Rapido Posted January 23, 2022 Report Share Posted January 23, 2022 Happy New Year to everyone, and welcome to the 2022 ChampCar iRacing Series. We experienced strong growth in 2021, and entering our fifth year we are excited to continue serving the ChampCar community and attracting new membership to real life endurance racing. To ensure consistency for our core membership and to introduce changes gradually, there will be only minor adjustments in format for the 2022 season, and these are all detailed below. The first championship round of the season will take place at Road Atlanta on February 2nd, with the first practice round on January 26th Season There will be 16 rounds in the 2022 CCiS season, designed to match real world CCES calendar as closely as possible using tracks available on iRacing. Each round will consist of one practice round (for which no points are awarded) and one official round. Sessions will be 4 hours in length, starting at 6:30pm (Eastern) on Wednesday evenings. These will consist of 2 hours of open practice, 1 hour of open qualifying (starting at 8:30pm ET), and a one hour race (starting at 9:30pm ET). Championship rounds will have an iRacing License/Safety requirement of D/2.0. The calendar for the championship races can be seen below, the practice races for each round will take place one week prior. Attached to this post is a one page printout with all relevant dates. I am pleased to announce that all championship rounds will continue to be broadcast live on YouTube by the HJBC (link at bottom). Tracks The 2022 CCiS season will feature all the available iRacing tracks that are in use on the 2022 CCES season, with race dates close to their real world counterparts. In order to make up a full 16 round season, we are also using some community favourite venues from North America. New tracks on the schedule this year are Summit Point and Montreal, with a welcome return to Sonoma also featuring. Cars This season sees an expansion in the number of cars being used throughout the season, as we welcome back the Pontiac Solstice, understeer champion of the masses. This will feature in 3 rounds of the championship, with the VW Jetta also being used in 3 rounds to assuage the feelings of the FWD fans in the paddock. For this season, we also say goodbye to the Street Stock as we welcome a slightly more refined version of a V8 powered track weapon in the Ford Mustang. The Mazda Miata NC, a constant CCiS presence since our first season, will also continue to form the backbone of our schedule. All races will be single class and fixed-setup, using iRacing baseline setups with limited starting fuel in order to make a pitstop for fuel necessary. Some rounds will feature a restriction on tire changes. Scoring and Prizes The championship points format is unchanged, 50-46-42-39-36-34-32-31….. down to 1pt for 38th. There will be 4 drop weeks for the 2022 season, meaning that each drivers best 12 points scores will count towards their championship points total. To be eligible for points at each round, you must complete more than 50% of the total race distance (over half the total number of laps as completed by the round winner). There are no bonus points for pole position or fastest lap. The overall championship winner will receive CCES race credit of $1500 in value, to be redeemed in the 2023 CCES season. A second prize of $1500 credit will be awarded to one driver who completes the series participation requirement. To meet this requirement, drivers must complete over 50% race distance in 12 or more rounds of the 2022 season. All drivers who have met this requirement at the end of the season will be placed in a pool and the winner of the prize will be randomly selected by the CCES BoD. There are 4 longer races in each quarter of the season, at Daytona, Watkins Glen, VIR, and Sebring. These will be 2 hours in length (mirroring the maximum single stint drive time at a real ChampCar event) and provide an additional challenge to the field. There will also be a small prize structure on offer for certain finishing positions at these rounds separate from the overall championship prize, details of which will be confirmed nearer the date. These 2 hour races will start at 9pm ET. The "Hugh Jass Clean Racer" prize, will continue to be awarded to 4 competitors this season. The schedule will be partitioned into 4 mini-seasons (rounds 1-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-16). For drivers who compete in all 4 of the rounds in the mini-season, a "HJ Factor" will be calculated. The HJ factor is the number of positions gained (starting position-finishing position), divided by the total number of incidents. The driver with the highest HJ Factor value (most positions gained per incident) will be the winner for that mini-season, and will receive a coveted HJ T-shirt. How to Enter To enter the 2022 CCiS, you must have an active iRacing subscription, and apply to the league using the link at the bottom of this post. Once accepted into the league, upcoming scheduled sessions will show up under the "League Sessions" tab of the iRacing homepage. Registration for each race session is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please also join the league Discord server (also linked below) for banter during race sessions and for easy communication to all league members. Please let me know if there are any more questions regarding the season, and I look forward to seeing plenty of racers on the grid for Round 1. 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