The FTSR ARCA Series is a series focused on new and/or inexperienced drivers. Only drivers who have never won in the Truck, Grand National or Cup Series and drivers who have never won an ARCA, Truck, Grand National or Cup Series Championship are allowed to earn championship points and fight for the ARCA Series Championship. Drivers will visit several famous and popular NASCAR tracks as well as some well-known local short tracks. Are you able to rise above the rest and put your name on the list of FTSR Champions?
Series Name: 2018-A ARCA Series
Vehicle: Class D - K&N Pro Chevrolet Impala
Time: Server opens at 8pm / Race at 9pm (EST)
Est. Race Length: 1 Hour
Number of Dropped Races Per Season: 2
Session Name: FTSR ARCA Series
Password: None (League Members Only)
Restarts: Double File with Lapped Cars at Back
Fast Repairs Allowed: 1
Qualifying Format: Lone Qualifying / 2 Laps
Race Format: Full Race / No Stages
Setups: Fixed / Track Default
Lucky Dog: Yes
Driving Aids: Disallowed
Max Fuel: 100%
Track Conditions: 20% Starting Wear / Carried Over
Required Driver iRating: None
Maximum Career iRating: None
Required License: Oval Class D+
Other Restrictions: Series champions and Truck, National and Cup winners do not earn championship points in ARCA
About Eligibility Requirements
In order to enhance competition and to provide drivers of a comparable skill level a more enjoyable racing experience, drivers wishing to compete in this series must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Oval License: Class D+
The eligibility requirements are enforced at the beginning of a season and/or when a driver first applies to the series and are reviewed and applied at the beginning of each season. Drivers who meet the requirements at the beginning of a season or when their application is received will be approved to compete in the current season, regardless of any changes throughout the season. At the start of the next season, all drivers will be reviewed to ensure compliance with eligibility requirements.
Championship Exclusion Rule:
Drivers who have one or more wins in the Truck, Grand National, or Cup Series or have previously won the ARCA, Truck, Grand National or Cup Championship may run in the ARCA series, however these drivers will not score championship points. Drivers who win during the current season remain eligible for the series until the end of the current season.
Membership Requirements and Expectations
While drivers may meet the driver eligibility requirements, there is also a vetting process in place to ensure high quality racing for our members. New members who meet the eligibility requirements will be immediately approved when applying to the series and will be able to join sessions, however all new members are placed on a probationary status. These new drivers are observed and monitored during practice to ensure the driver is stable, can hold a line and is courteous to others. Drivers who are unstable, wreck often in practice and who cannot hold their line may be asked to start at the back or, in severe cases, be asked to skip this race and prepare for the next event. This is all done in the interest of clean, green flag racing and to protect those who have spent hours of practice preparing for the event from being taken out of the event.
New drivers will also start with an asterisk beside their name. This is to help seasoned drivers and league officials identify new drivers on track. The asterisk will remain on a drivers name until the series officials have deemed the driver is performing at a satisfactory level. Asterisks can also be placed on driver if their level of performance drops, the driver is placed on probation or the driver has proven to be an issue in past races. This is done on a race-by-race bases and is at the discretion of the league officials.
Below is the 2018-A ARCA Series season schedule:
|Date||Race Name||Laps||Track||Time of Day||Weather|
|February 11, 2018||Daytona 150||60||Daytona International Speedway||Afternoon||iRacing Default|
|February 18, 2018||Atlanta 150||98||Atlanta Motor Speedway||Afternoon||iRacing Default + Overcast|
|February 25, 2018||Lucas Oil 150||150||Lucas Oil Raceway||Night||iRacing Default|
|March 4, 2018||Thompson 150||150||Thompson Speedway||Night||iRacing Default|
|March 11, 2018||Lanier 200||200||Lanier National Speedway||Night||iRacing Default|
|March 18, 2018||Martinsville 150||150||Martinsville Speedway||Afternoon||iRacing Default|
|March 25, 2018||Sonoma 80||40||Sonoma Raceway||Afternoon||iRacing Default + Overcast|
|April 1, 2018||Texas 150||100||Texas Motor Speedway||Afternoon||iRacing Default + Overcast|
|April 8, 2018||Bristol 150||150||Bristol Motor Speedway||Night||iRacing Default|
|April 15, 2018||Richmond 125||125||Richmond Raceway||Night||iRacing Default|
|April 22, 2018||Talladega 150||57||Talladega Superspeedway||Afternoon||iRacing Default|
|April 29, 2018||South Boston 200||200||South Boston Speedway||Night||iRacing Default|
|May 6, 2018||Stafford 150||150||Stafford Motor Speedway||Late Afternoon||iRacing Default|
|May 13, 2018||USA 150||150||USA International Speedway||Night||iRacing Default|
|May 20, 2018||Charlotte 150||100||Charlotte Motor Speedway||Night||iRacing Default|
The Championship Points System
In the FTSR ARCA Series, only drivers who have never won a race in the Truck , Grand National or Cup series or an ARCA, Truck, Grand National or Cup Championship at the start of the current season are eligible to earn points in the ARCA Series. Eligible drivers will earn points for their finishing position, regardless of the finishing position of ineligible drivers.
The FTSR ARCA Series will use the following Championship Points System for each race:
|Leading a Lap - 1 Bonus Point|
|Pole Position - 1 Bonus Point|
* All ties will be broken in the order of most wins, most 2nd places finishes, most 3rd place finishes, etc.
Cash Prizes and Awards
At the end of the season, the following awards will be given to drivers who accomplished each task:
|Series Champion||$30 iRacing Credits|
|Series Runner Up||$15 iRacing Credits|
|Series 3rd Place||$10 iRacing Credits|