Spoiler: Introduction Welcome to Cherokee Racing Community's IndyCar Offline Canon. For those new or unfamiliar to offline series, it's comparable to B-Spec from the Gran Turismo 4 and 5 games. You have drivers, which are AI driven, to race for you for championships. Things like roleplaying and engaging in a storyline are massively encouraged, and this can have varying levels of involvement. People can run and manage teams, from car upgrades, to hunting for sponsorship funding, or hiring drivers. Likewise, people can simply be involved as a driver, and have the ability to improve their drivers through attribute points earned throughout the season. Wiki-Style Intro: The 2020 AT&T Champ Car World Series is the 43rd season of North America's premier open wheel championship, the first under the organization and promotion of Horizon Corporation due to legal disputes between sanctioning body NAMRA and the previous promotor, Citadel Promotions, the backlash of which saw the 2019 season cancelled for the first time since the championship was established in 1976. The season is highlighted by the 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, which also was missed in the 2019 season for the first time since 1945 and the end of World War II. The Driver's Champion of the series will be declared the Indycar World Champion and presented the Apollo Trophy at the end of the season, a tradition dating back to the 1950s when the trophy was contested over five crown races in the United States. The defending champion, Ryan Perlstein, stepped away from racing following the 2018 season due to the cancelled 2019 season, as did the winner of the 106th Indianapolis 500, Nico Costa-Monteiro. The 2020 season will see the return of Firestone as the series' sole tire supplier, while the chassis will be designed and manufactured by Andromeda Automotive Initiative, a subsidary of Andromeda Aeronautics, a privatized space flight company. The chassis will carry the designation CC01, marking the first year of AAI's Champ Car involvement. AAI, in its efforts with Horizon, will provide a high downforce aero kit for the vast majority of the 2020 races, as well as low downforce aero kit for races at ovals over 1.4 miles in length, the first season since 2011 to feature two different configurations. Spoiler: 2020 AT&T Champ Car World Series Calendar Closed Test: Sebring Test Weekend/Sebring International Raceway/January 17-19, 2020 Open Test: Las Vegas Open Test Weekend/Las Vegas Motor Speedway/February 7-9, 2020 Race 1: Fujitsu Grand Prix of Australia/Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit/70 laps/March 1, 2020 Race 2: Honda 300/Twin Ring Motegi Speedway/200 laps/March 15, 2020 Race 3: Repsol Grand Prix of Masaryk/Automotodrom Brno/60 laps/March 29, 2020 Race 4: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg/Streets of St. Petersburg/110 laps/April 12, 2020 Race 5: Coca-Cola 300/Homestead-Miami Speedway/200 laps/April 26, 2020 Race 6: 107th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race/Indianapolis Motor Speedway/200 laps/May 10, 2020 Race 7: Pennzoil 300/Texas Motor Speedway/200 laps/May 17, 2020 Race 8: DHL Grand Prix of Valkenberg/Valkenberg Naval Base Circuit/80 laps/June 7, 2020 Race 9: Allianz 300/EuroSpeedway Lausitz/148 laps/June 21, 2020 Race 10: NAPA Grand Prix of Montreal/Circuit Gilles Villeneuve/70 laps/July 12, 2020 Race 11: General Motors Grand Prix of Detroit/Raceway on Belle Isle/70 laps/July 26, 2020 Race 12: Pepsi 500/Pocono Raceway/200 laps/August 9, 2020 Race 13: Zippo Grand Prix of Watkins Glen/Watkins Glen International/60 laps/August 23, 2020 Race 14: Quaker State 300/Kentucky Speedway/200 laps/September 6, 2020 Race 15: American Ethanol 250/Iowa Speedway/300 laps/September 20, 2020 Race 16: PNC Bank Grand Prix of Ohio/October 4, 2020 Race 17: NOS Energy 225/New Hampshire Motor Speedway/225 laps/October 18, 2020 Race 18: Wells Fargo Grand Prix of Manhattan/Manhattan Street Circuit/November 1, 2020 Race 19: Firestone Grand Prix of Indianapolis/Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course/85 laps/November 15, 2020 Race 20: Intel 500/Auto Club Speedway/250 laps/November 29, 2020 High Downforce