Saturday Stock Car Series! (SSCS) Recommended cars are all we ever use for this event. Less chat & more race! I'm looking for clean, competent, & conscientious drivers, to join me & my friends in our regular weekly races on Saturday nights between 19:30 & 22:55 UK time (GMT +1 ← click it). The same car races I host are gentlemanly & competitive, but above all else fun, we use a different car each week, & it's chosen from the Recommended list. If you're interested & can attend at least once a month, make a post (saying you've read all the Rules & Regs), & send a friend request on PSN to: VirtualBornRacer, with "SSCS" in the message. SSCS Race Event SSCS has a different theme each week, we use 1 car all night, & the track changes at the beginning of each hour. My Lounge opens at 19:30 for greetings & text chat (mics are disabled), followed by a warm up drive at 19:40, then we observe the format below for each hours racing, from 20:00, until the last race at 22:25. SSCS Format Qualification for Race 1.............Is at 00 on the hour, & it's held in Free Run. Race 1 - Sprint Race................Is at 10 past the hour, it's 10 minutes or under, & is followed by a short break. Race 2 - Reverse Grid Race........Is at 25 past the hour, it's 30 minutes or under, with: 1 mandatory pit stop! SSCS - 13/8/2011 * This Saturday's Theme..............SSCS: All Italian! You must read the Drivers Briefing before attending. This Saturday's Car...................Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 '08. This Saturday's Tyres................Sports Hard. This Saturday's Tracks...............Monza, Rome, Monza No Chicanes (warm up is on Toscana Tarmac). Exceptions To Race Specifics......None (see Race Specifics below). Click here to go to the new GT Planet Online Races Calendar, & then click on: Request Reminder For This Event. SSCS Explained Everytime you see an E in this post, click on it to be taken to an in depth explanation of that rule (it's optional). Any new rules, updates or features will be highlighted at the end with a: *, to make it easier for you to find them. SSCS Rules & Regulations THIS IS THE NUMBER 1 RULE: All drivers must visit this thread each week (& my Message Board in GT5) to check for Race Event/Rule updates, & are solely responsible for reading, understanding, & applying them! If you have difficulty comprehending something, make a post here or PM me before Saturday, & I will do my best to help you. Free Practice You must practice online beforehand, with the right car, & on all tracks listed for the next event. Please set up your own Lounge identical to how SSCS is, you will find the settings we use below. My Lounge The GT Planet Online Racing Rules & Guidelines apply, you will need to be familiar with them before you join. Please clear your Cache before entering My Lounge, in GT5 go: Options/Network/Clear System Cache. If you cannot join My Lounge & get disconnected, you must wait 2 minutes before trying again. E Do not ask me any SSCS related questions during the event, I'll be far too busy to answer! Never use text chat, or the pause menu, while you or others are racing & qualifying. You must not drive on the track during the 5 minute breaks between races. Tuning via the RA Function menu, is strictly prohibited during this event. You must optimize your internet connection before attending! E Qualification Track map must be On, look at it when exiting the pits, & slow down if need be to let hot lapping drivers past. If you mess up a hot lap & fall back towards another driver, let them past safely, & then find some clean air. Always leave plenty of space between yourself & others (divide: drivers on track, by lap time, for gap). E You must put in at least 1 timed lap during qualification, to be eligible to participate in Race 1. Races 1 & 2 * No deliberate contact, corner cutting, or using of run off areas to gain an advantage. Damage is on heavy & penalties are off, so be very careful at all times, as cars will never ghost. Apologise for any contact (during breaks), deal with unresolved matters via PM, after the event. Do not judge other drivers as dirty who accidentally hit you, cut corners, or go off track occasionally. You must participate fully in Race 1 (without stopping or quitting), to be eligible to participate in Race 2. Pit Stops In Race 2 You must make at least 1 pit stop during the Reverse Grid Races, it is absolutely mandatory! You must complete 1 quarter race distance before pitting, unless you are damaged or have damaged another. Pitting because of damage before 1 quarter race distance, does count as your 1 mandatory pit stop. Damage As damage is set to Heavy at SSCS, the 1st rule below is just the natural extension of OLR rule 7:a (read it again). If you hit another driver & their car gets damaged, you must immediately let them regain their place ahead of you, follow them closely back to the pits, pit with them, & then carry on racing. Damaged drivers with medium to heavy damage must pit (unless it's the last lap) & indicate they're damaged to the offending driver by slowly steering left & right ASAP, drivers with light damage