Prelude Returns!

Back by popular demand is the national Prelude series running during Series 6.

Events will be held on Monday evenings before the Wednesday Series 6 event and run concurrently.

All races have the following common schedule:

  • 45-minute practice – 9:00 PM Eastern / 6:00 PM Pacific
  • 10-minute qualifying – 9:45 PM Eastern / 6:45 PM Pacific
  • 30-minute race – 9:55 PM Eastern / 6:55 PM Pacific

Races will approximate the settings for Series 6, but because of the variable nature in Series 6 settings, there will be some differences in the specific settings such as temperature on track.

Servers:

League: PCA Sim Racing (the main league)
League Season: PCA Prelude – NonClassed & PCA Challenge ONLY!
Description: PCA Prelude – NonClassed & PCA Challenge ONLY!
Host: Jim Hemig

League: PCA Sport (league where Series 6 is running)
League Season: PCA Sport – Prelude
Description: PCA Sport – Prelude race at Long Beach
Host: David K. Palmer

League: PCA Club (league where Series 6 is running)
League Season: PCA Club – Prelude
Description: PCA Club – Prelude race at Long Beach
Host: Mike Nyden

League: PCA Pro (league where Series 6 is running)
League Season: PCA Pro – Prelude
Description: PCA Pro – Prelude race at Long Beach
Host: Doug Atkinson

Hosts will be recording the replays. Replays will be posted on this page the next morning after each race.

The schedule for the Series 6 Preludes is:

Event 1 – Road America (Full Course)
Monday, April 26th

Challenge, Nonclassed, & Sport Replay
Club & Pro Replay

Event 2 – Watkins Glen (Boot)
Monday, May 3th

Challenge & NonClassed Replay
Sport Replay
Club & Pro Replay

Event 3 – Long Beach (Street Circuit)
Monday, May 10th

Challenge & NonClassed Replay
Sport Replay
Club Replay
Pro Replay

Event 4 – Brands Hatch (Grand Prix)
Monday,  May 17th

Challenge & NonClassed Replay
Sport Replay
Club Replay
Pro Replay

Event 5 – Mid-Ohio (Full Course)
Monday,  May 24th

Challenge & NonClassed Replay
Sport Replay
Club Replay
Pro Replay

Event 6 – CTMP Mosport (Full Course)
Monday,  May 31st

Challenge & NonClassed Replay
Sport Replay
Club Replay
Pro Replay

Event 7 – Road Atlanta (Full Course)
Monday,  June 7th

Challenge & NonClassed Replay
Sport Replay
Club Replay
Pro Replay

Event 8 – Imola (Grand Prix)
Monday,  June 14th

Challenge & NonClassed Replay
Sport Replay
Club Replay
Pro Replay

Join us for these always fun tune-up races!


By Mike Nyden, Sonnenschein Region PCA

Background

Between our PCA Sim Racing Series are events called Prelude (between Series races). These non-points, low-pressure events are good practice and testing sessions for the main Series events and a great way to visit with friends.

What is “Prelude” and what is its purpose?

Genesis

Early during season one, the thought occurred that a friendly and low-stress event, run on the same track as the event broadcast, might be a way to enjoy racing our Porsches while encouraging interaction and friendship. While originally conceived as a competitive “get together” and practice session using that season’s setup, it became clear pretty quickly that people looked forward to it. It’s fun.

And then

During Season 1, members of the Steering Committee realized that these sessions had the potential to influence various parts of the event broadcast.

With everyone participating in the “Big Show”, the Prelude is not only a great place for racers to get in some practice, but the organizers used the information and feedback to help set time of day for the tracks to make the best viewing and racing, get feedback on setups for each track, and collect information about track limits, the impact of heat and other things that can make a race more fun and enjoyable. As necessary, using the info gathered, slight adjustments have been made.

Not just a practice session anymore

While we hope you enjoy the sessions, please know that you’re actually helping shape the upcoming events with your feedback and participation.

Thanks for being a part of the fun. It wouldn’t be the same without you!