General race rules:

 

 2 Tires on intended racing surface at all times.

RULES OF THE ROAD

 On Course Driver Conduct

A. Drivers are responsible to avoid physical contact between cars on

the race track.

B. Each competitor has a right to racing room, which is generally

defined as sufficient space on the marked racing surface that under

racing conditions, a driver can maintain control of his car in close

quarters.

C. Drivers must respect the right of other competitors to racing room.

Abrupt changes in direction that impede or affect the path of

another car attempting to overtake or pass may be interpreted as

an effort to deprive a fellow competitor of the right to racing room.

D. The overtaking driver is responsible for the decision to pass another

car and to accomplish it safely. The overtaken driver is responsible

to be aware that he is being passed and not to impede or block the

overtaking car. A driver who does not use his rear view mirror or

who appears to be blocking another car attempting to pass may be

black flagged and/or penalized,

E. Offensive language towards fellow drivers will not be tolerated, if there is a dispute

on track you shall do the following.

1. Save and forward a replay to one of the site admins

2. detail the event in your best words.

failure to follow the code of conduct and repeated offenses can result in or up to

.Loss of accrued points for points events

A competitor may be penalized all points accrued during the current

season.

 Expulsion from Racing Events

 

For race events:

 

Track Regulations:

 

Pit Stops:

 

Mandatory pit-stop are required in all races. Be mindful of your laps and pit windows. There are 2 pit windows in each race between laps 5 and 6, and 9 and 10, with the exception of the endurance race which contains 2 groups of 3 pit windows. In the endurance race, a mandatory pit is required in each group of three pit windows, for a total of 2 mandatory pit stops. Failure to take a mandatory pit stop in an open pit window, or taking a mandatory pit stop outside of a pit window will be penalized.

 

Failing to pit at all during a race will result in a forfeiture of all points for that race, and the race day will be considered a non-droppable race day, meaning it cannot be counted as the race day with the lowest score.

 

Whenever a driver enters or leaves the pits, they must call this out to the rest of the room. Drivers must keep their tires within the painted white lines denoting the edge of the track when entering and exiting the pit, to ensure no cutting of the track. When approaching the pit lane, please stay to the pit side of the track. When exiting the pit lane, drivers must stay to the side until they have returned to racing speed. Do not exit onto the racing line because this is dangerous to other drivers. When entering and exiting the pit, do not make sudden movements as this will most likely cause an accident.

 

Re-Entering the Track:

 

Caution must always be used when re-entering the track. Cars re-entering the track must always yield to lapping drivers. Drivers should announce their re-entry to the room to warn on-coming drivers.  Dangerous re-entry to the circuit after leaving the track, and re-entry to the circuit resulting in a collision, are both subject to penalty.

 

Overtaking and Lapping:

 

Competitors must communicate with each other and make sensible choices when making overtakes. The responsibility of overtaking is on the car doing the passing and should be made cleanly without contact. Always be sure that the pass is viable and can be completed at a safe place on the track before committing. Allow for room to ensure on-track safety. The car being passed should never put either car at unnecessary risk and should not do anything unexpected. Slower cars should not deviate away from the normal racing line or suddenly brake to aid an overtake.

 

If you are being lapped by any driver, you should allow them to pass you at a safe place on the track by maintaining the racing line. You may acknowledge the driver doing the overtaking by travelling at a reduced speed. Any driver found to be preventing a driver lapping them will be penalized.

 

If you bump someone off the track when overtaking, you must wait for them to recover and regain their position, even if it means other drivers get past too. Intentionally crashing someone to get by or gain a position falls under intentional contact and is not permitted under any circumstances.

 

Restarts:

 

Restarts will only occur if the room has been setup incorrectly, if there is lag in the opening race lap or a lag related crash occurs within the opening lap, or if there is a collision within the opening race lap involving 4 or more cars. If a restart occurs due to a multiple vehicle collision in the opening lap, point penalties may be applied once a review is made.

 

Collisions:

 

If a collision does occur and you cause driver(s) resulting in them leaving the track or losing control, it is your obligation to wait for them to regain control and/or the position you may have taken from them in order to avoid receiving a penalty. Intentional contact is not permitted under any circumstances. Be especially careful of driving down the inside of a lane on entry to a corner, as making contact with another car to help maintain your line is not permitted.

