Trackpedia rFactor Challenge
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Trackpedia rFactor Challenge
This page contains information on the 2008/9 Trackpedia - Apexspeed rFactor challenge. If you wish to register you can up until the first race on Tuesday October 28th at http://www.trackpedia.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4623
Winter 2008/9 Trackpedia - Apexspeed rFactor Challenge
rFactor Version Information
This challenge will require rFactor 1255. The correct updates are below and need to be applied in order:
Update from 1150 to 1250:
Installation Tip: Place the unzipped rFactor1250Update.exe in your rFactor directory where rFactor.exe resides and run the update.
Update from 1250 to 1255:
Installation Tip: Follow directions here (http://www.rfactorcentral.com/detail.cfm?ID=rFactor%201255%20Patch)
The Time: 9PM EST/8PM CST/7PM MST/6PM PST Tuesday nights
Server will be open for warmup before starting time, 15 minute qualifying, feature race targeted for around 30-40 minutes.
SCCA Enterprises Spec Racer Ford 2.2 (http://www.rfactorcentral.com/detail.cfm?ID=Spec%20Racer%20Ford)
We will have one set of custom skins that everyone will download the day before the first race of the season. If you wish to paint your own car please post it in the forum thread above and I will give you instructions on how to upload it.
REQUIRED SKIN PACK DOWNLOAD The skins package is posted here: http://www.trackpedia.com/rFactor/trackpedia.zip Download it and unzip it/extract it to D:\rFactor\GameData\Vehicles\SRF\Teams where D:\rFactor is the directory you have rFactor installed in. This is typically C:\Program Files\rFactor if you took the defaults for install.
Realism/Damage: No drivers aids except auto-clutch and 50% damage
Tracks/View: All tracks must be played in modes as directly downloaded from Trackpedia. No extra fixes of mods maybe made to disable gravel traps, etc. Cockpit view must be used for all racers to promote realism.
Pitstops: There is no penalty for speeding in the pits. Pitstops and changes made during them are open to the participant. Pitstops are not required but most races will be long enough they have to occur.
Blue Flags: If you receive a blue flag in the game you must move over for the overtaking car in appropriate time. Treat this just like real racing where the blue flag is a warning of a quickly approaching car from behind or that there are cars around you in close proximity. Let the approaching car by when time and track conditions permit if it is not a battle for position.
Race Restarts: If more than half of the racing field (defined as (total starting competitors / 2)) are taken out during the first lap the race will be restarted. This is allowed only once.
Intentional Contact: If a competitor blatantly runs into another competitor they will be banned from racing the next race and be stripped of 16 championship points.
The overall idea is to give all of us a real race weekend experience just like if you were at an SCCA race to have fun and drive some of the tracks around the US.
rFactor Server Name: ApexSpeed Address: keithcarter.homeip.net Password: rfactor
Each week the server will be up and running with the track for next weeks race so everyone can get in their practice and thus come ready to race on Tuesday.
The Hotlap Tracker and Result Info
Race Results and Hotlaps: http://home.comcast.net/~keith.carter/trackpedia/
Hotlaps tracker only: http://keithcarter.homeip.net:27012/rTop100Factor?max=30
How to Install A Track Guide
The Tracks and Dates
October 28, 2008: Brands Hatch (22 lap race)
Forum Thread on Race Week: http://www.trackpedia.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4780
Track download: Download the Track Here: http://www.trackpedia.com/rFactor/Brands_2005_v1.0.rar and http://www.trackpedia.com/rFactor/Brands_2005_1.01_patch.rar
November 4, 2008: Old Ring - Formula Challenge (38 lap race)
Forum Thread on Race Week: http://www.trackpedia.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4798
Track download: http://www.trackpedia.com/rFactor/OLDRingPark_v1.8.zip
November 11, 2008: Sebring 12h (15 lap race)
Forum Thread on Race Week: http://www.trackpedia.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4823
Track download: http://www.trackpedia.com/rFactor/Sebring12h.rar
November 18, 2008: Road Atlanta (24 lap race)
Track download: http://www.trackpedia.com/rFactor/RoadAtlanta_BETA.rar
November 25, 2008: Eastern Creek Laser (18 laps race)
Track download: http://www.trackpedia.com/rFactor/EasternCreekLaser.zip
December 2, 2008: Laguna Seca (18 lap race)
Track download: http://www.trackpedia.com/rFactor/LagunaSeca_1.1_Com8.zip
December 9, 2008: Tecate Mexican GP (19 lap race)
Track download: http://www.trackpedia.com/rFactor/Fundidora_Park_v2.0.rar
December 16, 2008: Barber (21 lap race)
Track download: http://www.trackpedia.com/rFactor/BirminghamMP_v1-55_FULL.rar
December 23, 2008: Putnam Park (39 lap race)
Track download: http://www.trackpedia.com/rFactor/Putnam.zip
December 30, 2008: Autobahn - South Course (28 lap race)
Track download: http://www.trackpedia.com/rFactor/Autobahn_CC.zip
January 6, 2009: Road America (15 lap race)
January 13, 2009: Mid America (31 lap race)
Track download: http://www.trackpedia.com/rFactor/MidAmerica_rF_V1_1.rar
January 20, 2009: Snetterton (32 lap race)
Track download: http://www.trackpedia.com/rFactor/snetterton_v1.5.rar
January 27, 2009: Mosport (31 lap race)
Track download: http://www.trackpedia.com/rFactor/MoSport1.3.rar
February 3, 2009: Caldwell Park (31 lap race)
Track download: http://www.trackpedia.com/rFactor/V2_1_rfCadwell_mfx.rar
February 10, 2009: Lime Rock (40 lap race)
Track download: http://www.trackpedia.com/rFactor/LimeRock_with_Patch.zip
February 17, 2009: Long Beach GP (32 lap race)
Track download: Coming soon
February 24, 2009: MidOhio - Run Offs Double Points (32 lap race)
Track download: http://www.trackpedia.com/rFactor/VLM_MidOhio_V100_rFactor.exe
First place wins $200 towards their next track day, second place wins $100 gift certificate to one of our sponsors, and third a $50 gift certificate.
Points will be awarded for finishing order. With first place winning a total number of points equal to the total number of competitors in the league. For example if 8 people participate then we will have 8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1. Each position pays points. Fastest Lap also wins a point and qualifying on pole wins a point.
Total end of year points will be added together out of everyone's top races dropping their five lowest point totals for the season. All fastest laps and qualifying points will be applied no matter when they are won.
Trackpedia Challenge Participants and Points Standing
The following spreadsheet has the most recent up to date points standings.