American Racing League (ARL) GR.4 Wednesday Nights

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    ARL Gr4 Americas Cup Wednesday Nights Starts Jan. 22 2020


    Welcome to the ARL Gr4 Series page! We are now starting our 7th season. What started as a developmental league for the Gr3 series has grown to become its very own series.

    This season will see a huge overhaul to the way the series has been run in the past. The biggest change is the qualifying and race format.

    Our other big change is that we have now switched from a 6 week season to an 8 week season.

    Whether you are an experienced driver or new, there is competitive racing for every skill level. So please look over the race info below and feel free to join us on Wednesday nights.

    Lobbies will open at 9:30pm EST and racing will begin at 9:45pm EST

    • Heat lobbies open at 9:30pm EST
    • Open practice until first heat start
    • First 10 minute heat starts at 9:45 EST
    • Second 10 minute heat to follow immediately after results are recorded
    • Top 6 drivers from each heat lobby move to the feature lobby (Top 4 if there is 3 lobbies)
    • Remaining drivers head to the Best of the Rest lobby
    • 10 minute Best of the Rest race starts as soon as grid is set
    • 5 minute qualifying race for the 12 feature race drivers
    • Top 4 drivers of BotR race will move on to the feature
    • 20 minute feature race to start at approximately 10:30 EST but no later than 10:45 EST
    • Tire wear X7
    • Fuel consumption X4
    • BoP on
    • Light Damage (heat races)
    • Heavy Damage (feature race)
    • Shortcut penalty weak
    • All driving aids disabled except ABS
    • Only Tuning allowed is brake ballast
    • Tire compounds RS RM RH
    • Grid start with false start check
    There will be special settings for the oval tracks on the schedule
    • Tire wear X2
    • Fuel consumption X2
    • Boost weak
    • Slipstream weak
    • Light damage
    • RS tire compound
    • Rolling start with a formation lap
    • 80 mph formation lap at Northern Isle
    • 100 mph formation lap at Blue Moon Speedway
    There will be two 10 minute "heat" races and a 10 minute "Best of the Rest" to determine the starting grid for the main race.

    All confirmed drivers for the race week will be given a random number approximately 1 hour prior to the lobbies opening. This number will determine which qualifying lobby you are assigned to.

    All odd numbers (1,3,5,etc.) will head to Lobby A.
    All even numbers (2,4,6,etc.) will head to Lobby B.

    Once in your lobby your number will determine your starting position for the first qualifying race. For example; numbers 1,3,&5 would start 1,2,&3. The second qualifying race will be a reverse grid of the first race's results.

    Once the 2 qualifying races are completed we will average your finish position. The top 6 finishers from each lobby will move on to the feature race.

    The remaining drivers will then compete in a short "Best of the Rest" race. Grid order will be determined by the driver's average finishing position for the first 2 heat races. The top 4 finishers from this race will then move on to the feature race and make up the final 4 positions on the grid.

    After the 12 drivers from the heat races enter the Feature Race lobby and green up they will be placed on the starting grid based on average finishing position from the heat races.
    The 12 drivers will then run a 5 minute race to determine the starting grid for the feature race while the BotR lobby runs their race.
    The finishing positions from this race will determine the starting grid for the feature

    Positions 13-16 will be placed on the grid according to their finishing order in the "Best of the Rest" race.

    In the event that a driver misses the first heat race but shows up for the second heat race, they will be given a last place finish for the first heat race.

    ***It has been brought to my attention that this format can only accommodate 28 drivers. Below is some additions to the qualifying procedure in case we exceed that number***

    In the event more than 28 drivers show up for race night the top 6 from each heat lobby will still move on to the final as normal

    The remaining drivers in the lobby (if over 8 drivers remain) will then compete in a 5min shootout. With the grid determined by their average finish from the heat races.

    The top 8 drivers from the shootout race will then move on to the BotR race. The drivers who do not make the cut will be given 1 point towards the BotR championship.

    **In the event of 32+ drivers on race night**

    We will split the heats into 3 lobbies.
    Lobby assignment will be according to number draw.
    example: if there are 33 drivers numbers 1-11 will go to Lobby A, 12-22 will go to Lobby B, and 23-33 will go to Lobby C
    Starting grids in the heats will be by number draw as usual.

