Section S1: Staff Structure and Roles

S1.1     XCAL is owned, operated, and funded by Aaron Hillibush who acts as President, CEO, and chief bottle washer.


S1.2     The XCAL Racing President will act as flagman and session host for all feature events and heats in 2022.


S1.3     All properly filed protests will be reviewed by the President of XCAL Racing.


S1.3.1     Any post race penalties, changes to the finishing order, or owners points deductions will be announced no later than the Friday after the points event the infraction occurred in.


S1.4     The President of XCAL may not enter any car # or driver into any points event in the 2022 $5 Tuesday series.


S1.5     The President of XCAL may purchase used car #'s from Car # Owners who wish to sell their car #(s) but cannot find a private buyer, in lieu of a complete cash-out of the #. ( See Section S9.8 )


S1.6     ALL CASH TRANSACTIONS are handled exclusively by the President of XCAL Racing, with the single exception of: PAYOUTS authorized by the President of XCAL Racing may be made by the Vice President of XCAL Racing.


S1.7     The XCAL Racing 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.


S1.7.1     The XCAL Racing President may assemble a task force to complete additional tasks outside the scope of this rule book.


S1.8     Standings, championship points, and penalties are only official after being reviewed, calculated, and posted on the www.XCALRACING.com website.


S1.9    The Vice President of XCAL Racing is Petey J Zehler.


S1.10     The Vice President of XCAL Racing is responsible for maintaining order in the XCAL Racing discord, hosting Sunday passworded practices, providing code updates to car # owners and drivers, fulfilling objectives as set by the President of XCAL Racing, and filling in for any XCAL Senior Admin who is unable to complete their assigned duties.


S1.11     The Vice President is responsible for the following tasks ONLY in the absence of the XCAL Racing President: Making the planned weekly social media posts, tallying laps/races logged for Mandatory Minimum Practice/determining driver eligibility, hosting/flagging HEAT races, recording the results of heat races, sending payouts authorized by the President of XCAL Racing; and maintaining the general order of things by providing updates to the senior staff, car # owners, drivers, broadcast network, and fans about any situations at hand that would delay our weekly program.


S1.11.1     If the Vice President has been entered as a driver into a event that he subsequently is forced to be the flagman for the heats, the Car # owner who entered him has two choices. He may withdraw the Car # from the event entirely (receives 20th place points for the car # and a refund of a single entry fee as compensation) OR allow the Car # to enter the event from a last place grid spot. ( No additional penalties or compensation. )


S1.11.2     If the Vice President has been entered as a driver, AND has already qualified through a transfer spot, rule 1.11.1 is null and void. He will grid the feature in the spot previously obtained.


S1.12    The Vice President of XCAL Racing has NO AUTHORITY in feature events.


S1.13    The Vice President of XCAL Racing may police, patrol, and do whatever he deems necessary to maintain the reputation of XCAL Racing in any XCAL official practice.


S1.14     The Vice President is responsible for the review and ratification of all 2022 Rule Books and the Car # Owners Competitors Agreement.


S.1.14.1     The Vice President of XCAL Racing may form a task force that does not conflict with or supersede the authority of this rule book.  


S1.15     Senior Admins in XCAL Racing consist of Derek Colson, Paul Coleman Jr, Marty Czekala, and Alex Crapser.


S1.16     The Senior Admins of XCAL Racing are responsible for maintaining order in the XCAL Racing discord, hosting XCAL Official Practices ( Wednesday through Saturday ), and fulfilling objectives as set by the President of XCAL Racing.


S1.17     Senior Admins have NO AUTHORITY in feature events OR heat races, and may NOT act as a flagman except under the circumstances outlined in S8.2.


S1.18     Senior Admins are responsible for the review and ratification of all 2022 Rule Books and the Car # Owners Competitors Agreement.


S1.19     Senior Admins may also be assigned the position of Dept. Head. 

 

Section S2: Penalties for Car # Owners

S2.1     If a car #'s incident point penalty exceeds the car #'s weekly winnings and remaining deposited money, that car # is considered 'wrecked'. A new $25.00 deposit is required, plus repayment in full of any additional penalties that exceeded their first deposit before that car # may compete again.


S2.1.1     If the same car # receives the penalty as described in S2.1 a second time in the same season, the car # will be parked by XCAL for a duration of ONE feature event after a new $25.00 deposit is received. 


S2.1.2     If the same car # receives the penalty as described in S2.1 a third time in the same season, the car # will be parked by XCAL for a duration of THREE feature events after a new $25.00 deposit is received. 


S2.1.3     If the same car # receives the penalty as described in S2.1 a FOURTH time in the same season, the car # will be parked by XCAL for the duration of the season.


