The Old School Racing Motorsports League will resume racing during iRacing’s Week 13 that falls between 2018 Seasons two and three, on June 8. The league will begin racing in the Pro Late Model Cars on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Each night will be considered a separate Pro Late Model Series with separate point standings. We will stick to the iRacing schedule for the same series for the most part but I will repeat tracks as little as possible. I’ll have a schedule ready soon after iRacing releases the schedules for season three.
As the initial season progresses, we will declare a season champion and discontinue one of the Pro Late Model Series based only on participation. At some point we will add a 360 Sprint Series running on the same night as the Pro Late Model Series. At some point we also plan to add a UMP Modified Series also on the same night.
I have had two or three people who are interested in some of the admin duties. If you’re interested in handling some of the admin responsibilities please see me in Discord. Here are details on what I need from admins.
- Session admin/race control. I am probably going to have to miss a couple of weeks each season. I will know in advance when I’m not going to be available. Those who are interested may want to become familiar with the admin commands. You can bind these to a key for quick access. If you’re going to use them while racing it is necessary. Fortunately these won’t be used very much as we won’t clear many black flags and none of the other commands apply to what we will be doing. If you’re interested in any of this and don’t know where to begin, see me in Discord and I can show you how to bind keys, etc.
- Incident review committee. I need two or three people who can look at specific race incidents and cast a vote on a decision. One of the members will need to review the entire replay’s incidents only. You can skip to the next incident in a replay using the PgUp key on your number pad. To go to the previous incident, use PgDn on your number pad. You don’t have to watch the entire replay. Just the incidents. If you see something that requires a warning or suspension, you need to edit it out, save it, and share it with the other admins in the committee on Discord. Most of the time you will vote on a warning for the first couple of offenses. After the first two warnings, suspensions will start. After a couple of suspensions, we have to vote on removal. For grievous offenses removal can happen with the first incident.
That pretty much covers it. For session admin/race control it’s just a matter of being in the sessions when I’m not. If you race pretty regularly you will probably be there anyway. Incident review will take maybe 15 or 20 minutes for the person who does the initial replay review if he has to chop out an incident. If he just looks through it and there’s nothing there, maybe 5-10 minutes total. For the rest of the committee, maybe 5-10 minutes maximum to review an incident and state your opinion.
There is an admin channel on Discord. Admins will have permissions to access the channel to share replay clips and have any discussions about any given incident.
I know that this requires a bit of a commitment, but this is what needs to happen for the league to function properly. We don’t want our league to end up like the official races. We’re running in leagues to get away from that kind of show.