Introduction Hello GTLers and welcome to the first ever RD Boss 302 Series held here in the Historic Racing Section of RD. First, a little history as to how this came about. Back in September of last year we ran a few events with this car and we all just basically fell in love with the mod. A few days after the events were over Eck Simpson skins one of these beauties and in that thread he also writes..."A Boss 'Stang I'm hacking away at. Please tell me there's a possibilty, of a series with this mod." Some say an idea is like an infection. And so we were all very quickly infected with this great idea and the Boss 302 series was born. On to the details... Game Required: GT Legends Number of Drivers: 36 max. Mod: Big Ron's Boss 302 (Alternate Link) This one almost doesn't need an introduction. Big Ron & Team21's mod is based on the 1969 Boss 302. The Boss 302 was a Ford Mustang model designed with Trans-Am competition in mind. The car was powered by a five-liter V8 engine, less than 10,000 examples were built. The car came close to win the Trans-Am Championship in 1969 and finally clinched the title one year later. Schedule: We open it up at a track most of us are very familiar with. This way we can concentrate more on getting acquainted with the car (assuming you didn't take part in prior events with us and have never driven it before) than learning the track. And we finish it with the very bumpy Bridgehampton which was requested by the gentleman which infected us with the idea in the first place...Eck. In between are some tracks that we are very familiar with in the club and two that I believe have never been run (Daytona and Mid America). March 01st - Watkins Glen (GP Layout) March 08th - Mid America Motorplex March 15th - Daytona Road Course (alternate link) March 22nd - Elkhart lake 2008 (alternate link) March 29th - Riverside (Canam Layout) April 05th - Mid Ohio Sports Car Course (no chicane) April 12th - Portland Raceway 1970 April 19th - Bridgehampton Race Format: Since this series is more of a special club event and less of an all out league, I decided to keep the race format similar to what we are already used to in the club. 30 min Practice 10 min Superpole Qualy (you get one timed lap for qualification) 25 min Race1 10 min Superpole Qualy (you get one timed lap for qualification) 25 min Race2 TOTAL TIME=100 min The start time for the events will be posted in the calendar and in the event thread. The first four events will start at 20:00 GMT. DST kicks in on March 27th and then the last four events will start at 19:00 GMT. Please take note that the above DST is for the United Kingdom. Please be aware that the North American Daylight Savings kicks in on March 13th. Sign-ups & Liveries: Because these events are being held in the club, there will be no sign up thread and the liveries will not be permanently reserved by any of the drivers. The sign-ups will occur the same way they always do in the club...Through the event's thread. There are 36 slots open for drivers. There are 20 skins included with the mod. The skins will be nominated by the drivers for each event in the sign-ups. Since there are potentially more drivers then there are skins, each skin may be used by two different drivers per event. None of the skins may be chosen twice until all 20 skins have been already nominated. Because this is being held in the club, I want to keep things simple and running smoothly, therefor there will be no additional liveries allowed other than the ones already included in the mod. Rules: If you cause a driver to spin, you must wait and give back the position. No less than two tires on the tarmac at all times. No exceptions. There is no chatting during qualification and only "Thank you" and "Sorry" will be allowed during the race, nothing else. You may only flash your lights to let someone know they are being lapped (no excessive flashing please, one or two flashes is more than enough). You may also use the flashing as "Thank you" once the person lets you through. You may not flash the driver in front of you if you are fighting for position and you believe this driver is slower than you and holding you back. It is your responsibility to pass the driver in front of you safely. Lapping...The driver being lapped will not be required to go off the track and ruin their race to let the lapper through. Everyone is racing here, even the guys in the back. The lapped driver will, as early and as safely as he can, move over and let the lapper through. A more elaborate and complete version of the rules can be found here. Points: Even though this is being held in our club, I thought it would be nice to add a bit of a competitive edge and include a points system. Therefor, there will be a champion of the series and results will be published for all events and posted in the event's thread. Points Structure: (plagiarized from RDHGP, hehe) P01 - 25 pts P02 - 22 P03 - 20 P04 - 18 P05 - 16 P06 - 15 P07 - 14 P08 - 13 P09 - 12 P10 - 11 P11 - 10 P12 - 9 P13 - 8 P14 - 7 P15 - 6 P16 - 5 P17 - 4 P18 - 3 P19 - 2 P20 - 1 To keep it simple, no extra points will be awarded for fastest laps or getting pole during qualification. Remember that there are 2 races per event, so you will have a total of 16 opportunities to get points. Server & Passwords: We will use the same server name we use every week in the club...Racedepartment.com GTL. The password is the current password being used for the club and it can be found here. The most important thing to remember: Have fun!!!!!!!!!