligibility requirements. Any qualifying position or championship points won by the relief driver will be awarded to the owner of the car #.


1.3.3 If you are a car # owner, and are using a relief driver(s), you are still responsible for payment of entry fees, and any incident point penalties incurred by that relief driver.


1.3.3.1   All other penalties, fines, and event disqualifications incurred by a relief driver are the responsibility of the car # owner. This may include disqualifications from future events. Make sure you TRUST your relief driver!


          1.3.3.1.1    Multi-Car Owners who are also drivers are not held liable for “Strike Penalties” incurred by the drivers of their additional car #'s during the event. (See Section 2, Section 3)


1.3.3.2   Additional penalties, fines, and future event disqualifications will be levied against a relief driver who causes damages outlined in rule 1.3.3.1.


1.3.4 All cash prizes won by a relief driver are paid to the car # owner.

 
1.3.5 Any compensation made to a relief driver is the sole responsibility of the car # owner.


1.3.5.1   XCAL will not make “split payouts” of any kind. 


1.3.5.2   A member may NOT request that money be transferred to a relief driver from their account(s).  


1.3.6 RELIEF DRIVERS MUST ENTER ALL HEATS AND FEATURES USING THE CORRECT CAR # FOR THE DRIVER THEY ARE REPLACING.


1.3.7 Relief drivers must complete mandatory practices required for an event before competing in ANY feature. (See Section 2, Section 7).


1.3.8 Car # owners are responsible for filling out the Owner's Weekly Form (2021 Weekly Entry Form) on the www.xcalracing.com website, before EACH and EVERY event.


1.3.9 The top 20 car #'s in owners points will be paid out at the end of the season. (See Table 1)

 

Section 2: Penalties: All members will be treated equally as possible at all times. Equally does not mean “kindly”. A members committing a rule infraction will be penalized regardless to their rank in the XCAL organization. Arguing with RACECONTROL during a live event is a separate infraction on its own.

 

2.1.1   All protests must be made in writing to XCAL within 2 hours of the end of the feature event.


2.2.1   Protests about issues from heat races must be received within 30 minutes of the conclusion of the heat. 


2.3.1 Any driver who deliberately causes damage to another driver’s car through intentional contact will be DISQUALIFIED from the remainder of that heat or feature.  Infraction will be reviewed by RACECONTROL, and judgment is final and un-appealable. Drivers will receive warnings via audio transmission if RACECONTROL cannot determine the nature of the contact. 


2.3.2 Any driver who deliberately causes damage to another driver’s car through intentional contact a second time during the same race week as their first infraction will be ineligible for competition for a minimum of 3 events. Infraction will be reviewed by RACECONTROL, and appeals must be received by XCAL within 48 hours from the end of each week's feature event. Drivers will receive audio warnings if RACECONTROL cannot determine the nature of the contact. XCAL shares its “BLACK LIST” of drivers that have been disqualified for the season with other leagues and makes it available for the public on its website. Do not get yourself BLACK LISTED or you may find yourself unable to participate in many different series across the internet. 


2.4.1    XCAL has adopted a “two strikes - you're out” policy when dealing with on track incidents that draw a caution. All cautions will be reviewed to determine the nature and severity of the incident. XCAL understands the rubbing is racing, and some incidents simply can't be avoided. However, incidents that CAN be avoided or cause unnecessary extensive damage to one or more cars will be penalized. 


              2.4.2   Incidents that incur a ONE STRIKE penalty include, but may not be limited to; Over-driving your car, Driving in an absurdly aggressive manner, Brake Checking (During race or under caution), Hitting another car under caution, Not paying attention to the cars around you (Drifting into another drivers lane), or Self-Spins. 


                      2.4.2.1    The first strike incurred by a driver for an infraction outlined in rule 2.4.2 is penalized with an E.O.L. (End of line) on the next restart during heats, and a black flag during features. 


                                2.4.2.1.1     Drivers that qualify for the feature, but fail to complete the minimum amount of mandatory practice, will grid behind all other qualified cars and start the feature with one strike. (See Section 5 - Race Week Structure, Section 6 Qualifying)


        2.4.2.2      The second strike incurred by a driver for an infraction outlined in rule 2.4.2 is penalized with disqualification.


                2.4.2.2.1    If a driver is attempting to serve an XCAL issued black flag, and another caution comes out (Not caused by the driver serving the black), the black flag will be cleared and the driver will instead receive an E.O.L. Penalty on the next restart.  


                          2.4.2.2.1.1     Drivers should notify RACECONTROL is this happens to them, as the Junior Admins will be busy attending to the current yellow. 


        2.4.2.3     Removed for 2021. 


               2.4.2.3.1     A driver who is disqualified from an event must return their car to the pits safely, and exit the session. If they are unable to do so safely, they may “exit on track”. ANY RULE INFRACTION COMMITTED AFTER A DRIVER IS DISQUALIFIED WILL RESULT IN THE DRIVER BEING REMOVED FROM THE SERVER, AND WILL LIKELY RESULT IN FUTURE DISQUALIFICATION FROM EVENTS AND OTHER PENALTIES AND / OR FINES TO BE DETERMINED BY THE OWNER OF XCAL RACING. 


2.4.3    Incidents that can draw a caution but DO NOT incur a ONE STRIKE penalty include, but may not be limited to, causing an accident that  does not cause the contacted driver to lose a position, or any incident RACECONTROL can not determine who was at fault. 


        2.4.3.1    Any driver(s) committing an infraction outlined in Rule 2.4.3 will receive an E.O.L. on the next restart. 


2.4.4    If RACECONTROL cannot determine which driver caused an incident involving 2 or more drivers, all drivers involved will receive an E.O.L. on the next restart, but NO STRIKES. 


2.5.1    Driver Communications:     XCAL is a free speech zone, (with the exceptions outlined in rules 2.5.2 and 3.3.2) and frankly the owner is upset we currently live in a world where you have to apologize for having a different opinion. Chat such as “Fuck this track” or “this car is shit” is acceptable because both the car and track are virtual. Please remember the other members in the league are not virtual, and have thoughts and emotions. The way we speak to each other often shows more about ourselves than we may realize. Remember “The Golden Rule”.


            2.5.1.1    Violations of the Golden Rule will result in, but is not limited to; most of the other member in the league not wanting to talk to you, talking about how much of a dick you are behind your back, not wanting to be your teammate, and may result in other on and off track consequences.

 
2.5.2    During Heat races and feature events the free speech zone is reduced to a single channel on the radio called “Drivers2”. Drivers who wish to have open communication with each other during live races must add “Drivers2” to their radio list and speak ONLY on that channel. Drivers speaking over an open channel other than “Drivers2” will receive one warning, and then have their chat muted. Drivers with their chat muted may find themselves at a major disadvantage during the event. (See rule 2.4.2.2.1.1.)


           2.5.2.1    Drivers may speak on open channels only to reach RACECONTROL. This may include asking for review of an accident that may have been initially missed, or to report other important information.


           2.5.2.1.1    Drivers who ask for a meatball black flag to be cleared, will be notified that RACECONTROL does not clear iRacing issued black flags.


           2.5.2.2    Drivers are not permitted to ask RACECONTROL “why” a call was made, or argue any case during a live event. Violations of this rule will result in chat being muted.