S2.1.4      If a car owner expends their car #(s) entire account balance(s), any additional incident point penalties will be paid by XCAL racing.


S2.1.4.1     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 30 cents per incident point before being allowed to return to competition.


S2.2     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. Strikes may also be issued for on track issues during caution, failure to complete mandatory practice, incidents during/after the heat races preceding the feature, and as a penalty levied against a car # or driver in-between events.


S2.2.1     Each car # scores its own strikes independently, as well as Owner Strikes that are combined with all other car #s owned by the same person.


S2.2.2     The first strike incurred by a car # for an infraction outlined in rule S2.2 is penalized with an E.O.L. (End of line) on the next restart during heats, and a black flag during features. Car #s that earn a black flag penalty during the feature also score one Owner Strike.


S2.2.3      The second strike incurred by a car # for an infraction outlined in rule 2.2 is penalized with disqualification. Car #s that get disqualified from a heat OR feature also score two additional Owner Strikes.


S2.2.4     Each heat and feature event are considered independently of each other in terms of tallied car # strikes. i.e. A strike incurred in a heat does not carry over to additional heats, or the feature.


S2.2.5     Any car # owner who earns a total of 4 or more Owner Strikes in an event weekend (Friday – Tuesday) will start the next event weekend with one strike on all their car #s. 


S2.3     Code of Conduct: The on track behavior of all XCAL competitors dictates the quality of future new members that enter our organization. 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.


S2.3.1     All XCAL rules outlined in section(s) D2.1 – D2.2, D2.5.1 and D2.8 apply to every XCAL member competing in ANY hosted session, league race, and official iRacing session.


S2.3.1.1     XCAL will review any complaint levied against one of our car # owners 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.


S2.3.1.2     XCAL car # owners found committing a rule infraction(s) outlined in S2.3.1 will serve the applicable penalties in the next FEATURE event held in the XCAL 2022 Street Stock Series. This can include event disqualification(s).


S2.3.2     XCAL rule S2.3.1 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.


S2.3.3     Drivers 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. A car # disqualified for a violation of this rule will also score two Owners Strikes.


S2.3.4     The displayed number on the car MUST BE VISABLE, and of a contrasting color to the body work it resides on. Violations of this rule will result in escalating penalties up to and including event disqualification. A Car # that gets disqualified for violation of this rule will also score two Owners Strikes.


S2.3.5     All drivers must enter every heat and feature using the correct car number! Drivers who qualify through a heat with the incorrect car number will receive the last transfer spot in their heat. Car # owners who allow a driver to enter a feature event with the wrong car number will be docked 25 owners points. Allowing an incorrect car # in the feature will also score one Owners Strike.


S2.3.6     Live broadcast events will feature post race interviews and may include pre-race and mid-race interviews as well. These interviews must be treated with care. Car # owners and their drivers who use vulgarities will incur fines. (See Section S2.7)


S2.4     Miscellaneous Car # owner penalties can be assessed for actions detrimental to the XCAL Racing Organization, the www.xcalracing.com website, any of XCAL Racing's broadcast partners or sponsors, or the esport of simulation racing. 


S2.4.1     Miscellaneous penalties for car # owners can range from warnings to league suspension and blacklisting – as well as Owners Strikes. It is impossible to list every infraction that can be considered 'detrimental' however penalties issued will take the following into consideration: Was this infraction on track or off track? How many people are aware of this infraction? What are the lasting effects of this infraction?


S2.4.2     Any miscellaneous penalty issued to a car # owner will be reflective of the circumstances listed in S2.4.1 and previously issued penalties for similar infractions that occurred in the 2022 season.


S2.5     A car # owner may cash out all of their car #s to become a driver for a different owner, but they must pay back any incident points penalties previously paid by XCAL (See S2.1.4), pay any fines owned (See S2.7 ), and will carry over any additional penalties to be imposed on the first points event they are entered into. Failure to comply to rule S2.5 will result in event ineligibility. 


S2.6     NO SHOW Policy penalties. Violation of C.1.6.5.1 will result in an Owners Strike during the current event for the first violation, and 2 Owners strikes with a one race ineligibility for the car # no showing for all subsequent violations.


S2.6.1     No show violations are scored independently for all car #'s owned. 


S2.7     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.


S2.7.1     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.


S2.7.2     XCAL members who are fined will be notified via email, and have 48 hours to submit an appeal. ( See Protests/Appeals S2.9 )


S2.7.3     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, however the car # owner will also forfeit all points, provisional entries ( See Section C6 ) and prizes associated with the Owners' Championship that the car # otherwise would have received. ( Per rule C1.5 )


S2.7.4     Car # owners who owe fines to XCAL will have their Owners' Championship points frozen. ALL of their car # will remain ineligible for competition or Provisional Points until the fine is paid in full. ( See Section 6 )


S2.7.5     Car # owners may request a fine be deducted from a car #'s account as long as they maintain a balance of $12.50 on that # after the deduction.


