SNAIL-Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge (using new 992 GT3), "PS5 Users Preferred", Monthly Series on Fridays, 9pm est - Join Us!!Open 

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New 992 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge
presented by SNAIL


on GT7,

PS5 Users PREFERRED
(PS4 Users accepted by approval
and as Reserve Entries Only)

Races will run monthly on
Friday nights 9:00pm EST
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Event Info
Event #5
Friday, April 12th, 2024
9pm EST
Circuit de Sainte Croix,
Layout B
Conditions:
Evening, SO5 Misty,
Cloudless and Sunny
15 laps/Race

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Driver Sign Ups
OPEN and continously
being Accepted

Welcome to the return of SNAIL's Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge using a race modified and tuned version of the NEWLY Released (992) 2022 Porsche 911 GT3. The will be spec'd with required and specific upgrades to create our own version of the 992 Porsche GT3 Cup car.
A list of required tuning modifications and livery requirements have been made available and can be found in Section 3 of this post.
Race Events will be once a month on Friday nights, 9pm est.
Start building your car, and if interested in joining, please post here in the thread.

To Sign Up,
Due to the inconsistent and unstable nature of open lobbies with cross platform use, this series will be preferenced toward PS5 users. PS4 Users will be allowed to sign up and must be approved for network stability to compete, but will only be accepted in a Reserve Driver role. Drivers who sign up outside of the North American region will also have their connection stability assessed among the remainder of the attending roster during test and practice sessions leading up to the season's start. At any time if room stability is compromised, that driver(s) will be asked to leave the event, or possibly the series if the issues cannot be resolved. I am determined to continue our run of piloting stable and smooth running series on this GT7 title. All cooperation will be appreciated. Please have a glance through the first post, and if interested sign up as follows:

1.) Please Copy/Paste the template below and post in this thread with your information:

PSN ID:
GTPlanet ID:
Car Number:
PS5 Platform: answer "yes" or "no"


2.) Build your car using the Build Sheet/Spec list noted in Section 3.1
3.) Run the Time Trial noted in the "Time Trial Instructions" tab noted below
Time Trial Instructions:
1.) Build your Car using the Build Sheet and Required Parts list in Tab 3.1 of the 1st Post.
2.) Tune your car to your liking or use an offered tune noted in Tab 3.3 of the 1st Post.
3.) Open an Online Lobby using the Lobby settings noted in Section 1.3 of the 1st Post.
Track: Lago Maggiore GP
Conditions: Afternoon, SO1

4.) Run approximately 10-15 laps or until consistency is established. Screenshot your lap history along with your timing display box showing fastest lap and optimal lap. Then send that to me via psn message (NOVA-0479). I will review the data, and if changes to your PP regulation is needed, I will return an adjusted PP regulation for you to retest. Run time trial again and re-submit updated data as noted above. Drivers that fall in the median 0.7 second window of each other will establish the average and will make up the PRO-AM class. They will not be required to test further. Any outliers, hi or low, will be adjusted and will require additional time trial data. Please make your best efforts to give the time trial your best attempt but most consistent attempt. This will ensure we get the best parity to start the season that we can. Feel free to start running now.
4.) Render your Livery to the series requirements noted in Section 3.2 (Or feel free to request a livery to be rendered)

For PS4 Users ONLY:
Please coordinate a time with NOVA-0479 or join a lobby with our other series drivers, and run a few races. If I am in the room on a coordinated time, I will review, real time, and take a replay to verify stability. If you are in a room with other drivers and I am not present, please ask one of those drivers to capture and share a replay of at least one of the testing/practice races and to message me with a search tag for review.


Series Format:
-1 Race Night/Month over a 6 month season cycle. (December, 2023 to May, 2024)
[6 race nights total (1 drop event)]
-15 minute Warm up/Entry session
-15 minute Qualifying Session
-(2) 30 min races (Laps to = 30 minutes)
-Light Damage
-1x Tire wear/1x Fuel Consumption
-Penalties OFF (Steward and Peer Governed)
-MULTIPLE DRIVER SKILL CLASSING, DISTINGUISHED BY MIRROR, SPOILER WINGLETS, WINDSHIELD BANNER, and NUMBER COLOR:
 Blue: PRO Drivers (those with -PP handicap applied)
Black: PRO/AM Drivers (those at/under the base 726.00PP spec)
Red: AM Drivers (those with +PP concessions applied)
-ALL Drivers will run (1) control time trial to establish/verify starting driver PP regulations:
1st Time Trial at/under base 726.00PP regulation (as close to but under the required spec)
-If PP regulation adjustments are needed, data will be review and a new regulation will be returned to those drivers to run a 2nd Time Trial.
2nd Time Trial ran at modified PP regulation to verify pace parity
(This will ensure that ALL drivers on the grid are as close as possible in potential pace to start the season)
-Success Weight Ballast System after each event:
-3pp = 1st Place Overall
-2pp = 2nd Place Overall
-1pp = 3rd Place Overall
No change = 4th-12th Place Overall
+1pp = 13th-14th Place Overall
+2pp = 15th-16th Place Overall

(Values will be added/Subtracted from the driver regulations after each event. HP is the only value able to manipulate PP up or down. Corrected spec must fall on or under the specified regulation for each driver.)
(Details shown below in Tab 2.2)
-Vehicle to be used:
2022 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (992)
Weight: 2877 lbs/Power: 525hp (based on base 726.00PP regulation w' close ratio hi trans. (weight is NOT adjustable)
Tuning Allowed (many tunes shared and available)
-ABS is only aid permitted
-Unlimited Roster with grid priority on a first come, first to confirm attending basis for each event
-Driver Scoring will be kept.



