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jeromef1

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What is the schedule? We are following official iRacing Indy Pro 2000 Championship series schedule except we are not running any ovals. Can be review by management.

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gseitz

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Yeah, I love sitting behind the pace car for 90% of the race. Happy to see them dropped from the schedule.
 

FriskyCanuck

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If they could do it in officials we can do it here. Heat races with limited grid size will work better. I don't get having a thread about possible ideas to make the racing better and then end up not going through with any of it. Or even not giving feedback on them.
 

TRG

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Nobody is saying it can't be done... We're just re-evaluating things on our end. Implementation is always the hard part and we have a relatively quick turnaround between seasons.

Lots of questions come up with heat races - how does the broadcast work?
 

Darklol

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Schedule flyer is up ! Races to be confirmed later.
 

FriskyCanuck

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Nobody is saying it can't be done... We're just re-evaluating things on our end. Implementation is always the hard part and we have a relatively quick turnaround between seasons.

Lots of questions come up with heat races - how does the broadcast work?
GSRC has done dirt track broadcasts with heat races.

Here's one of them:
 

TRG

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They have, but we are likited tomour timeslot... So the downside to heat racing is that each driver has to sit and watch for half the session, correct?
 

FriskyCanuck

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It depends on how the heats are set up, I'll ask around a few of my contacts in the community who do oval races and are familiar with heat racing how they would set up heat racing with say 40ish drivers.

Another thing, if the no ovals is the final decision for this season, that would be 9 road courses left from the official series schedule. What would we use as the 10th track? The unraced road course from 2021 S1, Suzuka?
 

mclachlanol

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The only thing I can say for certain is that we can't keep doing the standard oval format with 30-40 cars on track. It just isn't working out. I wish they were better, I love oval racing, it's a completely different kind of challenge and strategy to road racing, but, we've had 1 good race in the last three seasons with the rest being caution fests. The only choices in front of us really are to replace ovals completely, heat racing, or a combination of the two.

I know there are a few drivers who really love ovals, and as I said I'm actually one of them, so I understand it can be pretty disappointing to get rid of ovals, but we have to do what is best for the series and sitting behind a pace car for 45min is not an option anymore. Hopefully we will get a chance next week to try out heat racing and see how it works for us.

If we do replace some or all of the ovals with road courses they will likely be the either two other road courses not raced in PRL, the roval layout of the oval if feasible, or a voted in track by the community. Perhaps we will have several options up for a vote.

Let's see how it goes next week at USA Speedway and then we can go figure out the next move.
 
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