S2.7.6    Car # owners who owes fines to XCAL, but have 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. (See Table 1)


S2.7.7     Car # owners may request a fine be deducted from a prize their car #(s) won in the Owners' Championship.


S2.7.8     Fines are unforgivable and must be paid in full before a XCAL participant, owner, or staff can return to any role in the organization. Any person that owe fines to XCAL are also ineligible for competition in XCAL Special Events.


S2.7.9     Any person who still owes 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.


S2.8      Suspensions: Car # owners may be suspended. A suspended owner may still enter any eligible car #'s they own, however ALL car #s entered will start the feature with one strike. 


S2.8.1     Car # owners under suspension are NOT eligible to score “Provisional Points” for any of their owned car #'s.


S2.8.2     Car # owners under suspension may NOT enter any XCAL hosted session, and may NOT participate as a spotter OR spectator.


S2.9      Protests/Appeals: Only Car # owners may file protests during the 2022 season. All protests must be made via the 'Protest/Appeal Form' on the www.xcalracing.com website, and must be made within 45 minutes of the 'end of the demo derby' following the feature event, or 30 minutes after the checkered flag of a heat race. 


S2.9.1     The following may be protested: On track incidents including in official XCAL Practices - believed to be intentional, previously unpenalized accidents that cause a car # to lose a transferring position in a heat race, previously unpenalized accidents that cause a car # to lose more than 5 positions in a feature event, event results based off iRacing lap scoring issues, pacing speed issues, and any on track issue found to be in direct violation of the 2022 Owners, Drivers, or Staff rule books.


S2.9.2     The following may be appealed: Penalties (e.o.l.s, strikes, suspensions, fines) issued to Car # owners and/or any driver in one of their car #s, that occur after the conclusion of a heat race or feature event.    

 

Section S3: Penalties for Drivers

S3.1     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.


S3.1.1     Drivers who cause damage to another car after the checkered flag through intentional, or severe negligence will be penalized with an EOL and one strike in the next Feature event.


S3.2     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. Appeals must be received by XCAL within 48 hours from the end of that week's feature event.


S3.3     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.


S3.3.1      Incidents that incur a ONE STRIKE penalty include, but may not be limited to; being the cause of an accident, 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.


S3.3.2      The first strike incurred by a driver for an infraction outlined in rule S3.3.1 is penalized with an EOL on the next restart during Heats, and a black flag during Features.


S3.3.3     The second strike incurred by a driver for an infraction outlined in rule S3.3.1 is penalized with disqualification.


S3.3.3.1     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. Drivers must notify RACECONTROL if this happens to them, as the event staff will be busy attending to the current yellow.


S3.3.3.2     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.


S3.4     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. In this situation all drivers involved in the initial incident will receive an EOL on the next restart.


S3.5     During Heat races and Feature events drivers may communicate with each other on a single channel on the radio called “WHALEPETEY”.  Drivers speaking to each other over an open channel other than “WHALEPETEY” will have their chat muted. Drivers with their chat muted may find themselves at a major disadvantage during the event. ( See rule S3.3.3.1 )


S3.5     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.


S3.5.1     Drivers that relay false or misleading information to RACECONTROL will have their chat muted and may incur additional penalties up to and including disqualification. This can include, but is not limited to: reporting pace car location improperly, reporting an accident that did not occur, or the wrong location of a crash, or reporting a car as “blinking” when it is completely visible to RACECONTROL.


S3.5.2     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.


S3.5.3     Drivers who ask for a meatball black flag to be cleared, will be notified that RACECONTROL does not clear iRacing issued black flags.


S3.6     Code of Conduct: The on track behavior of all XCAL drivers dictates the quality of future new members that enter our organization. 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. Therefore, all XCAL rules outlined in sections D2.1 – D2.2, D2.5.1 and D2.8 apply to every XCAL Driver competing in ANY hosted session, league race, and official iRacing session.


S3.6.1     XCAL will review any complaint levied against a Driver 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.


S3.6.2     XCAL rule S3.6 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.


S3.6.3     XCAL Drivers found committing rule infractions outlined in S3.6 will serve the applicable penalties in the next FEATURE event held in the XCAL 2022 Street Stock Series. This can include event disqualification(s).


S3.7     Drivers who qualify in a heat with the incorrect car number will receive the last transfer spot in their heat. If a Driver enters a Feature event with the wrong car number, that number will be docked 25 owners points.


