Just a few words about the OSR Dirt League here. I think the format I have chosen is the right one for the league. The only other realistic option is to run the heat races and the main under League Sessions. It would then be necessary to run the heat races one at a time instead of simultaneously like I can under Hosted Tournaments. It might be nice to watch one heat race when we’re not running, but it also adds a significant amount of time to the event. With the tournament format, it’s going to be about 1.5 hours for the entire event. Under League Sessions, it would probably run somewhere between 1.75 and 2 hours. I’m also not sure that League Session hosting options offer the snake lineup possibilities that are provided in tournament sessions. That would add even more time to the event because manual gridding would have to be done. Points would also have to be manually added/subtracted for heat races. I don’t think League Sessions is the right option if we want to run anything other than practice/qual/main.
Concerning the championship points situation, neither iRacing or danlisa.com is currently set up to handle heat races and mains points. I have developed a PHP script that will take care of the points. I simply upload a race results file, similar to the danlisa.com process, and click a button and points are updated and displayed on the website automatically. I’m still working on optimizing the script but that work is done on test files on a test server and then the original files are updated after they are fully tested. So the script is up and running. You can see the output (Dirt League point standings) right here. Since this is fully customizable, I may decide to use this system next season in all of the active OSR Leagues.
Last Week’s Race Winners
- Modified – Jeff Kendrick
- Pro Street Stock – Jeff Kendrick
- Late Model Stock Car – Royce Scrivano
Comments About Last Week’s Races
I saw some over-driving in the Street Stock race. We’re not on dirt surfaces yet. Sliding is a bad thing. Drive on the edge, maybe slip into a slight slide occasionally as you will, but try not to.
Some of the incidents in the Late Model race appeared to be caused by not allowing enough room for other drivers. Lucas Oil Raceway is a big track and there is plenty of room there. No matter what track we’re on, try to allow a little more room than you think you should and I think you’ll have a better chance of finishing well.
We’ll be running another Street Stock race in the OSR Dirt League this week. This time it’s Lanier National Speedway at night. For this week’s dirt league races, all participants will need to be members of the OSR Dirt League. You will not be able to enter the session if you are not a member of that specific league. We will run the two heat/one main format under Hosted Tournaments. If the car count is short there will be no heat races. We will use this setup. [wpfilebase tag=file id=1990 tpl=filebrowser /]
The OSR Modifieds are off this Friday night. I have scheduled another Street Stock race for the OSR Dirt League instead. This one is at Irwindale Speedway Inner late afternoon. This is a one-third mile track. This setup will be used. [wpfilebase tag=file id=2047 tpl=filebrowser /]
Sunday night, the Pro Street Stocks visit Southern National Speedway for a night race. Here’s the setup: [wpfilebase tag=file id=2046 tpl=filebrowser /].
For our feature race of the weekend, the Late Model Stock Cars head north to Stafford Motor Speedway Sunday night at 9:00 pm eastern for a 75 lap afternoon race. We will use this setup: [wpfilebase tag=file id=2045 tpl=filebrowser /].