 
          2.5.3    XCAL members are encouraged to also use our Discord Server which will have dedicated channels for open chat, and individual channels for each team.
         
2.6.1 Incident points:   Incident points accrued during the feature event are penalized at a rate of 10 cents per point, deducted from any winnings earned at that race. All points are penalized equally, it does not matter who is at fault. Any penalties that exceed the winnings earned in a feature are deducted from the car #'s account balance. 


        2.6.1.1    If a member expends their car #(s) entire account balance(s), any additional incident point penalties will be paid by XCAL racing. 


        2.6.1.2    Members that expend their car #(s) account balance(s) and subsequently have their additional penalties paid by XCAL must repay XCAL at a rate of 12 cents per incident point before being allowed to return to competition. 


                  2.6.1.2.1    Penalties outlined in 2.6.1.2 will forgiven at a rate of 50 cents per week. 


        2.6.1.3    Any member that completely expends their car #'s account balance(s) must make a new $10.00 deposit(s) before they can return to competition. 


                  2.6.1.3.1    Any member that completely expends their car #'s account balance a second time during the season is still governed by rule 2.6.1.2. IN ADDITION, they must FIRST make another new $10.00 deposit and THEN that car # will be ineligible for the next event. (Also known as a one race suspension.)


                  2.6.1.3.2    Any member that completely expends their car #'s account balance a THIRD time during the season is still governed by rule 2.6.1.2. IN ADDITION, they must FIRST make another new $10.00 deposit and THEN that car # will be ineligible for the next 3 events. (Also known as a 3 race suspension.)


                  2.6.1.3.3    Any member that completely expends their car #'s account balance a FOURTH time during the season is still governed by rule 2.6.1.2. IN ADDITION, that car # will be ineligible for the REST OF THE SEASON.


2.6.2    Members that have account balances that are negative due to incident point penalties are also ineligible for competition in XCAL Special Events, unless otherwise specified by the owner of XCAL. 


2.7.1  Fines:    Fines are rare, and reserved for the most grievous offenses committed against other members, the XCAL organization; or any of our affiliate sponsors, broadcast networks, and other partners. Only the Owner of XCAL may issue fines to a driver, car # owner, or internal staff.  


              2.7.2    There is no set limit on fines. Fines are determined by the severity of the infraction, the amount of other people affected by the infraction, and the known lasting repercussions an infraction will have on all parties affected. 


                    2.7.2.1    XCAL members who are fined will be notified via email, and have 48 hours to submit an appeal. 


            2.7.3    XCAL will NOT deduct any fines from a car #'s account. If the owner of a car #(s) does not wish to pay a fine and / or has lost an appeal, they may cash out their account(s) in full. 


                    2.7.3.1   A member that owes fines and cashes out any car #'s account must forfeit all points, provisional entries (See Section 6) and prizes associated with the Owners' Championship that the car # otherwise would have received. 


      2.7.3.2    Fines are unforgivable and must be paid in full before a XCAL member can return to any role in the organization.  Members that owe fines to XCAL are also ineligible for competition in XCAL Special Events.


                    2.7.3.3    Members who cashed out their accounts after being fined, who then pay their fine, must make a new $10.00 deposit to return to competition.


                              2.7.3.3.1   A fined member who cashes out a car #'s account, who then wishes compete for points again, must make a new fully refundable $10.00 deposit, and restarts the Owners' Championship with ONLY the “Provisional Points”  a new car # to the league would receive. Any previously scored points, provisional entries, or other awards have already been forfeited.  


                    2.7.3.4    A member may request a fine be deducted from their account as long as they maintain a balance of $5.00 after the deduction. 


            2.7.4    Members who owe fines to XCAL will have their Owners' Championship points frozen. 


                    2.7.4.1    Members who have their points frozen cannot score points for their team, (See Teams) and are ineligible for Provisional Points or relief drivers. 


                    2.7.4.2    A member who owes fines to XCAL, but has NOT cashed out their car #'s account at the conclusion of the season is still eligible for any prize they normally would have won in the Owners' Championship and Team Championship. (See Table 1)


      2.7.4.3     A member may request a fine be deducted from a prize their car #(s) won in the Owners' Championship and Team Championship.


2.7.5    Members who still owe fines after the conclusion of the season's award banquet are ineligible for post season special events, and are automatically disqualified from next season's opening event. 


2.8.1 Code of Conduct:    The on track behavior of all XCAL drivers dictates the quality of future new members that enter our league. If we are known as a bunch of “wreckers”, “self spinners” or “hosted session ruin-ers” the iRacing community will remember. XCAL wants its member base to expand, not shrink. A large professionally run event with a high car count attracts more sponsorship opportunity and creates a better product on and off the track. 


 2.8.2    All XCAL rules outlined in (sub)sections 2.3.1,  2.3.2,  2.4.2.3.1,  2.5.1.1,  2.7.1 THROUGH 2.7.5 AND 2.9.1 THROUGH 2.9.3 apply to every XCAL member competing in ANY hosted session, league race, and official iRacing session.


        2.8.2.1    XCAL will review any complaint levied against one of our members as long as a replay of the infraction is attached when submitted, and XCAL receives the complaint within 48 hours of the alleged rule infraction. 


        2.8.2.2    XCAL rule 2.8.2 is null and void when XCAL members participate in league and hosted sessions described as “demolition racing”, “enduro”, “no holds barred”, “boys have at it”, “2 Lap Sprints” or any other format in which contact between cars is allowed and / or encouraged. 


        2.8.2.3    XCAL members found committing rule infractions outlined in 2.8.2 will serve the applicable penalties in the next FEATURE event held in the XCAL 2021 Street Stock Series. This can include event disqualification(s). 


2.8.3    Professionalism is important in XCAL and members should maintain a professional looking paint scheme and enter every session using the correct car number! Drivers who qualify in a heat with the incorrect car number will receive the last transfer spot in their heat. Drivers who enter a feature event with the wrong car number will be docked 25 owners points. 


2.8.3.1 XCAL events may be broadcast live, tape delayed, or not televised at all. Members are not to have profanity written or visualized on their car, and may not have lewd images or graphic graphics of any sort. XCAL officials will review all paint schemes. Members in violation of this rule MAY receive a warning, and risk automatic disqualification. 


2.8.3.2 Members who violate rule 2.8.3 repeatedly risk disqualification from feature events. 


2.8.3.3 Live broadcast events will feature post race interviews and may include pre-race and mid-race interviews as well. These interviews are not part of the XCAL free speech zone and must be treated with care. Members that use foul language will have their chat muted in current and future events, be skipped on future interviews and may incur fines. 


                                      2.8.3.3.1    (Note for ALL members- These interviews are an excellent time to show a little personality and let the viewers learn a bit more about individual drivers, and car # owners. Its fine to speak your mind about other members, the track, the rules, and XCAL as an organization (good or bad) as long as you can do so in a professional manner.  Its also a great time to mention anyone you would like to thank, or any sponsors you have. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM THANKING “SPONSORS” THAT ARE ON YOUR CAR, BUT AREN'T ACTUALLY PROVIDING COMPENSATION. XCAL would rather hear you brag about how your new 2080ti video card is helping your performance than listen to a driver “pretend thanking” DuPont or Home Depot! Don't have a sponsorship? Take a moment to mention how Zotac Gaming makes great graphics cards or start some AMD vs. Intel drama with a rival. Talk about your rig, your car setup, or anything related to the actual process of iRacing. If everyone sounds grateful, and professional, we have a better chance of attracting more real world sponsors that may provide additional cash or other prizes.) 

