IRS GT4 Championship Series - Season 2 - Catch the YT Race Broadcasts here in our "Media" Section!

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Which damage setting do you prefer for this series?

Poll closed Sep 30, 2019.
  1. Heavy Damage

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  2. Light Damage

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  1. Clean Racer

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    Season 2 of the IRS GT4 Championship Series

    Note: Drivers will be permitted to change cars before the start of the Season. A perfect opportunity to make that decision would be following the exhibition/classification race. Once the season starts car changes will not be allowed. Choose wisely! Any driver that can not attend the classification event should at least run some tests on their own or with others to get a feel for how competitive they will be. Maybe even apply some ballast in one of your test if you think you may accrue some (ballast) during the season.

    Season Starts Monday September 30th!!


    Welcome to the main page for Season 2 of the IRS GT-4 Championship Series! This series is open to all drivers. The series will have an 10 race season with one special event mid-season. This series will only be open to select FR and MR vehicles from the Gr.4 category in game. (please see the list of eligible vehicles below). Only three cars per manufacturer will be made available for competition. Car selection will be on a first come, first serve basis. Series organizers will post the date and time when drivers can request their vehicle of choice. Any vehicle requests made prior to this date and time will not be honored. This is to be sure all participants have a fair chance at using their vehicle of choice.

    IMPORTANT - There will be an "Exhibition/Classification Event" held to determine whether there will be a need for a Pro and Pro-Am driver split within the series. If it is determined that drivers will be split into categories any participant who missed the classification event will AUTOMATICALLY be placed in the Pro split.

    The following Gr.4 cars are eligible for the series (GT Sport BoP stats listed ):

    BoP Statistics revised September 12, 2019



    • Honda NSX Power = 94%/370 hp - Weight=107%/3,208 lbs
    • V8 Vantage Power = 99%/395 hp - Weight = 107%/3,183 lbs
    • Ferrari 458 Italia Power = 99%/370 hp - Weight = 105%/3,124 lbs
    • McLaren 650S Power = 95%/379 hp - Weight = 110%/3,153 lbs
    • Chevrolet Corvette Power = 94%/389 hp - Weight = 110%/3,274 lbs
    • Jaguar F-Type Power = 100%/399 hp - Weight = 106%/3,155lbs
    • BMW M4 Power = 98%/386 hp - Weight = 106%/3,188 lbs
    • Ford Mustang Power = 102%/404 hp - Weight = 105%/3,241 lbs
    • Porsche Cayman Power = 94%/357 hp - Weight = 109%/3,124 lbs
    • Lexus RC-F Power = 99%/415 hp - Weight = 104%/3,210 lbs
    • Dodge Viper Power = 92%/394 hp - Weight = 107%/3,302 lbs
    • Hyundai Genisis Power = 101%/388 hp - Weight = 102%/3,036 lbs
    • Mercedes SLS Power = 97%/406 hp - Weight = 105%/3,274 lbs
    • Toyota 86 Power = 98%/352 hp - Weight = 104%/2,751 lbs

    This series will be utilizing GT Sports in game BoP for race 1. Following the results of Race 1 Ballast will be applied to the top 3 finishers in the following manner:

    1st Place = 3% weight increase
    2nd Place = 2% weight increase
    3rd Place = 1% weight increase

    Please note - the maximum amount of ballast a driver can accrue throughout the championship is 5% points. If a driver who has accrued ballast finishes outside of the top 3 in subsequent races 1% point will be removed from their total for the next event. These regulations are not intended to cripple faster drivers to the point that they are not competitive.

    Only three cars per manufacturer will be made available for competition. Car selection will be on a first come, first serve basis at a pre determined date and time. Vehicle selections posted prior to that time will not be honored and participants will have to re-submit their choice.
    • Using the stock livery is prohibited.
    • Any livery that contains foul language, pornographic material, and/or political themes is not allowed. Violation of this rule will result in the driver getting kicked from the race lobby.
    • Use of chrome paint chips is not allowed.
    • Official IRS GT4 Championship Series Number plates will be required. Cars must have this number board visible on both the driver side and passenger side doors. Display of the number board on the hood and the rear of the car are optional.
    • The Black Windshield banners must be used.
    • Headlight covers must remain clear.
    • Mid-season livery changes require race organizer notification. Minor alterations to the original livery are permitted if needed to correct imperfections or to add a secondary/small sponsor logo.
    • The official tire sponsor of the Championship Series is MICHELIN. MICHELIN logos must be placed on front of the vehicle in the area below the headlights and taillights. Designers may use the in-game MICHELIN logo or any reasonably similar custom logo.
    • Designers are free to use any lubricant, suspension, ignition sponsor logos they wish for their designs.
    • When designing your livery please be sure to select one of the default number boards in "Racing Items", upon doing so enter the number you will be using for this series then deselect the default/in game number board. This will allow your race number to be displayed above your car in replays. Feel free to contact me via PM with any questions on this. Thank you.
    • Here is a link to the Official Series Number Board - https://www.gran-turismo.com/us/gtsport/user/profile/5526941/activities/decal/5526941/8358690804677510656
    Schedule/Track List
    Race Schedule complete! However, if by some miracle PD adds Spa Francorchamps during the season it WILL replace one of the scheduled tracks.