Races (12 total): 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 Low Downforce Races (8 total): 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 14, 20 Spoiler: 2020 AT&T Champ Car World Series Teams and Drivers Key: Team Name-Engine Supplier Car: Driver (Rookie if applicable)(Nationality)/High Downforce Primary Sponsor/Low Downforce Primary Sponsor Apex Racing Team-Mercedes #93: Cody Blackman (R)(AUS)/Rip Curl/Rip Curl #97: Ronald Walker (NZL)/Elf/Unit Black Rose Racing-Mercedes #7: Jace Clarke (R)(USA)/Coca-Cola/Sonic Drive Thru #81: Nicole Liechti (SUI)/TE Connectivity/Tissot Cat Devil Racing-Honda #17: Kaylee Zappa (ITA)/GoPro/GoPro #18: Kunimitsu Kino****a (JPN)/Sony/Sony #19: Camyron Jackson (USA)/GameStop/NTT Cherokee GP-Alpine #62: Keisha Fox (R)(USA)/Moxie/Moxie #96: Alicja Kowalkiewicz (POL)/Gulf Racing Fuels/NOS Energy Drinks Eastern Atlantic Motorsports-Honda #28: Esther Hoffson (R)(USA)/BWT AG/VisitFlorida #82: Patrick Marcelli (ITA)/Bose/Nikon Escuderia Aguila-Honda (Autonomous Team) #36: Isabel Espinoza (ARG)/SAP/Mostaza #48: Cristine Espinoza (ARG)/Miller Lite Highlight Racing-Mercedes (Autonomous Team) #77: Rachel Koivuniemi (FIN)/Microsoft/Nokia #78: Simona Leroux (SUI)/Nuclear Clean Air/Nuclear Clean Air LM Competition-Mercedes #32: Ray Taylor (CAN)/CN Rail/Lego #33: Mildred Moon (R)(USA)/Michaels/Disney #34: Gerard Perth (R)(AUS)/CN Rail/Visa Phantom Motors-Honda #13: Andrew Draco (USA)/Lightning Volt Energy/Lightning Volt Energy #14: David Wessel (R)(USA)/Lightning Volt Energy/Lightning Volt Energy Samsung Racing Team Impulse-Alpine #2: Thomas Rogers (USA)/Samsung #3: Sakura Ishibashi (JPN)/Samsung/Vodafone #6: Tyler Parker (USA)/Samsung/Anthem #79: B.K. Glover (USA)/Samsung/Service King Striker Motorsports-Mercedes #21: Natalia Kirichenko (R)(RUS)/VTB/Rosatom #22: Giuliano Ansaldi (R)(ITA)/Okuma Corporation/Thrustmaster #84: Stephanie Porter-Kelley (BIH)/Alienware/FedEx Entry Overview Full Time Entries: 26/26 Indy 500/Triple Crown Entries: 27/42 AT&T Champ Car World Series Supplemental Regulations Spoiler: Section 1. AI Driver Registration Requirements 1.1. All GTPlanet members, as well as CRC Discord members, have the ability to enter an AI driver eligible to compete in a CRC Offline Series. These AI drivers enable the ability for people to race when they otherwise cannot compete in an competitive racing series. 1.1.1. All interested participants must fill out a mandatory sheet detailing driver stats, and personal details about their driver such as hometown, nationality, date of birth, requested salary, and license status. The form provided will detail the importance of these inclusions. Link. 1.2. AI drivers must enable creativity in CRC. Parodying or trying to use a real life racing driver, living or deceased will see that attempt immediately nullified and will not be acknowledged. 1.2.1. Using celebrities, living or deceased, or fictional characters, currently being used or discontinued, will not be acknowledged or allowed by CRC. 1.2.2. AI drivers must have a realistic first and last name. Drivers must also originate from a realistic location. For example, SpongeBob Squarepants from Bikini Bottom is not acceptable. 1.3. AI drivers must have statistics entered for them to program how they behave on the race track. GTPlanet members can control how their drivers behave on track in various aspects through the attributes made available in the Driver Registration Form and through Attribute Upgrades 1.4. AI drivers can get injured or killed in crashes in CRC. In the instance that a driver is injured or killed, that AI driver's owner can make their own replacement, or another GTPlanet member can have their AI driver called in as a substitution until the original AI driver is fit enough to return to action. 1.4.1. In the instance that an injury is deemed appropriate, CRC and the GTPlanet member in question will determine in advance of the race being broadcast what those injuries may be and the time they will miss in the season. Spoiler: Section 2. Team Registration Requirements 2.1. Much of CRC's Offline Canon revolves around teams of AI drivers. CRC members, as well as GTPlanet members may register teams, run their own drivers, or hire other GTPlanet members' AI drivers to race for them throughout the season. 