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2021 ChampCar iRacing Series: Round 16, Sebring - 11/10/2021, 11/17/2021


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The final race of the season is upon us, and it's still really tight at the top so looking forward to seeing the resolution of the championship and the grand prize. It's the traditional Florida closer at Sebring, in what might be the final CCiS race to feature the venerable Street Stock. More news on that, and 2022 plans, in due course. 


Thank you to everyone for continuing to support the series as we grow and build a community of racers. I know that Dana is impressed with the series and is committed to supporting it going forward, and I will be catching up with him at VIR in December to confirm some more details around 2022 and beyond. 


Finally, I would encourage all of you who are CCES members to remember to vote in the upcoming BoD elections. Support and awareness from the BoD around the iRacing Series is important in continuing our evolution as a league. Some candidates have already given their views on iRacing and the CCiS, and I'm sure it is a topic that will be discussed going forward, so please cast your vote and let your voice be heard as part of the ChampCar world.


Session Details


  • Practice Round: Wednesday, 10-November-2021
  • Championship Round: Wednesday, 17-November-2021
  • Practice Start: 6:30pm ET
  • Qualifying Start: 8:30pm ET
  • Race Start: 9:30pm ET
  • Car: Street Stock
  • Track: Sebring International - Full
  • In-Sim Practice Session Date: Saturday, 18-December-2021
  • In-Sim Practice Session Start Time: 12:00pm
  • In-Sim Time Multiplier: 1x
  • Weather: Auto-Generated
  • Setup: Fixed Setup with 16g starting fuel (Download)
  • Fast Repairs: 1
  • License Requirements: Practice Rounds (None), Championship Round (>D2.0)


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ChampCar iRacing Series - League Application

Discord Server

2021 ChampCar iRacing Series schedule

2021 CCiS Broadcast Information Form

2021 CCiS Protest Form

Guide to iRacing and Hardware

How to create your own iRacing paints

iRacing Tips and Resources

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On 11/10/2021 at 5:10 PM, Rapido said:

 in what might be the final CCiS race to feature the venerable Street Stock. More news on that, and 2022 plans, in due course.

I hope the participants will have a voice in what is coming next! 


Many thanks to everyone involved in running this league and doing the broadcasts. 

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Well.  VIR North and Barber ended very poorly.  By some luck I just managed to hold onto P8 in season points going into the last race – by just 2 points over Charles K.  Any chance of moving up disappeared over those two events.


Getting back into the street stock was rough.  The brakes are awful – worse than I recall.  Fairly quickly though I was one second faster than last year.  The practice race was eye opening though, as the leaders were also one second faster!  What was odd about practicing for this track was that my optimal was almost two seconds faster than my single lap best.  There is some finesse in getting this car to turn I apparently occasionally had but could not repeat.  Anyway going into the race I was sure Charles was going to be faster, and the only way I was going to keep P8 was if he made a mistake. 


I was happy to PR with a 2:19.9 in qualifying, which ended up netting P10 start – not great.  Didn’t matter though since lap 1 started off badly and I ended up spun out going into turn 7 and in P16.  Totally my fault I drifted right and made contact with Tim (thank you replay).  Sorry if I messed anyone up there.  Fortunately the car was not really damaged so I went back to work.  One by one people in front of me made mistakes and I started moving up.  After not too many laps Charles spun exiting 16 and by the time he got up to speed he was 2 seconds in front of me, shifting points in my favor.  He then closed in on Tim and Mark K, and eventually passed them, moving ahead of me in season points.  Tim and Mark were racing hard so when I came up on them I chose to pit instead of work my way by.  Surprisingly on pit exit I lost only 1 position in the standings coming out 12th.


I was a bit unprepared going into the pit.  Once the pit stop cycle ended I had a 10 second gap on the car behind and had to work a while to maintain that til I guess his tires got really warmed up.  During this time I figured out I short filled so I started saving instead of expanding the gap.  I don’t practice this much and it is easy for me to screw up the corners by changing the entry speed and braking timing.


The next big turn happened when I passed Charles.  It was an easy pass since he was stopped on pit road – unfortunate for him he sped on pit entrance.  He was at least 24 seconds back when he went off the relative display so up next was finishing it out not screwing up, which included saving fuel.


From there on in it was just staying focused and maintaining the gap to the guy behind.  With this long course and just 17 cars in the race I had a nice patch of open track.  At 3 to go I knew I had enough fuel and switched out of saving mode.  From there I finished it out with .7 gallons left over.


In 2021 I scored 334 points to get P8 for the season.  In 2020 that result would have netted P5 in points.  Improved pit strategy, load cell pedals, and some driving coaching from a couple of the top drivers really made a difference for this year.


Congrats to @CoachMK21 and @cowboys647 who by my records were the only other drivers to do “max participation” all 16 events.


Time for a break but I think before next season I’ll see what I can do to improve that iRating. 

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8 hours ago, mostmint said:


Congrats to @CoachMK21 and @cowboys647 who by my records were the only other drivers to do “max participation” all 16 events.



Given this revelation, I think the minimum events for the 2021 series should be 16 to earn a chance at the free entry.  :)

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I haven’t been keeping track of finishes and drop weeks but I knew Justin was right behind me so my goal was just to try and finish ahead of him. I had a little contact with Simon going into turn 1 where maybe I shouldn’t have put my nose on the apex but no major issues. 

Decided to just draft Justin and wait for the time to attack but he braked a bit earlier than expected going into the final corner and I hit him. No major damage but I was distracted and got a cutting penalty that lap that took me out of contention. I changed my strategy there to go long, conserve fuel, and take care of my tires. It was working pretty good with consistent laps and I thought I could make the overcut work but I missed my braking zone again and then spun trying to keep it on track. I had no idea if the fuel needed to finish the race was little enough that there would be a penalty with tires since I was the last to pit so I went no tires but came out 10 seconds behind Justin and that’s pretty much how it ended. I think my strategy would have been spot on without the mistakes. 

As to the entire season, I still need some pace to battle with Alex and Mark. Might need to upgrade my bendy PVC rig or the G29 base setup or just start practicing more. It was a ton of great racing all around all year and I was glad I didn’t miss any races. 

I’m not sure if we have a feedback thread yet but I think we should probably have an incident limit for next year as it can and is abused each race. I’m really looking forward to seeing what cars we get next year. Make sure you all email Dana with your support as this series is great motivation to get some racing practice with our whole time and competitors. 

Huge thanks to the competitors and Hugh Jass for putting together the broadcast and effort into making this possible. 

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