Bristol Rule Updates
The following rules and procedures will apply to the "Everyone is Ugly at 5 AM" Event, and override ANYTHING listed in the "Tuning Update"
Cautions will be thrown by RACECONTROL only
The criteria for a yellow to be displayed is as follows: When a car is stopped, or deemed to be out of control, and in the path of oncoming traffic, on the racing surface, the yellow will be displayed. Additionally cars stopped at the entrance / exit to pit road may be reason to throw a yellow. RACECONTROL will make that call.
The yellow will NOT be displayed to "catch a driver back up" or "help drivers get laps back".
(Last week we had at least 5 yellows triggered by cars getting sideways but maintaining control.)
Mandatory Practice Laps have been increased from 50% to 200 total for this event.
36 Hours of practice will still be made available by XCAL Racing per the tuning update and will be hosted by Petey J Zehler.
This means drivers DQ'ed last week who did not complete last weeks mandatory practice must do 600 laps to compete this week.
Drivers who do not complete mandatory practice this week WILL NOT START the feature
Drivers who qualify in the heats will still have until 6 PM U.S. Eastern on Tuesday to complete mandatory practice. If they do not complete practice, they will not grid.
(Cautions caused by drivers failing to complete practice have been few, but they still happen. We need everyone on the same page. Every caution we can eliminate is a step in the right direction.)
Double file restarts this week with LAPPED CARS TO THE INSIDE
We will be using the iRacing Lucky Dog ONLY this week
Fuel cap reduced to 20%
XCAL Racing is capable of waving multiple cars each yellow. Right now the driver base is still having difficulties reading their heads up display and listening to their spotters. So for this event we are going to make it as easy as possible for all drivers to get lined up.
Lapped cars will restart on the inside line. Cars two or more laps down are expected to yield to the leaders. While XCAL is NOT going to outline a procedure for cars being overtaken, we have seen in early tests cars that STAY LOW have less of a chance of collecting additional cars once they finally self spin.
To facilitate additional race strategy we have reduced the fuel cell to just 20%. We understand its not always the fastest car that wins a race. We like strategy. But until we see the field able to line up without crashing we will not be doing multiple waves.
(Again, we need EVERYONE on the same page. This is on the drivers, not XCAL)
Self spins that trigger a yellow will result in a black flag and and one strike penalty.
XCAL is doing its best to provide great events and great fields. If after 200 laps of practice and a heat race, a driver can STILL not maintain control over their own car, we will not show mercy.
( We intend on cleaning house early if we need to. If we can remove as many problems as possible as soon as possible we might have a better event)
SINGLE PIT ROAD - SEE BELOW
WHAT WE NEED FROM THE DRIVERS
START PAYING ATTENTION DURING YELLOWS. SERIOUSLY. WE SAY IT OVER AND OVER. DO NOT TRY TO "UNDERSTAND" WHAT IRACING IS TELLING YOU TO DO. JUST DO IT. THERE IS NO NEGOTIATION.
LEARN WHAT "PASS ON THE OUTSIDE" MEANS. SESAME STREET IS A GREAT SOURCE FOR LEARNING INSIDE VS. OUTSIDE AND LEFT VS. RIGHT. NEXT TIME A CAR MICS UP AND SAYS FOR SOMEONE TO PASS THEM WHILE HUGGING THE OUTSIDE WALL, THAT CAR WILL BE DQ'ED.
YOU GUYS GOT A SINGLE PIT ROAD THIS WEEK BECAUSE TOO MANY OF YOU CAN NOT HANDLE THE BASICS. YOU BETTER LEARN THE ENTRANCE AND EXIT LOCATION.
STOP DOING DUMB SHIT THAT DRAWS PIT ROAD PENALTIES. XCAL REVIEWS POST RACE DATA AND SAW OVER 65 PIT ENTER/EXIT/SPEEDING PENALTIES THAT SENDS A CAR TO THE BACK. WHEN WE ARE DOING 3-5 WAVES, AND PENALIZING THE ACCIDENT CAR, AND IRACING HAS TO SEND 5 TO 6 GUYS TO THE BACK FOR PIT PENALTIES IT WILL TAKE 5 LAPS TO GET EVERYONE LINED UP.
DRIVER CHAT NEEDS TO BE LIMITED TO LISTENING TO YOUR SPOTTER AND RACECONTROL. MUTING RACECONTROL IS A BIG "NO-NO" AS YOU ALL WITNESSED LAST RACE. WE OFFER THE DISCORD SO DRIVERS CAN DISCUS NECESSARY RACE RELATED TOPICS IN PRIVATE CHANNELS THAT DON'T INTERFERE WITH OTHERS. WE GO BACK AND WATCH THEIR LIVE STREAMS AND THEY CARE MORE ABOUT PUTTING ON A SHOW OR DISCUSSING TOPICS THAT ARE JUST A DISTRACTION. THIS IS FOLLOWED BY OTHER DRIVERS COMPLAINING THAT SAID LIVE-STREAMER IS NOT WHERE THEY SHOULD BE IN THE LINE UP.
STOP ANTICIPATING THE RESTART. YOU ALL KNOW YOU CAN'T PASS BEFORE THE LINE. YOU ALL KNOW YOU CAN'T GO UNTIL THE CAR IN FRONT OF YOU GOES, AND YOU ALL KNOW THAT A TIGHT FIELD WILL LEAD TO A SAFER RESTART. IF YOU WANT TO ANTICIPATE SOMETHING, ANTICIPATE THE CAR 4 ROWS IN FRONT OF YOU MISSING A SHIFT AND YOU HAVING TO ADJUST YOUR SPEED ACCORDINGLY.
LOOK AS FAR AHEAD ON THE TRACK AS YOU CAN UNDER CAUTION. IF THE FIELD DOES CHECK UP, IT SHOULDN'T BE A SURPRISE. YOU SHOULD SEE THE CHECK UP COMING BACK TOWARDS YOU AND SLOW A LITTLE AHEAD OF TIME. CAUTION MEANS BE CAUTIOUS IRACING USED TO HAVE VIRTUAL TRACK CREWS, BUT THEY ARE ALL DEAD NOW BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION.
START USING PRACTICE WISER. WE GOT GUYS TURNING 500 HOT LAPS EACH WEEK. DO YOU THINK THE ENTIRE EVENT IS GOING GREEN? GET INTO PRACTICE WITH TEAM MATES, FRIENDS, AND THE OTHER XCALIANS AND PRACTICE RUNNING SIDE BY SIDE, OR 3 WIDE. HIT THE DAMN WALL, BEND A WHEEL AND DRIVE 40 LAPS ON THE OUTSIDE LINE AND SEE HOW IT FEELS. PRACTICE THINGS THAT COULD ACTUALLY HAPPEN ON RACE DAY, OR YOU MIGHT AS WELL PRACTICE PACING.