2.2. Teams, like the drivers, must be unique and original. Using names of racing teams that exist in real life is prohibited. Using the names of racing teams that no longer exist is also prohibited. 2.2.1. In the instance that a team carries over it's name from 2016, if it does not conform with rule 2.2., they may continue to use that name as long as it remains unaltered. 2.2.2. Team names must be within the acceptable limits of GTPlanet's Acceptable Use Policy. 2.3. Teams must first decide on which engine supplier they will use from. 2.3.1. For the NAMRA Champ Car World Series' 2020 season, engine suppliers are Alpine, Honda, and Mercedes. 2.3.2. Firestone is the sole tire supplier of the series. 2.3.3. Sunoco is the exclusive fuel supplier of the series. 2.4. Teams must adhere to a financial plan and stay afloat and out of large debt. (See Section 5) 2.5. Teams have the ability of fielding up to 4 full time entries, pending financially being capable of supporting those entries. 2.5.1. Full time entries can be filled by a single AI driver, or up to an unlimited amount of rotational drivers, and can only have one livery. 2.6. Teams will compete for a points championship, where two of the team's cars will be designated to score points for the team at the beginning of the season. 2.7. Sister teams or developmental teams will be prohibited beginning with the 2019 calendar year. 2.8. Teams that previously competed in either the Straight Talk IndyCar Series or Vodafone IndyCar Series will be permitted to carry over up to $3,000,000 in asset funds for the 2020 season. 2.8.1. Excess money for each team will be placed into a pool for use as purse money for the Indianapolis 500, and the other two 500 mile oval races. Spoiler: Section 3. Sponsorship System 3.1. Teams and drivers will need to appeal to sponsors in an effort to fund the start of their campaigns every season. These sponsors will provide a certain amount of funding depending on the level of exposure they are set to receive. 3.2. For the 2020 season, each team and each driver are permitted to claim up to five sponsors for exclusive use. Other teams will be unable to claim those sponsors for their own uses in the championship for the season. 3.3. Each entry a team fields may contain a primary livery sponsor, which contributes $2,000,000 per livery it is featured as the main sponsor for. (See rule 5.8) 3.4. Teams can seek to have an entitlement sponsor for the team, where the sponsor is included in the team's name in all official documentation and registration for the championship for the seasons where the deal takes place. Teams with entitlement sponsors receive an additional $1,000,000 per entered car for the season. 3.4.1. Teams with entitlement sponsors must also run the sponsor as the main sponsor for one of each car's liveries for the season. 3.5. After the 2020 season, the amount of sponsors teams and drivers will be permitted to use will begin to change based on performances from the previous season. Teams that excel during the previous season will see their available sponsorship spaces increase, while teams that find themselves with poor results will lose sponsorship spaces. Spoiler: Section 4. Livery Guidelines 4.1. All paint schemes must first and foremost be in complience with GTPlanet's Acceptable Use Policy. 4.2. Driver surnames must be present on both sides of the cockpit, either on the foam headrest, on the side of the cockpit above the sidepod and aligned with the mirrors, or directly beneath the series logo under the roll bar. 4.3. National flags for each driver must be present on the roll hoop, on both sides, replacing the LED board. 4.4. Car numbers must be present on the nose of the car, the rear wing of the car on both end plates, and on the steering wheel inside the cockpit for identification. 4.5. A primary sponsor and up to 9 associate sponsors can be present on the car. Primary sponsors are exclusive to that driver and their team, whereas associate sponsors can be shared by any driver in the field as an associate sponsor only. 4.6. Engine logos must appear on the nose of the car and on the engine cover. 