ARL Super Formula Series

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ARL Super Formula Series!
The ARL Super Formula series is here! It will be on Saturday nights on the off weeks of our ARL GT3 series in the same time slot.

The Super Formula Series is a new series here at ARL and is going to be the testing bed for Open Wheel Racing for our league and the drivers who compete in it. This series will utilize both of the SF19 Cars in GTSport. These cars are identical cars so it is up to the driver to showcase their skills to get the top spot. But that is not all, this series also uses success ballast. This ballast system helps keep the grid tight and making those faster drivers work harder as the season goes by. This will be a no tuning allowed series. There will only be a maximum of 16 open slots for this first short season so sign up if you plan on making all the races!

What if you don't sign up in time? No worries. You will be placed on a reserve list and called upon if one of the 16 drivers can not make the race. If the reserve list gets really full with interest we will have the ability to run multiple servers like our GT3 Saturdays. That has yet to be planned though. SO if you are interested sign up! Even if you don't make the first 16 slots. You will have a chance to race these super fun machines! The more the better!


Information for the series is stated below:

All 16 drivers must be in the voice chat at all times during the race and qualifying. Even if you do not have a mic. Keep Mic at reasonable volume

Lobby times:
The lobby will open around aprox. 9:15pm central standard time with qualifying aiming to start around 9:30ish

Lobby Settings:
Tire wear x3 Fuel x3
Flag Rules on
No driving aids with the exception of ABS
No Tuning
No BoP
Fuel 3/4 tank
Damage set to light(IR system will be in place so no dirty driving or penalties will be accrued and possible suspension.)

Qualifying:
This will be 1 shot qualifying. You will be sent out 1 at a time to do your warmup lap, Qualifying hot lap and your cool down lap. After your laps are completed you may back out but stay Greened up(green check mark in the server) so your time counts for qualifying.
Will run on Racing Soft tires only

Race:
After a short break the race will start with a grid start and false start check on.
Grid with False start check on. Be extra careful on the first lap at every turn.
Will run on Racing Soft tires only
Fuel at Start of race will be set to 3/4ish of a tank
During the race all drivers are required to make 1 pitstop for tires or fuel after pits open. There is no maximum limit to pitstop taking.
Pits open for pitstops Lap 7(unless otherwise stated by a yellow flag). This means as soon as one crosses the start/finish line and the lap counter says "7" pits will open. If you enter the pits and your lap counter says "6" a penalty will be accrued.
Clean racing is a MUST. Damage will be set to light but that does not mean to make crazy moves and cause issues. A race can be ruined by a dirty move. Race others how you want to be raced.
Be considerate with your mic volume. If it's loud and others are kindly asking you to turn it down a little bit please do. Not all of us has PS5's.

Caution Flag:
As some of you have experienced in Tuesday Night Endurance and Wednesday night GT4 league we will have a single caution during the race. Unlike those nights this will not be a competition caution. Only 1 Caution will be allowed per race and will proceed as follows.

A. A caution will be allowed to be called if 2 or more cars are involved in an accident of which taking at least one of those cars out of the race.

B. To call for a caution 2 of the drivers involved in the accident must type in the chat "CC"

C. The race host will then call out the caution over the mic in the voice chat with the directions on what to do.

D. The pits will be closed when the caution is called until the race host says they are open.

E. When lining up for the green the cars will line up 2 x 2 in their respective positions

F. The green flag will come out at a designated spot on the circuit. This spot will usually be the start/finish line but may change due to circuit layout to make for a fair start for all cars. The lead car will not start UNTIL they read the designated spot. If lead car has a mic they are welcome to inform the rest of the field the green has been waved. Do be wary of cold tires and try not to cause another accident for there will not be another caution. Stay safe

Livery Rules:
Drivers must make their own liveries or have someone make them one fitting the livery guidelines for the series. They can be as simple as changing the color of the car and adding the required decals or be extravagant works of art.

Tire stickers for the series must be on all cars and will be set as "Goodyear" tire sticker.

Required Decals:
Required decals are the 2 ARL Super Formula Decals. Car numbers are also required but will not be supplied.

Decal Placement:
The ARL Super Formula Winglet Decal will need to be put at the top section of the winglets.
The ARL Super Formula Decal will need to be placed on the upper part of the air intake on both sides of the car as well as the front of the car above the car number at the bottom of the nose.
Your Car number decals will need to be placed on the bottom portion of the rear wing. It will also need to be placed on the front of the car under the ARL Super Formula decal.

