Start and Park Rules
Any complaints will be sent to Series Race Administrator
Clearing of black flags must be kept to a minimum. It is the racers responsibility to ensure they are listening to their spotter for positioning. Administrators will not clear black flags due to racers inattention. Game glitches will be the only exception and this will be determined by the administrator, the decision made by the administrator is final.
4. There will be no "Hot Pitting". When entering the pits you will have a 5 MPH cushion. Anything over that will be considered hot pitting. There will be random reviews of pit stops in order to make sure this rule is followed. If you exceed the pit lane speed limit with a cushion of 5 mph (ie. if a pit lane speed is 55 mph, then any speed over 60 is an infraction), you can self-serve a drive through penalty only under green flag conditions after leaving pit lane of the lap when the infraction occurred. When leaving pit lane of the infraction lap you must announce to the field that you are serving a self-serve drive through penalty for hot pitting. If you are found to have broken this rule, and you do not serve a drive through, a"TWO lap penalty will be issued as well as being placed behind all of the drivers at the end of the lap you have been penalized, for example if you are on the lead lap at the end of the race and you were determined to have hot pitted you will be placed -2 laps behind all the competitors that are also 2 laps down.. If this happens there will be no appeal.
4a. If at anytime while in pit lane a competitor runs into another driver on pit lane and causes the driver hit to speed that speeding penalty will be cleared.
4b. Driving through pit stall's prior to your stall. You can only drive through a maximum of one stall regardless of the pitting situation. If the person pitting directly behind you is also entering the pits in close proximity you must avoid driving through their pit. Any confrontations on this rule will be dealt will by the series administrator at his discretion.
5. Race incidents will first try and be worked out by the ones involved after a 12 hr. cooling off period. Please use the Teamspeak3 "TALK IT OUT" channel or e-mail and please remember this is a game. If it can't be worked out by parties involved a review panel will review replays submitted for review and render a decision with 7 days of the submittal. There will be no right to appeal after the review panel makes a decision.
The league wants the driver who created the caution to declare via NR2003 Chat or Team Speak that they created the caution. This racer must speed through the pits to get a longest line penalty. If during the caution period other drivers have lined up behind the driver then the racer has 2 options: 1. on the restart let all the racers by on the high side or 2. While is the caution is still displayed and before the green flag is displayed they can drive through the pit road. This will ensure the racer creating the caution is at the rear of the field. This should reward clean drivers and reduce taking unnecessary risks which could affect a driver who did not create the caution. The league has labeled this declaration as MAN UP. At this time no penalties will be imposed to any driver not Manning Up, but this could result in penalties in the future. Racers are not to argue on whom the person to Man Up . But the leagues expectation is our racers are professional and must take responsibility for actions detrimental to the league. This balance of side by side driving and risk taking habits can be a fine line, the league wants to keep it to a fine line and not a gray area. The league and it members take pride on numerous caution free races. We can to continue this trend and reward racers who have these same aspirations.
1. Lucky dog which was adopted in Season 4
Procedure review: The first racer a lap down when a caution occurs will be given a lap back only if they did not cause the caution. If the first racer a lap down caused the caution then the Luck Dog is awarded to the next racer in succession. The administrator will declare who will receive the Lucky Dog. At that time the racer can pit at anytime and line up according to the spotter. When the yellow lights on the pace car are shutoff (one lap to green) then the administrator will tell the lucky dog to pass on the inside of the field and the pace car. The racer is responsible for getting caught up to with the rear of the field. THE RACER MUST NOT TAKE THE LUCKY DOG UNTIL THE ADMINISTRATOR INSTRUCTS THEM.
2. Original lapdown process
Process review: The first racer a lap down when a caution occurs will be given a lap back only if they did not cause the caution. If the first racer a lap down caused the caution then the lap back is awarded to the next racer in succession The administrator will announce the racer getting a lap back when the caution comes out. The racer must enter the pits at anytime during the caution, but must speed either entering or existing pit road. This will issue the racer a longest line penalty. When the race resumes the administrator will then reduce the racer by one lap. Administrators will announce before the race on which process will be used. The reason being this allows the administrator to notify all drivers in the field to run higher a higher line on the track so as not to create a hazardous situation during the implementation of the Luck Dog process.
b. The penalty for a commitment violation will follow the same protocol as HOT Pitting rule #4 on the rules page of ASRacingN2K3 website. If you think you may have a commitment violation you must declare the violation before the entering back onto the track after the completion of pit stop, then you must self serve a drive through penalty to avoid any post race penalty. If you are found to have broken this rule, and you do not serve a drive through, a TWO lap penalty will be issued to your final position at the end of the race, as well the driver will be placed at the end of the drivers on that same lap. If this happens there will be no appeal.