4.7. Tire manufacturer logo must appear on the nose of the car and on the sidepod facing the front wheels. 4.8. The series logo must appear on the nose of the car. 4.9. If possible, team logos must appear on the nose of the car or on the sidepod. 4.10. Tobacco, political, and pornographic sponsors are prohibited. 4.11. Alcoholic sponsorship is limited to drivers 21 years of age and older. 4.12. Engine manufacturers cannot be sponsors of any kind. They already have contingencies on the car. Pick something else. 4.13. Itashas, "MLG" cars, and any ludicrous designs also will be discarded. 4.14. All sponsors on the cars must be real life companies unless otherwise authorized. 4.14.1. Exceptions to 4.14 are limited to fictional companies accepted within the CRC Canon. 4.14.2. Approved exceptions are as follows: Poseidon Energy, Ultor Corporation 4.15. For drivers new to American open wheel racing, the roll bar of the chassis must be flourescent yellow to designate rookie status for first year drivers. 4.16. Entries competing in the full season are permitted two liveries; one livery for the high downforce aero kit, and one livery for the low downforce aero kit. 4.16.1. Entries limited to running in one of, or all three, 500 Mile Triple Crown events are limited to a single livery for the low downforce aero kit. NOTE: Template is available using this embedded link from Mediafire. Spoiler: Section 5. Financial System 5.1. The chassis used in the NAMRA AT&T Champ Car World Series is produced by Andromeda Automotive Initiative. The car will appropriately be cited as the Andromeda CC01. 5.1.1. The chassis will be capable of running two different aero kit designs; a high downforce, complex design for the front and rear wings, and a low downforce, speedway aero kit with a simple, minimalist front and rear wing design. 5.1.2. The cost for a single Andromeda CC01 chassis is $500,000. This does not include the series approved aero kits, internal electronics, powertrain, or other additional parts. 5.1.3. High downforce aero kits will have a cost of $100,000 per unit. 5.1.4. Low downforce aero kits will have a cost of $75,000 per unit. 5.1.5. Teams are required to have a minimum of two chassis, two sets of each aero kit required for their entries to compete in their designated events, as well as two transmissions, and electronic component sets for each chassis. 5.2. Internal electronics for the chassis have a cost of $75,000. 5.3. Each car must be equipped with a Hewland transmission with six forward gears, as well as a neutral, and reverse gear. These transmissions cost $50,000. 5.4. All teams must enter lease deals with the approved engine suppliers of the series. 5.4.1. An engine lease deal with Alpine will cost $2,000,000 per full time entry, and $500,000 for entries limited to the 500 Mile Triple Crown events. 5.4.2. An engine lease deal with Honda will cost $1,500,000 per full time entry, and $400,000 for entries limited to the 500 Mile Triple Crown events. 5.4.3. An engine lease deal with Mercedes will cost $1,000,000 per full time entry, and $250,000 for entries limited to the 500 Mile Triple Crown events. 5.5. All teams competing in any part of the 2020 season must pay $2,000,000 per entry to exclusive tire supplier, Firestone. 5.6. All teams competing in any part of the 2020 season must pay $2,000,000 per entry to exclusive fuel supplier, Sunoco, as well as an additional $50,000 per event for open access to fuel on site for all official sessions of the weekend. 5.7. Teams will be charged $500,000 at the beginning of each season for Headquarters Expenses, as well as $250,000 each active month of the season. 5.8. Each entry for the season has at least one livery in which they can have a primary sponsor, as well as up to 9 associate sponsors on the car for funding. 5.8.1. For full season entries, each entry can have two liveries, one for high downforce kit, and one for the low downforce oval events, including the Indianapolis 500. 5.8.2. A single entry can have a different primary sponsor for its two liveries, however, the associate sponsors must remain the same across both liveries. 