Happy to report I’ve cleared scrutineering in time & will be racing the #27 tonight
It is available sir, and very happy to have you accept the primary spot. You will be with the Wright Motorsports team, and teamed up with @fruitloop31 for the remainder of the season. I'll work up a personalized livery over the next week or so and forward the link your way when complete. Have a few ideas.After some consideration I'll take the open primary grid spot if it's still available.
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Welcome to the
OPEN for SIGN UPS
9:00pm est Friday MonthlyThis Series is open to Snail members and Non-members with all Snail OLR rules to be applied for all races and forum etiquette.
Note: Disregard Snail OLR, Section 14: "Incident Reporting Instructions". This Series will have it's own Reporting policy and Instructions in the tabs below*
1 race night/month schedule with an approximate 2 hour total for Qualifying and Racing time frame.
Series Summary of Details
-2 Driver pace classes, Platinum and Gold.
CLASSES WILL BE DISTINGUISHED BY MIRROR, SPOILER, and Number Plate COLORS:
Black: Platinum Drivers/Yellow: Gold drivers
Platinum Drivers: Racing Hards (RH)
Gold Drivers: Racing Mediums (RM)
-Success Weight Ballast System:
to be applied to Podium Finishers up to a 4% point maximum.
(Details shown below in Tab 2.3)
-Vehicle to be used:
2016 911 (991) GT3 RS
Weight: 2723 lbs/Power: 491 hp
Tuning Allowed (many tunes shared and available)
Race Series format
Pre-Race Warmup/Entry period (15 minutes)
Pre-Race Qualifying Session (15 minutes)
Race 1 (Laps to = 40 minutes)
Race 2 Reverse Grid (Laps to = 40 minutes)
January 7th, 2021
Friday, 9pm est
at Laguna Seca Raceway
Please Browse the Series Details, and follow the signup instructions at the end of this post if you are interested and would like to join us.
Series Details and Information
Season 2 schedule:
*One Friday race night/month (3 weeks in some instances) to be scheduled on the dates shown below.
*12 races over 10 months to be scheduled.
-best 10 performances are kept toward final season standings.
Tracks/Dates to be raced
(See Scheduled Race Event Details tab below for specific time and conditions)
Fuji Speedway (w' chicane) (August 16th, 2021)
Suzuka Circuit (September 10th, 2021)
Kyoto Driving Park Y+M (Nov 5th, 2021)
Autopolis International (Dec. 3rd, 2021)
Laguna Seca (Jan 7th, 2021)
Circuit de Sainte Croix-B (Jan. 28th, 2022)
Barcelona (February 25th, 2022)
Spa Francorchamps (March 25th, 2022)
Nurburgring GP (April 22nd, 2022)
Autodromo Monza (May 20th, 2022)
Lago Maggiore GP (June 10th, 2022)
Le Mans (LaSarthe) (June 24th, 2022)Race night schedule and Qualifying Procedure
-9:00pm est: RACE ROOM IS OPEN for ENTRIES (Verify your placement, tires, and ballast requirements before making your entry.) Warm up laps are permitted during this time until the room resets for qualifying
*Race entries and Driver placement/tires/ballast are verified.
-9:15pm est: All previously confirmed driver entries must be in by this time. (Standby Reserve drivers will be notified and called to the Race Room at this time if grid spots are still open)
Do not return to lobby for tuning or cancel your entry at any time during this Open Qualifying session. Park your car in a safe area on track or return to pits (do not cancel entry) if finished lapping early. (Drivers entering the race room late, after 9:15pm est, may still make their entry and set laps using the remaining time available up to the start of Race 1 if a vacant spot is still available)*
*At approximately 9:30pm est, the Series Director or Host will instruct all drivers to line up past the 1st sector line. Qualifying times will be Recorded, and all late entries and driver's tire compounds will be verified before Race 1 is started.
*Race 1 will be Started at 9:30pm est.
Late entries after 9:30pm est will have to wait to race for Race 2 and must be sure to have their tires verified before race 2 start.
-9:30pm est: Race will be started at this time.
-9:30pm-10:10pm: Race 1 (Laps to = 40mins)
-10:10pm-10:20pm: Race finish, record scores, save replays, set room to reverse grid, 10 minute break/post race party chat.
All drivers must maintain their entry from the end of previous race to start of next race. Any Drivers that missed Race 1 must make their entry and have tires verified before the start of Race 2.. Any disconnected drivers must re-make their entry and have tires re-verified before the start of Race 2.
-10:20pm-11pm: Race 2 (Laps to = 40mins)
-11pm-11:15pm: Race finish, record scores, save replays, post event party chat, and conclude the night.