may choose to either continue racing, or pit. If you hit another driver off track, or off their racing line, & their car doesn't get damaged (ie: they don't indicate), you must immediately let them regain their place or line ahead of you, & not try to gain a positional advantage from it going into the next turn or down the next straight. Drivers with medium to heavy self inflicted damage who's pace is affected, must get out of the way of those approaching from behind on the current lap, & drivers with heavy damage must pit ASAP, if they can see they will continue to be overtaken for the rest of the race. Drivers with light self inflicted damage who's pace is not affected, may choose to either continue racing, or pit. Race Specifics Any exceptions to these rules will be posted in: Exceptions To Race Specifics, under tracks listed for the next event. Try to keep 2 wheels on track, the track is defined as the tarmac road area in between the white/yellow lines that are painted along its outer edges. Coloured kerbs: red & white, black & white, blue & green etc, are not part of the track, so all 4 wheels deliberately on them is not allowed (2 is okay). White/yellow lines that run along the outer edges of the tarmac, marks the track boundary, so all 4 wheels deliberately over them is not allowed. Painted: green/blue etc, or unpainted concrete/tarmac areas next to white/yellow lines & coloured kerbs, are not part of the track, these are run off areas, do not use them. If you accidentally go off track & onto a run off area (or the grass/sand) you must make your way back to the track ASAP, without hindering other drivers, or trying to gain a positional advantage from it going into the next turn or down the next straight. Anyone breaking the above rules (or driving incompetently) may be asked to leave My Lounge, re-read them, & try again next time. Anyone who is not apologetic & cooperative after causing an incident, will not be invited to future events. If any circumstances occur out on track that the rules do not cover, just use common sense, courtesy, & best judgement. My Lounge Settings Race Quality: Standard. Voice Chat Quality: Disabled. Track Settings Track: Changes each hour according to the theme for that week. Time/Weather: May be used where possible & appropriate. Event Settings Game Mode: Normal Race. Laps: Changes from Race 1 to Race 2 depending on the length of the track being used. Grid Order: Fastest Drivers First for Race 1, & Reverse Grid Based On Previous Results for Race 2. Start Type: Grid Start. Boost: No. Penalties: None, hence the conscientious driver requirement. Automatic Race Start Cycle: All races will be set to automatically start at the correct time. Race Finish Delay: Set to 30 seconds for Sprint Races, & 90 seconds for Reverse Grid Races. Grip Reduction: Real. Mechanical Damage: Heavy, hence the competent driver requirement. Tyre/Fuel Depletion: On. Regulation Settings Car Restrictions: Chosen from the Recommended list, just check you're on the right tyres & choose a colour! Tyre Restrictions: Changes weekly depending on the cars real life average lateral g force readings (more info). SRF: Off. Active Steering: Off. ASM: Off. Driving Line: Off. TCS: Off. Optional Information About SSCS Saturday Stock Car Series is about the sheer joy of driving & racing untuned cars, mainly on real world tracks, with all their little idiosyncrasies & full character on display. Couple that with the fact you'll be racing them against the cleanest drivers out there, & it becomes an utterly exhilarating experience unlike no other. You'll find yourself digging deep within your bag of talent as you not only fight your competition out on track, but also fight the very nature of the car, which is just waiting for you to make the tiniest of errors so it can bite you in the ass! Tried & Tested SSCS Drivers * VirtualBornRacer, henessy_86, outlaw4rc, GTP_GhostDriver, ZKippe, Beastyboon, Cpt_Disaster, GTP_PrudentBear, cobrius, nicols120, Kemp1010, Rotorist, DARREN200COOK, jack_Gtr, GTP_w-g-e, benjaben, helder_pimenta, BRM-V16, Danny-55, GTP_Twissy, Gulwick, d1983, GTAS_PEETHAM, GTAS_No1home, BRM_cumfirst, OnTheBubble, THEFASTCAR, GTP_Jet, NEPALII, GTP_SuperSic, theewar, THE_KARLNESS, mr_VOLCANO, MarvinTPA, Symp_4000, KingChesh, GTP_Undutchable, DaHammas510 & justin_credible0. The drivers listed above have all demonstrated impeccably Good Racecraft (click it & read) at SSCS. If you see anyone else out on track other than those mentioned, I can't confirm their abilities or intentions as they're either non-regulars I've not personally raced, or newbies, & thus under observation. Concours Club SSCS is proud to announce a brand new partnership with the Concours Club. They offer the same high level of clean and close racing, running same car/same tune race meets (their Lounge settings are almost identical to ours too). They operate on a Sunday, so now you can race the SSCS way all weekend! PS: Anyone wishing to quote parts of this post in another thread or on another website may do so as long as they credit me (VBR) as the original author & provide a link back to this page.