2.8.3.4 Drivers CANNOT have a single color car; NUMBER MUST BE VISABLE. Example: White car with white number is NOT ALLOWED, but a BLACK with white numbers IS ALLOWED. Violations of this rule will result in escalating penalties up to and including event disqualification.


2.9.1  Discovery vs. Exploitation:     No simulator is perfect, and occasionally a bug or glitch will be found by a member. The first time a driver finds a new bug or glitch it is permissible to gain an advantage from it.  This is called “Discovery”. The driver who makes the discovery must report it to XCAL at the conclusion of the heat or feature it was discovered. – NOT DURING THE LIVE EVENT. Immediately after the event contact any XCAL official and tell them you made a “Discovery” and you will be put in priority contact with the correct person to make your verbal report. If you think you made a “Discovery” but are not sure, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO RECREATE WHAT HAPPENED THE FIRST TIME.  This is known as “Exploitation” and is a form of cheating! Report anything you think could be a “Discovery”. 


                          2.9.1.1   (Note to all members-  Finding speed is different than finding a bug or glitch. Different racing lines and setups can yield very different lap times. Bugs and glitches are strange occurrences that simply do not make sense in a simulated environment, such as a specific wall that you can bounce off to gain speed, or realizing that hitting ALT + F4 gives you a speed boost on the backstretch. Set up bugs and glitches are also possible, but harder to detect. If you are a gear head and discover something that just isn't right, like adding 600 lbs to the left rear is making you tight off turns 2 and 4, please report that information to an XCAL official for review.)


                         2.9.1.2    Bugs and glitches discovered in cars and tracks not run by XCAL should still be reported per rule 2.9.1, but might not receive priority contact – it will depend on time constraints.


                  2.9.2    Drivers who think they made a discovery must refrain from telling teammates, car # owners, or any other members about what they discovered until AFTER they have made a verbal report to the proper XCAL official. Violations of this rule is also “Exploitation”. 


                  2.9.3    Drivers found committing exploitation will be penalized. These penalties can range from an E.O.L., to season disqualification, and additional penalties may be levied against a car # owner including; prize forfeiture, point deductions, and fines. Penalties will based on the severity of the exploitation, the amount of drivers affected by the use of the exploitation, and the amount of damage done to the league's reputation for use of said exploitation.  


2.10.1 “Junk to the line”:    XCAL races always finish under green. In the event the caution is displayed any time there is 5 laps to go or less, we will race back to the checkered to determine the finishing order. Results displayed by iRacing will be unofficial until the end of the event is reviewed by XCAL officials. 


                  2.10.2    All incidents in the last 5 laps will be reviewed by RACECONTROL regardless to if it causes a caution or not. Drivers found to have committed a rule infraction will be penalized by placing them last among finishers on the same lap. 


                          2.10.2.1    If RACECONTROL can not determine the cause of a last lap incident, no penalty will be issued to any car #. 


                          2.10.2.2    Removed for 2021


                  2.10.3    If a driver is found to be at fault for a last lap incident, but the car they immediately and initially affected does not lose more than 5 positions due to the incident, no penalty or strike shall be issued.  


                  2.10.4    No driver will be penalized on the last lap for making a valid attempt to dodge a crash that causes another incident to ensue. If RACECONTROL determines a driver was driving recklessly and not simply avoiding a crash, penalties will be issued as stated in the rules in section 2.10.X


                  2.11.1  Any driver who mics up to report inaccurate information risks being black flagged or disqualification. This can include, but is not limited to: reporting pace car location improperly, reporting an accident that did not occur, (this can include reporting a spin in turn 4 when it was really in turn 2), or reporting a car as “blinking” when it is completely visible to RACECONTROL. 

 

Section 3: XCAL Structure: XCAL is owned, operated, and funded by Aaron Hillibush who acts as President, CEO, and chief bottle washer. A staff of 4 “Senior Admins” work directly below the president, and may hold titles such as “VP” or “Director” of a specific department. A team of “Junior Admins” work below the “Senior Admins” and may have a “Lead Junior Admin”. Various “Task Forces” may or may not exist (we aren't telling) which would be under the directive of the president of XCAL or possibly a Senior Admin.

 

3.1.1     The President of XCAL is responsible for writing this rule book, making a schedule, maintaining the www.xcalracing.com website, accepting and sending payouts, keeping track of the championship points, making various social media updates, making deals with sponsors, setting up broadcasts, and a multitude of other duties too long to be listed.

 
          3.1.2    XCAL's president may only participate in events occurring in a season that all features are completely officiated by Junior Admins. 


          3.1.3    If the XCAL President is forced into a roll of RACECONTROL for any feature event, he is no longer allowed to compete in any event for the duration of that season, and his points are frozen. The president may act as RACECONTROL for any heat races in which a Junior Admin is not available.


                  3.1.3.1    If the XCAL President has already qualified in a prior heat, his grid position will not change.


                  3.1.3.2    If the XCAL President has NOT already qualified, and he is eligible for a Provisional Entry, (See Section 6) he must use it and grid accordingly. 


                          3.1.3.2.1    Once the XCAL President acts as RACECONTROL for any heat race, he may NOT attempt to qualify normally for any other heat races that week that Junior Admins are available for, and is bound by all rules contained in 3.1.X.


                  3.1.3.3    If the XCAL President has NOT already qualified, and he is NOT eligible for a Provisional Entry, (See Section 6) he may grid LAST for the feature event provided sufficient staff will be available for RACECONTROL operations.


          3.1.4    The XCAL President at his sole discretion and convenience may change, alter, update, retract from, make additions to, and otherwise modify; this rule book, the season schedule, payouts, and point structure at any time, before or during the season.


        3.1.5    The XCAL President has no authority during a feature event he competes in, and is bound by all rules outlined in this rule book.


3.2.1    Senior Admins in XCAL are responsible for ratifying this rule book,  making various social media updates, helping find sponsors, helping setting up broadcasts, voting on various topics of discussion or debate, proposing rule changes, handling drivers, and various other tasks as designated by the XCAL President. 


        3.2.2    Senior Admins may participate as drivers, and may be owners (See Teams), but they are never RACECONTROL for a feature event! 


        3.2.3    Senior Admins may act as RACECONTROL for any heat races in which a Junior Admin is not available.


                3.2.3.1   If the Senior Admin has already qualified in a prior heat, his grid position will not change. 


                3.2.3.2   If the Senior Admin has NOT already qualified, and he is eligible for a Provisional Entry, (See Section 6) he must use it and grid accordingly. 


                          3.2.3.2.1   Once the Senior Admin acts as RACECONTROL for any heat race, he may NOT attempt to qualify normally for any other heat races that week that Junior Admins are available for, and is bound by all rules contained in 3.2.X.


                3.2.3.3    If the Senior Admin has NOT already qualified, and he is NOT eligible for a Provisional Entry, (See Section 6) he may grid LAST for the feature event.


        3.2.4    Senior Admins have no authority in a feature event, and are bound by all rules outlined in this rule book. 


        3.2.5    Senior Admins are responsible for settling the post race disputes, and appeals presented to them by the XCAL President, by vote. They must treat all members fairly and not allow personal grudges, or friendships, influence their vote. 