The schedule below is a guide to stay within a 2 hour time window, but may vary depending on issues throughout the night.Standard Lobby Settings
Room Mode: Practice/Race
Room Privacy: Public *
Room Name: Snail Porsche GT3 Cup. Event #1-12 (Date)- Members only
Race Type: Race for Real
Fixed Room Ownership: No **
Max no of participants: 16
Required Sportsmanship Rating --
Required Sportsmanship Rating --
Track: As per Race Date
Select Condition: Default
Laps: laps to = 40 minutes
Start Type: Grid Start
Grid Order: R1: Fastest First / R2: Reverse Grid Based on Previous Results***
Grid Boost: None
Slip Stream Strength: Real
Visible Damage: On
Mechanical Damage: Light
Tire Wear: 1x
Fuel Consumption: 1x
Initial Fuel: Default
Grip Red. On Wet Track / Track Edge: Real
Race Finish Delay: 180 sec
Overtaking System Usage Time Multiplier: Default Qualifier Settings Time Limit: none
Qualifying Continuation Time: none
Tire Wear during Qualifying: N/A
Fuel Consumption Qualifying: N/A
Filter by Category: N500
Balance of Performance: Off
Power Limit: 491hp
Weight: 2723 lbs
Maximum Tire Rating: Racing Medium (RM) Minimum Tire Rating: Racing Hard (RH)
Livery Restrictions: No Limit
Type of Racing Number: No Limit
Assign Car Number Automatically: None
Tuning: No Limit
Kart Usage: Off
Ghosting During Race: None
Shortcut Penalty: None
Wall Collision Penalty: None
Wall Collision Detection: Default
Side Contact Penalty: Off
Correct Vehicle Course After Wall Collission: Off Replace Car at Course Out: Off
Flag Rules: Off
Limit Driving Options
Countersteering Assist: Prohibited
Active Stability Management (ASM): Prohibited Driving Line Assist: Prohibited
Traction Control: Prohibited
ABS: No Limit
Notes: * There seems to be a glitch that not all friends can find a Friends Only room ** Friends Only room only allows for Fixed Host. Special permission is required to set up a Fixed Host lobby *** In case manual lineup is required, there is and option to set grid manually.Series Director: II-NOVA-II
Assistant Series Director:
2nd Backup Host: Phlano_099 /Phlano099
Replay Uploader: II-NOVA-II
Backup Replay Uploader: MrDonovan
2nd Backup Scorekeeper:
Fast Lap Data Collector:
Chief Penalty Steward: II-NOVA-II
Steward: Rob Brown
Steward:RACE NIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTWe will use the Party Chat feature at the opening of the Race Room with the following Rules:
16 player Party Chat Policy
1.) It is encouraged, but not required that drivers enter the Open party chat to help in the flow of communication to start the night. (Especially drivers new to the series)
2.) Open Conversation is allowed at the opening of the Race Room to the official start of Qualifying, approximately 9:30pm est. ALL MICs MUST BE MUTED AT THIS TIME, thru Qualifying, and Race 1 (Host will remind all drivers to please mute mics before the call to start qualifying)
3.) Once the race finish countdown is complete, drivers may resume un-muted conversation up to the call to mute mics before the next race.
4.) After the final race finish countdown is complete, drivers may resume party conversations.
Be reminded that no discussions regarding on track incidents are to be discussed, except obviously, if it is simply an apology and no more. Please review the penalty guidelines for more detail on this policy.
Please don't be that guy who has their mic on the whole race (If your headphones do not have a mute feature, simply leave the party chat before the Qualifying Session begins**Points
Platinum and Gold Level drivers will be scored together under one standing.
- 1st = 16 points
- 2nd = 15 points
- 3rd = 14 points
- 4th = 13 points
- 5th = 12 points
- 6th = 11 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
*No bonus points for pole or fast laps
Scorekeeping and awarding of points
Race 1: will recieve up to 16 points for a 1st place finish on down as shown above;
Race 2: will recieve up to 16 points for 1st place finish on down as shown above.
Points from both races will be totaled to reflect total points earned for the event.
Perfect night will total 32 points.
Points Tie Breaking Policy follows same policy as Snail League shown below:
In the event of a tie at the end of a race night, the driver with the highest single race finish will be awarded the tie breaker. If both driver have the same best finish, use the second best finish. 2 wins would beat 1 win and 1 2nd place finish or 1 win and one 2nd place finish would beat 1 win and 1 3rd place finish. The driver who wins the tie breaker will be awarded .1 point on the score sheet only for the purpose of breaking the tie for that night. The .1 point will not count toward the season championship.Driver Classifications
Different Tire compounds for each driver classification will be used to help equalize the pace of the driver talent levels.