Series Details and Information

1.) Race Schedule, Race Night Format, Lobby Settings, Qualifying Procedure, and Party Chat Rules Hub

ALL USA Based IMSA Tracks
Event #1: Daytona Road Course (December 15th, 2023)
Event #2: Watkins Glen (January 12th, 2024)
Event #3: Laguna Seca (February 9th, 2024)
Event #4: Mount Panorama (March 8th, 2024)

Event #5: St Croix - Layout B (April 12th 2024)
Event #6: Road Atlanta (May 10th, 2024)
Race Night schedule and format to be announced
The schedule below is a guide to stay within a 1.5 hour time window, but may vary depending on issues throughout the night
9:00pm est - Room is opened for warmup and "scrutineering/spec verifications"
9:15pm est - Qualifying (15 minutes)
9:30pm est - Start Race 1 (30 minutes)
10:00pm est - Scoring/Replays/ Break (10 minute)
10:10pm est - Race 2 (30 minutes)
10:40pm est - Post Race Scoring/Replays/Chat
10:45pm est - Room is closed
Series Lobby Settings
(Lobby Settings to be edited as additional GT7 lobby features become available)
Basic Settings
Room Mode: Practice/Qualifying/Race
Room Privacy: Friends Only * (we are accepting PS5 entries only)
Room Settings
Room Name: Snail-MPC, Event #1-6 (Date)- Members only
Race Type: Race for Real
Fixed Room Ownership: No **
Max no of participants: 16
Required Sportsmanship Rating --
Required Sportsmanship Rating --
Track Settings
Track: As per Race Date
Select Condition: See Event Details
Laps: laps to =30 minutes
Race Settings
Start Type: Grid Start
Grid Order: R1, Fastest First/R2, Reverse Grid from previous results.(Set by Host)
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: 15
Qualifying Continuation Time: 120 sec
Tire Wear during Qualifying: same as race
Fuel Consumption Qualifying: same as race
Regulation Settings
Filter by Category: Open
Balance of Performance: Off
Power Limit: none
Weight: none
PP Max: set to highest PP value noted on Driver Regulation Chart
Maximum Tire Rating: Racing Hard (RH) 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 Collision: Off
Replace Car at Course Out: Off
Flag Rules: Off
Limit Driving Options
Counter steering Assist: Prohibited
Active Stability Management (ASM): Prohibited
Driving Line Assist: Prohibited
Traction Control: Prohibited
ABS: No Limit
Auto-Drive: Prohibited
-9:00pm est: RACE ROOM IS OPEN (or Reset) for ENTRIES ONLY- Warm up laps permitted (Verify your Driver Specific BOP/PP regulations before making your entry.)
-9:15pm est: All previously confirmed driver entries must be in by this time. (Standby drivers will be notified via a posted invite in the thread if grid openings are available)
The Host or Series Director will instruct all Drivers to begin Open Qualifying. Run as many laps as you choose to set a time. 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 message the finish of qualifying, and qualifying times will be Recorded.
After a short 2-3 minute break, we will start Race 1.
RACE NIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT
16 player Party Chat Policy
The Party Chat feature will opened after the Race Room with the following Rules:
1.) It is required that drivers enter the Open party chat to help in the flow of communication to start the night and communicate Caution requests/issuing and directives during the Caution.
2.) Open Conversation is allowed at the opening of the Race Room to the official start of Qualifying, approximately 9:15pm est. ALL MICs MUST BE MUTED AT THIS TIME, thru Qualifying, and Race (Host will remind all drivers to please mute mics before the call to start qualifying)
3.) During the race, Drivers may only come on the mic to verbally request a Caution/Yellow Flag, and for the Caution to be issued by the Race Director and directives related to the Caution.
4.) Once the race finish countdown is complete, drivers may resume un-muted conversation up to the call to mute mics before the next race.

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.

And Lastly,

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**

Hopefully this will add to the overall quality of these Events.
As of December 2023, PS4 driver entries are now being accepted for the series, but only in a Reserve driver role. All PS4 driver entries will be placed on a dedicated PS4 driver roster/pool. These drivers may confirm their availability at anytime after a most recent event. This only establishes priority among the other PS4 drivers in the Reserve pool.

PS5 Drivers will continue to maintain confirmation and grid priority up to the Thursday before a race night at 5pm est. At that time, if the grid is not full from PS5 driver confirmations (from the entire PS5 roster), the open grid spots will be offered to the PS4 driver roster with spots filled in the order that PS4 Reserve drivers confirmed available.
(PS5 drivers that confirmed outside the first 16 and are considered "PS5 Reserves" will still maintain priority to bump onto the grid. Once ALL confirmed PS5 players are exhausted, any remaining open grid spots will then offered to the PS4 driver pool.)
PS4 Reserves should be prepared and keep a look out after the 5pm est, Thursday cutoff, as invites will be in the order of confirmations of availability.

As is the case with the PS5 roster, all drivers should be on a hard wired connection and clear their cache before room entry. Any noticeable lag, jittering, screeching will be assessed during the warm up session. If excessive issues are noticed by a number of drivers, and cannot be resolved before the start of qualifying, that driver will be asked to leave if Reserve drivers (PS5 or PS4) are online and ready to race. A psn message invite will be sent for the available reserve(s) to enter the race room.

