This is a friendly league and I try to keep the rules to a minimum. Most of us race together frequently and we get along well. If you run with this league and have the attitude that you can take advantage of the system, or that others are going to take advantage of the system to beat you, you probably won’t last very long. Most rules are just common sense, courtesy, and respect for our fellow drivers. If you race like you’re racing with friends, chances are, you won’t break any of the rules.
Each member of the Old School Racing Motorsports League is expected to treat other members and league officials with respect on and off the track. All league members are expected to conduct themselves in the same way as a race participant would at a race in the real world. Show every racer on the track the same respect that you show the league administrator and session host.
- Members who don’t race on a reasonably regular basis are subject to removal from the league. This is done due to the race gridding system that we use or plan to use in the future, depending on the league/series. Non-participating members will be removed only when it’s necessary to trim the size of the league to fit into the gridding system. Members in good standing who are removed are welcome to rejoin when a slot opens up.
- Members who don’t log in to iRacing for 30 days or more are removed. When you return to iRacing you are welcome to rejoin the league.
- Any blatant show of disrespect for the league or the league rules will be met with a swift response (removal).
- Please keep foul language to a minimum in race sessions as well as our Discord server.
- Please don’t whine. You may be muted, suspended, or removed from the league.
- No name calling, arguing, finger pointing, etc. Penalties can be anything from having your chat disabled to suspension to removal from the league. First you review the replay, then you discuss the incident.
- Drivers who prefer to bump others with no attempt to make a clean pass, or simply knock others out of the way will be penalized. Repeated offenses will lead to removal from the league.
- If you drive into a corner hard enough to slam into the car in front of you (aka dive-bomb) you are subject to a penalty in the next race in which you participate. This driving style will quickly lead to disqualification, removal from the league and addition to my blacklist.
Race Procedural Rules
- There will be no manual admin wave-bys in any league race for anybody for any reason. iRacing race control will grant a lucky dog wave-by in asphalt races. If iRacing scoring malfunctions, there will be no wave-by. This has been a rule in the league since it was started in 2013. In the past I have waved drivers who got between the pace car and the leader since those drivers will be waved by iRacing race control with one to green. This may have led to some confusion, so from here on there will be no manual wave-bys.
- Starts, restarts, and caution flags are handled by iRacing race control. There will be no manual yellow/caution flag by the administrator during a green flag session. The administrator may extend a caution period if necessary.
- The leader controls the starts and restarts. The leader will maintain pace speed or faster until he or she fires. The leader may fire any time after the pace car makes its turn into the pits. If the leader slows before firing, causing problems further back in the field, the restart will continue. If one of the race officials believes the leader was deliberately bunching the field, that official will either: A) Throw an admin caution and give the leader an EOL penalty or B) black flag the leader with a stop and go penalty.
- I will clear black flags on dirt only for the following:
- Speeding in the pits.
- Entering or exiting a closed pit.
- Bogus passing penalties.
All black flags cleared will be reviewed in the Session Events Log. A one-race suspension will be assessed for the first infraction. The following information is required to clear your black flag: Your car number and the reason for the penalty. State both clearly. If you don’t have a microphone you must type your car number and the reason for the penalty. I can’t guarantee penalty clearance, especially if you don’t have a microphone.
- A visible car number is required for each participant.
For more detailed rules please go to iRacing and click Sporting Code in the Help menu.
Most race replays are reviewed by the administrator. If there is a violation of the sporting code, any league rule, or any serious or repetitive bone-head moves, the violator will be notified by iRacing PM.
Any warning issued or penalty assessed will be announced to the entire league.
If you wish to file a protest, please allow a 30 minute cool down period after the race in question then join the OSR Discord Server, contact me through the website contact form, or by iRacing PM. You must include the lap(s) in which the incident(s) took place when you contact me with a protest. If I remembered to save a replay of the race, I will review the incident(s). In case I forget, or if I miss the race entirely, it would be advisable for you to save a replay. No protests will be accepted more than 24 hours after the race.
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