See screenshots below for proper placement and alignment.

Decal Placement screenshots:
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Decals:
ARL Super Formula Winglet Decal
ARL Super Formula Decal




Last Note: These are open wheel cars and do not have brake lights or indicators. Please drive using your head and better judgement. If you are following close behind another car pay attention to when they normally brake or when the car starts to slow down. Your eyes should be looking not only at the car in front of you but also past that car. If there is a lot of traffic in front of you close by each other and fighting for position it should be obvious that you are not going to be able to brake at the normal race line brake markers without taking the other cars out. These cars are great but they are not that great.

Aside from that have a great time and do your best. Mistakes can be forgiven. Stuff happens. All skill levels are welcome. The only way to get better is to do! There is no try, there is only do or do not.
Good luck racers! Lets have fun!!
 
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Schedule:
Round 1 - 8/14 | Tokyo South Inner Loop | ToD 12:45 | 31 Laps
Round 2 - 9/4 | St Croix B II | ToD 15:10 | 30 Laps
Round 3 - 9/25 | Laguna Seca | ToD 7:30 | 35 Laps
Round 4 - 10/16 | Spa | ToD 16:45 | 27 Laps
Round 5 - 11/6 | Fuji Short* | ToD 17:15 | 25 Laps
Round 6 - 11/27 | Suzuka** | ToD 6:30 | 32 Laps (possible date change due to holiday)

*half ballast
** No ballast double points
Time of Day for all tracks will be up by Saturday 8/7

Ballast Allocations:
1st place = +3 weight
2nd place = +2 weight
3rd place = +1 weight

A maximum of +10weight can be allocated.

Last place will receive -1 Weight. Can not go below stock weight setting.

Pts:
1st - 20pts
2nd - 16pts
3rd - 12pts
4th - 10pts
5th - 8pts
6th - 6pts
7th - 4pts
8th - 3pts
9th - 2pts
10 through 16th - 1 pts

1 Bonus point for Pole Position
1 Bonus point for Fastest Lap of the Race
 
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Signups are OPEN!

Keep up to date with the Original Post as I will continue to add more information. Also, just in case I missed something.



Moby45 ready to race!

Primary Drivers:
1. Moby45
2. Fullness
3. Drummer79
4. KRDracing
5. ROtary Pilot
6. Smoke_Eater(Tom_aka_theNewb)
7. Triebs2
8. Scarecrow937
9. SANDITE5
10. DrSpyderpug
11. PApunk924
12. Sydviscus
13. Buckeye
14. MRT_Cinnamon
15. Ninetytres
16. Aedenmaddock

Reserve Drivers:
1. Double_Apex
2. Xrad-11
 
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Sign me up but feel free to move me to reserve status if 16 ”gold” drivers want in, I am likely to be at the very back of the pack and don’t need to take up a spot that can go to a more competitive driver.
 

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Everything is updated. If I missed anything or you have questions let me know. Hopefully TokyoDave will write up one of those fancy spreadsheets for this series. :)
 
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Required Decals:
Required decals are the 2 ARL Super Formula Decals. Car numbers are also required but will not be supplied.

Can these be changed to white if we use a dark livery, or should we put a white border behind them and keep them dark blue and black?
 

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Required Decals:
Required decals are the 2 ARL Super Formula Decals. Car numbers are also required but will not be supplied.

Can these be changed to white if we use a dark livery, or should we put a white border behind them and keep them dark blue and black?
They are able to be changed in the livery editor.
 

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Is tuning allowed?
What times will these take part in?
Fairly interested but just need to know these two details
 

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Is tuning allowed?
What times will these take part in?
Fairly interested but just need to know these two details
Read the first two posts for time information.


No tuning will be allowed.
 

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Only 2 primary spots left open.



Also note, I edited the OP. Racing soft tires will be the tires we use for this series. Tire Wear and Fuel settings are being tested. By this Saturday everything should be up to date to get ready for the 1st race of the season!
 
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Only 2 primary spots left open.



Also note, I edited the OP. Racing soft tires will be the tires we use for this series. Tire Wear and Fuel settings are being tested. By this Saturday everything should be up to date to get ready for the 1st race of the season!
Nice!
But if you see this and think it is full in a couple of spots remember I am totally willing to be a reserve. I don’t mind at all. So don’t hesitate to keep signing up please.