Season Details
AmeriCar
Assetto Corsa

AmeriCar

2020-12-20 - 2021-03-28

ACRL's first AmeriCar season, using the excellent RSS Formula Americas 2020 car mod- which bears a remarkable resemblance to the 2020 IndyCar.  All North America tracks, no ovals.  Format is P / Q / and two races, with a 15 minute sprint race setting the grid for a 45 minute feature. Rolling starts.

Registration

Registration for this season is not open yet.

Completed

AmeriCar
Completed
AmeriCar @ Mosport
AmeriCar @ Mosport
Assetto Corsa
Mosport
Sunday March 28th 2021 07:00 PM Europe/Rome
AmeriCar
Completed
AmeriCar @ Laguna Seca
AmeriCar @ Laguna Seca
Assetto Corsa
Laguna Seca Raceway (OSRW)
Sunday March 14th 2021 07:00 PM Europe/Rome
AmeriCar
Completed
AmeriCar @ COTA
AmeriCar @ COTA
Assetto Corsa
COTA
Sunday February 28th 2021 07:00 PM Europe/Rome
AmeriCar
Completed
AmeriCar @ Road America
AmeriCar @ Road America
Assetto Corsa
Road America (Lilski)
Sunday February 7th 2021 07:00 PM Europe/Rome
AmeriCar
Completed
AmeriCar @ Road Atlanta
AmeriCar @ Road Atlanta
Assetto Corsa
Road Atlanta GP 2018
Sunday January 24th 2021 07:00 PM Europe/Rome
AmeriCar
Completed
AmeriCar @ Sebring
AmeriCar @ Sebring
Assetto Corsa
Sebring
Sunday January 3rd 2021 07:00 PM Europe/Rome
AmeriCar
Completed
AmeriCar @ Watkins Glen
AmeriCar @ Watkins Glen
Assetto Corsa
Watkins Glen Boot Classic
Sunday December 20th 2020 07:00 PM Europe/Rome
1st
1989 Points
Name
Northern Exposure
Drivers
SuperYam
Dirk_P_Ho
Car
RSS Formula Americas 2020
2nd
1921 Points
Name
Captain Clutch Motorsports
Drivers
Marc DeGras
Kevin Miller
Car
RSS Formula Americas 2020
3rd
1396 Points
Name
Quicksilver Racing
Drivers
Paul Thompson
Hugh Messenger
Car
RSS Formula Americas 2020
4th
1328 Points
Name
SideMax Motorworks Team #1
Drivers
Zachary Royall
Michael Kundakcioglu
Car
RSS Formula Americas 2020
5th
1318 Points
Name
BDS Racing
Drivers
BRADAA10
Bremmuur
Car
RSS Formula Americas 2020
6th
732 Points
Name
Key Racing
Drivers
Eraze
FiddeH
Car
RSS Formula Americas 2020
7th
601 Points
Name
SimApex RT
Drivers
Joseph Cote
Connor Pelkmans
Car
RSS Formula Americas 2020
8th
428 Points
Name
Race Addict
Drivers
William Johansson
Daniel Holst
Car
RSS Formula Americas 2020
9th
419 Points
Name
Poäng Gang
Drivers
Weldoffel
SuperMayo
Car
RSS Formula Americas 2020
10th
252 Points
Name
Goof Troop
Drivers
Edward Bewers
Car
RSS Formula Americas 2020
11th
213 Points
Name
Brake Pedal Broke
Drivers
Yusuf Ozugur
Yuksel Ratib
Car
RSS Formula Americas 2020
12th
114 Points
Name
Squeaky Wheels
Drivers
JakeWJF
SamirPRO
Car
RSS Formula Americas 2020
13th
88 Points
Name
The Kind of Shit Team
Drivers
bobsacamano
Nils Sheppard
Car
RSS Formula Americas 2020
14th
30 Points
Name
Killhouse Racing
Drivers
Kravma
Car
RSS Formula Americas 2020
15th
0 Points
Name
SideMax #2
Drivers
Oscar Needham
Car
RSS Formula Americas 2020
16th
0 Points
Name
GA Racing
Drivers
Miata Chan
Car
RSS Formula Americas 2020
17th
0 Points
Name
SM Mentor Motors
Drivers
John Siqueira
(Rafael Medina)
Car
RSS Formula Americas 2020
18th
0 Points
Name
Walker Air Racing
Drivers
Raphael Moll
Car
RSS Formula Americas 2020

