*Presented by the: DTR2 Race'n Nation*
*Midnight Madness Rules & Regulations*
*Series Owner & Promotor: BLS_Lazy*
*Official Race Captain: BLS_Kev*
*Official Race Captain: BLS_BW*
*Official Race Captain: BLS_34*
*Official Race Captain: JFR_97*
*Official Race Coordinator: BLS_Lazy*
*Assistant Race Coordinator:BLS_BW*
*Official Points Manager: BLS_Lazy*
*Assistant Points Manager BLS_BW*
*Official Race Reporter: "The Race Dr".*
We know this may look confusing to new drivers but trust me it is very simple.
"You must be at least 16 yrs. old to compete in the Midnight Madness Series!"
Everyone must have the *VENTRILO* Voice Chat program downloaded and installed with a working mic.(No-Mic No-Race)
Not only does this give us the ability to talk back and forth,but also list lineups for each race and call for restarts if needed.If you are a regular @ Midnight Madness and suddenly have an issue and your mic stops working you will have 3 days to get it working or get a new one.After 3 days if you still do not have a working mic then you Will Not Race!This rule will be STRICTLY ENFORCED!
Multi-Venting is STRICTLY PROHIBITED!
If you are competing @ Midnight Madness or any other Series that is hosted by the DTR2 Race'n Nation you will be expected to be logged into the Race'n Nation vent ONLY! If you are caught in multiple vents while competing @ Midnight Madness you "Will Be Disqualified" "Black Balled" for the remainder of the event and will forfiet any and all points for that particular event!
"THIS RULE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED!"
You will need to register as a member of the DTR2 Race'n Nation.This will take 2min.
Only Race'n Nation members will be permitted to compete in the Midnight Madness Series!
IF FOR ANY REASON THERE ARE NO CAPTAINS ON A RACE NIGHT FOR SOME REASON THEN THE RACES WILL BE CANCELED AND RESCHEDULED FOR THE NEXT NIGHT.
Damage will be on Simulation and class will be set to Late Model at all times!
Any one hosting in the server,setting up the race event that is caught changing the class to open will be black balled for the remainder of the event and will forfiet any and all points for that nights event!
There will be ONLY 1 restart. 2nd Attempt is a go no matter what.(1 EXEPTION would be a Server Error)-i.e- (froze car-bad warp-parked server)
There will be NO swapping of spots or giving or taking of points!
You will be credited with the position in which the server results show you to finish! The "ONLY" exception to this rule is for a last lap (Bump -n- Run) offense committed during an A-Main race for the win!(see below *over aggressive driving explained*) Or there was a discrepency found and agreed upon by BLS_Lazy and the Race Captains! (example).>"Recieving a black flag without advancing your position but possibly losing one or more."
We all know that sometimes things happen that we can not control.You may get wrecked and took clear out of a race on the very 1st lap,and it may be totally NOT your fault in any way.However if this happens and you have to load up and call it a night then you are a spectator for the remainder of the event. Just as in real life,you Do Not get to wait for the finish of the race and get someone elses spot.Just chalk it up as a bad night and come back tomarrow and hope for a better night.Of course penalties will be assesed if deemed necessary for the actions that caused you to be knocked out of compitition!
REMEMBER WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO HAVE THE CLEANEST DRIVERS ANYWHERE.
If during a race something happenes to the server it will be restarted from the lap which there was a problem with everyone retaining thier position at time of issue .
If a car freezes he is done for the night."Blown Motor" The field will be lined up in the positions in which they were running at time the car froze "Blew-up" and race will be completed with however many remaining laps were left at time of freeze issue!
All races will complete thier full scheduled laps!
IF AT ANY TIME YOU GET DISCONNECTED OR BOOTED OFF SERVER BEFORE THE RACE STARTS WE WILL WAIT 3 MINUTES FOR YOU TO COME BACK.IF YOU DONT MAKE IT BACK IN 3 MINUTES WE WILL START WITHOUT YOU.
All races will have replay saved by Winner and if there is a problem his replay will be final decision.
IF ANY DRIVER WINS 2 CONSECUTIVE RACES HE WILL START LAST IN THE NEXT A MAIN he qualifies for! He must start that "A" main for the rule to take full effect! If you do not start for any reason then you will have to start rear next time you qualify for an "A" main.There is NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE!
If there is an incident then you have 5 minutes to resolve it. If the incident/issue cant be resolved in this amount of time then the final finishing order stands.If you have a complaint thats unresolved get ahold of Lazy or a Race Captain,they will drag you into the woodshed and hear a brief explanation of your complaint. The info they will need is Driver, which race, approximently what lap and a replay.
NO REPLAY! DONT BOTHER ISSUING A COMPLAINT!!
No decisions will be made at this time!!! At the end of the night one or more of the Race Officials will review all replays and decide if the complaint was a racing incident or over aggresive driving (described below).If its decided it was over aggresive driving then the over aggresive driver will be issued a penalty as (explained below no. 9).