S3.7.1     A Driver that enters more than one heat with the wrong car number will be disqualified from every heat they enter until they correct the issue.


S3.8     Drivers are not to have profanity written or visualized on their car, and may not have lewd images or graphic graphics of any sort. XCAL staff will review all paint schemes. Members in violation of this rule MAY receive a warning, and risk automatic disqualification. 


S3.8.1     The displayed number on the car MUST BE VISABLE, and of a contrasting color to the body work it resides on. Violations of this rule will result in escalating penalties up to and including event disqualification.


S3.9     Live broadcast events will feature post race interviews and may include pre-race and mid-race interviews as well. These interviews must be treated with care. Members that use vulgar language will have their chat muted in current and future events, be skipped on future interviews and may incur fines.


S3.9.1     Do not 'thank' fake sponsors. There are plenty of people that make this happen for real. 


S3.10     “Junk to the line” XCAL Heats and Features always finish under green. In the event the caution is displayed any time there is 5 laps to go or less, Drivers should 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 the XCAL President.


S3.10.1     All incidents in the last 5 laps will be reviewed by RACECONTROL regardless to if it would have caused 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. Additionally, car #'s may be docked owners points if the adversely affected driver lost more than 5 positions. 


S3.10.2     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.


S3.10.3     If RACECONTROL can not determine the cause of an incident in the final 5 laps, ( 'racing deal'  ) no penalty will be issued to any car #.


S3.10.4     No driver will be penalized in the last 5 laps 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 2.10.1


S3.11.5     For penalties involving Mandatory Minimum Practice see Section D6.


S3.12     Drivers who receive a post race penalty arising from a protest may be penalized in the time frame of the current event, or the next Feature, whichever is more appropriate.


S3.13     Drivers that are having issues with connection ( blinking, warping, flashing, etc ) will be given an audio warning, a final warning, and then be issued a black flag if the connection does not stabilize in a timely manner.

 

Section S4: Penalties for Staff

S4.1     Being on the XCAL Racing staff is a penalty in itself.


S4.2     Additional penalties may be issued by the President of XCAL Racing.

 

Section S5: General Rules

S5.1     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.


S5.2     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.


S5.3     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.


S5.4     Initial Start and all restarts are on the leader with the exception of 'plate races'.


S5.4.1     Initial Start and all restarts in 'plate races' are on the flagman.


S5.4.2     If either of the front row cars attempts to start or restart the race before the flagman in a 'plate race' they will be black flagged.


S5.5     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.


S5.5.1     Outside line cars on ovals may accelerate slightly more to maintain the correct formation, but may not pass the leader.


S5.6     There is NO lane choice on starts or restarts! 


S5.7      The pace car must have all four tires off the racing surface before the leader starts or restarts the race.


S5.7.1     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.


S5.8     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.


S5.9     RACECONTROL may announce a speedway has a designated restart zone. The leader may not accelerate more than 4 mph before hitting the start of the restart zone. Accelerating 5 mph or more before the start of the zone will result in a black flag.


S5.10     No driver may pass another car in their lane, or change lanes before the start finish line. This includes long lines of single file cars.


S5.10.1     A driver found to be in violation of rule 8.10 may be warned, or black flagged depending on the advantage gained determined by RACECONTROL.


S5.11     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.


S5.12     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.


S5.13     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”.


S5.14     If the leaders are lapping you on ovals, do not make evasive maneuvers.


S5.15      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.


S5.16     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.


S5.16.1     If a car is stopped or deemed to be out of control on the racing surface with approaching traffic, a caution will be thrown.


S5.16.2     If a car is out of the racing groove with a fair amount of space to get corrected, no caution will be displayed.


S5.16.3     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.


S5.16.4     If a car is blocking pit road entrance or exit, the caution may be displayed at the discretion of RACECONTROL.


S5.17     Incidents that bring out a caution will be reviewed by RACECONTROL. ( See Section D2 )


S5.18     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.


S5.19     Drivers should remain single file until RACECONTROL announces “one to green”.


S5.20     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.


S5.20.1     The only exception to rules 8.18 and 8.20 are 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.


S5.21     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.


S5.22     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.


S5.23     There will be 3 wave arounds during cautions in feature events. Black flags for penalties will be issued immediately and any EOL penalties will be issued with two laps before the green.


S5.23.1     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.


S5.24     Once the leader hits 5 laps to go, XCAL will not throw any more cautions. All incidents will be reviewed. ( See Section D2.10 )


S5.25     When 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.


S5.25.1     If the leader needs to STOP the pacing field they must announce their intent to do so to RACECONTROL. Give a fair amount of warning. Other drivers may relay information about where the pace car currently is.