5.8.3. A primary sponsor payout is valued at $2,000,000 per livery it is the main sponsor of at the beginning of the season. 5.8.4. Associate sponsorship payouts are valued at $400,000 each for the total entry at the beginning of the season. Spoiler: Section 6. AI Driver Progression 6.1. Each driver competing in the series will start with a base set of attributes, which will act as a minimum level of performance for those drivers. This is set by all CRC members participating in the season. 6.2. Drivers will be able to earn attribute points, which can be assigned to improve aspects of performance for the drivers. These attributes can be earned by the driver completing certain goals or achieving certain race performance benchmarks. 6.2.1. Each pole position earned during the season is worth one attribute point. 6.2.2. Each podium finish during the season is worth one attribute point. 6.2.3. Each race win during the season is worth two attribute points. 6.2.4. Drivers that score three top ten finishes in a row will earn one attribute point. 6.2.5. Drivers that lead the most laps in a race will earn one attribute point. 6.2.6. Drivers that run the fastest lap of any road course race during the season will earn one attribute point. 6.3. Drivers are also able to lose attribute points based on negative criterias being met, such as routine underperformances, and certain failure to finish conditions. 6.3.1. Drivers will be unable to lose attribute points according to what their base stats are. Only bonus attribute points are affected by losses. 6.3.2. Crashing out of a race will result in a loss of one attribute point. 6.3.3. Failing to qualify for a race will result in a loss of two attribute points. 6.3.4. Performing poorly in qualifying (being unable to advance out of Q1) for three consecutive races will result in the loss of one attribute point. 6.3.5. Finishing outside the top 20 in three consecutive races will result in the loss of one attribute point. 6.4. CRC members will be capable of assigning free attribute points to their drivers in four race intervals. CRC will post a generalized list of drivers with excess points to be assigned, and CRC members will be able to discreetly assign them when time allows. 6.5. Drivers that race in the series for more than one season will be permitted to see a roll over of 10% of the points they have earned during the previous season for use at the beginning of the new season. Spoiler: Section 7. Car Upgrade System 7.1. Over the course of the season, several upgrade packages will be made available for the chassis of the car. Despite these packages only becoming available after certain points of the season, they are not required to be purchased in any order. 7.2. Chassis Upgrades have to be purchased by teams for each entry they are running separately. A team running four cars in a season will have to purchase an upgrade package four times, one for each car. 7.3. Chassis Upgrade packages will be made available in four race intervals, and up to four different packages may be made available during the season. 7.3.1. Chassis Upgrade Package 1 is available after Race 4 of the season, and gives an added 10 points to both Aerodynamics and Chassis, as well as 20 points to Reliability. 7.3.2. Chassis Upgrade Package 2 is available after Race 8 of the season, and gives an added 15 points to Aerodynamics, 10 points to Chassis, and 15 points to Reliability. 7.3.3. Chassis Upgrade Package 3 is available after Race 8 of the season, and gives an added 10 points to Aerodynamics, 20 points to Chassis, and 10 points to Reliability. 7.3.4. Chassis Upgrade Package 4 is available after Race 12 of the season, and gives an added 20 points to Aerodynamics, 10 points to Chassis, and 10 points to Reliability. 7.4. Teams do not get to retain these packages for the following season, as the packages will change year to year. 7.5. In addition to Chassis Upgrades, Garage Staff and Pit Crew Staff are also able to be improved, though these packages are immediately available beginning at the first race of the season. 