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2013 Exodus Touring Car Championship (ETCC)
« on: January 15, 2013, 03:15:54 PM »
Exodus Touring Car Championship (ETCC)

Welcome to the Exodus Touring Car Championship (ETCC).  The ETCC is series based on the various touring car series that existed around the world in the late eighties and nineties.   

The car specs ensure that the racing should be close with top speeds approaching about 130mph (depending on the track).  At the same time I think the cars are pretty easy to drive and they really shouldn't pose too much trouble for anyone.

Everyone is welcome and if you're new to Exodus please check out this dusty old thread and introduce yourself.
http://www.exodusracing.net/index.php/topic,219.0.html

We're running at the Exodus standard time of Wednesday nights at 7:00pm PST(10:00PM EST) and each race night will consist of a qualifying period and then two heats, varying between 10 and 15 laps each (depending on the track). Plan for between 45 minutes and an hour of racing on each night.

Teams are welcome and encouraged.

Schedule:

1/30  Hockenheim Short (12 lap heats)
2/6    Silverstone International (10 lap heats)
2/13  nawesome GP short (10 lap Heats)
2/20  Suzuka East (15 lap heats)
2/27  Laguna Seca (10 lap Heats)
3/6   Infineon IRL (10 lap Heats)
3/13   Catalunya National (10 lap heats)

Results:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0Aq__d3Egu3ChdEc5NXQzMUtsdlphVWpVV0lrb1Z0X1E&output=html

If you have any questions or comments, after reading through the rules and regs, please send me a PM or post them in the thread below.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2013, 08:16:49 PM by RenoWrench »

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Re: 2013 Exodus Touring Car Championship (ETCC)
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013, 03:16:02 PM »
The Cars:

Car Specs:
PI 500 (unless otherwise specified)
Year: 1987-1997
AWD, RWD, or FWD
max hp: 250
max wt: 2800lbs
min wt: 2500lbs


Mandatory parts:

Platform and Handling:
Race everything
Roll Cage
Weight Open as long as it fits spec

Wheels and tires:
Race tires
any width
Must be a BBS brand wheel
17" maximum diameter

Aero and Appearance:

Adjustable Aero is illegal


Misc:
Official Series number plate is required! (I'll have it in my storefront, or you can message me and I'll send one over)
Drivetrain swaps are illegal
Aspiration swaps are illegal
Engine swaps are  illegal
Aspiration glitch is illegal
Race Transmission is illegal


Tested cars: other cars might fit the spec and are welcome if they do.(cars in blue were important cars during the period in RL)
1990 Mazda RX7
1990 Subaru Legacy RS
1993 Mustang
1987 Pontiac Firebird
1995 VW Corrado
1992 Alfa Romeo 155 Q4 max PI525
1992 VW Golf GTI mk2
1994 Nissan 240sx
1992 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500
1997 Volvo 850 R max PI510
1990 Mercedes 190E (rear wing must be removed)
1992 Nissan Silvia CLUB K's
1995 Toyota MR2 GT
1988 Pontiac Fiero GT
1991 BMW M3
1988 Mitsubishi Starion ESI-R
1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth


Liveries:

You should have one.  It can be as simple the official number plate and a couple of stripes or as complicated as you want it to be.







At minimum you need the number plate on both the left and right sides of the car .  The size of the plate is .17 and it needs to be completely visible (aside from a few cars that have ridiculous trim pieces that can't be painted over).  BBS logo is optional.



If you don't have an official Exodus number send me a PM with the number you'd like and I'll get it sorted out.  Here's the list of numbers that are already taken.

#02 - EXOR Carnifex
#03 - EXORHotrodOllie
#04 - Darth Penguin J
#05 - EXOR x Bart x
#07 - EXOR Serial
#08 - EXOR Warpedo / EXOR Cyzm
#09 - IgcIperfectdark
#10 - DurrtySteve
#11 - EXOR Pistolpig
#12 - Lastbornjess81
#13 - EXOR PhantomXiii
#17 - Dr. Gregulator
#18 - AMG Blackbird
#21 - DRVN1
#23 - EXOR Metal burn
#27 - PpR Impala
#33 - EXOR Talus
#40 - EXOR Slidebordr
#44 - Qmole
#46 - EXORenowrench
#47 - Zentangle
#48 - feuerdog
#54 - EXOR IMADreamer
#55 - EXOR Jensen
#66 - EXOR Dkxkv8r
#67 - EXOR Racer X
#69 - EXOR JsunRocker
#75 - EXOR papahuey
#77 - EXOR Open2nd
#79 - EXOR Crossfire
#82 - BarbecuePete
#83 - EXOR StoneRazer
#88 - EXOR Popolac
#91 - BlazinLoudNLow
#93 - S10sleeper
#99 - EXOR Gibbon
#311-Arsenal

