WELCOME TO N4NITES SIMULATION RACING
Thank you for your interest in our league, we are always looking for new drivers willing to be part of a group of guys that race hard and have fun doing it.
N4Nites is about free online racing but if your feeling generous we are more than happy to take donations!
Must sign up with VPM in order to race with us, email League admins with information below:
a maximum of three car files per series can be uploaded
(we gladly except rookies and veterans)
3 race probation for all new members, whether your been racing for years or it's your first time.
Required programs and equipment:
voice communications - Teamspeak 3 (info will be provide in league email)
wheel and pedals - NO GAME PADS ALLOWED
NR2003 GAME w/ updated ini file installed click here for download
painted car for your number, there are a few guys here that will paint you a car if required
Practice 7:30 pm Eastern
All drivers must get server practice time (practice time required to qualify and race)
if you arrive on the server to practice:
Practice helps the race and event more competitive and allows drivers to work on setups and learn how to driver around each other on track with their setups, so we reward those that come out to practice.
LOGIN ONTO THE SERVER ONLY WITHOUT GETTING ON THE TRACK DOES NOT COUNT, LAPS COMPLETED WILL ALSO BE LOOKED AT!
7:30-8:30pm eastern can qualify for race
8:30-8:40pm eastern: (less than 15 minutes in practice) does not qualify & has caused cautions reduced to 2 (see Caused Cautions)
8:40-8:45pm eastern: (less than 5 minutes in practice) does not qualify has caused cautions
reduced to 1
DISCONNECTING! Drivers are not to disconnect and reconnect within 15 minutes left in practice. come onto the server prepared! Any driver falling out and coming back within 15 of qualifying will have speeds and times monitored! Continued abuse of falling out will result in a black flag at the start of the race or being parked.
Drivers not applying to these rules will be black flagged on the green flag of the race without warning
Qualifying 8:45 pm Eastern
Happy Hour 10 minutes: (before entering the track for happy hour the admins may have a track meeting, no one is on track at this time.)
Race Start 9:00 pm eastern (races are official and will start with 3 or more drivers) under 3 drivers and the event will be postponed or canceled. If there not enough drivers each driver that showed up and practiced with receive 10 points to their championship total for the next race.
Automatic restarts will happen if there's a caution before every car finishes the first lap
Laps 2-5 restarts will be determined by admin.
Laps 5-END- NO RESTARTS
note: Restart laps may very depending on track and amount of time to complete a lap at full speed
Our goal is to have a fun, competitive and exciting race and have it over about 10:00 pm eastern
Cautions will be dictated by the game and Admins discretion depending on glitches on track with cautions, timing or scoring issues.
Lucky Dog: First Driver a lap down that did not cause the caution will receive the lucky dog award. LD to driver around the track w/ 1 to go and admins will clear black flag on first lap back to green
Wave Around: Just like in Nascar the drivers in front of the leader may stay out and take the way around and can not pit. Your black flag will be cleared by admins
Going Green: All drivers to stop all conversations and focus on the restart
All Drivers MUST be within 1 to 1.5 car lengths from the car in front of you
Leaders have the ability to take the field back to green within reason but must do so the field can keep within required distance to the car in front of them.
Caused Cautions: Each Driver will be given 2 opportunities to keep racing after a mistake on the track,on the 3rd caused caution that driver will park their car asap. If you cause a caution you will speed thru the pits and go to the end of the longest line - NO EXCEPTIONS if no driver claims fault - all drivers will be charged a caution and have to go end of longest line.
Hot Pitting: all drivers are to be within 5 mph of the pit road speed at the commitment cones or pit line (admins discretion and will be covered in drives meeting before Happy Hour.) Drivers that hot pit will be black flagged after the race and be reduced by one lap, if you win the second place car will be given the win. You may self impose your B.F. and preform a driver thru to avoid the after race penalty.
Voice: All drivers must have teamspeak 3 and be in the N4Nites Racing Channel, all drivers are required to use voice communication for all pitting, passing, moving over, etc. We welcome all drivers with disabilities to race with us, please let the admins know of any limitations you may have so we can communicate that with the competitors to avoid on track incidence.
In Game Text: All Drivers are asked to please use in game text communication as much as possible on top of voice communication for pitting, passing, etc..
Playoff-Chase eligibility: We at N4NItes believe that drivers that come out every week should be eligible for the playoffs over drivers that are not regulars, so in order to make the playoffs and have a chance at the championship you will need to come out as much as possible. 40% of the average number of cars will be eligible for the Playoff, to be considered for playoff contention you have to complete 75% of the scheduled races for that season. Provisional Starts will not count towards that 75% . There will be a minimum of 3 drivers but no more than 5 playoff contenders, If there are less then 3-4 drivers eligible for the playoffs the highest points position w/ race starts followed by wins will be used to fill out the playoff field!
to qualify for a position in the playoffs you must complete the following:
Drivers in the top 3 in points with the most wins
competed in the most events with the highest series points total or the most wins (position in points takes priority over wins)
For 2017 Chase eligibility you will have to compete in 9 of the 13 regular season races, provision (dns) do not count!
Points: see vpm for points! may vary per series!
Provisional Starts: Drivers will receive no more then 4 Provisional Starts Per regular season and 1 provisional start for the playoff contenders in the playoffs.
Drivers will not be aloud to apply provisional to previous races but can be applied to any races after their first start in each series!