All PS4 entries will be assessed for network stability and must be approved before final acceptance onto the PS4 reserve roster.
Please coordinate a time with NOVA-0479 or join a lobby with our other series drivers, and run a few races. If I am in the room on a coordinated time, I will review, real time, and take a replay to verify stability. If you are in a room with other drivers and I am not present, please ask one of those drivers to capture and share a replay of at least one of the testing/practice races and to message me with a search tag for review.

If the inclusion of PS4 Reserve drivers proves successful in this capacity, I will consider opening entries to all (PS5 and PS4) drivers for our next series.

PS4 drivers are to follow all sign up instructions and processes as a normal driver.

2.) Driver Related Information Hub
Points Structure
The points below will be awarded for each race.
1st = 35 points
2nd = 30 points
3rd = 27 points
4th = 24 points
5th = 22 points
6th = 20 points
7th = 19 points
8th = 18 points
9th = 17 points
10th = 16 points
11th = 13 points
12th = 10 points
13th = 7 points
14th = 5 points
15th = 3 points
16th = 1 points
*3 bonus points for pole position
*1 point for each race's fast lap

**75 Points Available for an Event Sweep, with Pole, and Fastest Laps

***Any ties in points will be broken by fastest Race laps of the event.
-All drivers will time trial at a pre-determined "726.00 PP" value maximum
-Drivers will have a corrected regulation returned to them, and then will be asked to run a verification Time Trial. Final adjustments will made from there to start the season. (If a second time trial is not submitted the week before our 1st race date, the Race Director will apply a PP handicap/concession based on the initial time trial results)
-All Drivers must adhere to and maintain the set weight regulation for this car
-Changes to driver PP regulations will be adjusted after each event based on each driver's Preliminary Overall finishing placement prior to any penalty points issued and will be noted at the bottom of the Drivers List Post.
-"PP" value adjustments will be issued after each event for Podium (top 3) finishers and drivers finishing outside the Top 12 Overall to further dial in the parity of the field as the season progresses.
See below:
-Success Weight Ballast System after each event:
-3pp = 1st Place Overall
-2pp = 2nd Place Overall
-1pp = 3rd Place Overall
No change = 4th-12th Place Overall
+1pp = 13th-14th Place Overall
+2pp = 15th-16th Place Overall

-Values will be added/subtracted from the driver regulations after each event.
-Post event PP success adjustments will based on a driver's preliminary overall position before any penalties are issued.
-HP is the only value able to manipulate PP up or down.
-Corrected spec must fall on or under the specified regulation for each driver.
-Drivers will be asked to edit their livery for any class changes, up or down, and re-submit an updated profile picture as soon as possible for the spotters guide and driver profile page.
*Grid priority is on a first come, first serve based upon each driver's confirmation to attend each event.
*First 16 Drivers to confirm for an event guarantee their entry and grid spot for that event
*Any Drivers that confirm outside the first 16 will be on a Reserve wait list based on when they confirmed as well.
Race Night CONFIRMATION, ABSENTEE REPORTING, and PARTICIPATION POLICY
Driver "Race Night" confirmation policy
-A Confirmation Reminder Post with ALL drivers tagged will be posted in the main thread as well as a PSN conversation by the Friday of the week before a scheduled Race night
All Drivers, may "Early" confirm their attendance or availability at any time after the most recent Event to establish their priority and grid spot fo the next event.
-All drivers tagged are asked to confirm that they "will" or "will not" be racing by 5pm est Thursday (day before race night) to guarantee the scheduled race.
-A minimum of 10 drivers confirmed to attend will be required to guarantee the race night.
(if minimum is not reached, event will be postponed 1 week. If minimum is still not established for the make up date, the event will be cancelled and we will move onto the next venue)
Race Night Participation Policy
Any drivers that confirm their attendance for Race night are holding a grid spot and committing to a full night of racing. For this series format to function the way it was intended, participation to the end of race night is extremely important. Therefore, any driver who leaves prior to the conclusion of race night will receive points only for the race completed, and a -5 Point penalty will be assessed against that driver's season standing.
-If unable to attend due to a change of circumstances or plans, please notify me as soon as reasonably possible if you are unable to make the event.
*The latest acceptable notice without any recourse is 9:10pm est. *
Any drivers who are confirmed to attend, and fail to appear, will automatically default to a Reserve for their next confirmed event.


Exceptions:
(If you disconnect during a race, please return to the room and wait out the remainder of that race. This will satisfy the above participation policy.)
[Life does dish out Emergency situations. If this occurs, please exit the race and post the message: "Emergency Exit Needed" before leaving the room.]

Please remember that a grid spot was held for you to race when you confirmed attendance which placed other drivers on the waiting list. Let's be sure that the grid spots we are holding are being used up for the night.

Thanks Fellas.
ALL Drivers attending a race night event will be required to submit their performance spec sheet (via screenshot) to either:
1.) My PSN: NOVA-0479 (if choosing discretion), or
2.) The series PSN group chat (if open to allowing others to view your tune)
This MUST be done between the time that the room is opened (9pm est) to the start of Qualifying (9:15pm est)
-If Race 1 is missed, and the driver is attending Race, he must submit before the start of Race 2.