 

Penalties:

 

Point and/or placement penalties, or series disqualification may be made as a result of corner-cutting, improper pit entry or exit, taking a mandatory pit stop when the pit Lane is closed, illegal or dangerous blocking or protecting a track position, unlawfully gaining a position, causing avoidable contact resulting in damage or a crash, dangerous rejoining of the circuit, illegal drafting, wall-riding, using an illegal build or other forms of inappropriate and dangerous track behavior placing other competitors at risk or poor sportsmanship. In the case of major incidents or a multiple offense incident, the race day may be considered a non-droppable race day, meaning it cannot be counted as the race day with the lowest score. Club leaders may unanimously or by majority impose point penalties after a race review of replays, or in response to an incident inquiry made by a participating driver. Club leaders and event organizers may seek the opinion of non-participating parties in determining an incident if the incident is questionable or if a conflict of interest.

 

Conflicts:

 

If you feel an incident occurred during the race, or someone was acting against the standards of fair play or the rules of the event, please PM the event organizers. You are encouraged to save replays. DO NOT, under any circumstances voice your claims on the club forums. Public address of incidents and appropriate resolutions are to be handled by the club leadership and race organizers only.

 

Penalty Types and Conditions:

 

Cutting Corners, Corner Extending and Corner Widening

Pit Entry

Pit Exit

Incorrect Pit

Blocking

Unlawful Gaining of a Position

Rejoining the Circuit

Illegal Car Build

Avoidable Contact or Contact Resulting in Damage or Crash

 

DQ = Disqualified: forfeiture of all points for both heats and non-droppable race day

 

Cutting Corners, Corner Extending and Corner Widening:

 

During a race drivers need to keep at least 2 wheels within the track boundaries at all times. The track boundaries being the painted lines on either side of the track or lines designating a separate area such as a pit lane etc. In addition to cutting a corner with the entire car, going out of bounds prior to a turn in order to widen the corner and going out of bounds to complete a corner are also issues, as they can be considered a hazardous exit and re-entry of the track:

 

 

Consciously cutting the track with the whole car to gain time and/or unlawful track position:

First offense: written warning and 2 pts.

Second offense: written warning and 5 pts.

Third offense: DQ

 

Pit Entry:

 

Crossing over the track or racing line to enter the pit at speed:

Offense: written warning and 5 pts. per incident

 

Purposefully short-cutting the pit entry at speed in order to gain time or position (i.e. cutting across a median that circles part of the track before entering the pit):

First offense: written warning and 10 pts.

Second offense: DQ

 

Pit Exit:

 

Dangerous re-entry onto the racing line when exiting the pit lane:

First offense: written warning

Multiple offenses: written warning and 2 pts per incident

 

Dangerous re-entry onto the racing line to gain or protect a track position resulting in a collision or "avoiding" action:

First offense: written warning and 2 pts per incident

Multiple offenses: written warning and 5 pts. per incident

 

Incorrect Pit:

 

Failing to complete a mandatory pit stop within the designated window:

Offense: written warning and 2 pts. per incident

 

Failing to complete a pit stop during a race:

Offense: written warning, DQ

 

Blocking:

 

Defending on a straight: Moving across the track more than once to defend your position

Defending on a corner: Taking the racing line without clearly being ahead of the driver behind

 

Protecting a track position illegally by moving over on a car already committing to a pass, as related to the racing line:

First offense: written warning

Multiple offenses: written warning and 2 pts per incident

 

Consistently and consciously protecting a track position illegally and dangerously by moving over on a car already committing to a pass, as related to the racing line:

First offense: written warning

Second offense: written warning and 2 pts per incident

Multiple offenses: written warning and 5 pts. per incident

 

Unlawful Gaining of a Position:

 

Failure to give back a position gained as a result of accidental contact that hampers the affected cars race, or optionally, as a result of a hazardous maneuver resulting in an unnecessary or forced "avoiding" action:

Offense: written warning and 2pts. per incident

 

Failure to give back a position gained as a result of purposeful or avoidable contact that hampers the affected cars race:

First offense: written warning and 2 pts.

Second offense: written warning and 5 pts. per incident

 

Rejoining the Circuit:

 

Dangerous re-entry to the circuit after an excursion:

Offense: written warning

 

Dangerous re-entry to the circuit after an excursion causing a collision:

First offense: written warning

Second offense: written warning and 2 pts per incident

Multiple offenses: written warning and 5 pts. per incident

 

Illegal Car Build:

 

Offense: DQ

 

Avoidable Contact or Contact Resulting in Damage or Crash:

 

Causing "Avoidable" Contact:

Offense: written warning

 

Causing Avoidable Contact Resulting in Damage or Crash:

First offense: written warning and 2 pts.

Multiple offenses: written warning and 5 pts. per incident

 

Driving Backwards (for the really dumb):

 

Offense: DQ