                3.2.5.1    If the Senior Admins are deadlocked in their vote, the XCAL President will cast the tie breaking vote.


                3.2.5.2    If a Senior Admin(s) and / or XCAL President is directly involved in a issue being brought to vote, or the involved party has a conflict of interest issue with a voting member, that official will be replaced by an available Junior Admin, or un-involved third party, who would not represent a conflict of interest, picked from the driver base by the XCAL President.  


3.3.1    Junior Admins in XCAL have probably the hardest and most important job week after week. The junior admins do not compete in any XCAL point events. Instead they watch over the field during heat races and feature events. They make sure all drivers are abiding by the rules, determine who caused a yellow, keep track of weekly strikes against a driver, distribute penalties and wave arounds, clear XCAL issued black flags, throw and extend cautions, make sure the field is correctly lined up after each caution, and handle all other aspects of being RACECONTROL for the duration of each event. They do ALL of this live, and in real time, and must treat EVERY driver fairly and equally regardless to a members time in the league or roll as admin or owner. Their primary function in the organization, is to legitimize our competitions by ensuring the fairness of rule book enforcement. 


3.3.2    Members may not harass, ridicule, pester, or otherwise “fuck with” junior admins other than the general ball busting that goes on in XCAL. This rule is effect at all times, before, during, and after the event! (Note to all members- The job of a junior admin is not only very difficult, it is a commitment not to be taken lightly. Each of us depends on junior admins to make this entire league work, meaning each week 30+ people are gonna have a real BAD time if the junior admins decide to not show up because their efforts are not being appreciated and are instead being dumped on. Incorrect calls WILL be made, at times ALL of us will feel like “THIS could have went better if THAT call wasn't made- and that is just part of racing. Perseverance is a virtue.) 


3.3.3    If a member feels they have been improperly penalized they may submit a protest to the XCAL president within the time frames specified in 2.1.1 and 2.2.1.


        3.3.3.1    The vast majority of Junior Admin calls are irreversible.    i.e. We cannot undo an E.O.L you received at some point in the middle of an event. 


        3.3.3.2    If the XCAL President determines that a correction is possible and sufficient evidence is presented at the time of protest, he will present the protest to the Senior Admin staff for consideration and vote. 


        3.3.3.3    The Senior Admins must review the protest and vote either to overturn the call, or let the call stand. A unanimous vote is required by all Senior Admins for any call to be overturned.


                  3.3.3.3.1     If all Senior Admins are not available, a minimum of 3 must vote to overturn a call.


                  3.3.3.3.2    Once a unanimous vote by the Senior Admins has been reached to overturn a call, the protest is then sent back to the XCAL President who must ALSO either vote to over turn the call or veto, and then make any corrections necessary in the results, points, or any other measure of statistics tracked, listed, or paid by XCAL. A vetoed protest is considered rejected. 


                  3.3.3.3.3     If a Senior Admin(s) and / or XCAL President is directly involved in a protest being brought to vote, or the involved party has a conflict of interest issue with a voting member, that official will be replaced by an available Junior Admin, or un-involved third party, who would not represent a conflict of interest, picked from the driver base by the XCAL President.  (Note to all members- In a situation where a call is overturned, the XCAL President will handle explaining to the Junior Admin staff what was done incorrectly. It will be determined if it was a mistake on their part, or something the the simulator threw at us that we were not prepared for. It is not a “Ha ha, I'm right - you're wrong” situation, and it will be the responsibility of the XCAL President to complete what ever training is necessary with the Junior Admin staff to make corrections in our procedures moving forward.)


3.4.1    Multi-Car Owners are members who have made 2 or 3 separate $10.00 deposits and are responsible for the finances of each of their different car #s. They may choose to act as a driver for one #, “hiring” other drivers to enter events using their other owned #'s, or choose to not drive at all and focus on trying to create a profitable team. Multi-Car owners have priority when requiring contact with XCAL Senior Officials or the XCAL President.


3.4.2    No single person may own more than 3 car #'s. 


3.4.3    Senior Admins and the XCAL President may also be multi-car owners.


        3.4.3.1    In the event the XCAL President moves into a roll of RACECONTROL for feature events, he must liquidate his owned car #'s. 


3.4.4    Junior Admins may NOT own any car #'s.


3.4.5    All entry fees are the responsibility of the owner of the car # competing in an event. 


3.4.6    All race winnings, points, and Owners Championship winnings are accredited to the car # owner. 


3.4.7    Each # owned by a member acts as its own separate entity in terms of how incident points are deducted from winnings, and all other financial obligations. 


3.4.8    Multi-Car owners are responsible for any compensation made to “hired” drivers. 


3.4.9    Multi-Car owners are responsible for keeping XCAL informed as to what driver will be in each of their car #'s for any given event or season, and any changes that are made must be submitted within the time frames outlined under Relief Drivers 1.3.1.X. (See also 1.3.8)


        3.4.9.1    Drivers who are “hired” are considered “relief drivers”. The owner of the car # and the driver are BOTH bound by all rules in section 1.3.X with the exception of rule 1.3.1.

 
        3.4.9.2    Multi-Car owners who want to sell one or more of their #'s must contact the XCAL President prior to committing to any arrangement. 


                  3.4.9.2.1     When a car # is sold - all points, potential championship winnings, remaining provisional points, available provisional entries, and remaining account balance associated with the # are sold as a package deal.  


                  3.4.9.2.2     A team may not be sold for less than 80% of its value in a private transaction.

 
                       3.4.9.2.2.1   The President of XCAL is the only person on earth who has the authority to appraise a team's or car #'s value.

 
                  3.4.9.2.3   A team may sell a single car # while retaining others. That car # must be sold for no less than 80% of its individual appraised value. 


                  3.4.9.2.4   There is no upper limit to what a car # owner can sell their team for.


                  3.4.9.2.5    Owners wishing to sell their teams or #'s must contact the XCAL President with the name and email of the purchaser, and the amount of the pending sale.


                       3.4.9.2.5.1   XCAL will retain 10% of the sale total as an administrative fee.


                   3.4.9.2.6   If the pending sale price is at least 80% of the appraised value XCAL will send an invoice the the purchaser. Upon payment XCAL will transfer the funds to the old team owner after exercising rule 3.4.9.2.5.1. 


                  3.4.9.2.7   If a car # owner wants to sell their team or car, and cannot find a private party willing to pay 80% of the appraised value, they may ask for XCAL reverse-auction. 


                       3.4.9.2.7.1   Car #'s being sold at XCAL reverse-auction will be listed on the www.xcalracing.com website, as well as emailed to all members. The reverse-auction will take place at about 6:20 pm in our discord on the next available Tuesday in which there is a feature event. 


                       3.4.9.2.7.2   Bidding will start at 105% of appraised value and if no bids are received the ask will be reduced to 100% and continue to reduce by 5% until a bid is received.


                       3.4.9.2.7.3   Once a bid is received the ask will increase by 1% until we have an auction winner.


                       3.4.9.2.7.4   All reverse-auctions will have a reserve equal to the car #(s) cash balance. If the reserve is not met, the auction is ended with no winner.