7.5.1. Hiring an Aerodynamics Specialist will give teams a 10 point Aerodynamics boost on all of the team's cars through the entire season for a salary cost of $200,000 per year. 7.5.2. Hiring a Chassis Specialist will give teams a 5 point Chassis boost to all of the team's cars throughout the season for a salary cost of $150,000 per year. 7.5.3. Hiring an Efficiency Specialist will give teams a 10 point Reliability boost to all of the team's cars throughout the season for a salary cost of $300,000 per year. 7.5.4. Hiring a Chief Engineer will give teams a 20 point Pit Strategy boost to all of the team's cars throughout the season for a salary cost of $500,000 per year. 7.5.5. Hiring a Pit Crew Trainer will give teams a 10 point Pit Speed and Pit Consistency boost to all of the team's cars throughout the season for a salary cost of $500,000 per year. 7.5.6. All specialists are hired on a 1-year contract by default, and may be renewed or released at the end of each race season. 7.6. Teams are limited to spending $6,000,000 per car on upgrades throughout the year, including chassis upgrade packages and staff upgrades. AT&T Champ Car World Series Technical Regulations Spoiler: Section 1. Chassis Regulations 1.1. The sole chassis sanctioned for use in the NAMRA AT&T Champ Car World Series is the Andromeda CC01, built solely by Andromeda Automotive Initiative, or AAI. 1.2. AAI will build two specifications of aerodynamic kits for competitive usage during the season, a kit for high downforce configurations, and a low downforce configuration kit. 1.3. The high downforce kit will be utilized at all road courses, all street courses, and all oval events at venues under 1.400 miles in length. 1.3.1. The high downforce kit will be utilized at the following rounds of the 2020 championship: 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19. 1.4. The low downforce kit will be utilized at all oval venues 1.500 miles in length or longer. 1.4.1. The low downforce kit will be utilized at the following rounds of the 2020 championship: 3, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 20. Spoiler: Section 2. Powertrain Regulations 2.1. Officially permitted engine suppliers are permitted to supply entries with power units that conform with the limits of the regulations. 2.2. Official Engine Manufacturers, or OEMs, are permitted to supply an engine with four, six, or eight cylinders. 2.2.1. Engines are permitted to be naturally aspirated, or complimented with up to two turbochargers. Superchargers and hybrid technology are prohibited. 2.3. OEMs are required to provide the same powertrain to all entries they are in a lease contract to supply. 2.4. OEMs are prohibited from providing updates or upgrades of their engine specifications once the season has begun, marked by the first points race for the championship season. 2.5. Recognized OEMs for the 2020 season are Alpine, Honda, and Mercedes. 2.5.1. Alpine, for the 2020 Championship Season, will be providing a v-bank 6 cylinder engine, supplemented with a single turbocharger. 2.5.2. Honda, for the 2020 Championship Season, will be providing an inline 4 cylinder engine, supplemented with two turbochargers. 2.5.3. Mercedes, for the 2020 Championship Season, will be providing a naturally aspirated v-bank 8 cylinder engine. 2.6. For detailed information regarding engine specifications, please see the inserts below: Spoiler: Alpine Alpine V6 (Single Turbo) Engine Lease: $2,000,000 per full time car, $500,000 for Indy 500 Brake Horsepower: 750 BHP (Engine: 75/65) Additional Effects: Reliability -5/-5, Pit Strategy -5/-10, Chassis +10/+10, Driver Qualifying +5/-10 Spoiler: Honda Honda I4 (Twin Turbo) Engine Lease: $1,500,000 per full time car, $400,000 for Indy 500 Brake Horsepower: 720 BHP (Engine: 72/62) Additional Effects: Reliability +5/+5, Pit Strategy +10/+5, Chassis: +5/+5, Driver Consistency +5/+5 Spoiler: Mercedes Mercedes V8 (Naturally Aspirated) Engine Lease: $1,000,000 per full time car, $250,000 for Indy 500 Brake Horsepower: 730 BHP (Engine: 73/64) Additional Effects: Driver Consistency -5/-5, Driver Qualifying +5/+5, Pit Strategy +5/+5 Spoiler: 2020 Podium Overviews TBD To set up driver ratings, use this link from Google Docs. Access to car template is available through Mediafire. 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