    Classification Event - September 23rd - 22 lap + 1 formation lap race at Kyoto Yamagiwa - 11:30 clear - all drivers using the car they have selected for Season 2.

    Race 1
    - October 7th - Interlagos - 9:30 clear - 24 laps + 1 formation lap
    Race 2 - October 14th - BMB Speedway Infield A - 10:30 clear- 30 laps + 1 formation lap
    Race 3 - October 28th - Brands Hatch GP - 10:00 cloudy - 30 laps + 1 formation lap
    Race 4 - November 4th - Circuit de Catalunya - 19:30 clear - 22 laps + 1 formation lap
    Race 5 - November 11th - Monza - 19:30 clear - 22 laps + 1 formation lap

    Special Event - Cancelled due to issues week 1 - '65 Mini - RBR -10:30 heavy rain - Two 20 minute races

    Race 6 - November 18th - Nürburgring GP - 17:00 cloudy - 22 laps + 1 formation lap
    Race 7 - November 25th - Red Bull Ring- 17:30 rain - 28 laps +1 formation lap
    Race 8 - December 2nd - Fuji Short- 8:00 cloudy - 28 laps + 1 formation lap
    Race 9 - December 9th - Suzuka GP - 14:30 fine weather - 22 laps +1 formation lap
    Race 10 - December 16th - Circuit de Spa Francorchamps - dry weather - ? laps +1 formation lap

    There will be two drop races for drivers who DNF or miss a Race
    • Day - Monday Nights at 9:00pm EST
    • Practice: Practice Lobby opens at 8:30 pm EST
    • Qualifying: Qualifying starts at 9:00 pm EST - 20 minute session
    • Race: There will be a 5 minute break between Qualifying and the Race Start. All drivers must remain on track so times do not reset and the host can set the grid.
    • All races will be held in a Friends Only Lobby hosted by PSN ID = GentelmanRacing, unless otherwise specified.
    • Race starts will utilize a rolling start, however, lap 1 will be a FORMATION LAP. Vehicles are to maintain a safe distance to the vehicle in front. Weaving for the purpose of tire warming is permitted only in sectors 1 and 2 of the circuit. It is strictly prohibited in the final sector. Upon nearing completion of the formation lap drivers will form up the grid by filing into two rows based on starting position. The driver in Pole position has the choice as to what side of the Circuit they want to occupy at the start. At the conclusion of the formation lap, the driver on Pole will start the race upon approaching start/finish.
    Races will utilize a Rolling Start Procedure with 1 FORMATION LAP.
    1. Speed is not to exceed 70 mph
    2. Keep a safe distance from the car in front during said formation lap.
    3. No tire warming in the final sector!
    4. Pole Position Driver chooses what side of the track to start the rcae on. Everyone else should file into position side by side accordingly. Even number behind even numbers and odd numbers behind odd numbers.
    5. No overtaking before the Start/Finish line!
    6. Any incidents in turn 1 involving 3 or more cars will result in a RESTART.
    7. Remember - HEAVY DAMAGE model is on.
    • Qualifying will use the GT Sport Qualifier option.
    • Time Limit: 20 minutes
    • Drivers who fail to post a qualifying lap for an event will be place at the tail end of the field by the game.
    • Tire wear and Fuel Depletion will be turned on and set to match race conditions during the qualifying session.
    • Start Type = Rolling Start
    • Race Length = approximately 50 minutes (lap counts will vary from event to event in order to match this time limit)
    • Grid Order: Set By Game
    • Boost: None
    • Slipstream Strength: Real
    • Visible Damage: On
    • Mechanical Damage: Heavy
    • Tire Wear: x2
    • Fuel Consumption: x3
    • Initial Fuel: 75%
    • Grip Reduction: Real
    • Race Finish Delay: Set to one timed lap to allow all drivers to complete their current lap.
    • Filter by Category: Gr.4
    • Balance of Performance: On (On for Race 1 - then OFF to allow for ballast adjustments in subsequent races)
    • Power Limit: N/A
    • Weight Limit: N/A
    • Maximum Tire Rating: Racing Medium
    • Minimum Tire Rating: Racing Soft
    • Type of Racing Number: No Limit
    • Assign Car Numbers Automatically: None
    • Tuning: Prohibited
    • Kart Usage: Off
    • Ghosting During Race: None
    • Shortcut Penalty: Weak
    • Wall Collision Penalty: None
    • Wall Collision Detection: Default
    • Side Contact Penalty: Off
    • Correct Vehicle Course After Wall Collision: Off
    • Replace Car at Course Out: Off
    • Flag Rules: On
    • Countersteering Assist: Prohibited
    • ASM: Prohibited
    • Driving Line: Prohibited
    • Traction Control: No Limit
    • ABS: No Limit
    • Auto-Drive: Prohibited
    • 1st = 25 points
    • 2nd = 20 points
    • 3rd = 18 points
    • 4th = 16 points
    • 5th = 14 points
    • 6th = 12 points
    • 7th = 10 points
    • 8th = 9 points
    • 9th = 8 points
    • 10th = 7points
    • 11th = 6 points
    • 12th = 5 points
    • 13th = 4 points
    • 14th = 3 points
    • 15th = 2 points
    • 16th = 1 point
    • 1 Bonus point: Pole Position
    • 1 Bonus point: Fastest Lap
    • There will be two drop races for drivers who DNF or miss a Race.
    The series will follow the points structure listed above throughout the field. Meaning: even if there are two classes drivers will earn points for their overall finishing position. For example: the "winner" within the Pro-Am division will be awarded points based on their overall position. If they finish 5th overall but won 1st in their division they will earn 14 points, not 25 points.
    In case of championship tie after the season finale: 1 Bonus point for most wins in the season. If there is still a tie for the lead then most podium finishes will be taken into account.

