Greetings sim racing Oppos, this is the official announcement of the Oppositelock Miata Championship, an 8 race, 2-part championship that showcases the answer to everything on a variety of tracks on the iRacing service.

Here are the basic facts of the series:

  • Race Length: 1 hour, starting at 9PM EST.
  • Practice and qualifying will start 1 hour before the race (8PM EST).
  • Cars per race: 60 (or track max), no reserve, first come first serve.
  • Setups: Fixed - no need to set up the car, just come and race.
  • Fuel: Fuel will be restricted to ~40 minutes prompting at least 1 pit stop.
  • Each driver will have 2 cars per race. If you total your car, go back to the pits and get a new one.

For more detailed rules please see the official rules document.

Schedule

The Schedule is below. The series will start the week after Thanksgiving (11/28) and run through February 5th with a 3 week break for Christmas and New Years (between segments 1 and 2). The Oppositelock Miata Championship will be divided into 2 segments with championships awarded to each segment point leader and an overall champion.

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  • The first 4 races comprise the Nice Price Trophy and occur on tracks included with the base iRacing subscription
  • The last 4 races comprise the Oppositelock Gold Crown and occurs on tracks that must be purchased in addition to the base subscription.
  • The points leader at the end of both segments will be donned Grand Champion

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Points

Points are by position with bonuses for podium finishers, laps lead, and pole winner. See the rules for a full breakdown of the points.

Finally, all races will have a preview post featuring tips, tricks, a basic strategy outlook, and any race admin notes (rule changes, caution areas, etc.). Races will also feature post race write-ups (using pseudonyms of course).*

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*I cannot guarantee timeliness of said write-up. At minimum Admin notes will be disclosed in the drivers meeting before the race.

Come down and race. There are no formal sign-ups, just show up and get on track. If you want to become a member of Team Oppo, find us on the iRacing Teams Page.

If you have any comments or ideas, leave them below. I have yet to post this on the iRacing forums for recruitment, but will sometime tonight or tomorrow.