-These will be reviewed post event.
-Failure to meet your specific regulations or submit spec sheets will result in a 10 point penalty assessed against your total score for the event.
It should look like the attached picture, and must be done prior to every event. (Disregard the 650.00pp regulation in picture, just an example)
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Spec sheet must show:
-Weight (Must remain as noted in chart below)
-PP Spec specified for each driver - do not exceed
-Transmission type being used
-Modification list on the far right
(All drivers should send 2 screenshots for scrutineering)
  • Race Hard tires
  • Reminder: HP is the only way that PP can be manipulated to achieve a driver's PP maximum. Weight MUST remain as noted.
Again, these will be reviewed after each event. Please don't forget.
Race Team Details
-Race teams may be comprised of at least 2 or up to 4 drivers total.
-All teams will be asked to research online for a "Real World" Porsche race team name (Examples: Flying Lizard Motorsports, JDX Racing, Topp Racing, TPC Racing, Kelly-Moss R&R, Wright Motorsports, etc) affording the use of already rendered decals (I have decals for many of these), or create a team name. If creating a team name, a pre-rendered decal must be sourced or one must be created, uploaded, and shared for use on all team cars. If not familiar with how to create or upload a decal, message me...I am glad to help create any decals as needed.
-All drivers included in a team must have their car marked on 3 sides of the race car (front, left, right) and a "driver" side profile of the updated car livery over the white background submitted to be eligible for team scoring. (Any driver's cars missing the decals or who have not submitted an updated profile picture with the team name shown will not have their points count toward a team's score for that event(s))
-Only the overall scores of the 2 top scoring drivers for each event will count toward that event's team score.
- (1) Drop score for the season (lowest team score of the season)

Team Creation and Announcement
  • Drivers may solicit to form a team in the thread or via pm.
  • Teams may be announced as soon as at least 2 drivers are agreed and confirmed for a team, and MUST be announced formally on the thread once formed.
  • Drivers may be added to already created 2+ Driver teams up to a maximum of 4 drivers
  • Drivers must submit their edited livery reflecting the team name on their car to be eligible for that team's points.

3.) Vehicle Information and Regulations Hub
Eligible Vehicle:
2022 Porsche GT3 RS (992)
Weight: 2877lbs (Stage 1 Weight Reduction Only - Do NOT reduce further. NO ballast is allowed to be added)
See Link >>> "DRS" System Use PROHIBITED <<< See Link

Vehicle Build Sheet
-OUR PORSCHE CUP CARS MUST BE SPEC'D TO SPECIFIED BASE WEIGHT and WILL NOT BE ADJUSTED
-All other adjustments/tuning/hp specs are allowed to reach each driver's specified PP regulation for each event.
-Success Handicap/concessions will issued as a "PP" required regulation and the vehicle must be adjusted thru hp, to reach new pp regulation after each event.

Required Parts List (All parts below must be installed as noted/if available)
-Weight Reduction: Stage 1 weight reduction ONLY (2877lbs). Build list MUST show only Stage 1 Reduction. Ballast is not to be used to achieve spec'd weight
-Stage 1 Weight Reduction
-Close Ratio-High Transmission ONLY
-Power Restrictor
-Fully Customizable Computer
-Fully Customizable LSD
-Increased Body Rigidity
-Racing Air Filter
-Racing Muffler
-Racing Exhaust Manifold
-Racing Brake Pads
-Slotted Racing Brake Kit (Use Slotted option ONLY for uniformity in pictures/replays)
-Racing Brake Pads
-Brake Balance Controller
-Full Customizable Suspension
-Racing Clutch Kit
-Racing Hard Tire Compound Tires
-Wide Body - NOT Available for Install
-Allowed Aero: Front, Side, and rear deck spoilers ONLY (Any height). NO "lower" rear spoilers/diffusers allowed
(Max front/rear downforce figures should not exceed specified range for chosen car- noted in "Eligible Car List")
-Roll Cage must be installed if available.
-Wheels:
*must be BBS RE-CL wheels only
Size: Front-20" standard size/21" standard size Any Color
***Rim "Width" and Rim "Offset" MUST be set to Standard Size
-No Custom Parts Available
-Hood Pin Type B (gray pull tab style)
-Tow Hook Type A
-Headlight: highest available headlight beam (Super Cool 9500k)
-License Plate Type B/Rear Only
-Caliper Color -Driver Choice
-liveries must be rendered to series requirements (See next section, 3.2)
See the Example pictures
EVERY Decal shown is required on every car

-Most Required Decals can be found by searching the decal name directly or may by provided in "preset" or "race decal" in livery editor.
-Wheels:
*must be BBS RE-CL wheels only
Size: Front-20" standard size/21" standard size Any Color
***Rim "Width" and Rim "Offset" MUST be set to Standard Size
-Many can also be found by searching:
porsche
gt3cup
imsa
992
-lock tab decal on the duck bill spoiler lip on rear of car, and the little square box must be applied. Search "gt3cup" for these decals.
-NOTE: to get some decals/color changes on the spoiler and mirrors, you will need to select "other", and then apply.
-Check and double check to make sure ALL decals shown are on your car. When finished, please submit your livery for approval from all angles.
-Any questions, please pm me.