                       3.4.9.2.7.4.1   Car #(s) sold at reserve do not get charged administrative fees as listed in 3.4.9.2.5.1. 


3.5.1    Owner / Drivers are any members who make a single $10.00 deposit to reserve a car # for their own personal use. This is the basic level of XCAL membership. A member who owns a single car # and “hires” a driver to compete with it also falls under this category. 


        3.5.2   All entry fees are the responsibility of the owner of the car # competing in an event.


        3.5.3    All race winnings, points, and Owners Championship winnings are accredited to the car # owner.  


        3.5.4   Owner / Drivers are responsible for any compensation made to “hired” drivers. 


        3.5.5   Owner / Drivers are responsible for keeping XCAL informed as to what driver will be in their car #'s for any given event or season, and any changes that are made must be submitted within the time frames outlined under Relief Drivers 1.3.1.X. (See also 1.3.8)


                3.5.5.1   Drivers who are “hired” are considered “relief drivers”. The owner of the car # and the driver are BOTH bound by all rules in section 1.3.X with the exception of rule 1.3.1.


                3.5.5.2   Owner / Drivers who want to sell their car # must contact the XCAL President prior to committing to any arrangement.


                          3.5.5.2.1     When a car # is sold - all points, potential championship winnings, remaining provisional points, available provisional entries, and remaining account balance associated with the # are sold as a package deal. All rules listed in  3.4.9.2.2 THROUGH  3.4.9.2.7.4.1 apply.


3.6.1    Relief and “Hired” drivers are XCAL members who have no financial stake in the league and instead focus their season on “finding a ride”.  Their success will be based on reputation and results. 


        3.6.2    Points, weekly winnings, provisional entries, provisional points, and championship winnings earned by a relief or “hired” driver are accredited to the owner of the car #(s). 


                3.6.2.1    Relief and “Hired” drivers do not “carry over” any prior points, weekly winnings, provisional entries, provisional points, or championship winnings when they drive any new car #(s).  


        3.6.3    No relief or “hired” driver may make a deposit to own their own car #(s) per rule 1.3.1.3, unless they exercise rule 1.3.1.3.3. 

 

Section 4: Teams: In addition to the Owner's Championship, XCAL features a team championship. Pay outs will be made to the car # owners of the top 10 teams after the conclusion of the season. (See Table 1)

 

4.1.1 Teams can only consist of car #(s) own by the same person. There will be no combo-teams in 2021. 


              4.2.1   (3 car) teams will be scored by adding the points scored by the highest and lowest finishing car on that team. The “middle” car does not score team points in any event. (See Table 2)


                    4.2.1.1 (2 car) teams will be scored by adding the points scored by the highest finishing car plus (lowest finishing car plus (20th race points no bonuses) divided by 2). (See Table 2)


                    4.2.1.2  (Single car) teams will be scored by adding the points scored by the only car plus (20th race points no bonuses). (See Table 2)

 

Section 5 Race Week Structure: Each Points Event will follow the same structure. Special Events, and the All Star Event may have their own unique structure.

 

5.1.1 OPEN PRACTICE Friday and Saturday at 5, 7, and 9 PM.


                  5.1.1.1 Open practices are open to the public without passwords. This is our opportunity to grow our driver base. All XCAL regulars should act as ambassadors and welcome potential new additions, direct them to the website, and our broadcasts on YouTube. Laps done in these sessions count toward the mandatory minimum practice outlined in rules (7.1, 7.2).


5.1.2 MEMBERS PRACTICE Sunday at 5, 7, and 9 PM.    

               
                 5.1.2.1 Members practices will have passwords. The passwords will be only sent to car # owners. It is up to those owners to forward those passwords to their drivers, and potential relief drivers, or any potential talent they may be scouting. Laps done in these sessions count toward the mandatory minimum practice outlined in rules (7.1, 7.2). 


5.1.3 Qualifying Heat Races Monday at 5, 7, and 9 PM. (Based on 30 to 39 car # deposits)(See section 6 for more information)


                  5.1.3.1   Additional Heat Race Monday at 3 PM (Based on 40 to 49 car # deposits)


                  5.1.3.2   Additional Heat Race Monday at 11 PM (Based on 50 or more car # deposits)


5.1.4 Feature Event Tuesday at 7 PM. Session goes live at 7PM and will have 30 minutes of warm up. 


                  5.1.4.1   Feature events need no passwords as they are manually grid by XCAL Racing. 


                  5.1.4.2   Optional Drivers meeting in the discord at 6:45 PM. XCAL staff will be available to answer any last minute questions, and review any track specific rules that pertain to the event. (See Section 12)

 

Section 6 Qualifying The first 3 events of 2021 will be grid entirely by heat race finishing position sorted by fastest lap times. Additional ties are scored in favor of the driver completing the lap time first. Any additional provisional grid spots will be filled with next highest finishing heat race positions per fastest lap time. All available pit stalls will be used at all tracks. We will not share pit stalls. Heat race grid is based on a 30 minute open qualifying session.

 

6.1.1 After the conclusion of the first 3 events the top 15 car #'s in the current owners points are locked into the field each week.


                  6.1.1.1   Car #'s locked in via points may still attempt to qualify in heat races to achieve a better starting position.

 
                  6.1.1.2   Car #'s locked in via points that do not attempt to qualify in heat races, will grid directly behind all cars that qualified in heat races, sorted by points position.


6.1.2 The amount of top finishing cars taken from heats will vary each week, as different tracks have different pit stall totals. 


                   6.1.2.1   As car #'s from the top 15 in points qualify in heat races, additional provisional entries will become available. 


6.1.3 There is no B-Main for 2021. After the conclusion of the Monday heat races XCAL will review the grid and determine how many provisional entries have become available. The provisional entries will be issued according to owners championship points until the grid is filled. These car #'s will grid directly behind drivers in the top 15 who did not qualify in heat races.


6.1.4 Cars taking penalties will grid behind all locked in and provisional entry cars.


                    6.1.4.1    Multiple cars taking the same penalties will be sorted by owners points.


                    6.1.4.2     Multiple cars taking different penalties will be sorted by time since penalty was issued, most recent penalty grids last.

 

Section 7 Practice

 

7.1 Mandatory Practice:  All drivers are required to complete no less than (50% of the feature's scheduled distance) laps in an official XCAL Racing Practice.


7.1.1 Only Practices labeled as "Official XCAL Practice" count towards these laps.


7.1.2 Any driver hosting a practice labeled as "Official XCAL Practice" without the consent of the XCAL Racing President is subject to penalty ranging from being yelled at, to blacklisting depending on the number of people screwed over.


7.2  Drivers who do not complete mandatory practice and then qualify, either by being locked in via points or through a heat, will grid behind all provisional entries. 


7.2.1 Driver who do not complete mandatory practice and then fail to qualify in a heat may still be eligible for provisional entry based on owners points.


7.3 Drivers who complete mandatory practice, but do not attempt to qualify in the heats MAY be given a Provisional Entry IF there are grid spots available after the conclusion of the last heat, and all other eligible drivers have been grid.


7.4 Drivers who do not complete mandatory practice AND do not attempt to qualify in the heats are NOT eligible for provisional entry, but may score provisional points.


7.5 “Attempt to qualify in the heats” is defined as completing at least one lap in one of the heat races for that week's feature.

 

Section 8 Weekly Race Procedures We need all drivers and car # owners to be on the same page for some basic weekly procedures during heats and feature events.