    The mid-season Special Event does not award points towards the overall Championship.
    Season 2 will have a team competition element.
    • Pro or Pro-Am drivers are not permitted to team up with another driver in the same category. Pro drivers may only team up with an Am driver and vise versa.
    • Team members do not have to be in the same make & model vehicle.
    • You do not have to have a teammate to participate in this series.
    • Just submit a team entry.
    • No more than 2 drivers per team.
    • Team Points are the total of the 2 cars added together.
    • You will only receive team points after signing up as a team.
    • Front Runner Award (Most wins in their driver category)
    • Pole Award (Most pole positions, only the overall Pole winner is considered for this Award)
    • Team Championship (The team that scores the most points in the season)
    • Pro Driver Points Champion (The Pro driver that scores the most points in the season)
    • Am Driver Points Champion (The Am driver that scores the most points in the season)
    • Manufacturer's Championship (Total points earned by drivers are tallied)
    • You must post your entry in the thread along with the details of your entry in the following format:
    Team Name = Only necessary for team entries
    PRO DRIVER
    PSN ID =
    Car Choice =
    Car Number =
    Primary Sponsor = (ex. Mobil, Nike, etc.)
    PRO-AM DRIVER
    PSN ID =
    Car Choice =
    Car Number =
    Primary Sponsor = (ex. Mobil, Nike, etc.)
    • Signups will close after the 2nd points race. NO entries will be permitted after sign ups close.
    • Late entries will automatically be placed in the Pro category. No exceptions!
     
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  2. Clean Racer

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    Season 2 Results and Standings Charts


    Ballast Allotments for Race 6

    Whitey093 - 112% = 3,333lbs
    LedtheIron - 109% = 3,124 lbs
    Clean Racer - 113% - 3,239 lbs
    SDM Viper - 109% - 3,364 lbs (normal weight)
    Moby45 - 113% = 3,239 lbs
    Timlour - 115% = 3,422 lbs
    BassAddition - 105% = 3,124 lbs (normal weight)

    Mopowr - 107% = 3,302 lbs
    aceboy127 - 106% = 3,305 lbs

    Race Results

    Race 1 - Interlagos

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    Race 2 - BMB Infield A


    Race 3 - Brans Hatch GP

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    Race 4 - Catalunya

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    Race 5 - Monza

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    Driver's Standings

    GT4 Season 2 Standings - Week 5.PNG


    Ballast Tracker

    GT4 Season 2 Ballast - Week 5.PNG



    Manufacturer Standings

    GT4 Season 2 Manufacturer - Week 5.PNG




     
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  3. Clean Racer

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    Registered Drivers and Classification

