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2022 ChampCar iRacing Series: Round 11, COTA - 8/11/2022, 8/15/2022, 8/17/2022


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Turns out practice rounds are occasionally for the benefit of both racers and administrators - my work/life schedule has been out of whack this week and so my apologies for getting the practice round up at the last minute tonight. In case people were unable to join, I have scheduled two others on both Thursday (11th) and Monday (15th) before the championship round on the usual time/date.

 

COTA is one of our community picks for the season, having featured on ChampCar calendars in previous years and proving a highly enjoyable challenge. This should be well suited to the Ford Mustang, which will have the opportunity to stretch its legs down the long back straight.

 

Session Details

 

  • Practice Round 0.25: Wednesday, 10-August-2022
  • Practice Round 1: Thursday, 11-August-2022
  • Practice Round 2: Monday, 15-August-2022
  • Championship Round: Wednesday, 17-August-2022
  • Practice Start: 6:30pm ET
  • Qualifying Start: 8:30pm ET
  • Race Start: 9:30pm ET
  • Car: Ford Mustang FR500s
  • Track: Circuit of the Americas - Grand Prix
  • In-Sim Session Date: Wednesday, 17-August-2022
  • In-Sim Session Start Time: 12:00pm
  • In-Sim Time Multiplier: 2x
  • Weather: Auto-Generated
  • Setup: iRacing Baseline Setup with 8.2g Fuel
  • Fast Repairs: 1
  • License Requirements: Practice Rounds (None), Championship Round (>D2.0)

 

Useful Links
 

ChampCar iRacing Series - League Application

ChampCar iRacing Series - Discord Server

2022 ChampCar iRacing Series Schedule

2022 ChampCar iRacing Series Broadcast Information Form

2022 ChampCar iRacing Series Protest Form

 

Guide to iRacing and Hardware

How to create your own iRacing paints

iRacing Tips and Resources

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Still don't have this Mustang quite figured out.  I practiced for this event at hotter temps.  I've been at this track in August the temps are in the 90's, IRL the overnight low for the next 7 days is 71 but this sim somehow came up with 65 degree air.  All that combined for a mid pack qualifying effort. 

 

Unfortunately I got spun from behind lap 1 turn 6 (protest submitted).  I decided to pit early to get some open track and get my head together.  That gave me some clean track until after everyone's pit sequence.  After his pit Aaron Thorpe was a few seconds back but on fresher tires so he closed up the gap and we had a race for a while.  My lap times definitely improved as the pressure was on.  Eventually he used up his tires and I was able to hold my position.

 

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Following this race, there was one protest submitted for review. 

 

Subject of protest: David Dalton Jr

Reason for protest: Avoidable contact

Conclusion: Following analysis of the replay, decision is made to take no further action. Although any contact is regrettable, there was no clear evidence of malice or overdriving and this is adjudged to be a racing incident on Lap 1. 

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