2021 Winter Zone Group Challenge Series

(Qualifier for 2022 PCA Zone Group Challenge Championship)

 

Final Results:

Congratulations to the following drivers for advancing to the Championship!

Vehicles & Setups

Event Calendar/Schedule

We will follow the last 3 races of the iRacing GT3 Fanatec Challenge, 2 races from our Zone Group, and the 3 races selected for the Zone Group Challenge Championship.

eDE/Prelude Date
Race Date
Location
11-26-2021 11-28-2021 Mount Panorama
12-3-2021 12-5-2021 CTMP Mosport (Full Course)
12-10-2021 12-12-2021 Le Mans
12-17-2021 12-19-2021 Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta
12-23-2021 12-26-2021 Sebring International Raceway
12-30-2021 01-2-2022 Virginia International Raceway
01-7-2022 01-9-2022 Barber Motorsports Park
01-14-2022 01-16-2022 Auto Club Speedway

Rules/Driving Standards

  • THERE WILL BE NO RACE CONTROL. Please conduct yourself in a professional manner.
  • Refer to PCA Sim Racing Rules & Reference Guidelines (overtaking/blocking/etc).
  • ROLLING start. Pole sitter control pace until the green flag is waved.
  • Incident points – drive-thru penalty at 11x, then every 5x.
  • Deliberately crashing into another driver or forcing them off-track will not be tolerated.
  • If a driver receives incident points from contact with another driver, the driver must attend the post-race review. Failure to do so may result in race bans for future Zone 3 & 12 events.
  • Any protests from drivers who think they have been the victim of poor driving must be brought to the attention of the admins during the required review, immediately after the event, citing lap number and driver involved. The incident will then be reviewed, and this may result in action being taken.
  • Avoidable contact that damages another car and results in either lost pace or pitstops will incur a Pitlane Start penalty on the next race.
  • A driver that had consistently has incidents and start from the pits penalties may be asked to sit out future races.
  • If incidents continue, the driver will be banned for the remainder of the season.
  • Drivers that are banned for repeated poor driving standards will need to demonstrate an improvement in an open practice session before being allowed to take part in any future races.
  • As Admins may be participating in races; should an incident involve an admin then the accused driver may nominate 2 other drivers to review the race incident and determine the action that will be taken.
  • All decisions by the admins are final.

Race format

Points will be counted for the best six races (two race drops)

Top 8 for each class advance to the PCA Zone Group Challenge Championship in February 2022

  • On Sunday nights, practice starts at 8 PM EST/EDT
  • Practice: 60 minutes
  • Qualifying: 10 minutes or 2 laps (unless otherwise stated)
  • Heat Race: 30 minutes (Fuel stop required)
  • Warmup: 3 minutes
  • Feature Race: 20 minutes – Reverse top 8

A post-race review will be held on Discord after the session has concluded

eDE/Prelude format

  • On Friday nights, practice starts at 8 PM EST/EDT
  • Track walk at 8:30 PM EST/EDT
  • Practice + Track walk: 90 minutes
  • Qualifying: 10 minutes or 2 laps (unless otherwise stated)
  • Heat Race: 30 minutes (Fuel stop required)
  • Warmup: 3 minutes
  • Feature: 20 minutes – Reverse top 8

A post-race review will be held on Discord after the session has concluded

Points table

Position
Heat Race
Feature Race
P1 25 15
P2 18 12
P3 15 10
P4 12 8
P5 10 6
P6 8 4
P7 6 2
P8 4 1
P9 2
P10 1
Bonus points:
  • Pole position (fastest in qualifying): 2 points
  • 0 incident points: 1 point for each race

Great Results in the 2021 Spring Zone Group Challenge Championship!

17 Drivers represented our Zone Group for the Championship

  • Zone 3 P2 Overall
  • Robert Rattray: P3 Pro Class Overall
  • Daniel Florian: P3 Challenge Class Overall
Circuit de Spa Francorchamps Highlights
  • Pro Class: Robert Rattray (P6), Jacob Shum (P9)
  • Club Class: Sean Murphy (P9), Gary Reiss (P10)
  • Sport Class: Lee Binkley (P4)
  • Challenge Class: Daniel Florian (P5)
Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Highlights
  • Pro Class: Rafael Amorim (P3), Robert Rattray (P5), Jacob Shum (P6)
  • Club Class: Sean Murphy (Qualified P2, did not start due to technical issues), Gary Reiss (P10)
  • Challenge Class: Daniel Florian (P3)

Past Series

The 2021 Zone Event (points counted for best 6 events, one drop) will advance drivers to the 2021 Zone Challenge Championship in April 2021.

2021 S1 Zone Event points standing (final)

2020 Zone Event points standing (final)

Note: 2020 Zone Event will not advance drivers to the 2021 Zone Challenge. The 2021 Zone Event (starting January 2021) will advance drivers to the 2021 Zone Challenge.

Welcome!

Join us for localized PCA Sim Racing events as we grow the community!

You can find us on our PCA Sim Racing Discord channel.

Zone Group 3 & 12

How to join our League

Step 1: In iRacing, click “Find a League

Step 2: Use keyword “PCA” to search for “PCA Zone Group 3 & 12” (League #5939)

Step 3: Click “Apply to League” or accept invite

Coordinators

Jonathan Shum
Curtis Krumel

eDE (Driver’s Education)

Robert Rattray (Instructor)
Jonathan Shum (Instructor)
Jacob Shum (Instructor)
James Ptak (Instructor)

Contact us on our PCA Sim Racing Discord channel.

Zone Group 3 & 12