 

8.1 Warm up is 7 PM to 7:30 PM. This is not the time to be screwing around. Our live broadcasts will beginning during this time and pre-race driver interviews may be taking place. Only get on the track for serious warm up. Do not pile into crashes.  If you crash, do your best to get out of the way. Drive cars back to the pits. Do not exit on track unless its the only safe way to get off the track. From this point forward we need our events to look as professional as possible.


8.2 Grid is at 7:30 PM. RACECONTROL may take a moment to yell a few procedures at the field at this time. Drivers have 1 minute to grid for features.


                  8.2.1 We will NOT issue EOL Penalties at the start of heats or features. If you do not want to start from your assigned grid position you may start from the pits. XCAL will not correct any scoring errors caused by iRacing in this situation. 


8.3 Initial Start and all restarts are on the leader with the exception of “plate races”.


                  8.3.1 Initial Start and all restarts in “plate races” are on the flagman. 


                       8.3.1.1 If either of the front row cars attempts to start the race before the flagman in a “plate race” they will be black flagged.


                  8.3.2 Once the pace car is off the track, leader must maintain pace speed within 4 mph of the pace car speed. Dropping 5 mph or more before restarting will result in a black flag. 


                       8.3.2.1   Outside line cars on ovals may accelerate slightly more to maintain the correct formation, but may not pass the leader. 


                       8.3.2.2 The pace car must have all four tires on the apron before the leader starts or restarts the race.

 
                            8.3.2.2.1 In situations the pace car is still on the track and the flagman displays the green no penalties will be issued to the front row cars, and the race is officially started or restarted. 


                            8.3.2.2.2  If RACECONTROL verbally calls off a restart, the yellow will be displayed as soon as possible and extended until the field is lined up properly. 


                  8.3.3   If a track specific rule states a speedway has a designated restart zone, the leader may not accelerate more than 4 mph before hitting the start of the zone. Accelerating 5 mph or more before the start of the zone will result in a black flag. 


                  8.3.4    No driver may pass another car or change lanes before the start finish line. This includes long lines of single file cars. 


                       8.3.4.1   A driver found to be in violation of rule 8.3.4 may be warned, or black flagged depending on the advantage gained determined by RACECONTROL. 


                       8.3.4.2   Drivers may not hang back, and must maintain a ¾ car length distance behind the car in front of them once RACECONTROL announces “one to green” or by the final turn on tracks with one opening pace lap. 


                       8.3.4.3   Drivers who experience a major mechanical malfunction may pull out of line for safety reasons. Missing a shift is NOT a reason to step out of line, or a reason to pass a car. If a lane gets held up by a slow starting car, drivers must maintain their lane until the starting line.


8.4 Passing Flag will only be displayed at road courses. If you are being shown that flag, maintain the line you have been running. Do not make evasive maneuvers. The over taking cars are much faster and will find a way around without your “help”. 


         8.4.1 If the leaders are lapping you on ovals, maintain the line you have been running. Do not make evasive maneuvers. The over taking cars are much faster and will find a way around without your “help”. 


         8.4.2   Drivers on the tail end of the lead lap, and 1 lap down may race the lead lap cars to attempt to get laps back. Once a car is 2 laps down or more they are expected to yield to lead lap cars in the top 10.


8.5 Cautions will be thrown by RACECONTROL only. These may be for an accident, or a predetermined and announced competition caution, or to try to correct a scoring error. 


8.5.1   If a car is stopped or deemed to be out of control on the racing surface with approaching traffic, a caution will be thrown. 


     8.5.1.1  If a car is out of the racing groove with a fair amount of space to get corrected, no caution will be displayed. 


     8.5.1.2 If RACECONTROL determines a driver did not make an effort to move their car from the racing line in a timely manner, that car may be penalized even if it was the victim of the initial incident.


     8.5.1.2 If a car is blocking pit road entrance or exit, the caution may be displayed at the discretion of RACECONTROL. 


8.5.2   Incidents that bring out a caution will be reviewed by RACECONTROL. (See Penalties)


8.5.3   While pacing, drivers must leave the outermost lane of the race track open for wave around cars. Incidents that ensue will be the fault of the pacing car, not the wave around car, and will result in a black flag.


     8.5.3.1 Drivers should remain single file until RACECONTROL announces “one to green”


8.5.4   When lining up, pass cars on the outside ALWAYS.  If you need to let someone by, stay LOW. If you pass on the inside and someone decides to pit, causing car contact, you will be black flagged. 


     8.5.4.1 The only exception to rules 8.5.3 and 8.5.4 is on race tracks where the pit road is on the outside of the speedway. At those tracks we do the exact opposite of those rules in terms of leaving lanes open and passing to line up. 


8.5.5   There are no wave arounds in heat races. All penalties issued by RACECONTROL for incidents that brought out a yellow shall occur no sooner than two laps before the scheduled restart.


      8.5.5.1 We will allow iRacing to release cars trapped behind the pace car at one to green. If iRacing refuses to release those cars, too bad. Always obey what the display is telling you.


      8.5.5.2   RACECONTROL will extend cautions BRIEFLY to make sure the field is lined up correctly.


8.5.6   There will be 3 wave arounds in feature events. Black flags for penalties will be issued immediately and any EOL penalties will be issued with two laps before the green.


      8.5.6.1 We will allow iRacing to release cars trapped behind the pace car at one to green. If iRacing refuses to release those cars, too bad. Always obey what the display is telling you.


      8.5.6.2   XCAL Wave arounds will occur no sooner than two laps before the scheduled restart.


      8.5.6.3   Drivers eligible for the XCAL Wave around will be the first 3 in standings 1 lap down or more when we are 2 laps to green. NOT at the time of the caution.


8.5.7   Once RACECONTROL announces “one to green” drivers may occupy the outside line of the track. All drivers need to check they are lining up correctly one last time. Restarts are governed by rules 8.3 through 8.3.4.3.


8.5.8   Once the leader hits 5 laps to go, XCAL will not throw any more cautions. All incidents will be reviewed. (See Section 2) 


8.5.9  If the caution is displayed and drivers have made it all the way to the pit entrance, and the pace car has still not caught the field, it is permissible for the leader to STOP the field. 


     8.5.9.1   If the leader needs to STOP the pacing field they must announce their intent to do so over driver's chat. Give a fair amount of warning. Other drivers may relay information about where the pace car currently is. 


8.6 Event end. Once drivers take the checkered flag they should do one additional lap around the speedway to lock in their incident points. Incident points iRacing scores after the checkered flag still count. Drivers in the top 3 should stop their cars on front straight with leader in victory lane where applicable.


8.6.1   Drivers who did not finish in the top 3 have 2 choices. They may SAFELY return their cars to their pit stall or meet in the pre-designated post race demo derby area. Do not just smash your car into something or someone after the event, or stop and exit on track. Drivers who ruin our live broadcasts by looking like idiots will receive progressive discipline up to and including disqualification from future events. 


8.6.2   Drivers finishing in the top 3 will be getting interviewed for our live broadcasts. You must be in the XCAL Racing discord to be eligible for interview. 


8.6.2.1   If you finish in the top 3, please mind all other cars completing their cool down lap, or heading to the demo derby area before doing any burn outs or celebrations. 


8.7 Post race demo derby. Time to get revenge. Drivers wishing to compete in the demo derby need to meet in the pre-determined demo derby area after completing their cool down lap.