-Upper 1/2 of Snail Driver's List or known pace from Season 1
-will use Racing Hard (RH) Tires
-BLACK painted mirrors and Spoiler winglets, and black Cup Challenge numberplate with white numbers
-Lower 1/2 of Snail Driver's List or known pace from Season 1.
-will use Racing Medium (RM) Tires
-YELLOW painted mirrors and Spoiler Winglets,
and yellow Cup Challenge numberplates with black numbers
-Gold Classed driver pace on Race Medium tires should nearly match the Platinum Classed drivers field
What if the Snail Driver's List is an odd number of Divisions during driver placement/season start?
*Recently archived and current race data from the Snail Sunday night series will be used toward placement of active Split Division Snail drivers.
**New/Ex Snail drivers with limited or old data, and New NON-Snails will be required to run a control time trial for placement.
Drivers who are initially Classed as Platinum at the Season start will be reviewed in the first 2 events attended. If found to be struggling and/or are significantly off pace (more than 1 second/lap consistently), the Series Director will relegate the driver to the Gold Class)New for Season 2 and evolved further for Season 3, will be a Success Ballast feature on top of the initial Platinum/Gold Driver Classing.
Details outlined below:
Platinum Driver Class Success Ballast Ladder
(4% point weight ADD Maximum, approx 125lbs)
1st Place Overall for Event = +3% point weight ADD
2nd Place Overall for Event = +2% point weight ADD
3rd Place Overall for Event = +1% point weight ADD
-1% point weight Removed
(For any event finish outside the top 8 for drivers with added ballast)
If a Platinum Class Driver manages continued success after the 4% point weight maximum has been earned and applied, Congratulations...your just Fast!!
Gold Driver Class Success Ballast Ladder
(4% point weight ADD Maximum, approx 125lbs)
1st Place Overall for Event = +3% point weight ADD
2nd Place Overall for Event = +2% point weight ADD
3rd Place Overall for Event = +1% point weight ADD
Once a Gold Driver has incurred ballast due to a successful result, that ballast is owned and will not be removed until the driver is promoted to the Platinum Class...You earned it, you own it.
If a Gold Class Driver manages a podium finish after the 4% point weight maximum has been earned and applied, the Driver will be promoted and graduate to the Platinum Class at base specs and required to use the Racing Hard tire compound for remaining events.
(Once a Gold Class driver is promoted to the Platinum Driver Class through their performance and success, they will stay there for the remainder of the season)
Drivers who are absent or do not complete both races of an event entered will not receive any reduction in accrued ballast
Drivers Returning for Season 3 will begin the season at the same Driver Classing they finished for Season 2, and all drivers will be cleared of any ballast accrued from Season 2.Drivers List
Driver List Priority
Once a 10 month season starts, the Drivers list will be set in "priority order" based on sign up date.
*The series will field drivers as follows:
-16 Priority Drivers (list will be adjusted monthly based on driver activity)
- An open number of Reserve Driver slots will be available and will be listed in no priority order.
*Any Priority Driver who misses 3 consecutive races will be placed on the reserve list.
* As a courtesy, all drivers will be asked to post their absence before 5pm est on the Thursday before race night to allow Reserve Drivers time to be ready. (See Absentee and Reporting Policy Tab)To be linkedTo be linkedRace Car Uniformity
2016 Porsche 911 GT3RS
-Required Color Numberplate on sides only
Platinum: Black plate, white numbers
Gold: Yellow Plate, black numbers
-"Porsche Cup Challenge by Yokohama" ID plate is to be applied to blank area on number plates
-"PORSCHE" nameplate on rear, and "GT3 Cup" decal directly below it to a proper scale/size.
-Yokohama decals: Front, Rear on license plates, and 4 lower corners
-VP Racing Fuels: Front lower corner
-HUGO Boss decal lower rocker panel directly in front of rear wheel arch.
-www.porschemortsport.com decal on A-pillar
-IMSA sactioning body decal Front -above Yokohama decal license plate, Rear- off set to right of Yokohama decal license plate, and on both sides-directly below racing numberplate
-United States Flag directly below rear IMSA decal.
-Gold Class drivers: Yellow Box with black "GT3" class lettering: lower left rear face of bumper. Platinum drivers: white lettering over black box (if needed to stand out)
-"Car Number" ONLY: directly above GT3 decal, same number color as side number plate numbers.