BLS_Kev is the official Race Replay Review Captain and complaint mediator!
Remember: I "Lazy" along with the officials of this series are human too,we can and will make mistakes just as anyone else can,if warranted we will also recieve penalties just the same as anyone else!This includes,black balls,point reduction penalties and-or suspensions!
Every competitor at Midnight Madness will be treated equally! Favortism will not be tolerated!"PERIOD!"
Accumulation of 6 penalty points will result in a suspention for the next race.
You can accumulate more than 1 penalty point per race night.
After your 1st suspension has been served if you receive another 3 penalty points you will be suspended 1 race for each 3 penalty points issued.
3 Suspensions will get you a one week vacation!
Lazy will also look at ALL replays of ALL the races for the night and issue penalties if he sees any overaggresive driving that wasnt pointed out in a dispute.
So dont think just because your not involved in a dispute that maybe you won't still get penalized for over aggresive driving, so BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!!!!!
Incidents happen here and in real life learn to just accept this and understand that we here at DTR2 Race'n Nation will penalize any over aggresiveness we see necessary.
No gray areas here this is exactly how we will do this.
If a driver hits another driver (Bump -n- Run) and advances his position due to the contact he will be penalized 10 points.If the contacted car loses more than 1 position the driver who made the contact will be penalized an additional 5 points for each position lost before regaining control. If a (Bump -n- Run) offense is committed on the last lap of an A-Main race for the win then the leader that was moved will be scored the win and the car that committed the (Bump -n- Run) will be scored back to 2nd and penalized 1/2 of total points earned for the A-Main! In other words...RACE CLEAN!..or get penalized!
The server IP for all Midnight Madness events.
There are 2 practice servers up @ all times 24/7,These servers are .41-.42 and both have corrosponding vent channels.Please!..use these vent channels if you are using the practice servers!
Just to make it known: If for any reason I lend the use of the servers or the vent for another Host to promote a series or show,that Host will be responsible for keeping the peace and dignity of the vent and servers.If a driver has been banned from the DTR2 Race'n Nation servers or vent he will NOT be unbanned for participation in a different series.If you get banned from the DTR2 Race'n Nation Servers and or vent you will stay banned until @ which time it is agreed mutually by BLS_Lazy and the Race Captains @ DTR2 Race'n Nation other wise!
BLS_Lazy or BLS_BW will do lineups! 16 cars or less will equal 2 Heats and 1 B-Main w/top 3 in each heat transfering to Dash and A-main,remaining cars will run B-Main w/top 4 transfering to A-Main.Over 16 cars will result in additional heats and a consi race.
All drivers should be in vent-chat aprox.10 minutes before race time for drivers meeting and out of the servers by 11:00pm est.
If you are not out of the servers @ 11:00 sharp do not complain if you loose your setup for servers will shut down for reboot at this time!
All lineups will be posted in vent -chat @ aprox. 11:05pm est.,if for some reason there is a delay you will be notified in chat!
If you are NOT in chat! You will not be in lineups!
All race channels in vent are locked and you can not get in them.You will automaticly be moved into Admin."Pre-Race" channel @ 11:00pm est. when servers are being shut down for reboot.After lineups are posted in chat please head to your appropiate server.You will again be automaticly moved to your proper heat race channel. After your heat race as finished please stay where you are in vent until Dash n "B" n "C" Main lineups come out,and once again you'll be moved to your proper channel.
All B-Mains or Consi races will lineup by finishing orders of heat race's.
There will be a 6 lap Helmet-Dash for the Top 6 with finishing order determining the top6 lineup positions for the Feature.
Winner of Dash will start on the Pole of the A-Main Feature.
Dash will be 6 laps w/no restarts!
*6 Pts Max w/pts decending in incriments of 1*
All Heats will be 12 Laps w/1 restart "1st Lp Only!"
*10 Pts Max w/pts decending in incriments of 1*
B-Mains will be 15 Laps w/1 restart "1st Lp Only!"
*50 Pts Max to 1st non-xfer car or 5th place.1st - 4th place will recieve -0- pts. as they x-fer to A-Main and will recieve pts there.5th place on back pts will decend in incriments of 5*
C-Mains will be 10 Laps w/1 restart "1st Lp Only!"
*-0- Pts will be avail. for top4 x-fers to "B" from "C".5th place on back points will be determined by last position in the "B". Any pts here will decend in incriments of 5*
A-Mains will be 40 Laps w/1 restart "1st Lp Only!"
*100 Pts Max w/3 pt Bonus to winner! A-Main pts will decend in incriments of 5*
*All cars registered on any given Race Night will recieve -1- Bonus Show-up or Appearance pt.*
Points Manager is BLS_Lazy,any questions you may have concerning your points shall be addressed to him.