PRO Drivers:
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PRO-AM Drivers
Black Class Accents = PRO-AM
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NOTE: For PRO-AM (Black Class Details), color the number in the rear window "WHITE".
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 AM Drivers
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Nova's Baseline Tune used for Testing
Great stability overall. Can be a little twitchy on quick transitions, and must driver with smooth inputs. Doesn't like to be tossed.
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Link >>> Priano Tune Porsche GT3RS 992

4.) Caution Procedures
Yellow Flag/Cautions Process
Since this series will be a (2) 30 minute race format, we will be instituting a "Called Caution/Yellow Flag" feature to regroup the field in the event of an incident. (1 Caution available for each Race)

The following processes and rules will apply:
1.) ALL Drivers must enter and remain in the 16 driver party chat whether they have a Mic or not. (Chat audio will come through your monitor/tv for those without a headset.)
2.) Mics must be muted at all times, Except:
a.) When a driver verbally requests a caution/yellow flag, or
b.) When the Host/Race Director grants and calls the "Full Course Caution", or directions during Caution (Green this lap, etc)
NO OTHER VERBAL CONVERSATION IS ALLOWED DURING THE RACE
3.) Drivers should continue racing until the Host/Race Director verbally calls out:
"Full Course Caution"
4.) Single Car accidents or "off-tracks" are not permitted to request a Caution at any time. (This can be cause for distraction and will be met with a penalty assessed post race)
5.) At least (2) Drivers of any size incident must request a Caution for it to be issued.
6.) ALL drivers must slow to 65-70 mph, single file, and avoid any contact with other cars.
7.) A maximum of (1) Cautions/Yellow Flags per Race will be afforded. (If there are incidents after a caution was granted, we will stay Green Flag.)
8.) NO PIT STOP. This is a regrouping caution only.
9.) The Caution period will be the remainder of the lap if the incident occurs early in the lap and the field can be quickly re-grouped, or one additional lap if necessary. Race Director will decide and instruct when the field is to return to Green, or whether an additional lap is necessary.
10.) NO Cautions will be granted for any incidents that occur in the final 2 laps of any race.
11.) Cautions called and Granted in the Opening 2 laps will be issued, leaving none left for the remainder of the race. In this situation, the incident will automatically initiate a review with penalties being issued to the driver(s) that created the incident.
PLEASE TAKE CAUTION IN THE OPENING LAPS AND AVOID INCIDENT IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE

How to Call for a Caution:
(At least (2) Drivers of any size incident must request a Caution for it to be issued.)
1.) Verbally over Mic, say: "Caution Requested, by (your name)"
OR:
if No Mic, text in the chat box: "cr" or "Caution"
(If no response from the Host/Race Director within 10 seconds, request again)
2.) Host/Race Director will respond:
"Full Course Caution" when acknowledged.
(Drivers should continue to race until the Caution is acknowledged and issued)

Play by Play Process during a "Full Course Caution"
Once "Full Course Caution" is called:
1.) The Overall race leader becomes our pace car and is to gently slow to 65-70 mph, with all drivers catching up and slowing to the 65-70 mph pace speed, single file and in the position they were in when the Caution was issued
2.) Overall Race Leader is to pace the field for the remainder of the lap when the Caution was issued and/or 1 complete lap if necessary.
3.) All drivers are expected to be grouped up before the final corner. If not grouped prior to final corner, the Race Director will instruct an additional Caution Lap.
4.) Once the field is grouped up and the Race Director is satisfied, he will announce "Track going green on my Call"
5.) All drivers are to maintain position and pace speed until the Race Director calls " Green flag, go, go, go"
6.) The Race Director will call the start at any point from the exit of the final corner up to the finish line for long straight away start/finish lines, or on the longest straight following the start/finish line.
7.) Drivers are not to try and jump the start. Any Driver that causes contact or overlaps the car in front of them in any way prior to the green flag being called will recieve a 5 point penalty assessed to their overall point total for the night. Wait for the Green flag call.
8.) Drivers may begin racing as soon as "Green Flag" is stated by the Race Director.

5.) Penalty Reporting and Information Hub
Drivers may file incidents after the last race on Friday race night to Monday at 11:59pm est of the same weekend.
Penalty filing instructions
-Submit your incident(s) by filing via pm to the Chief Steward
NOVA-0479 (Chief Steward)

Incident filing PM's must include the following in this order for each incident to be accepted:
*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 1,2)
-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 Chief Steward will select 3 peer drivers to judge the incident(s) in question and will review all incidents filed and submit a ruling in the respective incident group pm by 6pm Friday of the next race event.
Penalty points will be assessed toward the event that the infractions occurred. Any events that incur a penalty(s) will not be eligible as a drop score from the series overall standings.

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 POSSIBLY A 2 EVENT SUSPENSION FROM THE SERIES AT THE STEWARD's DECISION AND 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.
*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. *
Penalty points will be shown in the Overall Season Standings Scoresheet and will be deducted from the event score it was recieved.
This series will be adhering to the following linked OLR and good racecraft guidelines when deciding fault for any reported incidents.
https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/threads/snail-olr-policies-and-guidelines.332619/#post-12630786. **
Note: Disregard Snail OLR, Section 14: "Incident Reporting Instructions". This Series will have it's own Reporting policy and Instructions in the tabs below

Post in thread 'SNAIL Michelin Pilot Challenge, "PS5 Users ONLY",GS/GT4 Monthly Series, Event #3: Fri. June 16th at Laguna Seca. New Drivers Welcome!!' https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/thre...seca-new-drivers-welcome.416870/post-14022742

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Driver List/Regulations
(no priority order)


