The FTSR Cup Series puts you behind the wheel of the Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series cars as a driver in the top series of FTSR. Get ready to race for your life with the very best that the league has to offer. With fixed setups, races are decided on driver skill, race strategy and split-second decision making. These heavy, high-powered cars show no mercy and the other racers will be there to pounce with any mistake you make. Can you become a championship driver in this elite racing series? 

 

Series Information

Series Name: 2018-A Cup Series
Vehicle: Class A - Monster Energy Cup Series Cars
Day: Thursdays
Time: Server opens at 8pm / Race at 9pm (EST)
Est. Race Length: 1.5 Hours
Number of Dropped Races Per Season: 2
 

Race Settings

Session Name: FTSR Cup 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
Cautions: Yes
Driving Aids: Disallowed
Max Fuel: 100%
Track Conditions: 20% Starting Wear / Carried Over
 
 

Eligibility Requirements

Required Driver iRating: None
Maximum Career iRating: None
Required License: Oval Class B+
Other Restrictions: None

 

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 B+

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. 

 

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.

 

 

Series Schedule

Below is the 2018-A Cup Series season schedule:

Date
Race Name
Laps
Track
Time of Day
Weather
February 7, 2018
The Clash at Daytona
20/40
Daytona International Speedway
Afternoon
iRacing Default
February 8, 2018
Qualifying & Duels at Daytona
2/25/25
Daytona International Speedway
Afternoon
iRacing Default
February 15, 2018
Daytona 200
80
Daytona International Speedway
Afternoon
iRacing Default
February 22, 2018
Atlanta 200
130
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Afternoon
iRacing Default + Overcast
March 1, 2018
Las Vegas 200
134
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Afternoon
iRacing Default
March 8, 2018
Phoenix 150
150
Phoenix International Raceway
Afternoon
iRacing Default
March 15, 2018
Auto Club 200
100
Auto Club Speedway
Late Afternoon
iRacing Default
March 22, 2018
Martinsville 200
200
Martinsville Speedway
Afternoon
iRacing Default
March 29, 2018
Sonoma 100
50
Sonoma Raceway
Afternoon
iRacing Default + Overcast
April 5, 2018
Texas 200
134
Texas Motor Speedway
Afternoon
iRacing Default + Overcast
April 12, 2018
Bristol 200
200
Bristol Motor Speedway
Afternoon
iRacing Default
April 19, 2018
Richmond 175
175
Richmond Raceway
Night
iRacing Default
April 26, 2018
Talladega 200
75
Talladega Superspeedway
Afternoon
iRacing Default
May 3, 2018
Dover 175
175
Dover International Raceway
Afternoon
iRacing Default + Overcast
May 10, 2018
Kansas 200
134
Kansas Motor Speedway
Night
iRacing Default
May 15, 2018
All-Star Qualifying & All-Star Open
2/20/20
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Night
iRacing Default
May 17, 2018
FTSR All-Star Race
20/20/20/10
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Night
iRacing Default
May 24, 2018
Charlotte 200
134
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Night
iRacing Default

 

The Championship Points System

The FTSR Cup Series will use the following Championship Points System for each race:

Position Points   Position Points   Position Points   Position Points
1st 40    11th 30   21st 20   31st 10
2nd 39   12th 29   22nd 19   32nd 9
3rd 38   13th 28   23rd 18   33rd 8
4th 37   14th 27   24th 17   34th 7
5th 36   15th 26   25th 16   35th 6
6th 35   16th 25   26th 15   36th 5
7th 34   17th 24   27th 14   37th 4
8th 33   18th 23   28th 13   38th 3
9th 32   19th 22   29th 12   39th 2
10th 31   20th 21   30th 11   40th 1
                     
Bonus Points:
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. 

 

Championship Prizes and Awards

At the end of the season, the following awards will be given to drivers who accomplished each task:

Awards Payout
Series Champion $50 iRacing Credits
2nd Place Points $25 iRacing Credits
3rd Place Points $10 iRacing Credits
   
   
   
   
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