*Absolutely NO SUBS! So do not ask!*
If there was ever any form of blaitent cheating this is it!
There is absolutely no way in hell you will recieve any one elses points if you do not show up and race! "PERIOD!"
Cheating refers to an immoral way of acheiving a goal.It is generaly used for the breaking of rules to gain advantage in a competitive situation.Cheating is the getting of reward for ability by dishonest means.The rules infringed may be explicit,or they may be from an unwritten code of conduct based on morality,ethics or custom,making the identification of cheating a subjective process.
A "cheater" does not have to cheat all the time,but once faced with a challenge that they do actually want to win,they will go back to thier cheating strategies!
This simply means that if you get caught cheating you have lost our trust in you! Not only will you be banned from any and all forms of compitition here,you WILL be permanatly banned indefinitly!
This rule will be "Strictly Enforced!" &
there will be absolutely "NO" exceptions!
Forms of cheating in DTR2:
This can consist of but not limited to:
or any other form of improper shifting!
If you are using manual shift there should be only 1 upshift coming off the corner and only 1 downshift going into the corner!
If you are using automatic shift you have no reason what so ever to even be touching your gears! You should be using throttle and brake only!
Editing Track Files
Editing Chassis Files
These are all forms of cheating!
Now there has been in the past some "Not so bright" individuals that have tried to twist my words around as to what I believe to be "common sense" views on cheating in DTR2!
So lets just get this sh*t straight right now!
1st: If you remove a file "setup" from the game,put it into an editor ie:notepad,wordpad,ect. and alter it then put it back into the game then you have cheated! Period! You took it out of the game,changed it,then put it back,thats cheating!
This my friends is:"COMMON SENSE!"
Dont take a rocket scientist to figure that out!
However,since it is seemingly so hard to police and the advantages gained are so little,not to mention theres a gazillion notepadded setups all ready out there available for download,theres just no reason to make an issue over notepadded sets! So I guess its fair to say that notepadded sets is a legal form of cheating lol.
2nd: and this is a bit technical,however I will explain!
This hypershifting or nuetral dropping BS is technicly NOT cheating because you are NOT altering or editing or changing anything! Its just a style of driving and one in which you are using what the game has gave you!
"Now for those that cant understand "which is truely sad" this is also "COMMON SENSE!"
However,there has been in place for many a year now in DTR2 an
"GENTLEMENS AGREEMENT" this means that all of us that play the game have agreed amoungst each other NOT to do it!
Anytime there is such an agreement amoung competitors and someone breaks that agreement by doing what we all have agreed not to do then they have cheated!
Now...I hope this clears the air for the few of you lacking common sense!
Hopefully you can now understand that even though I use common sense to make a point that the way you drive your car is not illegal that also does not mean that I condone it!
It is and has always been an Gentlemens Agreement not to do it and it will continue to be that way!
If you are dog-walking or running sideways because of warp or lag issues and you cant get it corrected before the A-Main and you have qualified for the "A" you will be relegated to the tail for the start of the "A-Main!" This hopefully will eliminate your dog-walking car from jacking-up someone else and hopefully assure a clean start!
If at ANY point from this warning on the driver continues to act in the way addressed by BLS_Lazy then the driver in question will be removed from the race,accessed 3 penalty points,20 Driver Points and Black-Balled for the remainder of the event.
If a driver is Black-Balled he will not be allowed to race any more until the next event.
He may practice but will not be allowed to race on until BLS_Lazy feels and approves that the problem has been resolved.
Please remember that BLS_Lazy as Owner and Series Promotor reservers the right to make a judgement call and or warn,suspend,black-ball,or even kick and ban any one at any time,solely at his discretion as he deems nescesary and or see's fit!
There will be non-restricted chat during practice races.
On Race Night's their will be NO chat during the races while they are being run.
DO NOT! talk after you hear "Here We Go! and the servers have started loading!
THIS RULE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED!
If the race has started and you have an issue and you x-out of the race DO-NOT key up to talk or dis anyone still in the server racing!
If you do your night is over and you will be Black-Balled for the remainder of the event and will NOT race again until the next nights event and you will also forfiet any and all points earned for the night!
You can chat before and after race.This is open chat time.
Races on race night will be conducted in a buisiness like manner!
We will be running a different track each night and the format for track choice will be as follows: Lazy chose the 1st track and he aslo chose a winner. He will continue to choose a winner at each nights event.He will do this before the races start.If he is correct then he will choose the next nights track.If he is not then the winner will choose.There are over 800+ tracks in this game to choose from and just about any of them are applicable.However there are a few that we have omitted from use in this series.Those tracks are listed as follows:
Any and all Fig.8s!
Any tracks with jumps!
More Tracks may be added to this list at anytime,as we continue to run different tracks each night if we come across one that has an issue or other wise is determined to be unfit!
Remmeber this is supposed to be fun and enjoyable,after all its ONLY a game!