    Top 4 overall drivers from each Lobby will then move on to the final
    There will then be a quick 5min race (minimum of 3 laps) with the remaining drivers in the lobby to determine who goes to the BotR race
    Grid order for the 5 min shootout will be determined by overall lobby finishing position
    The top 5 finishers from Heat Lobby A and C will move on to the BotR race along with the top 6 finishers from Heat Lobby B.

    Any remaining drivers that failed to make the BotR race will receive 1 point towards the BotR Championship
    There will be 2 points championships. The ARL Americas Cup Championship and a Best of the Rest Championship.

    The Feature race and BotR race will be scored separately but use the same 16 driver point format.

    There will be bonus points to earn. The overall winners of each heat lobby will earn 1 bonus point each.

    There will also be a bonus point awarded for fastest lap in the feature race.

    The winner of the BotR race will receive 1 bonus point for the feature race.

    1. 25 11. 6
    2. 23 12. 5
    3. 20 13. 4
    4. 18 14. 3
    5. 15 15. 2
    6. 12 16. 1
    7. 10
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    9. 8
    10. 7
    * there is 1 drop week in the 8 week race season, the drop week will subtract your lowest scoring night to hopefully close the points gap for the winner
    The penalty system for the GR.4 league is a little more relaxed than the Gr.3 series mainly because this is more of a learning league. If you feel like you need to file a IR on a driver please fill out the google sheet @Herimopp89 has made, He is our Chief Steward and will review all IR along with the other BoD members.

    • MINOR ACCIDENT: causing minor damage to another drivers car, unsafe re-entry, cutting corners to gain an advantage

    • MEDIUM ACCIDENT: dive bomb, making a pass using out of bounds, not adhering to flag rules, blocking/weaving

    • SEVERE ACCIDENT: causing major damage to another drivers car, not conceding spot if you have ran another driver off track/ bumped them going into a corner intentionally hitting another driver, retaliation, dive bomb with no intention of using the brakes

    • GROUNDS FOR BEING KICKED OUT OF THE LEAGUE: intentionally trying to wreck other drivers, driving wrong way on the track, pretty much being a jacka$$ I don’t see many of us having a problem with this major point deduction because overall this is a clean group of drivers but you never know when you might have to use this penalty
    DISCONNECT

    With the recent update on GT Sport there have been many instances a driver getting stuck on the grid (including myself). Hopefully this will not be a problem going forward but until GT Sport fixes this problem we will need to adapt a rule for being stuck or disconnecting.

    The rule we are putting in place for the time being is that if a driver gets stuck on the grid we will move the driver to the rear of the grid and restart.

    If problem persist we will ask the driver to please exit the race and issue last place points to the driver/drivers for that race.

    It really sucks being stuck on the grid and I want everyone to race each week but at the same time we can’t restart more than once for the same driver it’s not fair to the others.

    ***Rule Update***
    After careful consideration and talking it over with BoD we have come to decision regarding quitting during races

    If a driver quits during a race for any reason other than a disconnect/stuck on grid/personal issue (i.e. rage quits) they will lose any and all points accrued during the race night.
    The offending driver will also be issued a warning for their first offense.
    If a second offense occurs the driver will then face a 2 week suspension from the series
    If a driver quits during a race we ask that you message the lobby host as soon as possible with a reason for quitting
    If a message is not received within 24 hours of the race end if will be assumed to be a rage quit

    Drivers that quit between races for any reason other than a disconnect/stuck on grid/personal issue will lose any and all points accrued during the race night.
    If you do exit between races please state in the chat that you will not be returning and follow up with a message to the lobby host why you left.
    Drivers that leave between races will not receive warnings or suspensions
    Again if the driver does not message the lobby host with a reason why they left within 24 hours of the race completion it will assumed to be a rage quit.

    Any drivers that experience connection issues or have to leave for personal matters will not be penalized.
    CONFIRMATION
    With the new qualifying format it is crucial that all drivers state their intentions to race every week.

    Confirmation will open for the weeks race on monday mornings and end wednesday evening around 8 pm EST.