1. NOVA-0479 / @llNovall (#4)
2. GTP_Worstdriver / @Worst_Driver (#13)
3. Sand_68 / @socalnatv (#68)
4. Nyati_Jumapili / @Nyati_Jumapil (#31)
5. xWARMACHINE84x/ @Chris Kelley (#3)
6. kgffty / @Kgffy (#84)
7. DucatiRobb / @Bologna_Duc (#88)
8. JDMKing13 / @JDMKING13 (#9)
9. Phlano_099 / @Phlano099 (#99)
10. Rauljimenez76 / @Noob01_lmdead (#12)
11. Gurney_67 / @Gurney67 (#67)
12. jlbowler / @JLBowler (#6)
13. DRD_Niagara / @Buffalo_DRD (#78)
14. Harry_Rowley_10 / @Harry Rowley (#10)
15. Fudman420 / @Fudman420 (#42)
16. Roman_GT23 / @Roman_GT23 (#23)
17. Valex997 / @Valex (#46)
18. MDaddio79 / @Mdaddio79 (#79)
19. GentlemanRacing / @Clean Racer (#19)
20. theharieffect / @theharieffect (??)
21. DUB-L-DEE / @DublDee (#44)
22. L-L-B_1993 / @Louis3986 (#777)
23. F1vargas / @f1vargas (#27)
24. SomnusMor / @SomnusMor (#14)

PS4 Reserve Driver Roster/2nd Series Roster
(PS5 Confirmed Reserves will overflow to 2nd Series Lobby when available) available)
(no priority order)

1.) fruitloop31 / @fruitloop31 (#77)
2.) FREEREVN / @FREEREVN (#7)
3.) Yugofan / @Yugofan (#66)
4.) AxxE_93 / @Azkaz (#93)
5.) pudnick / @Pudnick (#??)



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Event #5 Driver Regulations
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(in order of Championship Final Season Standings after Event #4
with Drop Scores applied)
Award Recognition
Checkered Flag = Single Race Wins
Track Map Outline = Overall Event Wins


Driver Profiles
1st Place Overall
(166 points)
Event Podiums:
🏆 🥈 🥉
PSN ID: Sand__68
GTPlanet ID: socalnatv
Car Number: 68
PS5 Platform: yes
Team: Kelly-Moss Racing's Monsters Inc

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2nd Place Overall
(139 points)
Event Podiums:
🥉🥉
PSN ID: Rauljimenez76
GTPlanet ID: noob01_imdead
Car Number: 12
PS5 Platform: yes

Team: Kelly-Moss Racing's Monsters Inc
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3rd Place Overall
(135 points)
PSN ID: NOVA-0479
GTPlanet ID: llNovall
Car Number: 4
PS5 Platform: YES
Team: Kelly-Moss Racing's Monsters Inc

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4th Place Overall
(129 points)
Event Podiums:
🥈
PSN ID: Phlano_099
GTPlanet ID: Phlano099
Car Number: 99
PS5 Platform: yes
Team: Huber Racing

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5th Place Overall
(124 points)
PSN ID: DucatiRobb
GTPlanet ID: Bologna_Duc
Car Number: 88
PS5 Platform: yes
Team: Huber Racing

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6th Place Overall
(122 points)
Event Podiums:
🥈
PSN ID: Fudman420
GTPlanet ID: Fudman420
Car Number: 42
PS5 Platform: yes
Team: Wheel-Spin Motorsports

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7th Place Overall
(116 points)
PSN ID: jdmking13
GTPlanet ID: JDMKING13
Car Number: 9
PS5 Platform: yes
Team: Wheel-Spin Motorsports

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8th Place Overall
(107 points)
Event Podiums:
🏆
PSN ID: DUB-L-DEE
GTPlanet ID: Dubldee
Car Number: 44

PS5 Platform: answer "yes"
Team: TBD

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9th Place Overall
(95 points)
PSN ID: Harry_Rowley_10
GTPlanet ID: Harry Rowley
Car Number: 10
PS5 Platform: answer "yes"
Team: Funky Bunch Racing

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10th Place Overall
(94 points)
Event Podiums:
🏆
PSN ID: DRD_Niagara
GTPlanet ID: Buffalo_DRD
Car Number: #78

PS5 Platform: YES
Team: Huber Racing

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11th Place Overall
(91 points)
PSN ID: MDaddio79
GTPlanet ID: Mdaddio79
Car Number: 79
PS5 Platform: yes
Team: TBD

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12th Place Overall
(84 points)
PSN ID: xWARMACHINE84x
GTPlanet ID: Chris Kelley
Car Number: 3
PS5 Platform: Yes
Team: Kelly-Moss Racing's Monsters Inc

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13th Place Overall
(83 points)
Event Podiums:
🏆
PSN ID: kgffty
GTPlanet ID: kgffy
Car Number: 84
PS5 Plantform: yes
Team: Wheel-Spin Motorsports

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14th Place Overall
(74 points)
PSN ID: Nyati_Jumapili
GTPlanet ID:Nyati_Jumapili
Car Number: 31
PS5 Platform: answer "yes"
Team: Funky Bunch Racing

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15th Place Overall
(71 points)
Event Podiums:
🥉
PSN ID: GTP_Worstdriver
GTPlanet ID: Worst_Driver
Car Number: 13
PS5 Platform: Yes
Team: Huber Racing

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16th Place Overall
(70 points)
Event Podiums:
🥈
PSN: Roman_GT23/GBRC-Romanknight
GTPlanet ID: Roman_GT23
Car Number: 23

PS5 Platform: Yes
Team: Funky Bunch Racing

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17th Place Overall
(55 points)
PSN ID: GentlemanRacing
GTPlanet ID:Clean Racer
Car Number: 19
PS5 Platform: Yes
Team: TBD

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18th Place Overall
(28 points)
PSN ID: theharieffect
GTPlanet ID: theharieffect
Car Number: 88

PS5 Platform: Yes
Team: TBD

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19th Place Overall
(8 points)
PSN ID: Gurney_67
GTPlanet ID: Gurney67
Car Number: 67