(If number color is same as car color, place a box of the class color behind)
-All Numbers/letters are to be used from the gtsport available number/letter offerings.
-Sponsor Name/Logo decals to be placed on doors or quarter panels (Hood optional)
-Team Name/Logo decals to be placed on doors or quarter panels opposite of Sponsor decals. (Hood optional)
-"Contigency (secondary sponsor)" decals may be placed on sides only along the lower rocker panels or staggered behind rear wheel arches
-Driver Name above side doors (Select "Racing Item")
-White GT Sport Windshield banner (Select from Racing Item tab in livery editor.
-PORSCHE decal on spoiler top (Any Color)
- GT Sport decal on SPOILER winglets
Platinum- White decal over black winglet
Gold- Black decal over Yellow winglet
-Race Team "Printed Name" on underside of Spoiler or on rear spoiler lip (Driver choice)
All required decals stated above, other than Sponsor and Team Name decals, will have links posted below for your use
BBS-RI-D only, stock size, and any color
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5 view Livery picture example link below:
https://s3.amazonaws.com/gt7sp-prod/livery/76/07/86/7143272036367860776_1.pngPlatinum Number plate:
Gold number plate:
Please check my gallery for all team name decals linked here:
https://www.gran-turismo.com/us/gtsport/user/profile/1138839/gallery/decal, or search using this link:
Drivers may file incidents after the last race on Friday race night to Monday at 8pm est of the same weekend.
Penalty filing instructions
-Submit your incident(s) by filing via pm to the Chief Steward, all supporting stewards, and the offending driver by including the information listed below.
List of Stewards and Volunteers
II-NOVA-II (Chief Steward)
Rob Brown (Steward)
Incident filing PM's must include the following in this order for each incident to be accepted:
*Tag: 4 Stewards and Driver you are filing against
*Conversation Title: "Your PSN ID": IR filed against "PSN ID of driver you are filing on"
*Include the following information in the report:
-PSN name of the driver being filed against
-Your PSN name
-Race Number the incident occurred (Race 1 or 2)
-the lap number that the incident occurred
-the time the incident occurred (Use time posted in the middle of the screen)
-description of the incident being filed
(Multiple offenses filed on the same driver may be included in the same group PM)
The offending driver may plead his/her side within the group pm by 8pm est Monday, 10 days after the night Raced.
After the 1 week rebuttle period has ended,(Monday 8pm of Race weekend to the following Monday at 8pm) the Chief Steward and/or any support stewards will review all incidents filed and submit a ruling in the respective incident group pm by 6pm Friday of the next race event.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD AN INCIDENT BE FILED OR DISCUSSED IN THE MAIN THREAD, IN RACE, OR THE INGAME LOBBY. IF THIS OCCURS, A MANDATORY UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT PENALTY OF UP TO 50 POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM THE SEASON'S TOTAL, AND A 2 WEEK SUSPENSION FROM THE SERIES AT THE STEWARD's DECISION AND DISCRETION
No Self Reported Incident Reports will be reviewed. It is up to each one of us racers to hold each other accountable for on track performance. If you feel strong enough that an incident should be filed on an offending driver, I encourage all drivers to do so at their discretion.
The Stewards will be utilizing the penalty guidelines set up and used within the Snail Spec Racing Series. Follow the link below for:
Penalty judging Guidlines
All Stewards are to review a replay of an incident in question and reply to the PM with their opinion as to what "Level" the incident falls under, and a recommended point value within selected level to deduct. Penalty Points may be halted if sufficient on track concession was shown, however, no penalties will be halved for self report.
Again, Self Reported incidents will not be reviewed
*The Chief Steward will make a final review of all incidents filed, taking into account any rebuttals and the other Steward's grading of the incidents and will make a final ruling for issuing penalty points.
*Please Note: If the Chief Steward deems, in any way, the lead driver lost control, and the chase driver attempts to brake or evade, but still makes contact, no penalty may be issued at the Chief Steward's discretion. *
At a 10 week season's end, the results sheet will be reviewed for each driver. All repeat offenders of the rules of this league will be reviewed by the Chief Steward and Steward Corp on a severity and case by case basis. If the review reflects a consistency or lack of improvement, the Chief Steward may recommend removal from the series by a peer to peer judgement .
Penalty points will be shown in the Overall Season Standings Scoresheet and will be deducted from the event score it was recieved and from following event scores until cleared.To be linked here
List of Tunes Available or shared
**If you have reviewed the 1st post and Series Details and would like To Join follow one of the 2 options below:
GO TO THE "RACE TEAM HUB" TAB Above:
1.) Browse the Real World Car liveries and numbers in the link provided.