Scoring System

Base Points
50
The maximum points for the combined split position in each race. So for base points of 50, with two splits of 32, split 1 would yield 50 for 1st down to 19 for last, split 2 would yield 18 for 1st, down to 1 for 18th, and 0 thereafter.
Split Bonus
Split 1: 10
Split 2: 5
Split 3: 0
The bonus for racing in each split. Typically split 1 will have a small bonus, added to the score for each race a driver starts in it.
Split Position Bonus
Split 1: 1st - 20, 2nd - 10, 3rd - 5, 4th - 3, 5th - 2, 6th - 1
Split 2: 1st - 5, 2nd - 3, 3rd - 1
Split 3: 1st - 3, 2nd - 1
The bonus for finishing in a given position in a given split.
Drops
1
The number of lowest scoring events to exclude race results for in the season standings for all drivers. DNF and DNS count towards drops, so missing an event entirely or not finishing is a drop.
Race Modifiers
Race 1: 1, Race 2: 2
For seasons with multiple races per event, typically a Feature and Sprint race with grid reversal, a modifier may be applied to one of the races. For example, if the second race is a longer feature race, it may be worth 1.5 times the points.
1st
1291 Points
Name
Morgan Purcell
Car
251 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
7
2nd
0
3rd
1
Top 10
12
Starts
14
2nd
1226 Points
Name
Marc DeGras
Car
190 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
2
2nd
6
3rd
2
Top 10
14
Starts
14
3rd
1032 Points
Name
SuperYam
Car
424 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
1
3rd
1
Top 10
12
Starts
14
4th
977 Points
Name
Dylan Chouinard
Car
218 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
1
Top 10
11
Starts
14
5th
957 Points
Name
Dirk_P_Ho
Car
11 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
1
2nd
2
3rd
1
Top 10
11
Starts
14
6th
901 Points
Name
Zachary Royall
Car
107 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
2
3rd
2
Top 10
9
Starts
10
7th
843 Points
Name
HighRoLa
Car
145 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
1
2nd
1
3rd
3
Top 10
10
Starts
10
8th
819 Points
Name
GameOfRob
Car
227 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
6
Starts
12
9th
806 Points
Name
Yannic B.
Car
209 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
1
Top 10
7
Starts
14
10th
721 Points
Name
Paul Thompson
Car
158 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
1
2nd
1
3rd
0
Top 10
6
Starts
14
11th
695 Points
Name
Kevin Miller
Car
136 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
2
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
8
Starts
10
12th
684 Points
Name
BRADAA10
Car
10 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
6
Starts
10
13th
675 Points
Name
Hugh Messenger
Car
128 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
7
Starts
14
14th
649 Points
Name
Kevin Kraus
Car
273 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
1
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
3
Starts
8
15th
634 Points
Name
Bremmuur
Car
80 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
4
Starts
10
16th
515 Points
Name
woomyd
Car
159 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
6
Starts
8
17th
427 Points
Name
Michael Kundakcioglu
Car
56 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
2
Top 10
4
Starts
6
18th
423 Points
Name
Race.Eend
Car
295 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
4
Starts
10
19th
413 Points
Name
jaza
Car
630 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
8
Starts
8
20th
403 Points
Name
Bjorn Snooz
Car
182 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
1
Top 10
4
Starts
6
21st
379 Points
Name
Eraze
Car
613 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
6
Starts
8
22nd
378 Points
Name
Ryan Black
Car
578 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
2
2nd
3
3rd
1
Top 10
6
Starts
6
23rd
376 Points
Name
SteveSpinz
Car
249 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
1
Top 10
3
Starts
8
24th
361 Points
Name
Joseph Cote
Car
722 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
2
3rd
0
Top 10
3
Starts
4
25th
353 Points
Name
FiddeH
Car
270 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
1
3rd
2
Top 10
3
Starts
10
26th
324 Points
Name
Detor
Car
70 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
1
Starts
6
27th
321 Points
Name
OldBoy
Car
221 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
1
Top 10
6
Starts
6
28th
313 Points
Name
mosyy
Car
53 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
3
Starts
4
29th
307 Points
Name
Alex Cascatau
Car
239 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
2
Starts
4
30th
301 Points
Name
Kenneth Sirquini
Car
206 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
1
2nd
1
3rd
1
Top 10
3
Starts
4
31st
295 Points
Name
Oscar Pink
Car
214 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
1
Starts
4
32nd
280 Points
Name
William Johansson
Car
297 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
1
Starts
4
33rd
259 Points
Name
Weldoffel
Car
79 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
1
2nd
1
3rd
0
Top 10
2
Starts
4
34th
252 Points
Name
Edward Bewers
Car
244 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
3
Starts
4
35th
240 Points
Name
Connor Pelkmans
Car
16 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
2
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
2
Starts
2
36th
238 Points
Name
Fast Jim
Car
999 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
0
Starts
4
37th
195 Points
Name
Odd_Bloke
Car
137 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
2
Starts
4
38th
179 Points
Name
Dean Thiart
Car
269 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
3
Starts
4
39th
176 Points
Name
Tim May
Car
65 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
2
Starts
2
40th
172 Points
Name
Henri Berg
Car
233 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