PS5 Platform: yes
Team: Wheel-Spin Motorsports

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20th Place Overall
(8 points)
PSN ID: jlbowler
GTPlanet ID: JLBowler
Car Number: 6

PS5 Platform: answer "yes"
Team: TBD

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21st Place Overall
(0 points)
PSN: Valex997
GTP ID: Valex
Number: 46

PS5 Platform: Yes
Team: Funky Bunch Racing

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21st Place Overall
(0 points)
PSN ID: L-L-B_1993
GTPlanet ID: Louis3986
Car Number: 777
PS5 Platform: Yes
Team: N/A

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21st Place Overall
(0 points)
PSN ID: F1vargas
GTPlanet ID: F1vargas
Car Number: 27
PS5 Platform: PS5
Team: TBD
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PSN ID: SomnusMor
GTPlanet ID: SomnusMor
Car Number: 14
PS5 Platform: Yes
Team: TBD

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PS4 Reserve Driver Profiles

none Place Overall
(0 points)
PSN ID: fruitloop31
GTPlanet ID: fruitloop31
Car Number: 77
PS5 Platform: no, PS4 Reserve
Team: N/A

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none Place Overall
(0 points)
PSN ID: FREEREVN
GTPlanet ID: FREEREVN
Car Number: 7
PS5 Platform: no, PS4 Reserve

Team: N/A
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none Place Overall
(0 points)
PSN ID: Yugofan
GTPlanet ID: Yugofan
Car Number: 66
PS5 Platform: no, PS4 Reserve
Team: N/A

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none Place Overall
(0 points)
PSN ID: AxxE_93
GTPlanet ID: Azkaz
Car Number: 93
PS5 Platform: no, PS4 Reserve
Team: N/A

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none Place Overall
(0 Points)
PSN ID: Pudnick
GTPlanet ID: Pudnick
Car Number: 96
PS5 Platform: no, PS4 Reserve
Team: N/A

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Team Profiles
Drivers/Teams Quick View Chart
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NOVA-0479 / @llNovall (#4)
Sand_68 / @socalnatv (#68)
Rauljimenez76 / @Noob01_lmdead (#12)
xWARMACHINE84x/ @Chris Kelley (#3)
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GTP_Worstdriver / @Worst_Driver (#13)
DucatiRobb / @Bologna_Duc (#88)
Phlano_099 / @Phlano099 (#99)
DRD_Niagara / @Buffalo_DRD (#78)
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Roman_GT23 / @Roman_GT23 (#23)
Nyati_Jumapili / @Nyati_Jumapil (#31)
Harry_Rowley_10 / @Harry Rowley (#10)
Valex997 / @Valex (#46)
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Gurney_67 / @Gurney67 (#67)
Fudman420 / @Fudman420 (#42)
JDMKing13 / @JDMKING13 (#9)
kgffty / @Kgffy (#84)
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See 1st Post. I have decided to place the SuperCar challenge on hold in favor of running a 6 event season of the new 992 Porsche GT3 RS in a Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge. Please check out the details and sign up as instructed. I need to get to 16 drivers on the roster before Dec 1st to start in December. Hope you guys are interested.

1. NOVA-0479 / @llNovall (#4)
2. Sand_68 / @socalnatv (#68)
3. tyro_2004_2004 / @Tyro (#40)
4. Ice Warden / @IceWarden (#22)
5. DucatiRobb / @Bologna_Duc (#88)
6. Phlano_099 / @Phlano099 (#99)
7. Rauljimenez76 / @Noob01_lmdead (#12)
8. Nyati_Jumapili / @Nyati_Jumapil (#31)
9. AKZL298 / @Akzl298 (#298)
10. saber_stance / @Saber_stance (#25)
11. kgffty / @Kgffy (#84)
12. IforceV8 / @IforceV8 (#36)
13. SRT_Guido / @GTP_Guido (#69)
14. Sandite5 / @Sandite5 (#19)
15. TooBadIts_A_KIA / @johnnypaws (#76)
16. fudman420 / @Fudman420 (#42)
17. rsrgse / @rsrgse (#7)
18. R1600Turbo / @R1600Turbo (#62)
19. MrDonovan / @MrDonovan (#27)
20. xWARMACHINE84x/ @Chris Kelley (#3)
21. Dioready / @AColon (#21)
22. JDMKing13 / @JDMKING13 (#9)
23. GTP_Worstdriver / @Worst_Driver (#13)
24. gutterbutter369 / @bmkpriest (#39)
@Roman_GT23
@Rob Brown
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PSN ID: ducatirobb
GTPlanet ID: Bologna_Duc
Car Number: 88
PS5 Platform: answer "yes" or "no" yes


Dibs please on Coke liveried car to be rendered to specs in coming weeks
 
I would like to taste some of this kool aid!

PSN: Jdmking13/A.Miller
GTPlanet ID: Jdmking13
Car Number: 9
PS5 Platform: Yes
 
Build/spec list is up and posted in section 3.1. I will have a livery template and list with decal links up in the next couple of days along with time trial instructions. Personally, I am excited to have us back in a Porsche for a bit.
 
Livery requirements and pictured examples shwoing ALL required decal are now posted up.and can be found in Section 3.3 of 1st Post.
I will have a time trial combo posted on Monday. If you would like to begin building your livery, use the Black Classing Accent example. These accents will need to be changed once you are classed for parity and issued a handicap or concession.

Btw, this car is Amazing.
 