S5.26     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 AFTER completing the cool down lap, with leader in victory lane where applicable.


S5.26.1     Drivers who did not finish in the top 3 have two choices. They may SAFELY return their cars to their pit stall or meet in the per-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.


S5.27     Drivers finishing in the top 3 will be interviewed for our live broadcasts. You must be in the XCAL Racing discord to be eligible for interview.


S5.28     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.


S5.29     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.


S5.29.1     We will count down and start the demo derby after the 3 podium cars complete interviews. Those drivers may enter to the demo area after their interview if they want to compete.


S5.29.2      Demo Derbies may feature additional prizes, so drivers found trying to “start it early” may get removed from the demo.


S5.29.3     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.


S5.29.4     Drivers who get “turtled” may ask for help.


S5.29.5     Drivers must exit the car if the motor pops.


S5.29.6     The last car still moving under its own power is the winner.


S5.29.7     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.


S5.30     XCAL has a one car per lane policy. When making a pass, you must not be in the same lane as the car you are trying to pass. Additionally, in situations where the rules state you can not pass below a specific line, you can not attempt a pass on the inside when the lead car is occupying the bottom lane. 


S5.31    Post race argument. 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. See you next week!

 

Section S6: Weather

S6.1      XCAL Weather returns for 2022!


S6.2     XCAL racing will attempt to simulate the actual weather occurring at the real world location of the current track we are racing at each week.


S6.2.1     Due to iRacing limitations we may not be able to simulate temperatures and other variables outside the range of those provided by the service. In these situations we will set the available settings as close to correct as possible. 


S6.3     The source of this information will be www.weather.com.


S6.3.1     XCAL will set the weather for the heats based off the predicted weather at the times of the heat races as of 6 A.M. U.S. Eastern the Sunday before the event.


S6.3.2     XCAL will set the weather for the feature based of the predicted weather at the time of the feature event as of 4 P.M. U.S. Eastern the day of the feature event.


S6.3.3     XCAL will use dynamic sky and weather variability will be set as: “Initial” = 0% “Then”=25%.


S6.4     “Time of Day” will be set as close as possible to the actual start time of the session in the U.S. Eastern time zone on all tracks with lights. For tracks without proper lighting XCAL will use the 'Time of Day” closest to the actual time that allows enough virtual daylight to finish the event.


S6.5     Actual iRain. It is a possibility that iRacing will add iRain to its service in the near future. Currently, the plan is to continue events uninterpreted if iRain should occur. We run a tread tire and XCAL will provide rain tires if possible and applicable.


S6.6     Weather in official XCAL practices will be set with a variety of conditions and may not actually represent the actual weather at the time of the practice.

 

Section S7: Track Specific Rules

S7.1     Charlotte Full Oval – This is a plate track. Rules S5.4.1, S5.4.2, S5.30 and D9.2 apply.


S7.1.1     There is no fuel cap for events at this track.


S7.1.2     Payout Structure “Large” applies to this track. See Table 3.


S7.1.3     Demo Derby Area: Back stretch in front of Titan Tron.


S7.1.4     "Triple Line" Rule: A driver may not let their left side tires drop below the triple white/blue/white line to advance their position.


S7.1.5     "Triple Line" rule exceptions: 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.


S7.1.6     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.


S7.1.7     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.


S7.1.7.1     Drivers who are forced below the triple line will not receive penalty.


S7.1.7.2     If you make forceful contact that sends a car below the triple line as defined in S7.1.7.4 you must surrender the bottom lane and move up the race track as soon as it is safe to do so.


S7.1.7.3     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.


S7.1.7.4     'Forcing' a driver below the line occurs when a car in the second lane from the bottom makes contact with a car running the bottom lane, knocking it below the line. If a driver is running the bottom lane and someone attempts to pass them on the apron, or in the same lane, contact between cars is not a 'force', it is an ass-hat trying to pass where we do not allow it.


S7.2.     [Legacy] Texas Motor Speedway – 2009 Full Oval – This is a plate track. Rules S5.4.1, S5.4.2, S5.30 and D9.2 apply.


S7.2.1     There is no fuel cap for events at this track.


S7.2.2     Payout Structure “Large” applies to this track. See Table 3.


S7.2.3     Demo Derby Area: Back stretch in front of red text. (Center back stretch).


S7.2.4     "White Line" Rule: A driver may not let their left side tires drop below the white line to advance their position.


S7.2.4.1     "White Line" rule exceptions: 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. The dog leg going to turn one can be "Superman-ed".


S7.2.5     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.


S7.2.5.1     Drivers who are forced below the white line will not receive penalty.


S7.2.5.2     If you make forceful contact that sends a car below the white line as defined in S7.2.5.4  you must surrender the bottom lane and move up the race track as soon as it is safe to do so.