    Drivers may also request to be put on auto confirm. These drivers will only have to let us know when they don't plan to race.
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    ARL INFO
    GR.4 Series Manager: @PApunk924
    Link to thread: https://tinyurl.com/ARL-SCS
    Email address: americanrleague@gmail.com
    Website ARLsimracing.com
    Twitter: @ARLracing214
    Discord: American Racing League
    Facebook: AmericanRacingLeague

    Live streams

    TexasmostHated
    https://youtube.com/user/MrTmw636

    Herimopp89
    https://youtube.com/channel/UCnef3zaFdTG7zJkueDKfiw

    Nog3861
    https://youtube.com/channel/UCaVCwivveljVwUb37jYBXIw


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    Race information

    Season 7 Schedule:
    • Laguna Seca 12:00 ToD 13 laps - Jan. 22
    • Blue Moon Bay: Infield A II 10:30 ToD 16 laps - Jan. 29
    • Northern Isle Speedway 21:00 ToD 75 laps - Feb. 5
    • Autodromo De Interlagos 13:45 ToD 12 laps - Feb. 12
    • Willow Springs: Big Willow 17:30 ToD 15 laps - Feb. 19
    • Blue Moon Speedway (Gr3 Cars) 13:00 ToD 28 laps - Feb. 26
    • Willow Springs: Streets of Willow 21:00 ToD 17 laps - Mar. 4
    • Mount Panorama 17:00 ToD 9 laps - Mar. 11
     
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    Season 1 car: Megane Trophy '11 GR.4
    Season 2 car: Ferrari 458 Italia GR.4
    Season 3 car: Dodge Viper GR.4
    Season 4 car: BMW M4 GR.4

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    Season 6 car: Any European Gr. 4 (2 drivers per car)
    Season 7 cars:
    Chevrolet Corvette C7 Gr4
    Dodge Viper Gr4
    Ford Mustang Gr4

    * We will be using the Gr3 versions for the Blue Moon Speedway race.

     
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    We do not have a day of the week set up yet when signing up for this series please include days available to race
     
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  6. Nick Cannella

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    Awesome. I'm in! What day and time is this series running?
    Also, when does it start?
     
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    Time has been updated in the thread good catch 9 PM central. Dont have a day set up yet but ideally tuesdays would be the best day
     
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    I'll sign up. I don't know how often I will be able to make it, but I would love to participate when I can. I think Monday or Tuesday would be best for me. Also, might want to fix the title. ;)
     
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    Cool man no worries thanks for signing up
     
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  10. GTP_Guido

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    Sign me up :tup:

    Tuesday would be fine :cheers:
     
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    No problem man thank you for joining
     
  12. Ryan Kirk

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    Same as the german. Im in. Tuesdays would be good for me.
     
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    I'm in, and open to any day of the week
     
  14. TexasJDC

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    Cool thanks for joining man
     
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    Tuesday is good for me . Sign me up............r
     
  16. TexasJDC

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    No problem we will get you on the list thank you for joining man
     
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    Car #69 is ready :cheers:

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    Nice livery man. Like you you got all sides of it in the pic very cool!
     
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  19. Nick Cannella

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    Very cool. How do you make that kind of picture?
     
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    Hello! Thanks for tagging me. I would love to participate if it's on Tuesdays (I work Monday nights) :cheers:
     
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    @Infineon, thank you for signing up. Day of event announcement will be coming soon.
     
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    I would love to race but Tuesday’s is the snail endurance league that I’m committed to.
     
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    Thanks for signing up @Infineon welcome.... @Neutty fully understandable man
     
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    Looks like the majority have voted on tuesdays so that's what day we will run

    First race
    Tuesday 2/19/19 9PM central
     
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    The scoresheet and data tables are ready for Tuesday nights season 1 Kickoff of the ARL GR4 Sprint Series! Sign up today!

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    i will be late, but can run any races that you didn't start if it isnt a problem
     
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    Not a problem at all man
     
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  30. Rinsky

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    So I see everyone has voted Tuesday as race night for your ARL GR.4 SPRINT CUP and I would be interested in joining too if there is room. If not I will be happy being a Stand-in when needed until a spot opens up.

    Me and @Infineon both work at the same place on the same shift and Tuesday's work out great for us.

    Anyway let me know if there is room.
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