Here I go again with a Rothmans livery. I had other choices but they couldn't be edited unfortunately and I'm certainly not creating my own from scratch. The livery editor is the most difficult part of joining this series for me but so worth it. Good thing my driving skills aren't on the same level as my livery editing skills.

Quick questions for you llNovall

1. Can I keep my Rothmans logo on the spoiler or I must change for the GT logo ?
2. I can't find the exact same number board as your example. The one I found by typing gt3cup isn't the same.
3. If this gets the OK, I'll add the correct number board and change the photos on this post for official ones.

With that said, I'm looking forward to the time trial later this week !

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Here I go again with a Rothmans livery. I had other choices but they couldn't be edited unfortunately and I'm certainly not creating my own from scratch. The livery editor is the most difficult part of joining this series for me but so worth it. Good thing my driving skills aren't on the same level as my livery editing skills.

Quick questions for you llNovall

1. Can I keep my Rothmans logo on the spoiler or I must change for the GT logo ?
2. I can't find the exact same number board as your example. The one I found by typing gt3cup isn't the same.
3. If this gets the OK, I'll add the correct number board and change the photos on this post for official ones.

With that said, I'm looking forward to the time trial later this week !

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"1. Can I keep my Rothmans logo on the spoiler or I must change for the GT logo ?"
Please change to the GT logo to maintain uniformity across the grid of Porsche's.

"2. I can't find the exact same number board as your example. The one I found by typing gt3cup isn't the same."
Search "porsche", I believe it was on page 5 or 6 of the decals when search, but it is there. Please use that board...thanks.

"3. If this gets the OK, I'll add the correct number board and change the photos on this post for official ones."
The livery looks great and on point. Only things missing:
-your home country flag on the split between the side window and the quarter window. A normal flag can be used, but may need to be stretched/skewed to fit as shown in the examples. search flag... May be able to find the flag decal for this spot on the car.
-Series rectangle number board with Class colored number.
-Select "other" in decal editor, and add a the same Porsche decal as on top to the bottom of the spoiler.
-Lastly, please change the number color on the rear window to white. Black is too dark to read, but white lettering over black background will suffice. (I will be changing the example pictures). Then submit your final when ready. Great work.
 
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R we forming Teams?
Yes, drivers can form 2 driver teams for this series. Team must post the team name, create or source a team decal, and must be placed visibly on both team cars. Total Points from both drivers will be reflected in the team points standings with only 1 drop score for the lowest combined score of the season.

Is this going to be legal to use at race?

I am deciding on this as we speak. I will post when a decision is made. I am leaning toward it being prohibited with observed use being grounds for DQ for any race/event it is used. Again, more details on this when I make a final decision.
 
PSN ID: Gurney_67
GTPlanet ID: Gurney_67
Car Number: 67
PS5 Platform: yes

I'm in!
PSN ID: jlbowler
GTPlanet ID: JLBowler
Car Number: 19
PS5 Platform: answer "yes"

I'll jump. I will be a maybe for April and May races.
Awesome, welcome fellas. I'll have time trial info out later this week. Feel free to get going on the liveries. And, we are allowing 2 driver teams for those interested in participating in the teams championship. I'll have further instructions for registering teams and what is required. Looking forward to racing with you both soon.
 
Here is my official livery.

Oh and I found the number board, its between pages 4-7 when searching for « porsche » I also shared it, you can find it on my user page in GT7. I’m getting better at the editor but it requires lots of patience. My 3 variants are done, AM, PRO-AM and PRO

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SERIES ANNOUNCEMENT

There have been some inquiries regarding race teams for this series. Details have been noted below, and have been added to the 1st post of the thread in Section 2.6. Get to it.

Race Team Details
-Race teams may be comprised of at least 2 or up to 4 drivers total.
-All teams will be asked to research online for a "Real World" Porsche race team name, or use one of the names noted below that has not been claimed. Be sure the decal is available for that team name, or be willing to create one for the team.
(Examples: Flying Lizard Motorsports, JDX Racing, Topp Racing, TPC Racing, Kelly-Moss R&R, Wright Motorsports, etc)
I have decals for most of these noted.
-All drivers included in a team must have their car marked on 3 sides of the race car (front, left, right) to be eligible for team scoring.
-Only the overall scores of the 2 top scoring drivers for each event will count toward that event's team score.
- (1) Drop score for the season (lowest team score of the season)

Team Creation and Announcement
  • Drivers may solicit to form a team in the thread or via pm.
  • Teams may be announced as soon as at least 2 drivers are agreed and confirmed for a team, and MUST be announced formally on the thread once formed. This must include the Team name and Driver Names of those included
  • Drivers may be added to already created 2+ Driver teams up to a maximum of 4 drivers
  • Drivers must submit their edited liveries reflecting the team name on their car to be eligible for that team's points.
I have claimed the "Kelly-Moss R&R" team name for this season. Formal team announcement will be posted once I have mine formed.

1. NOVA-0479 / @llNovall (#4)
2. GTP_Worstdriver / @Worst_Driver (#13)
3. Sand_68 / @socalnatv (#68)
4. Nyati_Jumapili / @Nyati_Jumapil (#31)
5. xWARMACHINE84x/ @Chris Kelley (#3)
6. kgffty / @Kgffy (#84)
7. DucatiRobb / @Bologna_Duc (#88)
8. JDMKing13 / @JDMKING13 (#9)
9. Phlano_099 / @Phlano099 (#99)
10. Rauljimenez76 / @Noob01_lmdead (#12)
11. Gurney_67 / @Gurney67 (#67)
12. jlbowler / @JLBowler (#19)
 
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