    Pro Drivers

    PSN ID = Whitey093
    Car Choice = Chevy Corvette
    Car Number = 92
    Primary Sponsor = AC Delco


    PSN ID = GentlemanRacing
    Car Choice = McLaren 650S
    Car Number = 57
    Primary Sponsor = SIMLAB / Thrustmaster

    PSN ID = armoredcore12
    Car Choice = Hyundai Genesis
    Car Number = 12
    Primary Sponsor = Hasbro

    PSN ID = Timlour
    Car Choice = Chevy Corvette
    Car Number =
    Primary Sponsor = Gillette

    PSN ID = SDM_Viper
    Car Choice = Dodge Viper SRT
    Car Number = 66
    Primary Sponsor =


    PSN ID = SDM_RRDZ
    Car Choice = Dodge Viper SRT
    Car Number = 91
    Primary Sponsor =

    PSN ID = Mopowr
    Car Choice = Ford Mustang
    Car Number = 24
    Primary Sponsor = Brand X

    PSN ID = wilo28
    Car Coice = Honda NSX
    Car Number = 28
    Primary Sponsor = Pagid Racing

    PRO DRIVER
    PSN ID = LedtheIron
    Car Choice = Porsche Cayman
    Car Number = #12
    Primary Sponsor = Benson & Hedges


    Pro Am Drivers
    PSN ID = twiget56
    Car Choice = Chevy Corvette
    Car Number = 56
    Primary Sponsor = Mobil

    PSN ID = racefan8850
    Car Coice = Ferrari 458 Italia
    Car Number = 13
    Primary Sponsor = Google

    PSN ID = moby45
    Car Choice = Porsche Cayman
    Car Number = 59
    Primary Sponsor = Brumos Porsche

    PSN ID = Alan_2134 (reserve/part time)
    Car Choice = Ford Mustang
    Car Number = 90
    Primary Sponsor = ?

    PSN ID = DesertPenguin09
    Car Choice = Hyundai Genesis Coupe
    Car Number = #09
    Primary Sponsor = GT Omega Racing


    PSN ID = Canita
    Car Coice = Honda NSX
    Car Number = 10
    Primary Sponsor = Castrol


    PSN=DRUMMMER1979
    CAR= Jaguar
    CAR #=79
    Primary Sponsor = Jaguar



    RESERVE DRIVER LIST
    PSN ID = Bassaddition
    Car Choice = Ferrari 458 Italia
    Car Number = #95
    Primary Sponsor = Ferrari


    PSN ID = damon84c
    CAR = BMW M4
    Car Number = #23
    Primary Sponsor = ?
     
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  4. Clean Racer

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    Media

    Race 1 - Interlagos


    Race 2 - Blue Moon Bay - Infield A


    Race 3 - Brands Hatch GP


    Race 4 - Catalunya GP


    Race 5 - Monza
     
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  5. twiget56

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    I found your IRS season1 thread early this morning. I came back to GTP to ask when season 2 was going to start and I find that you've just started a thread for it, @Clean Racer. Count me in for S2.
     
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  6. Clean Racer

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    Thanks so much for your interest in the series. We are still finalizing the actual race dates for season 2 so keep an eye on this thread as it develops.
     
  7. janwlen82

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    Hi, can you tell me which timezone?
     
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  8. twiget56

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    Times are EDT (New York City).
     
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  9. DesertPenguin

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    PRO-AM DRIVER
    PSN ID =
    DesertPenguin09
    Car Choice =
    Car Number = #
    09
    Primary Sponsor = GT Omega Racing
     
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  10. Sinyster

    Sinyster

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    PRO DRIVER
    PSN ID =
    DRR_Sinyster
    Car Choice = Dodge Viper Gr.4
    Car Number = #61
    Primary Sponsor = Hyena Agenda
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2019
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  11. RoadRageDudez

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    Team Name = Dirt Star Racing Team
    PRO DRIVER
    PSN ID = SDM_RRDZ
    Car Choice = SRT Viper Gr. 4
    Car Number = 91

    Hopefully I can do more races of course..
     