8.7.1 We will count down and start the demo derby after the 3 podium cars complete interviews. They may drive to the demo area after their interview if they want to compete. 


     8.7.1.1 During those interviews, its a good time to take a piss. Unless you are also being interviewed for some reason. 


8.7.2 Demo Derbies may feature additional prizes, so drivers found trying to “start it early” may get removed from the demo. 


8.7.3. Drivers must stay in the demo area during the derby, and may not go for “arena shots” from outside the demo area. Violators will be removed from the demo. 


8.7.4 Drivers who get “turtled” may ask for help.


8.7.5 Exit car if motor pops.


8.7.6 The last car still moving under its own power is the winner. 


8.7.7 Drivers “playing opossum” will be yelled at and counted down from 5. If you do not move and hit a car before 0, you will be removed from the demo.


8.8 Post race protests. After the race jump in the discord to bitch, moan, complain, and swear you'll never run another event if THIS or THAT doesn't change. Submit your protests via the link on the www.xcalracing.com site. Protests received within 2 hours of event's end will be reviewed. See you all next week.

 

Section 9 Car Setups The 2021 Season will be primarily open set up (25 events) with 5 fixed setup “plate races” spaced through the season.

 

9.1 All ovals less than 1.5 miles, and both road events are open setup. There are currently no limitations to what you can do with your car as long as it passes iRacing tech inspection.


9.2 Events at ovals 1.5 miles in length or greater are “plate races”. All drivers will be required to use the provided XCAL plate setup. This set up will be made available on the www.xcalracing.com website several weeks before the first scheduled 2021 event. 


                  9.2.1 The same plate setup will be used at all “plate events”.

 

Section 10 Discord Server Our discord server is up 24/7 for your enjoyment. Please join us at: https://discord.gg/ajM4bRX

 

10.1.1 To be eligible for driver interviews you must be in the discord before, during, or after the event.


10.1.2 Feel free to go ham when not being interviewed.

 

Section 11 All Star Event Our yearly All Star event features XCAL's top talent, fan favorites, and an Open event where one driver can race their way in.

 

11.1 The top 20 car #'s in owners points will be eligible for the All Star Event in 2021.


                  11.1.1 Feature event winners and pole winners who are not in the top 20 in points are also eligible. (Drivers regardless to current team association.) 


11.2 Two ineligible drivers will be voted in to the event via a poll set up on the www.xcalracing.com website.


11.3 The All Star Open will run on the Monday preceding the All Star Event. All car #'s not already in the All Star field are eligible for the Open.


                  11.3.1 Only the All Star Open Winner advances to the All Star Event.


11.4 The All Star Event is a non-points event and will feature cash prizes.


11.5 There is no entry fee for the All Star Event or All Star Open. 

 

Section 12 Track Specific Rules Our season spans a variety of tracks sizes and shapes. While the majority of rules in this book apply to all events, some tracks need special treatment.

 

12.1.1   Charlotte Full Oval – This is a plate track. Rules  8.3.1, and 8.3.1.1 apply. 


        12.1.2  There is no fuel cap for events at this track. 


        12.1.3   Payout Structure “Large” applies to this track. See Table 3.


        12.1.4   Demo Derby Area:  Back stretch in front of Titan Tron.

        12.1.5   "Triple Line" Rule: A driver may not let their left side tires drop below the triple white/blue/white line to advance their position.

             12.1.5.1   "Triple Line" rule exceptions:

                  12.1.5.1.1 The dog leg coming to the finish line. Drivers may mow the lawn from the red section of the infield to the finish line, but MUST have ALL 4 TIRES on some paved portion of the speedway while crossing the finish line. This paved portion MAY INCLUDE the apron portion where the "Charlotte" logo is located, and there is no visible finish line. 

                 12.1.5.1.2   The dog leg going to turn one can no longer be "Superman-ed". Drivers may have no more than 2 tires on the blue part of the infield. 

                 12.1.5.1.3   Drivers who make a move across the apron or grass are liable for any accidents that ensure from such maneuvers per the penalties outlined in this rule book.

               12.1.5.2   Drivers who are forced below the triple line will not receive penalty.

               12.1.5.2.1   If you make contact that sends a car below the triple line you must surrender the bottom lane and move up the race track as soon as it is safe to do so.

               12.1.5.2.2   Drivers who force a driver below the triple line are liable for any accidents that ensue from the contact per the penalties outlined in this rule book.


12.2.1   [Legacy] Texas Motor Speedway – 2009 Full Oval – This is a plate track. Rules 8.3.1 and 8.3.1.1 apply.


        12.2.2 There is no fuel cap for events at this track. 


        12.2.3   Payout Structure “Large” applies to this track. See Table 3.


        12.2.4   Demo Derby Area: Back stretch in front of red text. (Center back stretch).

        12.2.5   "White Line" Rule: A driver may not let their left side tires drop below the white line to advance their position.

             12.2.5.1   "White Line" rule exceptions:

                  12.2.5.1.1 The dog leg coming to the finish line. Drivers may mow the lawn to the finish line, but MUST have ALL 4 TIRES on some paved portion of the speedway while crossing the finish line. This paved portion MAY INCLUDE the apron portion where there is no visible finish line. 

                 12.2.5.1.2   The dog leg going to turn one can be "Superman-ed".  

                 12.2.5.1.3   Drivers who make a move across the apron or grass are liable for any accidents that ensure from such maneuvers per the penalties outlined in this rule book.

               12.2.5.2   Drivers who are forced below the white line will not receive penalty.

               12.2.5.2.1   If you make contact that sends a car below the white line you must surrender the bottom lane and move up the race track as soon as it is safe to do so.

               12.2.5.2.2   Drivers who force a driver below the white line are liable for any accidents that ensue from the contact per the penalties outlined in this rule book.


12.3.1   [Legacy] Michigan International Speedway 2009 - This is a plate track. Rules 8.3.1 and 8.3.1.1 apply.


        12.3.2 There is no fuel cap for events at this track. 


        12.3.3 Payout Structure “Large” applies to this track. See Table 3.


        12.3.4   Demo Derby Area: End of back stretch, paved apron area near Sonoco sign.


12.4.1   USA International Speedway – Open setup track.


        12.4.2 Fuel Cap 30%


        12.4.3 Payout Structure “Medium” applies to this track. See Table 4.


        12.4.4  Demo Derby Area: Center back stretch across from “International”.


12.5.1   Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park – Open setup track.


        12.5.2 Fuel Cap 30%


        12.5.3 Payout Structure “Medium” applies to this track. See Table 4.


        12.5.4   Demo Derby Area: Center back stretch across from “Thompson”


12.6.1   Rockingham Speedway – Open setup track.


        12.6.2 Fuel Cap 40%


        12.6.3 Payout Structure “Large” applies to this track. See Table 3.


        12.6.4  Demo Derby Area: Pit Road Exit between turns one and two.


12.7.1   [Legacy] Phoenix Raceway – 2008 – Open setup track.


        12.7.2 Fuel Cap 40%


        12.7.3 Payout Structure “Large” applies to this track. See Table 3.


        12.7.4  Demo Derby Area: Paved apron area right before dogleg.


12.8.1   Bristol Speedway – Open setup track.  


       12.8.2 Fuel Cap 30%


        12.8.3 Payout Structure “Medium” applies to this track. See Table 4. 


        12.8.4 Single Pit Road Layout


        12.8.5 XCAL is aware of a glitch that will sometimes cause the flagman to display the green flag when the pace car is exiting turn 2. So avoid this glitch we will extend all cautions by at least one lap. 


