Late Model Derby
Welcome to iRacing’s HIGHEST PAYING Short Track Race EVER! This event will feature the Late Model Stock Cars at Five Flags Speedway in a 150 lap Open Setup battle, LIVE on True Sim Productions.
December 5th 2023 (Qualifying)
December 7th 2023 (Heat Racing)
December 10th 2023 (Feature)
All events will take place inside the “Elite Performance Industries Special Events” league on iRacing. You will get instructions on how to get invited to the league upon checking out at registration, in a “PLEASE READ” downloadable file.
Qualifying will be an Open Qualifying Session, 1 car at a time, live on True Sim Productions. The Qualifying order will be set in the backwards order of registration, IE, the 1st entry will be last to qualify, etc. We will post which session you are to enter, prior to the event. There will be 2, 50 car sessions, and we will line you up in order on pit road 1 hour before the broadcast rolls. Do not enter your cars upon entering the session. Wait until an Admin takes roll call, and calls you down to the end of pit road, 1 by 1.
- December 5th 2023
Sim date/time/weather for both sessions: 12-5-2023, clear skies, Sunset, 68°, 50% humidity, wind 2 mph from SE, dynamic sky off. Track usage 50%
8:00 PM Eastern: drivers enter Q Session 1
Drivers will be lined up in order, and NO LAPS will be taken
9:00 PM Eastern: drivers will begin a 2 lap run. Please enter back on to pit road quickly after your run, and you are free to leave the session.
9:00 PM Eastern: drivers enter Q Session 2
Drivers will be lined up in order, and NO LAPS will be taken
10:00 PM Eastern: drivers will begin a 2 lap run. Please enter back on to pit road quickly after your run, and you are free to leave the session.
The FRONT ROW will be locked into the feature. Drivers in positions 3-82 will move onto 4, 20 car Heat Races. Drivers in positions 83-100 will be sent home. There will be NO last chance qualifier, but there WILL be 4 provisionals given to 1- Most Popular Driver (see details below), & 3 Event Sponsors (first come first serve basis)
- December 7th 2023
Sim time & date: generated weather, 12-7-23 at 8:30 PM for ALL HEAT RACE SESSIONS. Dynamic sky on, usage generated, marbles carry over.
8:30 PM Eastern: Warm up for Heat 1
9:00 PM Eastern: Heat 1 | 20 cars | 30 laps or 30 minutes (whichever comes first) Top 6 advance to feature
9:05 PM Eastern: Warm up for Heat 2
9:35 PM Eastern: Heat 2 | 20 cars | 30 laps or 30 minutes (whichever comes first) Top 6 advance to feature
9:40 PM Eastern: Warm up for Heat 3
10:10 PM Eastern: Heat 3 | 20 cars | 30 laps or 30 minutes (whichever comes first) Top 6 advance to feature
10:15 PM Eastern: Warm up for Heat 4
10:45 PM Eastern: Heat 4 | 20 cars | 30 laps or 30 minutes (whichever comes first) Top 6 advance to feature
- December 10th 2023
Sim time & date: 12-10-23 at 12:00 PM, generated weather, dynamic sky on, marbles carried over, generated usage
5:30 PM Eastern: Warm up for Feature
6:00 PM Eastern: Feature | 30 cars | 150 laps
(Guaranteed halfway yellow, yellow at lap 135 ONLY IF there is no yellow flown from lap 115-135)
Qualifying will be set to max scrutiny, and you MUST continue to gain speed down the back stretch as you come to your first lap. Remember, if you touch the wall both laps, we can’t help you. If you “cheese” we will forfeit your Qualifying efforts. There will be no hard braking on the entry of turn 3, simply get up to speed and make 2 laps.
Heat & Features will have 0 fast repairs, 0 additional sets of tires, and a 12X DQ limit
No caution laps will count in HEATS. We will expedite yellows as we can. These sessions will have 3 green white checkered attempts, and a 30 minute time limit. All restarts double file unless the Race Director deems otherwise (consecutive yellows, etc)
FEATURE will count caution laps, but we will expedite yellows when possible. 3 green white checkered attempts, no time limit.
RESTARTS; the initial start is on the green flag. Leaders must maintain a THREE CAR LENGTH GAP on the pace car when coming to green. The restart rule is simple, if the Pace Car were solid, you can not hit it. If you drive through it, you will be asked to give up one position in a timely manner. ALL CARS must maintain a decent gap behind the car in front of them. There will be no hanging back to attempt a pass before the S/F line, and you can not improve your position unless there is a horrible missed shift in front of you. The leader DOES NOT have lane choice.
Lucky dogs, wave arounds, & cautions will be turned on via iRacing for Heats & the Feature. We will not throw the yellow, ever, unless otherwise stated. (Halfway/possibly 15 to go in feature, read above)
We will NOT CLEAR black flags in ANY session, unless it is an iRacing glitch.
To minimize the question of favoritism, & to delete any gray area, BOTH CARS involved in the yellow will receive an EOL, unless a driver speaks up and claims it. If you get spun, you and the car that spun you will go to the rear of the field. If you receive 3 EOLs in any given session, you will be asked to leave.
Last lap contact will be reviewed and discussed amongst the race admin team. No results are final until official word has come from the EPI social media pages.
Payouts & Prizes
(Payouts based on 100 entries)
$50 pole award (BK Paints)
$50 halfway leader (Barber Ford)
$50 most laps led (Barber Ford)
$50 most popular driver (no sponsor yet)
$20 Lap 1 Sponsor (no sponsor yet)
$20 Lap 10 Sponsor (no sponsor yet)
$20 Lap 20 Sponsor (no sponsor yet)
$20 Lap 30 Sponsor (no sponsor yet)
$20 Lap 40 Sponsor (no sponsor yet)
$20 Lap 50 Sponsor (no sponsor yet)
$20 Lap 60 Sponsor (no sponsor yet)
$20 Lap 70 Sponsor (no sponsor yet)
$20 Lap 80 Sponsor (no sponsor yet)
$20 Lap 90 Sponsor (no sponsor yet)
$20 Lap 100 Sponsor (no sponsor yet)
$20 Lap 110 Sponsor (no sponsor yet)
$20 Lap 120 Sponsor (no sponsor yet)
$20 Lap 130 Sponsor (no sponsor yet)
$20 Lap 140 Sponsor (no sponsor yet)
*To enter the Most Popular Driver contest, you must contact Josh Caudle via Caudle Captures on Facebook, or locate Josh in the EPI Discord, send him $5, to which you will receive the password to a test session at Five Flags on Sunday November 26th at 6:00 PM Eastern where he will have you run laps, take 1 picture, and we will post it on the EPI Social Media Channels where your fans can like your picture to vote. This is the ONLY way to enter this contest, and the winner will receive $50 & an automatic entry into the feature. (Please still run Q/Heats in case we are able to give your Provisional away to a sponsor)*
All payouts will be via PAYPAL. No CashApp or Venmo is Allowed.