2
Starts
2
41st
168 Points
Name
Bruhop60
Car
61 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
1
Starts
4
42nd
168 Points
Name
Fatdog
Car
123 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
0
Starts
3
43rd
160 Points
Name
SuperMayo
Car
3 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
2
Starts
2
44th
150 Points
Name
Yusuf Ozugur
Car
37 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
1
Starts
2
45th
148 Points
Name
Daniel Holst
Car
111 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
1
Starts
4
46th
145 Points
Name
disappointment
Car
241 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
1
Starts
2
47th
139 Points
Name
Aaron Stewart
Car
279 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
1
2nd
1
3rd
0
Top 10
2
Starts
2
48th
97 Points
Name
Yanick Bachmann
Car
121 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
0
Starts
2
49th
93 Points
Name
Gabriel Lavoie
Car
124 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
2
Starts
2
50th
93 Points
Name
Ryan Boyd
Car
00 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
1
Starts
2
51st
89 Points
Name
Pedro Zunino
Car
230 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
1
Starts
2
52nd
88 Points
Name
bobsacamano
Car
257 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
1
Starts
2
53rd
72 Points
Name
DoubleLPhill
Car
73 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
0
Starts
3
54th
68 Points
Name
JakeWJF
Car
176 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
0
Starts
2
55th
63 Points
Name
Yuksel Ratib
Car
110 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
0
Starts
2
56th
49 Points
Name
Robert Majors
Car
9, 09 or 90 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
0
Starts
1
57th
46 Points
Name
SamirPRO
Car
108 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
0
Starts
2
58th
38 Points
Name
CidJc
Car
757 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
0
Starts
2
59th
35 Points
Name
Sbrown
Car
284 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
1
Top 10
1
Starts
1
60th
30 Points
Name
Kravma
Car
178 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
0
2nd
0
3rd
0
Top 10
0
Starts
2
0th
0 Points
Name
Nils Sheppard
Car
64 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Tom S
Car
261 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Tom24
Car
226 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Sebastian Apostol
Car
169 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Simone Amerini
Car
236 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Anders Daniel Rasmussen
Car
181 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Oscar Needham
Car
917 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Miata Chan
Car
224 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
John Siqueira
Car
321 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Rafael Medina
Car
207 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Alexandre Laroche
Car
149 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
MacDaddy
Car
442 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
lex
Car
258 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Geary Wariwisaya
Car
63 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Raphael Moll
Car
562 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Big Perm
Car
50 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Matteo Lorenzetti
Car
40 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Scott Burnett
Car
180 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Balint Poloskei
Car
275 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
ritwht
Car
818 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
zaknorris1
Car
164 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Braaderz
Car
35 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Tomas Stanek
Car
67 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Alexandre Doro
Car
102 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Mihai Suteanu
Car
355 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Peyton_Stephenson
Car
198 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Soap
Car
174 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
OtisTheFoot
Car
184 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
SMM Luka
Car
3145 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Eduardo Lima
Car
38 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Vesku
Car
155 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Peacepipe
Car
134 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Alex Klein
Car
43 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Race.Blacky
Car
98 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Piotr89waYT
Car
163 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
JoeyC
Car
282 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Darque
Car
82 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Barry
Car
253 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Francesco Foresti
Car
41 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Leonardo Grigis
Car
115 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Marc Sonneborn
Car
2 or 44 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
PanosSpeedy
Car
51 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
0th
0 Points
Name
Terry Woo
Car
77 RSS Formula Americas 2020
1st
-
2nd
-
3rd
-
Top 10
-
Starts
-
Regions Cup
Region Points
EU Europe 13137
NA North America 8757
SA South America 327
AS Asia 213
Nations Cup
Nation Region Points
Canada NA 5914
United Kingdom EU 4581
Netherlands EU 2848
United States NA 2473
Ireland EU 1291
Finland EU 1191
Germany EU 1068
Poland EU 634
Czech Republic EU 451
Sweden EU 428
Norway EU 403
Grenada NA 324
Argentina SA 238
Turkey AS 213
Luxembourg EU 145
Switzerland EU 97
Uruguay SA 89
Cuba NA 46
Briefing