2.) Choose the Team you will race for
3.) Select a car number and associated livery from the list of teams to re-create, (or) Select a personalized number not on the list and create your own livery within that team.
4.) "Copy and Paste" the message below and post in the thread stating your preferences:
"I have reviewed the Series Details and would like to compete in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge-presented by Snail.
Selected Team: (Input chosen team from teams list in the Race Team Hub tab)
With Car No.: (Selected car number from list (or) your own number that is not on the list)
Using: (a rendered Real World livery associated with the chosen number from the list) (or) (a Personalized/user-created livery and number under the selected Real World Race Team)"
"Copy and Paste":
I have reviewed the Series Details and would like to compete in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge-presented by Snail. I would prefer to be assigned to a race team and issued a car livery and number by the Series Director.
(If you choose to be assigned to a team and issued a livery, the livery will be created and provided for you through the "Share" function in GT Sport)
Once your post to join is made, a "Welcome Reply" will follow shortly with a confirmation of your preferences, your preliminary driver placement, and any further instructions needed to be placed.Reserve Driver Sign up Instructions
To sign up as a Reserve Driver for the series, please copy and paste the statement below in this thread.
"I have reviewed the series details and would like to participate in this series as a reserve driver."
A welcome message with instructions and details will follow shortly after.
Good Luck, and Welcome to Season 3
Invitation Post to Current Cup Series Drivers
Welcome Trickybrewer to the Snail-Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge. As a Reserve driver, you will cover primary driver abcenses if available. Bump in and grid priority among the Reserve driver pool is on a first to confirm available basis from the commencement of the last event up to the time qualifying starts for the next scheduled event. Typically 2-3, and sometimes more spots are open affording plenty of opportunities to get on the grid when available. Be sure to confirm as early as possible if/when you know you can be available to race if needed."I have reviewed the series details and would like to participate in this series as a reserve driver."
No worries mate, look's like the racing is going to be great.I was recommended to this racing league by Mr Donovan one of my fellow Aussie racing mate's on GT Sport, thanks for the opportunity and I'll see you on track at Laguna seca...Welcome Trickybrewer to the Snail-Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge. As a Reserve driver, you will cover primary driver abcenses if available. Bump in and grid priority among the Reserve driver pool is on a first to confirm available basis from the commencement of the last event up to the time qualifying starts for the next scheduled event. Typically 2-3, and sometimes more spots are open affording plenty of opportunities to get on the grid when available. Be sure to confirm as early as possible if/when you know you can be available to race if needed.
As for the livery, each team has a dedicated Reserve team livery that is shared to you for the team you are covering on a given night. A link for the livery retrieval will be posted/pm'd to you once the grid is established and prior to the race event.
I have reviewed your psn/kudosprime profile, and based on your DR, speedscore, and race history, you will be placed directly into the Platinum Class for this series. As opposed to the Gold Class that runs on race Medium Compound tires for the series, Platinum Class Drivers are required to run on the Race Hard compound as an out of the gate handicapp. Consistency and minimal mistakes will be key.
'16 Porsche 911 GT3RS
2723lbs (lowest weight possible)
Racing Hard Tires (Platinum Class Driver)
Tuning is allowed.
See this Link for a List of Tunes:
Post in thread 'COMPLETED SNAIL-Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge: Congratulations to Rob Brown, Season 1 Champion.' https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/thre...-brown-season-1-champion.387501/post-12791852
Try a few our to find one you like. This car is a chore if run in stick for, but with a tune and the lighter weight, it is nimble and fun to drive, albeit still a challenge.
Glad to have you onboard. I will have the roster and scoring sheets updated with your entry.
Our next event is at Laguna Seca on Jan 7th. Be sure to confirm if your available to afford yourself the best chance at securing a spot on the grid if one becomes available. Looking forward to racing with you, and hope to see you at our next race event.
Awesome, and again, glad to have you. I have you marked down as 1st Reserve for the Jan 7th Event. A livery link will be sent as we get closer if someone reports absent. See you then.No worries mate, look's like the racing is going to be great.I was recommended to this racing league by Mr Donovan one of my fellow Aussie racing mate's on GT Sport, thanks for the opportunity and I'll see you on track at Laguna seca...
Welcome aboard @Trickybrewer - great to have you join us!No worries mate, look's like the racing is going to be great.I was recommended to this racing league by Mr Donovan one of my fellow Aussie racing mate's on GT Sport, thanks for the opportunity and I'll see you on track at Laguna seca...