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[League] iRacing Season 4 Week 5 - B2O Blancpain Sprint Series - October 13, 2017

Discussion in 'iRacing Forum' started by Skid_Marc_, Oct 10, 2017.

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Track Selection for October 13, 2017 (Pick 2)

Poll closed Oct 14, 2017.
  1. [iRacing BSS Official] Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

    4 vote(s)
    36.4%
  2. Charlotte Motor Speedway - Road Course

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  3. Okayama International Circuit - Short - Short Course

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  4. Okayama International Circuit - Full Course

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
  5. Nürburgring Combined - Gesamtstrecke VLN

    8 vote(s)
    72.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Skid_Marc_

    Skid_Marc_ Staff Member Admin

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    It is Week 5 in the season, aka "Decision Week". Starting this week, you may only score points in one car for the rest of the season! You are still free to change cars, but you will forfeit scoring any championship points!

    This week, iRacing's BSS Official takes us to Mazda Laguna Seca, in Monterrey, California. While not in immediate danger, California isn't exactly the safest place to be right now, due to the forest fires in the surround areas. Therefore, added to the track-list this week is Okyama and Charlotte Road (the next free tracks in the rotation, after running Summit Point and Lime Rock last season), as well as Nürburgring VLN circuit, because this week's race is backed up against the VLN Season Finale! (I would include Bathurst in the vote, with the Bathurst 1000 this weekend, but the Mount Panorama circuit is already a part of this season, scheduled for Week 11)


    League Format:

    League consists of 3 sessions as follows:
    1. Open Qualify Session: Full Fuel - 7:30 PM EST (60 minutes). Drivers must record a clean lap within 103% of the fastest recorded lap time. Those who cannot do so are placed at the tail end of the field for the Qualify Race.
    2. Qualify Race (Inverse Grid "Opt In"): Full Fuel - 8:30 PM EST (30 minutes = 10 minute Warm Up + 20 minute Sprint Race). "Opt In" Inverse Grid based off results from Open Qualifier. Drivers outside of the 103% rule are automatically placed at the tail end of the field. (No Pit Stop)
    3. Main Race (Grid determined by Qualify Race): Full Fuel - 9:10 PM EST (60 minutes = 10 minute Warm Up + 50 minute Race). Grid is set by results from Qualify Race. One Pit Stop is required for tires only at the 25 minute mark.
    Pit Window: 5 minutes in duration. Drivers must pit for tires within this window or incur a penalty. Pit Stop is only required in the Main Race.

    Fast Repair: One fast repair is available. If taken outside of Pit Window Driver must perform a drive through penalty within Pit Window.

    Scoring:

    CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

    What makes Band of Others League unique is our ongoing commitment to provide scoring options that allow Drivers of all pace to score well.

    All bonuses (and penalties) are geared toward rewarding people for clean driving and participation.

    Scoring is % based on number of laps completed. All Drivers must complete 90% of the Leaders laps to achieve maximum points.

    Please remember, this season we are experimenting with point scoring bonuses as seen in this post. All bonuses are participation based so the more you race, the more you score.

    NOTE: This new scoring is currently in testing and will be run alongside our existing "Official" scoring based off the following:

    Qualify Race Scoring: Positions 1 - 10 score. First place scores 10 points for race win with each lesser position scoring less one point. Race winner is also afforded 1 bonus point for race win.

    Main Race Scoring: Race winner is scored 50 points + 1 bonus point, all positions following are scored -1 point from the previous position.

    Bonuses: Qualify and Main Race only.
    • + 1 point for Race winner.
    • + 3 points for Race finish.
    • + 5 points for Race finish with 0 incident points.
    • + 10 points for 8 Race participation (proposed) Test Season Only
    • + 10 points for 16 Race participation (proposed) Test Season Only
    • + 25 points for referring a friend (proposed) Test Season Only. NOTE: Both Driver and friend MUST complete 8 Race minimum for either to score bonus.
    Penalties:
    • - 3 points for every 10 incidents.
    • Car contact resulting in loss of control (drive through penalty).

    NOTE: All drive through penalties MUST be served within 3 laps of offence.