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  12. SDM_Viper

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    Team Name = Dirt Star Racing Team
    PRO DRIVER
    PSN ID = SDM_Viper
    Car Choice = SRT Viper Gr.4
    Car Number = 93
     
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  13. Clean Racer

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    @DesertPenguin @SDM_Viper @RoadRageDudez @Sinyster

    I should be more clear about this in the thread title but it is in the rules. Car choice is not open yet. You are all signed up for the series but..


    Car selections open on Monday September 16th at 4pm EDT!!!

    It looks like 3 of you want to use the Viper. It is 1st come,1st serve so be sure to post your choice as soon as possible once car selections open up.

    EDIT: Thread title updated to include car selection date and time.
     
  14. SDM_Viper

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    Sounds good.

    SDM_Viper
     
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  15. Clean Racer

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    BoP numbers have been updated in the "Car Regulations" spoiler tab.

    Two new Manufacturers have joined the series: Mercedes and Toyota.
     
  16. fastone371

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    Could you please sign me up, boss??? The team has accrued the necessary funding to put me back behind the windshield for another season!!! Even though I have the needed funds to race next season I am a bit curious as to the prize share in due for the season 1 championship, I do not recall that being discussed yet.
     
  17. DesertPenguin

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    Oh yea, sorry about the car selection, my bad.
     
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  18. Clean Racer

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    I'll get you signed up tonight. I'm using the phone right now. Good one on the prize stuff.
     
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  19. Clean Racer

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    @twiget56 Sign ups are open. Have to wait a bit for car selection. Sign up.
     
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  22. twiget56

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    PSN ID = twiget56
    Car Choice =
    Car Number = 56
    Primary Sponsor = Mobil1
     
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  23. Clean Racer

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    Seven Sign ups so far! :gtpflag:

    The event on the 23rd will help determine what category (Pro or Pro-Am) drivers will be placed. It's based on overall pace amongst the drivers that are participating so we will have to wait and see what that outcome is.

    Season 1 was a lot of fun and there was some really close racing with strategy coming in to play as well. Season 2 features some changes that should make things even more exciting.

    EDIT: some of the changes from Season 1listed below...

    - Tire wear was lowered from 3x to 2x for Season 2. This was done to help DS4 users better manage tire degradation. Many don't know this but DS4 users suffer greater tire wear compared to Wheel users.

    - Qualifying will feature the same fuel consumption and tire wear as the race. In Season 1 Competitors were put off by the change in car behavior and predictability from Qualifying to Racing due the difference in tire wear.

    - Season 2 was increased to10 races and 1 Special Event between Race 5 and Race 6. Season 1 had 8 races.

    - Drivers will have 1% ballast removed upon finishing off the podium. As opposed to finishing outside of the top 5. Even with added Ballast the fast drivers were still finishing in the top 5 and suffering from the added Ballast much longer than necessary. It should be noted that Season 1 featured only 1 category of driver. The goal is not to make fast people completely uncompetitive but to create a racing environment where closer racing is likely to happen. It was mostly successful in Season 1 and this change should be an improvement on that idea.
     
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  24. Clean Racer

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    I am putting a poll up. There is one element of Race Settings that I am willing to change; and that is Heavy Damage.

    Is Light Damage preferable to you guys, the competitors?


     
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  25. Whitey093

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    I'll throw my hat in the ring, but will probably be a part timer. I don't have all the specifics figured out yet but figured I'd state my interest now.

    PSN ID = Whitey093
    Car Choice = tbd
    Car Number = 92
    Primary Sponsor = tbd
     
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  26. twiget56

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    Considering how often I bounce off the walls... I'm going to vote for light damage.
     
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  27. Alan_2134

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    PRO-AM DRIVER
    PSN ID = Alan_2134
    Car Choice = Ford Mustang
    Car Number = 90
    Primary Sponsor = (ex. Mobil, Nike, etc.) Walmart

    Part time/reserve driver
     
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  28. Whitey093

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    Update:

    PSN ID = Whitey093
    Car Choice = Corvette
    Car Number = 92
    Primary Sponsor = AC Delco
     
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  29. Clean Racer

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    Not a problem.:tup:
     
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    @Alan_2134 and @Whitey093

    Car selections will open on Monday September 16th at 4pm. The only car that seems to be in high demand right now is the Dodge Viper. Bare in mind that the limit is 3 cars per manufacturer. The likelyhood is that most, if not all, will get their prefered car. Especially since there are 15 manufacturers to choose from. Remember though, it is first come first served on selection day so be sure to submit your car choice in a post on here as soon as it opens up. Thanks for your patience guys and thanks for signing up.:tup:
     
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