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2016 Daytona 500 presented by iRacerstuff.com

iRacerstuff.com and iRacer Joshua Guiher have teamed up to host the 2016 Daytona 500. You may have hard of or remember the TSW 500. If you haven’t, it was an annual event replicating the Daytona 500 that grew over the years to include over 1,000 racers trying to make the field for the main event.

Since that event hasn’t happened in years, we want to bring that back and begin a new tradition.

Entry Fee: FREE

NEWS & UPDATES

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Prizes

  • $100 to win
  • Trophies for top 3 and Twin 150 winners
  • One random participant will win a button box
  • More to be announced

How it Works

  1. Drivers will select 2 qualifying sessions
  2. Qualifying will be single car, VRW style, where the admin calls out 1 car at a time
  3. Qualifying is 2 timed laps; Drivers can run 2 qualifying sessions for a total of 4 timed laps
  4. Every driver who attempts a qualifying lap will get the chance to race their way into the main event
  5. Top 20 in qualifying will be locked into the race, everyone else gets a chance to race in
  6. Number of heat races will vary based on number of entrants (see below)
  7. Top 60 drivers will fill the 2 twin 150’s with 40 advancing

Race Format

  • Setup: Open
  • Car: NASCAR Cup
  • Weather: See Sessions
  • Requirements: C 2.0 Oval
  • Lucky Dog: Yes
  • Track: Daytona – Oval
  • Marbles: 20% start, No cleaning
  • Repairs: 0
  • Restarts: Double, lappers at back
  • Servers: US

* Yellow line rule in effect, please don’t make me call it *

Qualifying

Qualifying sessions will be run at the following times:

  • Round 1: Jan 22: 8 PM – 10 PM EST (Jan 23 1:00 GMT)
  • Round 2: Jan 23: 10 AM – Noon EST (Jan 23 15:00 GMT)
  • Round 3: Jan 23: 8 PM – 10 PM EST (Jan 24 1:00 GMT)
  • Round 4: Jan 24: Noon – 2 PM EST (Jan 24 17:00 GMT)
  • Round 5: Jan 24: 8 PM – 10 PM EST (Jan 25 1:00 GMT)
  • Round 6: Jan 25: 8 PM – 10 PM EST (Jan 26 1:00 GMT)
  • Round 7: Jan 26: 8 PM – 10 PM EST (Jan 27 1:00 GMT)
  • Round 8: Jan 27: 8 PM – 10 PM EST (Jan 28 1:00 GMT)
  • Round 9: Jan 28: 8 PM – 10 PM EST (Jan 29 1:00 GMT)

Weather: Based on real qualifying last year: 66*F, 45% RH, 10 MPH NW, Partly Cloudy

Heats

  • When: Starting Noon EST Jan 30 (Jan 30 17:00 GMT)
  • Laps: 40
  • Weather: Real weather for DIA from weather.com at 10 AM EST on Jan 30

Your heat will be determined by where you qualify. 40 cars per heat, top 10 advance to next heat

Based on 100 entrants:
1-20: locked into 500
21-60: locked into Twin 150’s
Heat 1) 61-100: Noon EST Jan 30 (Jan 30 17:00 GMT)

Based on 220 entrants:
1-20 locked into Twin 500
21-60 locked into Twin 150’s
5) 61-90 + 10: 8 PM EST Jan 30 (Jan 31 1:00 GMT)
4) 91-120 + 10: 6 PM EST Jan 30 (Jan 30 23:00 GMT)
3) 121-150 + 10: 4 PM EST Jan 30 (Jan 30 21:00 GMT)
2) 151-180 + 10: 2 PM EST Jan 30 (Jan 30 19:00 GMT)
1) 181-220: Noon EST Jan 30 (Jan 30 17:00 GMT)

Twin 150’s

  • When: Odds: Noon EST Feb 6 (Feb 6 17:00 GMT)
  • When: Even: 2 PM EST Feb 6 (Feb 6 19:00 GMT)
  • Laps: 60
  • Weather: Real weather for DIA from weather.com at 10 AM EST on Feb 6

Daytona 500 – Main Event

  • When: Noon EST Feb 13 (Feb 13 17:00 GMT)
  • Laps: 200
  • Weather: Real weather for DIA from weather.com at 10 AM EST on Feb 13

Registration

Reply to forum post with following information:

  • Car #:
  • Qual date #1:
  • Qual date #2:
  • Contact Preference (email or PM):
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