    Open Setups:

    If you have a good setup please post it here.

    If you are unwilling or unable to share your setup with other League Drivers then you are not permitted to use it during League events.

    Car Selection:

    All Drivers have until Week 4 to test different cars and still be scored in League.

    Starting Week 5 you must commit to one car for the remainder of the Season else you will not score points.

    After Week 5, you are allowed to change your car at any time in the season, but you will forfeit any points scored in a race not completed in your Week 5 car.

    Track Selection:

    B2O Blancpain Sprint Series attempts to follow the official iRacing Blancpain Sprint Series for its seasonal schedule. However, we may hold a poll offering track/layout changes due to the following conditions:
    • Our ongoing commitment to encourage close and competitive racing means we may offer a shorter version of a race track to keep the cars closer together. For example if the official series is at "Suzuka - Grand Prix" Layout, we may offer the choice to run the "Suzuka - East" or "Suzuka - West" layouts to keep the cars closer together.
    • Some tracks are disliked or not owned by a large portion of the community so we may fall back on a community favorite.
    • IMPORTANT: The Official iRacing BSS track of that week will ALWAYS be the Default track for the B2O Blancpain Sprint Series. This track will ALWAYS be included as Polling Option #1.
    See you on the track :)
     
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  2. Duke

    Duke Staff Member Site Admin

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    Just a heads up, every time a vote is cast for Laguna Seca a kitten dies.

    Please join me in this fight against needless and unnecessary violence toward those who cannot defend themselves.
     
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  3. IronDiggy

    IronDiggy Hardcore

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    Cats are assholes anyway. :D
     
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  4. Deb

    Deb Moderator

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    Kittens still dying!

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. IronDiggy

    IronDiggy Hardcore

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  6. Duke

    Duke Staff Member Site Admin

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    Sorry all but I thought I was on the mend only to wake up feeling extra extra shitty this morning.

    Is it possible I can have one of you host these sessions tonight because where I'm at right now I don't think I'll be making it.
     
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  7. Skid_Marc_

    Skid_Marc_ Staff Member Admin

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    Yep, I've got it! Take it easy, and feel better soon!
     
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  8. Duke

    Duke Staff Member Site Admin

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    Thanks Marc, much appreciated!

    It wouldn't be so bad if I could just stay home and rest but I have to work both today and Saturday :confused:
     
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  9. Deb

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    Ken, sorry you aren't feeling well. Hope you get better quickly! We will miss you tonight. . . . or is this just a cover up for avoiding the Ring o_O
     
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  10. Duke

    Duke Staff Member Site Admin

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    Can it be both?

    To be honest the last thing I want to do is drive and even worse, livestream. Plus I have an early start Saturday, up at 4:30 AM so I'm going to need a lot of rest tonight if I'm going to get through it.
     
  11. Skid_Marc_

    Skid_Marc_ Staff Member Admin

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    What the hell is going on in Nürburgring? 91% Humidity = light fog in iRacing, but IRL 91% some how equals clear?

    Well, it's gonna be a cool, foggy drive at the Ring tonight! #KeepsGettingBetterAndBetter
     
  12. Deb

    Deb Moderator

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    I thought that was a great race, although generally happy when I get to drive the Ring. I thought the temperature was awesome! Made be feel like a rock star until I heard Noel's time o_O
     
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  13. ShadniX

    ShadniX Casual

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    The league race was awesome, especially having a "target" in front for most of the time. Not sure if Nejtun shares this notion. :p
     
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  14. SavreticD

    SavreticD Core

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    Finding out it was Nords not a Lagune is worst day for me,I miss to race on great track because I didnt check forum,silly me :(
     
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  15. PancakesYUMMY

    PancakesYUMMY Casual

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    sorry i missed the main race. my gf flew in from out of town and seduced me. i was powerless. helpless. naked.
     
  16. Deb

    Deb Moderator

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    Well, sounds like you had a better time anyway, so we'll forgive you :)
     
  17. Noodleguitar

    Noodleguitar Moderator

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    Priorities, man. You've got them all wrong.
     
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