S7.2.5.3     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.


S7.2.5.4     'Forcing' a driver below the line occurs when a car in the second lane from the bottom makes contact with a car running the bottom lane, knocking it below the line. If a driver is running the bottom lane and someone attempts to pass them on the apron, or in the same lane, contact between cars is not a 'force', it is an ass-hat trying to pass where we do not allow it.

S7.3     [Legacy] Michigan International Speedway 2009 - This is a plate track. Rules S5.4.1, S5.4.2, S5.30 and D9.2 apply.


S7.3.1     There is no fuel cap for events at this track.


S7.3.2     Payout Structure “Large” applies to this track. See Table 3.


S7.3.3     Demo Derby Area: End of back stretch, paved apron area near Sonoco sign.


S7.3.4    "White Line" Rule: A driver may not let their left side tires drop below the white line to advance their position.


S7.3.5     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.


S7.3.5.1     Drivers who are forced below the white line will not receive penalty.


S7.3.5.2     If you make forceful contact that sends a car below the white line as defined in S7.2.5.4  you must surrender the bottom lane and move up the race track as soon as it is safe to do so.


S7.3.5.3     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.


S7.3.5.4     'Forcing' a driver below the line occurs when a car in the second lane from the bottom makes contact with a car running the bottom lane, knocking it below the line. If a driver is running the bottom lane and someone attempts to pass them on the apron, or in the same lane, contact between cars is not a 'force', it is an ass-hat trying to pass where we do not allow it.


S7.4     USA International Speedway – Open setup track.


S7.4.1     Fuel Cap 30%


S7.4.2     Payout Structure “Medium” applies to this track. See Table 4.


S7.4.3     Demo Derby Area: Center back stretch across from “International”.


S7.4.4     All drivers exiting pit road must keep all 4 tires below the solid yellow line until that line ends at the exit of turn 2.


S7.4.4.1     Drivers with one or more tires over that line may be black flagged. Drivers with one or more tires on the yellow line may be warned.


S7.5.     Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park – Open setup track.


S7.5.1     Fuel Cap 30%


S7.5.2     Payout Structure “Medium” applies to this track. See Table 4.


S7.5.3     Demo Derby Area: Center back stretch across from “Thompson”.


S7.6     Rockingham Speedway – Open setup track.


S7.6.1     Fuel Cap 40%


S7.6.2     Payout Structure “Large” applies to this track. See Table 3.


S7.6.3     Demo Derby Area: Pit Road Exit between turns one and two.


S7.7     [Legacy] Phoenix Raceway – 2008 – Open setup track.


S7.7.1     Fuel Cap 40%


S7.7.2     Payout Structure “Large” applies to this track. See Table 3.


S7.7.3     Demo Derby Area: Paved apron area right before dogleg.


S7.8     Bristol Speedway – Open setup track.


S7.8.1     Fuel Cap 30%


S7.8.2     Payout Structure “Medium” applies to this track. See Table 4.


S7.8.3     Single Pit Road Layout


S7.8.4     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.


S7.8.5     Demo Derby Area: Paved apron area in turn 2.


S7.9     Southern National Motorsports Park – Open setup track.


S7.9.1     Fuel Cap: 25%


S7.9.2     Payout Structure “Short” applies to this track. See Table 5.


S7.9.3     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.


S7.9.4     Demo Derby Area: Center of back stretch.


S7.10     Irwindale Speedway Outer – Open setup track.


S7.10.1     Fuel Cap 30%


S7.10.2     Payout Structure “Medium” applies to this track. See Table 4.


S7.10.3     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.


S7.10.4     Demo Derby Area: Center of back stretch.


S7.11     Oxford Plains Speedway – Open setup track.


S7.11.1     Fuel Cap: 25%


S7.11.2     Payout Structure “Short” applies to this track. See Table 5.


S7.11.3     Demo Derby Area: Outfield area turn 2, in front of school buses.


S7.12     [Legacy] Texas Motor Speedway – 2009 Road Course Combined – Open setup track.


S7.12.1     Fuel Cap: 25%


S7.12.2     Payout Structure “Short” applies to this track. See Table 5.


S7.12.3     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.


S7.12.4     Demo Derby Area: Legends Oval Infield.


S7.13     South Boston Speedway – Open setup track.


S7.13.1     Fuel Cap: 25%


S7.13.2     Payout Structure “Short” applies to this track. See Table 5.


S7.13.3     Demo Derby Area: Center of back stretch.


S7.14     Concord Speedway – Open setup track.


S7.14.1     Fuel Cap 30%


S7.14.2     Payout Structure “Medium” applies to this track. See Table 4.