The Car

The RSS Formula Americas 2020 (aka IndyCar) is a paid mod.  It can be purchased from the RSS web shop.  If you absolutely cannot afford to buy the mod, we may have a few available with a 100% off coupon which our community members chipped in for.  Ask a mod in Discord.  However, at only €3.85 we feel like this is excellent value for an entire season, and that buying the mod helps to keep the AC ecosystem alive and rewards RSS for their excellent work.

We have, however, made some modifications to the car, to make it a little more stable over kerbs.  In order to race this car on our servers, you will need to follow these instructions:

  • Purchase and install the RSS car as normal.
  • Download the ACRL data.acd file from here.
  • Find and open your car's content folder within Assetto Corsa, usually in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\assettocorsa\content\cars\rss_formula_americas_2020 (This may vary depending on your install)
  • Copy the original data.acd file in that folder, and save it somewhere safe, outside of your game content (do NOT just rename it while keeping it in the same folder).
  • Copy the data.acd you downloaded from ACRL into the rss_formula_americas_2020 folder.
  • If you ever want to run this car on servers other than ACRL, you will need to copy the original data.acd back.

Please refer to the following video for a visual tutorial:

https://youtu.be/vFjdi70Ik-Q

The Events

The AmeriCar season has a two race event format.  A 60 minute practice, then a normal 15 minute quali session, followed by a 15 or 20 minute sprint race (length depends on length of the lap), which will set the grid (with no reverse) for a 45 minute feature race.  Drivers have to leave the server after the sprint race, while we set up the grid for the feature race, then rejoin when the server comes back up (usually about 5 minutes, announced in Discord).  When the server comes back up, the race session will start straight away (no practice or quali), but with a 5 minute pre-race wait time, to give people time to rejoin, load setups, and hit the Drive button. Then, a 45 minute feature race.

All races will use rolling starts.  See below for details.

Pre-Quali

In addition to using Pre-Quali (PQ) to sort drivers into multiple splits, all events this season have a mandatory PQ requirement of 3 consecutive, valid laps within 107% of the fastest PQ lap time.  If you do not meet this requirement, you will not be entered in the race.  PQ servers are available 24*7 for a week prior to each event (see the Driver Briefing tab on each event page for details).  As the fastest lap time in PQ time can obviously change during the week, it is up to you to ensure that you remain qualified.  We send out 3 emails during the course of the week to let you know if you have not met the requirement, as well as a prominent notification at the top of the ACRL web site letting you know if you are not yet meeting the requirement.

Rolling Starts

This series features rolling starts for races. The start procedure is governed by a server side plugin, no need for an app in-game, although there is a useful ACRL App here you can use..  The plugin sends clearly visible messages to all drivers.

The pole sitter decides when to start the race, within a predetermined zone which will be communicated through the app.  The start zone starts at some point before the start/finish line, and ends at the s/f line.  Regardless of whether the pole sitter has started, when the "GO!!" message is given at the end of the start zone, their race has started. The pole sitter must keep steady at ~100kph, cannot brake to try and back the entire field in order get a run while everyone is recovering. We recognize this is allowed in real life, but if we allow it, it will result in complete disaster. Once the pole sitter accelerates they are not allowed to slow down again. There are no dummy starts allowed, once the pole sitter accelerates, the race has begun. Again, this is all in an effort to make rolling starts work. If someone is deemed to have had an illegal start to a race, they will be subject to reports and penalties through the standard incident system.

The exact procedure is as follows:

  • When the lights go out, the formation lap starts, in single file.
  • The pole sitter will be given instructions on what speed to maintain (about 100km/h).
  • Everyone else will be told which car to follow.
  • Towards the end of the lap, the pole sitter will be instructed to reduce speed, and all drivers will be instructed to go double file, which side of the track they need to be on (which may not be the side your grid box was on, so pay attention), and to stop weaving.
  • All drivers will be told when the start zone is approaching.
  • As the pole sitter enters the start zone, they will be instructed to go when they are ready.  They can then go at any point up till the end of the start zone.
  • The race starts when the pole sitter goes, or when the "GO" message is broadcast to all drivers (whichever comes first).
  • It is strictly prohibited for the pole sitter to accelerate and slow down in the start zone, they must maintain a steady speed, and as soon as they accelerate, the race has started.

Messages from the server

An example of messages from the server from Sebring. The colored lines under the text correspond to the colored lines on the track-map showing when they will be displayed.  Note that these are examples from a multi-class event, so they are slightly different in the single-class AmeriCar season, but only in minor details (like there is no "Keep LEFT / RIGHT", in single class events you always double file on the same side you gridded).

 

 

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