        12.8.6  Demo Derby Area: Paved apron area in turn 2.


12.9.1   Southern National Motorsports Park – Open setup track.


        12.9.2 Fuel Cap: 25%


        12.9.3 Payout Structure “Short” applies to this track. See Table 5.


        12.9.4 This is a track where sometimes the pace car does not make it off the speedway fully before the flag man displays the green. Once the green is displayed the race is officially started or restarted.


        12.9.5  Demo Derby Area: Center of back stretch. 


12.10.1   Irwindale Speedway Outer – Open setup track.


        12.10.2 Fuel Cap 30%


        12.10.3 Payout Structure “Medium” applies to this track. See Table 4.


        12.10.4    XCAL is aware of a glitch that allows drivers to “wall ride” around this speedway to achieve faster lap times. No driver is allowed to “wall ride” regardless to if it makes them faster or not. Drivers caught “wall riding” will be either warned or black flagged. 


        12.10.5  Demo Derby Area: Center of back stretch. 


12.11.1   Oxford Plains Speedway – Open setup track.


         12.11.2 Fuel Cap: 25%


         12.11.3 Payout Structure “Short” applies to this track. See Table 5.


         12.11.4  Demo Derby Area: Outfield area turn 2, in front of school buses. 


12.12.1   [Legacy] Texas Motor Speedway – 2009 Road Course Combined – Open setup track.


         12.12.2 Fuel Cap: 25%


         12.12.3 Payout Structure “Short” applies to this track. See Table 5.


         12.12.4 Events held at this speedway will feature a single competition caution that will be displayed after the leader completes the first half of the event. 


         12.12.5 Demo Derby Area: Legends Oval Infield.  


12.13.1   South Boston Speedway – Open setup track.


        12.13.2 Fuel Cap: 25%


        12.13.3 Payout Structure “Short” applies to this track. See Table 5.


        12.13.4 Demo Derby Area: Center of back stretch. 


12.14.1   Concord Speedway – Open setup track.


        12.14.2 Fuel Cap 30%


        12.14.3 Payout Structure “Medium” applies to this track. See Table 4. 


        12.14.4   This track features a start and restart zone. The pace car will pull off and the leader most make the initial start from no sooner than the second yellow line (exit of turn 3).


        12.14.5   On restarts the leader may restart the event no sooner than the first yellow line (turn 3).


        12.14.6  Demo Derby Area: Area between first and third yellow lines in turn 3 exit. 


12.15.1   Lanier National Speedway – Open setup track.


        12.15.2 Fuel Cap: 25%


        12.15.3 Payout Structure “Short” applies to this track. See Table 5.


        12.15.4  Demo Derby Area: Center of back stretch. 


12.16.1   North Wilkesboro Speedway - 1987 – Open setup track.


        12.16.2 Fuel Cap 30%


        12.16.3 Payout Structure “Medium” applies to this track. See Table 4. 


        12.16.4  Demo Derby Area: Center of back stretch, across from access road. 


12.17.1   Irwindale Speedway Inner Oval – Open setup track.


         12.17.2 Fuel Cap: 25%


         12.17.3 Payout Structure “Short” applies to this track. See Table 5.


         12.17.4  Pit Road is on the outside of this speedway. Rule  8.5.4.1 applies. 


         12.17.5  The pace car will make a sharp right off of turn four. Once this occurs the restart is in the hands of the leader.


         12.17.6 If the flagman displays the green while the pace car in still on track, (in turn four) the restart is official. 


        12.17.7  Demo Derby Area: Center of back stretch. 


12.18.1   [Legacy] Daytona International Speedway – 2008 – Road Course – Open setup track.


         12.18.2 Fuel Cap: 25%


         12.18.3 Payout Structure “Short” applies to this track. See Table 5.


         12.18.4 Events held at this speedway will feature a single competition caution that will be displayed after the leader completes the first half of the event.


        12.18.5  Demo Derby Area: Paved infield area before turn 1.


12.19.1 Charlotte Legends Oval – Open setup track.


        12.19.2 Fuel Cap 25% 


        12.19.3 Payout Structure “Short” applies to this track. See Table 5.


        12.19.4 Pit Road is on the outside of this speedway. Rule  8.5.4.1 applies. 


        12.19.4 Once the pace car makes its sharp right off the speedway, the restart is in the leaders hands. 


        12.19.5 In the event the leaders need to wait for the pace car to catch up they may come to a stop from the end of the back stretch to turn 4.


             12.19.5.1 If the field is stopped waiting for the pace car, drivers pitting need to pay attention to their proper spot in the lineup to avoid being black flagged. 


        12.19.6  Demo Derby Area: Infield area. 

 

Section 13 Mid-Event Contingency Plans - Sometimes events outside XCAL's control will occur mid-race. The following rules are set to reduce the risk of a major catastrophic situation ruining an event.

 

13.1.1   In the event 1/3 or more of the field completely drops from the server at the same time, the caution will be displayed for "iRain". 

        13.1.1.1   When the leaders take the "one to green" command, RACECONTROL will announce that the event has been RED FLAGGED for "iRain" and the leader is to bring the field to a slow and safe stop at the end of the back straight. 

        13.1.1.2   75% of affected drivers must reconnect to the event before the event can be restarted. 

        13.1.1.3   Drivers will NOT receive wave arounds during cautions for "iRain".

        13.1.1.4    Drivers disconnected will NOT receive wave arounds for laps lost during "iRain".

        13.1.1.5   If after 45 minutes the "iRain" has not ceased, the event will halted for the remainder of the night.

             13.1.1.5.1   If 50% or greater of the official laps have been completed at the time of the RED flag, the event is considered official.

             13.1.1.5.2   If less than 50% of the official laps have been completed, the event is a iRainout, and the field will be re-grid, and the event re-run on the first available off week. Any laps led, or other points, prizes, or compensation from the event purse will be null and void. We will do a complete reset and act as if the event never started.

13.2.1   In the event all Junior Admins of RACECONTROL get disconnected from the server a non participating Senior Admin or higher may throw a caution for "debris". 


        13.2.1.1   There are no wave arounds when a caution for "debris" is thrown.  

        13.2.1.2   A caution for "debris" may be extended up to 5 laps while Junior Admins reconnect to the server. 

        13.2.1.3   If after 5 laps of extension Junior Admins are still not reconnected a senior official of higher that is not competing may declare a RED flag condition for technical difficulties, "iRain" or some other bullshit excuse.

             13.2.1.3.1   Once a RED flag is declared the leader should bring the field to a stop at the end of the back stretch. 


        13.2.1.4    If after 45 minutes of RED flag conditions Junior Admins cannot reconnect the event will be halted for the evening. 

             13.2.1.4.1  If 50% or greater of the official laps have been completed at the time of the RED flag, the event is considered official.

             13.2.1.4.2   If less than 50% of the official laps have been completed, the event is a iRainout, and the field will be re-grid, and the event re-run on the first available off week. Any laps led, or other points, prizes, or compensation from the event purse will be null and void. We will do a complete reset and act as if the event never started.

 
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