S7.14.3     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).


S7.14.4     On restarts the leader may restart the event no sooner than the first yellow line (turn 3).


S7.14.5     Demo Derby Area: Area between first and third yellow lines in turn 3 exit.


S7.15     Lanier National Speedway – Open setup track.


S7.15.1     Fuel Cap: 25%


S7.15.2     Payout Structure “Short” applies to this track. See Table 5.


S7.15.3     Demo Derby Area: Center of back stretch.


S7.16     North Wilkesboro Speedway - 1987 – Open setup track.


S7.16.1     Fuel Cap 30%


S7.16.2     Payout Structure “Medium” applies to this track. See Table 4.


S7.16.3     Demo Derby Area: Center of back stretch, across from access road.


S7.17     Irwindale Speedway Inner Oval – Open setup track.


S7.17.1     Fuel Cap: 25%


S7.17.2     Payout Structure “Short” applies to this track. See Table 5.


S7.17.3     Pit Road is on the outside of this speedway. Rule S5.20.1 applies.


S7.17.4     The pace car will make a sharp right off of turn four. Once this occurs the restart is in the hands of the leader.


S7.17.5     If the flagman displays the green while the pace car in still on track, (in turn four) the restart is official.


S7.17.6     Demo Derby Area: Center of back stretch.


S7.18     [Legacy] Daytona International Speedway – 2008 – Road Course – Open setup track.


S7.18.1     Fuel Cap: 25%


S7.18.2     Payout Structure “Short” applies to this track. See Table 5.


S7.18.3     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.


S7.18.4     Demo Derby Area: Paved infield area before turn 1.


S7.19     Charlotte Legends Oval – Open setup track.


S7.19.1     Fuel Cap 25%


S7.19.2     Payout Structure “Short” applies to this track. See Table 5.


S7.19.3     Pit Road is on the outside of this speedway. Rule S5.20.1 applies.


S7.19.4     Once the pace car makes its sharp right off the speedway, the restart is in the leaders hands.


S7.19.5     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.


S7.19.5.1     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.


S7.19.6     Demo Derby Area: Infield area.


S7.20    Martinsville Speedway – Open setup track.


S7.20.1     Fuel Cap 30%


S7.20.2     Payout Structure “Medium” applies to this track. See Table 4.


S7.20.3     Demo Derby Area: Center of back stretch.


S7.21     Five Flags Speedway – Open setup track.


S7.21.1     Fuel Cap 30%


S7.21.2     Payout Structure “Medium” applies to this track. See Table 4.


S7.21.3     Demo Derby Area: Center of back stretch.


S7.22     Lucas Oil Raceway – Open setup track.


S7.22.1     Fuel Cap 30%


S7.22.2     Payout Structure “Medium” applies to this track. See Table 4.


S7.22.3     Demo Derby Area: Center of back stretch.


S7.23     [Legacy] Pocono Raceway - 2009 – International – Open setup track.


S7.23.1     Fuel Cap: 50%


S7.23.2     Payout Structure “Short” applies to this track. See Table 5.


S7.23.3     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.


S7.23.4     Demo Derby Area: Paved infield area before turn 1.


S7.24     Iowa – Open setup track.

S7.24.1     Fuel Cap: 30%

S7.24.2     Payout Structure “Medium” applies to this track. See Table 4.

S7.24.3     Demo Derby Area: Middle of back stretch.

S7.25     Auto Club – This is a plate track. Rules D8.4.1, D8.4.2, D8.30 and D9.2 apply.

S7.25.1     There is no fuel cap for events at this track.

S7.25.2     Payout Structure “Large” applies to this track. See Table 3.

S7.25.3     Demo Derby Area: Middle of back stretch.

S7.25.4     "White Line" Rule: A driver may not let their left side tires drop below the white line to advance their position.

S7.25.5     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.

S7.25.5.1     Drivers who are forced below the white line will not receive penalty.

S7.25.5.2     If you make forceful contact that sends a car below the white line as defined in D12.25.5.4 you must surrender the bottom lane and move up the race track as soon as it is safe to do so.

S7.25.5.3     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.

S7.25.5.4     'Forcing' a driver below the line occurs when a car in the second lane from the bottom makes contact with a car running the bottom lane, knocking it below the line. If a driver is running the bottom lane and someone attempts to pass them on the apron, or in the same lane, contact between cars is not a 'force', it is an ass-hat trying to pass where we do not allow it.

S7.26     Nashville Superspeedway – Open setup track.

S7.26.1     Fuel Cap 40%

S7.26.2     Payout Structure “Large” applies to this track. See Table 3.

S7.26.3     Demo Derby Area: Center of the back stretch.