EXODUS Official Retired Numbers
#14 - EXOR Detrick
« Last Edit: January 22, 2013, 12:35:49 PM by RenoWrench »

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Re: 2013 Exodus Touring Car Championship (ETCC)
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 03:16:35 PM »
Rules and Regulations:

Now we get to the rules, of which there are a few but they're pretty straight forward.  Most importantly we try to adhere to the Clean Racer's rules set forth in this thread (with a witty introduction by our resident diplomat IMADreamer.  ;))

http://www.exodusracing.net/index.php/topic,2763.msg27114.html#msg27114

Now on to the details.

Teams:

Teams are encouraged and you can have a maximum of two people per team.  Teams are required to run the same model car (build and tune can be different) and they should have similar/related liveries. 

Lobby Setup:

Suggested Line off
ABS off
Traction Control off
STM off
Easiest shifting allowed: Manual (Manual clutch is not required but it can make you quicker.)
Easiest steering allowed: Normal
Damage will be set to limited
Collisions will be set to always on
End timer will be set to NONE

Race Procedure:

Each race night will consist of:

5 minute qualifying session (collisions off)

Race One will have grid order set by lobby points

Race Two will have grid order set by reverse lobby points.

Please be on time (preferably 10-15 minutes early), we're going to do our best to start right at 7:00pmPST(10:00pmEST) and with the exception of ridiculous network issues we will also have no restarts so if you're late you'll need to just hang out in the lobby until the next session of the night.

Handicapping:

In an effort to level the playing field there will be a system to handicap the faster cars and drivers (as close as we can get to the real life practice of adding penalty weight).

Each race night in which a driver finishes on the podium (i.e. achieves a top three position overall) they will be assessed a 10% horsepower penalty up to a maximum of 30% which takes affect at the next round of the series.

A handicapped driver finishing outside of the overall nightly podium will have the 10% horsepower penalty removed until he/she either has no remaining penalty levels or finishes on the podium again.

For example:
Driver A takes 1st in race one and 4th in race two which puts him second overall for the evening.  He is then given a 10% horsepower penalty. 

He then manages an overall podium position of third at the next round and is assessed another 10% penalty for a total of 20%, applied at the next round.

At the third round Driver A is not able to place on the overall podium and therefore one level of penalty is removed and he's back to only a 10% penalty for the following round.

If you're still finishing on the podium with a 30% horsepower penalty then congratulations, you're probably an alien.  :D


Racing Incidents:

The races are short enough that we aren't going to worry about yellow flags.  While we are all going to be following the Clean Racers guidelines (as posted above) there will undoubted be some contact.

If there is an incident where a driver seems malicious or unsportsmanlike at least one of the racers involved needs to say something during the race and then save the replay. After the race you need to gift me the replay and send a PM in the forum.  The incident will be reviewed by myself and at least one other steward and the party in question will be given a chance to defend themselves before action is taken. 

Things that are frowned upon and subject to some kind of penalty when reported:(in no particular order)

Lapped traffic impeding the progress of race leaders.
Repeated course cutting to gain advantage.
Excessive blocking (i.e. repeatedly weaving back and forth across the track to impede an obviously faster car)
Causing contact with another car on purpose (I don't care if they bumped into you first, log a complaint and the stewards will take care of it post race)
Driving backwards, parking on track or otherwise obstructing the other racers (This is the one thing that will get you kicked from the series so don't do it.  The only exception is if two or more consenting back markers want to participate in the traditional Exodus finish)

Again, you can talk and complain about something while in game all you want but without a replay and official oversight by the stewards no action will be taken (though backwards driving is pretty obvious so expect to get kicked from the room at the soonest convenience.)

Points Structure:

The points structure is pretty simple and covers two rooms worth of points (if by some miracle we end up with more than two rooms I'll adjust it).

1st=32pts
2nd=31pts
3rd=30pts
.
.
.
and so on

Pole position is awarded a 2 point bonus.  Pole position bonus points are awarded per room so multiple rooms means multiple bonus awards.

Team Points:

Team points are based on the following formula:

(Highest team finishers points/2)+lower team finishers points=team total for the race

Example:

EXOR DK "The Turbo Crushinator" finishes 3rd and gets 30pts while his more handsome, yet dramatically slower teammate, EXOR Warpedo finishes well down the order and gets 16pts. 

The total team points would be: (30/2)+16=31

EDIT: In the event that only one team member is present for an event they score points as the top finisher (i.e. finishing points/2 + 0 points for the missing driver)
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Re: 2013 Exodus Touring Car Championship (ETCC)
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 03:17:24 PM »
Signup:

Here's the link for the sign up form. 

