Joining the PCA Sim Racing Zone 1 Group

To join the PCA Sim Racing Zone 1 Group you need to be a PCA member in one of the regions in Zone 1 and also be a member of the PCA Sim Racing League.

For instructions on how to join the PCA Sim Racing League click here. Once you join you will automatically become a member of the Zone 1 Sim Racing Team if you are in Zone 1.

Zone 1 Wildcats Zone Group Challenge Qualifier races

The Zone 1 Wildcats will run a series of races starting December 1 into January of 2022 that will select 8 racers from each of the PCA Sim Racing Classes (Challenge, Sport, Club, and Pro) who will advance to the Zone Group Challenge Championship races in February of 2022. The other Zone Groups will run their own race series to select their participants.

Each Zone Group has decided the dates, format, cars, tracks, and rules .

Zone 1 Wildcats Zone Group Challenge Qualifier format and rules:

eDE Schedule

Open to all PCA Sim Racing Zone Group members

7:30 PM Eastern – Track Talk in Discord on Zone 1 Racing channel
8-10 PM Eastern – Practice with practice races. Hosted, no password- Open to all classed PCA Sim Racing participants

Nov 29 MoSport (Canadian Tire)
Dec 6 Watkins Glen Boot
Dec 13 Philip Island
Dec 20 Imola (GP)
Dec 27 Suzuka (GP)
Jan 3 VIR (Full)
Jan 10 Barber (Full)
Jan 17 Auto Club (Competition)

Race Schedule

Open to only classed ZG1 PCA Sim Racing participants

Starting time 8 PM
8-9 PM Eastern Practice
9-9:10 PM Eastern Qualifying
9:10-9:55 PM Eastern Race

Dec 1 Mosport
Dec 8 Watkins Glen Boot
Dec 15 Philip Island
Dec 22 Imola (GP)
Dec 29 Suzuka (GP)
Jan 5 VIR (Full)
Jan 12 Barber Motorsport (Full)
Jan 19 Auto Club (Competition)

Cars

First 5 races: GT3 (992) Cup
Last 3 races: The car that will be run in the Zone Group Challenge Championship races
Fixed setup will be determined before the specific eDE and race.
Trading Paints or iRacing liveries
Fuel load will enforce a refueling pit stop

Points

All four classes will compete alongside each other.
Each class will be scored independently of the other classes:

Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts. Pos. Pts.
1 320 16 230 31 140 46 50
2 314 17 224 32 134 47 44
3 308 18 218 33 128 48 38
4 302 19 212 34 122 49 32
5 296 20 206 35 116 50 26
6 290 21 200 36 110 51 20
7 284 22 194 37 104 52 14
8 278 23 188 38 98 53 8
9 272 24 182 39 92 54 7
10 266 25 176 40 86 55 6
11 260 26 170 41 80 56 5
12 254 27 164 42 74 57 4
13 248 28 158 43 68 58 3
14 242 29 152 44 62 59 2
15 236 30 146 45 56 60 > 1

Zero incidents for participants who finish the race will be awarded 4 bonus points

Penalties and appeals

Only iRacing penalties will be applied, no live stewards at the races and no Orange Zone
A stop and go penalty at 16 penalty points and disqualification after 25 incident points
After each race, there will be a debriefing where we will go through incidents and discuss how to avoid them. Come to the session with learning in mind. This is not the time to vent or point blame. It’s a time to be open-minded and learn regardless of whose fault it was.
There will be 2 dropped races for each racer, either missed or lowest points score

Coordinators

Bob Moore, Chair & Competition

Anker Berg-Sonne, Communications, Marketing, & Membership

Chris Braun, eDE Driver Education, Coaching

Nikki Chan, eDE Driver Education, Coaching

James Huth, eDE Driver Education

Please feel free to contact any of us on the Zone 1 Discord Server.

Instructors

Liam Rudzitis – Upper Canada Region

James Huth eDE Management – Hudson Champlain Region

Michael Polasek – Northern New Jersey Region

Chris Braun eCDI – Northeast Region

Mark O. Harris – Connecticut Valley Region

Michael Coopersmith – Hudson Valley Region

Nikki Chan – Upper Canada Region

Paul Solk – Jersey Shore Region

Contributors

Dean Chapman, Logo and Web Graphics

Zone 1

Results from races in the Zone 1 Wildcats Zone Group Challenge Qualifier races will be posted on Discord in the Zone Group 1 announcements thread.

For any questions about the Zone Group Challenge Qualifier races, contact Anker Berg-Sonne on Discord.