S7.27     [Legacy] Texas Motor Speedway - 2009 - Road Course Long – Open setup track.

S7.27.1     Fuel Cap 30%


S7.27.2     Payout Structure “Short” applies to this track. See Table 5.

S7.27.3     Demo Derby Area: Turn 1

S7.27.4     Pit Road is on the outside of this speedway. Rule D8.20.1 applies.

S7.27.5     The pace car will make a sharp right off of turn six. Once this occurs the leader must maintain pace speed until they have reached the front straight.

S7.27.6     If the flagman displays the green before the leader reaches the front straight the restart is official.

S7.27.7     The is NO competition caution for this track.

 

Section S8: Contingency Plans

S8.1     In the event 1/4 or more of the field completely drops from the server at the same time (within 2-3 laps), the caution will be displayed for "iAbductions".


S8.1.1     When the leaders take the "one to green" command, RACECONTROL will announce that the event has been RED FLAGGED for "iAbductions" and the leader is to bring the field to a slow and safe stop at the end of the back straight.


S8.1.2     75% of affected drivers must reconnect to the event before the event can be restarted.


S8.1.3     Drivers will NOT receive wave arounds during cautions for "iAbductions".


S8.1.4     Drivers disconnected will NOT receive wave arounds for laps lost during "iAbductions".


S8.1.5     If after 45 minutes 75% of the "iAbducted" drivers have not been returned, the event will halted for the remainder of the night.


S8.1.6     If 50% or greater of the official laps have been completed at the time of the RED flag, after 45 minutes the event is considered official.


S8.1.7     If less than 50% of the official laps have been completed, the event is a 'iblackout', 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.


S8.2     In the event the primary flagman of RACECONTROL gets disconnected/does not or cannot connect, from/to the server a non participating XCAL Official, broadcast partner, or turn marshal may throw a caution for "debris".


S8.2.1     There are no wave arounds when a caution for "debris" is thrown.


S8.2.2     A caution for "debris" may be extended up to 5 laps while the primary flagman reconnects to the server.


S8.2.3     If after 5 laps of extension the primary flagman has still not reconnected a senior official or turn marshal that is not competing may declare a RED flag condition for technical difficulties, "iAbduction" or some other bullshit excuse.


S8.2.4     Once a RED flag is declared the leader should bring the field to a stop at the end of the back stretch.


S8.2.5     If after 45 minutes of RED flag conditions the primary flagman cannot reconnect, the event will be halted for the evening.


S8.2.6     If 50% or greater of the official laps have been completed at the time of the RED flag, after 45 minutes the event is considered official.


S8.2.7     If less than 50% of the official laps have been completed, the event is a 'iblackout', 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.


S8.3     If the heat races are unable to be hosted by the President or Vice President of XCAL Racing the feature event will grid by Car # Owners points.


S8.3.1     In the event 1 or more heat races are completed, but others are unable to be launched/completed the results from the completed heat will stand per the predetermined amount of transfer cars. The rest of the field will grid by Car # Owners Points.

 

Section S9: Car # Private Sales +

S9.1     Car # owners who want to sell one or more of their car #'s must contact the XCAL President by email (President@xcalracing.com) with the name and email of the purchaser, and the amount of the pending sale, prior to committing to any arrangement.


S9.2     When a car # is sold - all points, potential championship winnings, remaining provisional points, available provisional entries, and remaining account balance associated with the car # are sold as a package deal. 


S9.3     The President of XCAL is the only person on earth who has the authority to appraise a team or individual car #'s value.


S9.4     A car # owner may sell a single car # while retaining others. A car # must be sold for no less than 80% of its individual appraised value.


S9.5     There is no upper limit to what a car # owner can sell their car #(s) for.


S9.6      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 C3.7.


S9.7     XCAL will retain 10% of the sale total as an administrative fee.


S9.8     The President of XCAL may purchase a used car #(s) from a Car # Owner who cannot find a private party willing to pay 80% of the appraised value of that car #(s).


S9.8.1     Car #'s purchased by the President of XCAL will be listed on the www.XCALRACING.com and made available for purchase to anyone for the listed price. 


S9.8.2    XCAL Racing and its President are under no obligation to buy any car #(s).


S9.8.3     Car #(s) purchased by the President of XCAL Racing will earn any provisional points the car #(s) normally would have, in any events the car #(s) are eligible for provisional points.

 

Section S10: Other Bullshit

S10.1     No matter how comprehensive the rule books are, situations will arise outside the scope of the written rules. In these situations XCAL Racing will make its best effort to uphold fairness. 


S10.2     Lack of a specific written rule does not inhibit XCAL Racing from issuing any penalty to a driver, car # owner, or staff.