Before signing up please take a few minutes to set a time around Catalunya school circuit with a stock 1991 BMW M3.  I'll be using your lap time to divide the rooms on the first night (if we end up with more than 16 people signing up).

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEc5NXQzMUtsdlphVWpVV0lrb1Z0X1E6MQ#gid=1

See Who Signed Up:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0Aq__d3Egu3ChdEc5NXQzMUtsdlphVWpVV0lrb1Z0X1E&single=true&gid=0&output=html

an ugly list of who's currently signed up (current as of Jan 21st 10:00AM PST)
   Gamertag                        Car                           Catalunya School Time:      Are you interested in being part of a team?   
   EXORenoWrench        TBD                              54.226                                       Yes   
   adieshibbyin                                                      53.094                                 Yes   
   Dr Gregulator                  TBD                                 54.513                                 No   
   pr0jectrx7                      TTTBD                         53.163                                 Yes   
   Vernacity                             TBD                              53.95                                 Yes   
   Blehh HD                 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500     50s                                           Yes   
   BlazinLoudNLow         91 M3 car number #91   53.561                                      No   
   Nebraska805              Fiero GT (Tentatively)                   52.862                       Yes   
   Darth Penguin J         190 E number TBA                 53.443                         Yes   
   EXOR Dkxkv8r                      TBD                                      0                                 Yes   
   DurrtySteve                   1993 Ford Mustang              53.332                                   No   
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Re: 2013 Exodus Touring Car Championship (ETCC)
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013, 03:04:50 PM »
Bump for all the fancy new information regarding everything about the series.

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Re: 2013 Exodus Touring Car Championship (ETCC)
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2013, 05:53:25 PM »
Looks like we've got some people already signing up which is great.  If you're new don't forget to register for the forum since otherwise I'm going to have a pretty hard time keeping track of everyone and communicating.

In other news if anyone is interested in being part of a dominant mid pack team let me know.  I haven't decided on a car yet but I'm not going to lie I'm kind of leaning towards the Volvo.

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Re: 2013 Exodus Touring Car Championship (ETCC)
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2013, 11:29:19 PM »
I'm #93 since FM2   ;D

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Re: 2013 Exodus Touring Car Championship (ETCC)
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2013, 10:07:25 AM »
I'd like #17. I don't see numberplates in your storefront - will that be going up or should I send you a friend request so that you can send one over?

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Re: 2013 Exodus Touring Car Championship (ETCC)
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2013, 10:54:38 AM »
Send a friends request to EXORenoWrench and he will gift it to you. You can't modify anything you get from the storefront.
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Re: 2013 Exodus Touring Car Championship (ETCC)
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2013, 01:56:51 PM »
I'd like #17. I don't see numberplates in your storefront - will that be going up or should I send you a friend request so that you can send one over?

Huh, I'll double check that, I could have sworn that I put it up there a couple days ago.  Regardless, send me a friend request (that makes race night organization easier too) and I'll gift you a plate later this evening when I'm on LIVE.

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Re: 2013 Exodus Touring Car Championship (ETCC)
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2013, 11:58:21 PM »
I thought maybe I'd break my way back in..?




How's this team thing work?
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Re: 2013 Exodus Touring Car Championship (ETCC)
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2013, 11:30:24 AM »
Number plates are sent out to everyone that's contacted me about it.  It looks like we've already got about ten people signed up which is great. 

Open, as for the team question, I don't really have any requirements for teams I'd say if someone has indicated that they'd like to be on a team get in touch with them and hash it out.

In other related news I'll be running a final official test session this Wednesday the 23rd at 7pm PST so if you're still debating what car to pick for the series or just want to see how it's all going to work be there.  You can drive any car that fits the spec since your choice doesn't have to be finalize until the first race night.
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Re: 2013 Exodus Touring Car Championship (ETCC)
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2013, 11:33:49 AM »
I thought maybe I'd break my way back in..?




How's this team thing work?

That's a nice looking Galant by the way.  I've always had a soft spot for those.

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Re: 2013 Exodus Touring Car Championship (ETCC)
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2013, 04:39:02 PM »
I thought maybe I'd break my way back in..?






That's a nice looking Galant by the way.  I've always had a soft spot for those.

Can we pleeeeease not talk about your soft, or any other for that matter, spots here.....we all know you get too excited about old cars....

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Re: 2013 Exodus Touring Car Championship (ETCC)
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2013, 06:44:14 PM »
It looks good enough that I'd pose nude next to it. 'Nuff said.